Posts in Kijiji Real Estate

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How to Make Your For Sale By Owner Open House Feel Professional

So, you have decided to sell your home “by owner.” [link to other article] Hosting an open house without the aid of a realtor can be tricky, especially if you aren’t used to entertaining or having strangers in your home. What can you do to put your guests (and yourself) at ease to maximize your chance of a sale? What to Do to Prepare Let interested buyers know when to show up Once you decide the dates for your open house, be sure to include the times in any ads you have created for your house. You can also put up signs around the neighbourhood advertising the house along with the date, time and address about a week in advance…. read more

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Cottage Country 101: How to Be a Great Cottage Guest

If you’re one of the many people who aren’t lucky enough to have a cottage in the family, you may be crossing your fingers this summer hoping that you’ll be invited on a friend’s trip to cottage country. Perhaps you’re worrying whether or not you’ve racked up enough friend points to be part of the select few. You wouldn’t hesitate to even brag about your cooking skills or party tricks in hopes of scoring an invite. Stay strong, you’re sure to get it. If not, some people take matters into their own hands, round up a few friends and save enough dough to rent a cottage. If you’re about to go to a cottage for the first time, you’re in… read more

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Hunting for a Student Apartment

Finding student accommodation can be tricky. Considering that rentals near post-secondary institutions are often run-down and more expensive, you’ll likely be living with roommates, and you might be inexperienced in finding an apartment, it can be a very stressful situation. So, what should you do before starting out on a hunt for a student apartment? Do your research. Financially, does it actually make sense to find a rental apartment compared to living in residence? How much do you expect to save by living there? We have a tool for making these comparisons in different markets across Canada easy (link to what that is?), though you should also look through individual Kijiji rental listings to get a good sense of the… read more

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5 Steps to Selling Your Home Like a Pro

You want to sell your home, but you don’t want to pay someone else a big commission to do so, so why not sell your home yourself on Kijiji? After all, you used Kijiji to sell your old TV, your couch, and a bike, how different could it be? Real estate agents really understand how to sell real estate. If you want to do the work of one yourself, understand that you will be doing a lot more work than only posting an ad (that’s the easy part). Be sure you have the time to invest in the process, so you can get top dollar for your home. Step 1 : Getting The Property Ready Before you sell, you should… read more

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How to Turn a Basement into a Homey Hideaway

Whether you are looking for basement ideas for finishing your own family room, setting up an income basement apartment suite you can rent out, or setting up your own basement apartment, the challenges are the same. The basement space is one of the most challenging parts of a home to make feel inviting. They typically suffer from a lack of natural light, low ceilings, and less air flow than most would like. Luckily, there are ways to make this space not only livable, but desirable and inviting. Whether you are fully remodeling, looking for ideas to make a small basement space into a getaway, or trying to transform a basement apartment into a space that will attract a high quality… read more