By: Deborah Clerk

Five Factors That Motivate Mississauga Real Estate Home Buyers

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As individuals, we are all unique. We have our likes, dislikes, wants and desires, and this often spills over from our daily lives into major life decisions, such as buying a home. And, no matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home means different things to different people.  For some, it’s more tangible, like the layout or number of bedrooms and fo...Read More

By: Deborah Clerk

Real Estate Home Staging Advice in Mississauga

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A beautiful and functional kitchen ranks high on the list of wants of real estate buyers. If you're thinking about selling your Mississauga house or condo, staging your home - especially your kitchen - can make the difference between a quick sale and one that lingers. Here are 12 home staging tips to help you highlight your kitchen's best features: 1. Have your kitchen professionally cle...Read More

By: Deborah Clerk

How Much House Can You Afford in Mississauga?

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When buying a home in Mississauga's competitive real estate market, it can be hard to know how much house you can afford. Before you even start the house hunt, you need a clear understanding of your budget; otherwise, you will spend time looking at property listings that are over and above your price range. If that happens, it is hard to see past the disappointment once you realize your expens...Read More

By: Deborah Clerk

Mortgage Pre-approvals for Real Estate in Mississauga

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Mississauga's real estate market is fierce, and competition for so few listings is high. Being pre-approved for a mortgage is one way buyers can stack their chances of a winning offer. Even in a non-competitive market, getting pre-approved is a great way to know how much you can afford. This extra step in the home buying process will help you go in at offer time feeling confident, full of pea...Read More

By: Deborah Clerk

Real Estate and Walkability in Mississauga

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When buying a home in Mississauga, there are many factors to consider, such as location, layout, square footage, lot size, exposure, finishes and more. Oftentimes, the fine details, like granite countertops, hardwood flooring and updated kitchens or bathrooms, grab a buyer’s attention. But, there is one important detail that some buyers forget, and that’s walkability.  Walkabili...Read More

By: Deborah Clerk

Four Real Estate Tips for First-Time Mississauga Home Buyers

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Buying your first home is loaded with a range of feelings – excitement, overwhelm, enjoyment, fear, anticipation and maybe even some uncertainty. After all, purchasing a home is the largest investment you will ever make.  To help ease you into this next chapter, here are four tips for first-time home buyers: 1. Be Prepared Before looking for your dream home, assess your long-term goa...Read More

By: Deborah Clerk

5 Things to Do at a Mississauga Open House

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For serious home buyers, visiting an open house should be more than just a casual walk-through where you comment on the homeowner’s paint colours and décor choices. Instead, it’s a prime opportunity to not only get a feel for the space but to also speak directly with the listing agent to get more information on the home.  To make sure that you get the most out of each prop...Read More

By: Deborah Clerk

Senior Downsizing and Decluttering in Mississauga

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If you are like most seniors, you have accumulated a lot of stuff throughout your lifetime. And, like most seniors, you do not know what to do with it. This is the most dif?cult part of the process for the many downsizing clients in Mississauga that I assist. Here are a few ideas on what to do with your belongings: Decide what things you will take with you to your next home  Sometimes this...Read More

By: Deborah Clerk

7 Reasons to Hire a Buyer’s Agent in Mississauga

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With the current real estate market, buying a home in Mississauga is no easy task. Competition is fierce with historically low inventory levels, bidding wars and an influx of buyers ready to overpay. What should be an exciting time can feel incredibly frustrating and overwhelming, especially if you do not have a skilled real estate sales representative in your corner. Here is what a great buyer&#...Read More

By: Deborah Clerk

Transportation Services for Seniors in Mississauga

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As we age, factors, such as decreased vision, impaired hearing, slower motor reflexes, and health conditions, can cause seniors to have to hang up their keys for good. When living in a retirement community, many residences offer their own internal transportation system or have volunteers who are available to drive residents to appointments and outside activities. But, for independent sen...Read More