By: Ragona Sisters

What happens if my appliance breaks down from the resale home I just bought?

Tags: appliances, warranty, buyers, sellers

  A client of ours sold there house.  It was around 5 years old and in great condition. All the appliances, light fixtures and window coverings were including in the purchase and sale agreement. The buyer's agent had put this clause in the offer to protect the buyer:   "The Seller represents and warrants that the chattels and fixtures as included in the Agreement o...Read More

By: Ragona Sisters

One of the best Real Estate TIps a Buyer should know before they start their search

Tags: First time home buyers, home buyers, real estate tip

The best tip we can give our buyers: "Buy the best home you can afford in the best neighbourhood you can afford. Your almost better off with the least expensive home in the area rather than the most expensive home." We had a older couple who lived in the west area in Vaughan. House was 3000 sqft and was around 15years old. The couple loved the house even though it was only the ...Read More

By: Ragona Sisters

Home Buyers: What to consider for resell purposes before you buy a home?

Tags: Buyers, investment, real estate, flip my home, find a house, RAGONA sisters, linda marchese ragona, Luisa RAGONA, Claudia RAGONA, Remax, MLS search, sellers

When buying real estate, undoubtably you have to consider the location.  You often hear of a location is the biggest factor.  Aside from this, there are other things that you should be looking at when buying a home.  There may be some things that you haven't considered that you should as it will be better for resale purposes.  Consider the following tips: - if y...Read More

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Somethings to know about the life of a Real Estate Agent

Tags: real estate agent, career, orea, crea, remax, salesperson, vaughan,

You often hear of many people wanting to get into real estate. Single mothers looking for a career change, a father looking for a part job.. They say in life, a person goes through an average of three career changes. Many think a real estate agents job is easy going job. Aside for the job being rewarding, let me tell you the other side of the "Life as a Real Estate Age...Read More

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Can you see behind a coat of Paint?

Tags: selling, listing a home, seller, curb appeal,

Many buyers get a first impression that will give them an idea if the house is right for them. It all starts at the exterior- curb appeal.  A few years ago we had a bungalow in a nice mature residential area in Vaughan. Priced it right and had a functional layout with modern finishings. We had one problem, the colors on the home were these devastating blue and orange combo. We had ha...Read More

By: Ragona Sisters

Are smaller homes better then bigger homes?

Tags: negotiations, real estate agent, buyer, seller, first time home buyer, tips about real estate, questions to ask your real estate agent, investment property

Recently I read an article in the paper and it talked about how much better it is on utility cost to own a smaller home vs a bigger home - All I have to say is "common sense" The larger the home, the larger the utility bills.     The article stated that if you compared a 1600sqft home to a 3200sqft home the cost to heat the house would be double. As a result the utilit...Read More

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Is your real estate agent working in your best interest?

Tags: negotiations, real estate agent, buyer, seller, first time home buyer, tips about real estate, questions to ask your real estate agent

Everyone knows that there are tons of real estate agents and for each person, someone knows at least two. You have to remember that not all agents work the same. They say 10% of agents sell 90% of the properties and 90% of agents sell 10% of the properties. So as you can see, there are many agents who do not have many sales under their belt. This can be the case if their part time and this is very...Read More

By: Ragona Sisters

Can a buyer back out of the deal once we have an accepted Agreement of Purchase and Sale?

Tags: Purchase and sale agreement, buyer, seller, offer,

Can a buyer back out of a deal? The answer is YES   Real life example of what happened to our Seller clients. We had an accepted offer on our Sellers property on the condition of financing and home inspection (formal conditions that you mostly see on purchase and sale agreements) The offer was signed Monday and by Wednesday the buyers agent contacted me to inform me that her cli...Read More

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What areas of the home to upgrade to give you the greatest return on investment

Tags: renovations, roi, investment, real estate, buy and sell, first time home buyers

If your thinking of upgrading your home certain improvements will gain you a greater return on your investment then others.   For example, we had a client who spent $60,000 on outside landscaping. Brought in large rocks, landscaped with a beautiful pond with a water fall.. just to name a few things done. But inside the cabinets were hunter green and we all know that hunter green cabin...Read More

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How many houses do you have to see to find the right one?

Tags: real estate, buyers, first time home buyer, mls search,

From experience, buyers are very different from one to the next. We've had buyers buy the first house they saw. They've fallen in love with everything and they know its the right one. Others will see a series of homes (10-20) to make sure they know when they found the perfect home.  We've also experienced buyers looking for over 2 years because they are unsure if what there lookin...Read More

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