Christie's Real Estate Blog

Cutting Renovation Costs without Cutting Quality

Posted on Sep 03, 2019

As you probably know, it's easy to lower the costs of a renovation. Just hire an inexpensive, fly-by-night contractor — and hope for the best! 

Chances are, you won't want to take that risk. So how do you ensure you get quality work while keeping your budget in check? Here are some tips: 

  • Get estimates from at least three contractors. Often prices can...

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How Much Should You Budget for your Next Home?

Posted on Sep 03, 2019

If it’s been a while since you last moved, you might be wondering how much you'll need to spend on your next home. That's an important question to answer, even if you're just at the "thinking about it" stage and haven't decided whether or not you'll look for a new property. 

After all, knowing your budget might influence your decision.

How should you...

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Protecting your Home Gadgets from Hacking

Posted on Aug 10, 2019

Imagine your coffee maker switching on by itself, staying on for hours, overheating and becoming a fire hazard. That's not science fiction. As more and more appliances incorporate WIFI, the opportunities for hackers to play havoc with your home gadgets increase.

How do you prevent that from happening? Here are some safety tips:

If your gadget uses...

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The 4 P's to Maximizing your Selling Price

Posted on Aug 10, 2019

When you sell, you’ll probably want to get the best possible price for your property. Who wouldn’t? Unfortunately, there are many ways to inadvertently leave money on the table – sometimes thousands of dollars.  

How do you avoid that possibility? Just remember the 4 P's: 

·         Prep. Do everything you can to prepare your home so that it looks great to buye...

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