On the Blog

What can a real estate blog do for you?

Good Question. 

I must admit, I am not a creative writer. I envy those who are quick with the typing fingers, who can deliver witty one-liners and whose puns & play on words are just so damn good, I wish I could take credit for them. 

So WHY a blog, you ask?

Well, I believe there just might be some value in sharing some of my own experiences. The next time you need real estate assistance, or advice on growing your own veggies, renovating your backyard or what to look for when buying your first home, you could end up here.

These are all my adventures (along with my insanely supportive partner-in-crime) about what it's like to own your home & work towards becoming a #girlboss entrepreneur in the town I absolutely adore.

8 Features to Look for in a Family-Friendly Home

Posted on Feb 01, 2022

Written by: Number1Movers

Most people would agree that anything you do becomes that much more complicated when you add children into the equation, and buying a home is no exception to this rule. To ensure the best possible decision and many happy moments in the future, paying attention to a few things during the house-hunting process is essential. E...

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Buying a House in 6 steps

Posted on Feb 03, 2021

1.                 Mortgage Pre-Approval.

Many times, a prospective client will reach out to me and say “We saw this listing at 123 Main Street, can we go see it today?”

There is nothing wrong with this request but when I follow up with “Have you been pre-approved?”, almost always the answer is no.

I totally understand wanting to get your feet wet and just see what’s...

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3 Reasons Why You Need a Buyer's Agent

Posted on Jun 21, 2019

1.                   The Listing Agent Represents The Seller.

So, who is representing YOU, the Buyer? Remember that the Listing Agent has entered into a relationship with the Seller via a signed contract. They work for the interest of the Seller and their goal is to get the most money. When you work with a Buyer’s Agent, that person will also outline their responsibi...

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7 Reasons Why Your House Isn't Selling

Posted on Nov 23, 2018

1.                   The stage is not set for the show.

Buyers need to imagine how each room can work as a space for them. Staging is an absolute must! Your house should be decluttered and free of mess so that the most attractive features of the home can shine. And your china doll collection and 23 framed photos of your cat? Get rid of them! 

*Jana’s Tip: Remember tha...

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4 Fall Décor Inspirations for the Home

Posted on Oct 01, 2018

Its October 1st and officially time for turtlenecks, scarves and pumpkin everything!  I’ve been compiling a fall shopping list for my home and thought, why not share it with everyone else? I definitely lean towards décor finds that are low in cost without compromising quality.
To nail down that autumn feeling, I’ve divided my leafy inspiration int...

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8 Questions to Ask before hiring a Buyer's Agent

Posted on Aug 27, 2018

1.                   Have you helped people like me?
Every buyer has different needs – whether it be an investor, a first-time homebuyer or someone looking to downsize. Each situation is unique and it’s important for your real estate agent to know how to handle every type of buyer. 

2.                   Are you familiar with the neighbourhoods I am interested in?
Having a real estate ag...

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