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Hidden Costs of Buying or Selling

Hidden Costs of Buying or Selling

Written By Barry Lebow, President and Founder, Senior Housing Council, The Real Estate Academy Inc.

Do your research first.

It’s all gone like clock-work. You’ve been pre-approved for a mortgage, found the right home and know exactly what the future looks like. Or do you? Hidden costs could drive up the cost of a real estate transaction for both the buyer and the seller. The solution is to know what you’re getting into before you sign on the dotted line.

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The Right Professional for the Right Job

The Right Professional for the Right Job

By Barry Lebow

When it’s time to sell your house, you wouldn’t hand the job to a doctor or an accountant or an engineer. Chances are you’d pick a Realtor: someone, perhaps, who comes highly recommended by your friends or relatives; someone who knows his subject and your neighbourhood; someone with strong negotiating skills; someone trustworthy. In other words, a real estate professional.

“Real estate agent” and “professional” in the same sentence. Who are we kidding? But the truth of the matter ...

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Making Money From Your Home

By Barry Lebow

Make $$$ from your home – It’s not just about selling lemonade

If you’re reading this column, chances are it’s been awhile since you sold lemonade from a stand in front of your house. But entrepreneurial spirit never dies. So here are some grown-up ideas for making money from your home.

Empty nesters, for example, could rent a room or basement suite to students. Even better, by carefully screening potential applicants you could find a student who’s sufficiently ...

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