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Current Real Estate News and Views by Jim Walker

Preparing your home for sale in 30 days

Day 1: Change light bulbs and update light fixtures. It’s easy to forget about all the bulbs that have burned out over the years, but you want your home to be as bright as possible. Lighting makes an incredible difference to how a home looks to potential Buyers. If you have dated light fixtures (it’s OK,…

How to Declutter Your Home, Room by Room

Whether you tackle it as part of downsizing effort or simply to simplify your life, decluttering an entire home is a big job. The best way to tackle it is in stages—to focus on one room, one space, or even one zone within a room (like your kitchen cabinets), completing the job fully before moving on to the next…

Looking for a Home in Brantford? Don’t Get Distracted by the Homeowner’s “Stuff”

Every real estate agent in Brantford advises his or her listing clients to deep clean, de-clutter, and de-personalize their home before it goes on the market. Unfortunately, not all homeowners take that advice. The result: You as a homebuyer may be distracted by things like a messy living room, the homeowner’s collections, family photographs, or even colors…

Does that chandelier stay with the house?

When you’re searching for a home here in Brantfordit’s natural to assume that anything attached to the house is part of the house and will stay. Unfortunately not all home sellers share that assumption. Countless lawsuits and failed transactions have come as the result of a home seller removing something that the buyers assumed would come…