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$239,900 - 37 VICTORIA ST - Bishops Mills 3 bedroom, 1 bath w fully finish basement wood stove and walk out to patio. Main floor has several upgrades in recent years including a new bathroom. Property has a garage and 2 storage buildings. Call Gerry at 613-852-4314

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#5540 Meadowbrook, Iroquois - $289,900 QUALITY HOME IN “MINT” CONDITION Close to St.Lawrence River, parks & Golf! 2+2 Bedrooms, Family Rm, Central Air, Tastefully Landscaped, MLS #779496

#4808 Flagg Rd, RR#1 Iroquois - $179,900 UNIQUE 6 Acre Property with POND! 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 53 ft Sunroom, Workshop Sold Maple Floors in Living/Dining area,MLS # 770771

#7 Bay St, Iroquois - $ 139,900 WHAT VALUE!! Large 3 Bedroom home! Central Air, Huge Deck. Backyard Inground Pool, Many Updates. MLS # 776852

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#221 Park St, BROCKVILLE - $65,000 Home needs significant repair but also includes an extra Lot. Being Sold in “As Is” Condition, MLS #775424

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51 FOREST HILL RD, LONG SAULT $1,495,000 3 Level 6,500 Sq. ft of luxury living-Welcome to this absolutely stunning stone and cedar Adirondack style home-Finest finishing and craftsmanship. This home is offering a perfect blend of contemporary and classic elegance with hardwood and travertine marble floors throughout, custom architectural moldings, 5 beautiful baths, gourmet kitchen with granite counters and restaurant quality appliances including double ovens. This bright sun filled home with breath taking views leads to outdoor living areas with 2000 sq. ft. of ipe decking, tempered glass railing, 4,000 sq. ft. of interlocking patio, heated in ground salt water pool, extensive stone work including walls, stairs and walkways and so much more. So many features: In floor heating throughout lower level, 3 level, double sided stone fireplace, spa like bath, lower level theatre, home gym with mirrored wall, hot tub and the list goes on and on!!!...Call Henrietta @ 613-930-5372 for full details.

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What is staging? Who needs it?

Staging is preparing the stage (your house) for a grand finale performance (for sale). Home staging is about illusions. It's beyond decorating and cleaning. It's about perfecting the art of creating moods. Staging makes Liz’ Tips your house look bigger, brighter, cleaner, warmer, more loving and, best of all, it makes home buyers want By: Liz Quinn of Design’in-Mind Maximum Impact with Minimal Investment to buy it. Use Your Senses

Stagers offer this tip for those staging for an open house: Bake some bread or cookies. They say a comforting smell makes buyers feel at home when considering a purchase. And don't forget the sense of taste -- pros say offering those freshly baked cookies and some coffee encourages people to stick around and consider your home for a little longer.

How much value does home staging add?

According to some pros, a staged home can bring in 6 to 20 percent more than the same home without staging [source: Staged Homes]. In a slumping market, however, the goal may be to retain as much of the original price as possible. If you want (or need) to quickly unload your property, you might have to lower the asking price -- but home staging could help you avoid that. Real-estate agents usually recommend lowering the home price about 3 percent after a few months [source: National Association of Realtors]. On a $250,000 home, that's a reduction of $7,500. Most professional home stagers charge less than $5,000. According to StagedHomes.com, 91 percent of homes staged by accredited professionals sell in one month or less. So, if your staged home sells quickly, you could be saving yourself from a price reduction. According to the National Association of Realtors, national home sales for October 2007 were down 5.1 percent compared to the previous year. If a home is on the market for a year, the homeowner would have to cut

the price by an average of 5 percent, so a $250,000 home would be reduced about $12,000.

Most reputable stagers and real-estate agents agree that staging can only help so much, though. If no one is coming to look at the house, it's the fault of the price. But if a lot of people are looking but not making offers, staging can help. The buyers just need an incentive -- and if they see a more attractive house, they can imagine it being worth the price.

How Much Does it Cost?

Prices vary depending on where you live and the local demand for professional home staging. Coastal areas and large metropolitan cities where home staging has been prevalent for years command higher prices. Some real estate agents help sellers stage the home themselves. Most listing agents agree, however, that vacant homes show better with staging and will encourage sellers to hire a professional stager. Fees* range from $280 depending on square footage, the amount of work needed, and the number of rooms staged. Normally, in an average 1,400 sq ft home, staging takes one hour per room: if a stager spends less in one room (ie. bathroom), the next room (ie. family room) might need more time. *additional travel fees might apply if outside service area

What can a Vendor do to help defray staging fees?

that needs to be done prior to staging. After the decluttering is complete, the home can hire a professional to stage the home. *additional travel fees might apply if outside service area

What is the end result?

Staging will provide your house “the stage” for that grand finale performance… The end result is hanging up the “Sold” sign & sending out “here’s our new address” cards to your friends!

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