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ADVICE - SELLING

DEALING WITH DEFECTS

Patent and latent defects The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) was introduced to protect consumers engaged in commercial transactions with businesses to avoid the consumer being treated unfairly. Unless you are purchasing a home from a developer or s... Read more

SELLERS: DECIDING BETWEEN MULTIPLE OFFERS

When you receive more than one offer on your home, how do you decide between them? While it might be tempting to accept the offer with the highest monetary value, it is essential to assess each of the offers based on its own merits. At first glanc... Read more

AN OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE

Once you have narrowed down the search and found the ideal home, the next step is to put pen to paper and make an offer to purchase. While this may seem overwhelming at first, there are a few simple guidelines that will make it a far less daunting ex... Read more

THE LOWDOWN ON DOWNSIZING

The kids have flown the nest, and you no longer need a large high maintenance property – maybe it’s time to downscale? For some, this could be a tough choice to make, especially if they have lived in the home for many years and seen their... Read more

ENSURE YOUR HOME’S VALUE

According to research most homebuyers only take a few minutes to decide whether or not they like a property. Often there are certain factors that influence buyers’ decisions of a home before they have even walked through the front door. Most... Read more

WHAT GOES AND WHAT STAYS?

It is not out of the ordinary for a homeowner to install an item that they intend taking with them if they sell the property. Even if the item would traditionally be regarded as a fixture, the seller is within their right to take the item, as long as... Read more

HOW DO YOU KNOW IT IS TIME TO SELL

Choosing to sell your home can be a big decision, so it is important to know that you are ready to move on. In today’s competitive real estate market, listing a property can be a daunting task as there are so many things to consider, such as th... Read more

THE INS AND OUTS OF A USUFRUCT

The definition of a usufruct is a legal right given by an owner to someone who is not the owner, to use the owner’s property for a certain period, usually for the remainder of that person’s life.  The person who holds the usufruct, a... Read more

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OFFERS?

It is not uncommon for sellers to receive more than one Offer to Purchase (OTP) on their property at a time, especially if the home is situated in a sought-after area. While it might be tempting to accept the highest offer, this isn’t always th... Read more