Less is More for home staging
There’s an old saying that you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. It’s particularly true for real estate, when prospective buyers often make a decision about a property within minutes of walking in the door.
You can make your home feel welcoming with bright, roomy interiors free of clutter. Think of a model home and create a similar look by reducing the number of items in view. Less is more, and that applies to everything from furniture to all those coats hanging up in plain sight. Pack it up and create some space.
Ask Gary & Debbie, your Coldwell Banker professional, for their expert advice on how to showcase your home to its best advantage.
Housing forecast upgraded for 2020
According to the national forecast issued by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) on September 16, Canada’s real estate market will see increases in both sales and house prices next year. CREA predicts national MLS® home sales will rise by 7.5% to exceed 518,000 units in 2020.
Prices are also forecast to increase next year, with the national average topping the $500,000 mark. Of course, this is just the big picture on a national scale. For a closer look at sales activity and home prices in your local area, contact, Gary & Debbie, your Coldwell Banker professional.
Tips for a safe Halloween
Halloween is almost here. These simple tips will help keep your home and family safe.
- Clear the decks. Make sure your walkway is well lit and free from obstructions. Your visitors may wear masks or costumes that make seeing difficult.
- Be Fire Safe. Candles are a major cause of house fires. Ensure that pumpkins and lit decorations are placed far from foot traffic. Don’t leave them unattended.
- Choose the right mask. Ensure your child’s mask has a clear field of vision or better yet, consider face makeup instead.
- Plan the route. If your children are going out on their own, establish their route in advance and ensure they stick to that plan.
- Let there be light. Add lighted accessories such as pumpkin-head flashlights, magic wands, or reflective tape to help your little ones be seen after dark.
With a little planning and advance preparation, you and your family can enjoy a happy — and safe — Halloween.