Five Hottest Home Selling Articles of 2014

December 18, 2014

Getting your home sold for the maximum possible price at the right time is a fine art – and here at we know all the tricks of the trade. Here are the best-read stories from our Selling section this year.

1. What’s the Real Value of Your Home?

The only real value of your home is what a buyer and a seller shake hands on. But if you're selling a home – or paying taxes on one – you need a realistic dollar figure to work from. And that is going to depend on whom you ask.’s most popular home-selling story in 2014 is a top-to-bottom look at who determines house prices and what they're thinking.

2. Five Thou Shalt Not Reno Rules for Home Sellers

It’s happen countless times – a home owner will renovate their property with the intention of increasing its value before selling, only to make multiple mistakes along the way. The goal is always to get a better price for your home, but if you spend $100,000 to get $105,000 more on the asking price, is it really worth the time and money you've spent?

Avoid this scenario by adhering to these five “thou shalt not” renovation rules, as explained by local real estate agent and home advice blogger Barry Magee.

3. Four Uncontrollable Factors That Can Make a Potential Buyer Hate Your Home

When a buyer walks into your home, their gaze is usually focused squarely on the flaws. But can you blame them? It’s the most money they’ll ever spend.

It’s hard to determine the things that will trigger different responses for a potential buyer, and there are lots of things that are possible to change in your home. But sometimes there are factors that are out of your control. We outline four of the big ones, and offer advice on how to handle the problem.

4. Subdivide and Conquer: Know Your Home’s Future Value Now

The demand for mid-rise housing continues to increase throughout Metro Vancouver as more residents want affordable choices for family living. Developers and builders are seeking options.

In this article, local real estate agent Geraldine Santiago explains that if you own a home and don't consider how zoning and subdividing the lot over time could affect its future value, you might be missing out on a tremendous investment opportunity. And if you are looking to sell, seize the opportunity to learn about zoning and subdividing in order to optimize your property's value.

5. The Best Thing You Can Do to Sell Your Home

Of all the many ways you can improve your chances of selling your home for the highest possible price, there is one single thing you can do that beats everything else hands down. Can you guess what it is?

In this popular article, we reveal our hottest home-selling tip and offer advice and an array of links and resources to help you carry it out.

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