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  • How to sell your house quickly
    Dec 11, 2018 8:00 am

    How to sell your house quickly

    Dear Heather,

    I want to sell my home. I interviewed one agent but they did not suggest a price that I was happy with. I really need to get more than she recommended. I am thinking of interviewing another agent to see if they can come up...

  • Boundary surveys are essential for any property sale
    Dec 4, 2018 8:00 am

    Boundary surveys are essential for any property sale

    Dear Heather,

    We put in an offer for a property we love only to discover that it has a boundary problem. We are so disappointed, why were we not told of this before?

    Buyer

    Dear...

  • Wise advice for first-time homebuyers
    Nov 20, 2018 8:00 am

    Wise advice for first-time homebuyers

    Dear Heather,

    We are first time homebuyers and everything we like seems to be priced higher than we can afford. How can we identify the must haves, from the want to haves?

    First-time...

  • Brighten up the chances of selling your home
    Nov 13, 2018 8:00 am

    Brighten up the chances of selling your home

    Dear Heather,

    I am thinking of putting my home on the market but the days are getting shorter and Christmas is just around the corner ... is this really a good time? If so, how can I make it show at its...

  • Paint advice for home sales: moonstone is outdated
    Nov 6, 2018 8:00 am

    Paint advice for home sales: moonstone is outdated

    Dear Heather,

    I am putting my house on the market but I can only afford to paint it. Can you give suggestions on what to paint and how?

    Seller

    Dear Seller,

    There are three very important things to...

  • Age-proofing your home for seniors
    Oct 30, 2018 8:00 am

    Age-proofing your home for seniors

    Dear Heather,

    My husband is several years older than I am and he keeps falling. I’m so worried about him as our house has lots of steps and rugs and things that could cause him to lose his balance.

    He, on the other hand, is very...

  • Why a realtor is recommended for home sellers
    Oct 23, 2018 8:00 am

    Why a realtor is recommended for home sellers

    If you believe everything you see on TV, selling and buying homes is always a happy, joyful experience. In real life however it can be extremely stressful in some instances.

    According to market research, buying a house is up there with...

  • Proceed with caution when buying a property
    Oct 16, 2018 8:00 am

    Proceed with caution when buying a property

    Dear Heather,

    I have put in an offer on a house, subject to a structural survey. The survey has come back and there are more things wrong than I thought. Now what happens?

    Potential Buyer

    Dear Potential...

  • Good time to review fire safety in your home
    Oct 9, 2018 8:00 am

    Good time to review fire safety in your home

    Dear Heather,

    A friend of mine had a small fire at her house recently. I was wondering what fire-prevention methods I should be taking in my own home?

    — Fire Prevention

    Dear Fire Prevention,

    Did...

  • Wooden overlays or tile are good options for replacing carpet
    Oct 2, 2018 8:00 am

    Wooden overlays or tile are good options for replacing carpet

    Dear Heather,

    I have just bought a house which needs upgrading. All the floors are concrete and covered with horrible carpet and tile. What do you suggest I replace them with?

    Just Bought a House

    Dear...

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