Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:33 am, Wed Mar 6, 2013.   (BPT) – No matter how value conscious a homeowner may be, few people ever make a home improvement simply to increase their house’s resale value. People also undertake home improvements to enhance their enjoyment of their home – or to fix a…

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Mississauga, ON (February 21, 2013) — Against a backdrop of strong equity gains and lower interest rates, move-up buyers are once again set to ramp up their role in major Canadian housing markets, according to a report released today by RE/MAX. The RE/MAX Move-Up Buyers Report found that activity in traditional move-up price ranges have climbed…

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When shopping for anything — clothes, CD players, even homes — it’s natural to look for a bargain. We all want to pay the lowest price possible. However, this attitude can get in the way of finding, and getting, the home we want. In fact, many people miss great opportunities because their price expectations are…

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There is probably a long list of things you need and things you want in your next home. But putting them all on a single list would be a mistake. Why? Because buyers who separate what they need from what they want are much more likely to find a home that meets all their requirements.…

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When a hotel wants to make a room look inviting, they start with the bathroom. They clean it until it sparkles. They place fresh towels everywhere. They make sure the soap bars and shampoos are new. Some hotels even fold the end of the toilet paper into a nice neat triangle! Why all the fuss? Hoteliers know that if a customer is impressed with…

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Let’s face it. Most of us have strong emotional connections to our homes. It’s where our kids grew up. It’s where we spent time with friends and family. It’s where we wentto relax and unwind. So it can be difficult to let go of those emotions when you put your house or condo up for sale. But it’s important that…

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