April 2016

There are 3 blog entries for April 2016.


Owning a home may be your dream, but in order for the purchase to be the happy and satisfying experience it was meant to be, you need to ensure that you are financially and mentally prepared for the responsibilities that come with it. Some people have a notion that home ownership is like renting, but with the power to have pets and paint the walls whatever color you like.

However, while these privileges are available to homeowners in most municipalities, they come with the responsibilities of a mortgage, taxes and home maintenance. Preparing for home ownership requires you to take critical stock of your finances and your expectations.

So… are you ready?

Crunch your numbers

What can you afford? It can be discouraging to find that your

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It’s finally nice enough to spend time outside, and that means it’s the perfect time to get started on your curb appeal! It is estimated that more than 50% of homes are sold before the buyers even get out of their cars. Stand across the street from your home and review its curb appeal. Would you buy your house?

Since first impressions can make or break a sale, we’ve got some helpful tips for you to increase your home’s visual appeal to new visitors… and prospective buyers!

The Pressure Washer Is Your Friend

Rent one. Buy one. Whatever it takes lay hands on one, because it will make almost everything around your home look better!




See what we mean? It all looks newer, fresher, and instantly more appealing!

Tame the Landscaping

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A beautiful one-family property (semi-corner) in the desirable community of Bay Ridge!


The home offers three bedrooms, a full/finished basement with ¾ bath, family room, two extra rooms, and a laundry room with SGD to yard!

It also offers a formal living room, formal dining room with hardwood floors, ceiling fans, a light and bright rear kitchen with a roomy seating area, and a den (or FOURTH bedroom) with SGD to the yard… And what a yard! Over-sized, fenced in, with a built-in gazebo and shed, and a built-in two-car garage!


Known for its architecture and its close knit neighborhood feel, real estate in Bay Ridge offers everything from mansions and lovely detached homes to townhomes, condos and co-ops, AND a sort of urban “Norman

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