How to Keep Fall Pests Out of Your Investment Property

When nighttime temperatures start turning a bit cooler, it’s not only “perfect sleeping weather”, it’s also a signal to all kinds of outdoor critters that it’s time to head indoors. Just like people, insects and vermin like a warm, secure … Continue reading

Do you REALLY support your local community? Walk the walk!

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Imagine that you’re sitting at your desk at your executive 9-5 position, working on a spreadsheet, when your boss comes by and asks if you would mind making a fresh pot of coffee.

Homesellers: You thought an Open House was used to showcase and sell your home, right? Wrong!

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(Disclaimers: The owner/president of RPM Inc. is a licensed REALTOR® in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Also, this article is not meant to represent all locations and all other REALTORS®. This discussion is relative to the North American real estate market … Continue reading

Moving? Lighten Your Load While Supporting Your Community

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Anyone that’s ever moved residences knows that packing is a pain, and no one looks forward to endless lists, categorizing, organizing, etc. There are boxes upon boxes and—if you’re like most people—even more boxes from the previous move that you … Continue reading

Finally saying goodbye to your landlord? Not so fast, first-time homebuyer!

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You’ve scrimped and saved and finally, finally, you have enough to buy your first home. You won’t have to ask anyone if you can paint the walls (you can use any colour you want), or change the flooring (no more … Continue reading

Preventing “He Said/She Said” When the (Rental) Relationship Is Over

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It’s an exciting day! Finally—after spending hours updating and prepping your investment property; placing, monitoring and answering your ads; and slogging through and pre-screening dozens of applications—you’ve selected one and are handing over the keys to your rental unit. What’s … Continue reading

Ditch the drama and avoid the exhaustion of moving day

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“Flexible” has become the new corporate buzzword, but flexibility can benefit your personal life, too. The key to starting a new lease with less worry, stress and aggravation is flexibility. If you’re looking for a new place to rent and … Continue reading

Doing this one simple thing may save someone’s life in the future

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Stop what you’re doing, take the short walk to your home’s utility room and familiarize yourself with where your home’s main power shutoff is on your circuit breaker panel. Knowing—ahead of time—where this shutoff is located can save minutes of … Continue reading