Family Day 2019

By: Joe Kehoe | Claire Kehoe

Family Day 2019

Tags: #FamilyDay2019 #FamilyDayInDurhamRegion #DurhamRegion #DurhamRegionFamilyDay

Family Day Fun: What’s Happening Across Durham Region Pickering While not a free event, the city of Pickering is offering a variety of family-friendly activities with the purchase of a family day pass. The event will be taking place at the Pickering Recreation Center. The pass is $18.25 and gives you access to dance, fitness, arts, crafts and swimming. Skating is free for everyone. The ev...Read More

Decluttering Your Home

By: Joe Kehoe | Claire Kehoe

Decluttering Your Home

Tags: #KonMari #Decluttering #Joy #DeclutteringDurham #DiabetesCanada #HabitatForHumanityDurham #SparkJoy #Key2Homes

Know Before You #KonMari, Where to Donate Gently Used Items in Durham Region Getting rid of clutter is a daunting task for many homeowners and renters. Not having a system and process in place to tackle the clutter can lead to feelings of overwhelm, embarrassment and shame. Marie Kondo, best selling author of The Japanese Art of Tidying Up, new series Tidying Up With Marie Kondo has taken the w...Read More

Understanding The Types Of Markets

By: Claire Kehoe

Understanding The Types Of Markets

Tags: #BuyersMarket #SellersMarket #BalancedMarket #RealEstateMarket #Key2Homes

It’s a buyer’s market. It’s a seller’s market. You’ve probably heard these terms before. But what do they really mean when you’re considering buying or selling a home? A buyer’s market exists when the supply of homes in a particular market exceeds the demand. Since there are more homes for sale, and fewer buyers, homes tend to stay on the market longer ...Read More

By: Claire Kehoe

Putting a Price on Lifestyle

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Shopping for a house is as much a lifestyle decision as it is a financial one. After all, unless you’re a professional real estate investor, you’re not just buying a house – you’re buying a home. Sure, there are important financial matters to consider, such as mortgage rates, payments and resale values. But when deciding whether or not to make an offer, you also need to ...Read More

By: Claire Kehoe

Should You List Your Home for a High Price?

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If you plan on putting your property on the market, it can be tempting to list it for a very high price in the hope that some buyer will say “yes”. But that rarely happens. In fact, it is more likely that your property will sit on the market for a long time with no takers, and home buyers and their agents will quickly lose interest in even seeing it. The fastest way to sell your pr...Read More

By: Claire Kehoe

Protecting Your Home from Germs

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According to studies, colds and flu bugs are passed from one person to another more often in the home than in any other location, including school and the workplace. Of food-based bacterial infections, 65% are picked up at home. What can you do to reduce the risk? Obviously, keeping rooms clean is important. But, according to The Lung Association, you are 200 times more likely to pick up a ger...Read More

By: Claire Kehoe

Selling Your House Using the Other Three Senses

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Most advice on how to prepare your house for sale involves how the property will look to a potential buyer. Appearance is, of course, very important if you want to sell a house quickly and for the best price. But there are three other senses you have to satisfy as well. Hearing. Check for creaks in the floor, a rattling washer or dryer, or any other unpleasant noise. You may no longer notice th...Read More

By: Claire Kehoe

How Much Can You Really Afford?

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“Can we afford it?” That’s the first thought that comes to mind when shopping for your next dream home. Fortunately it’s an easy question to answer if you consider your lifestyle, financial goals, expenses and mortgage eligibility. Lifestyle There’s more to life than just paying the mortgage and other living expenses. Hobbies, entertainment, vacations, family adve...Read More

By: Claire Kehoe

Benefits of a “Moving Out” Sale

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“Stuff” accumulates. It’s a timeless principle in every household. It accumulates. And accumulates! Chances are, your basement, garage, and closets are filled with things you don’t want to have to pack and haul on moving day. The solution? Have a “Moving Out” sale! Expect a crowd. Bargain hunters love a “Moving Out” sale even more than a Garage ...Read More

By: Claire Kehoe

Get It In Writing

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As you tour a potential new home, you notice that the carpeting in the living room is stained. “Don’t worry about that,” says the homeowner, who senses your disapproval. “We’re going to get the carpeting professionally cleaned before we move.” Should you take their word for it? Regardless of how honest a seller may seem, never rely on a verbal promise. Will t...Read More

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