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Source: Common Domain

Holding an Open House Early Can Help Sell a Home Faster and For More Money

Wednesday 18:10 GMT

Sellers who hosted an open house in the first week of listing their homes sold for over $9,000 more and one week faster than homes without an open house, according to research published Tuesday by property site Redfin.

The concept of an open house—inviting hordes of strangers to walk around your home and judge your decor—may sound unpleasant but it’s likely to pay off in dollars and time, according to new research.

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Source: Global News

‘It just gets worse’: Resident, families, former staff voice care concerns at Ontario nursing home

Wednesday 08:59 GMT

Families, former staff members and a resident of the Park Lane Terrace long-term care home are speaking out about conditions at the small town Ontario home, desperate for increased staffing levels and better care.

Nearly 90% of Ontario long-term care staff experience violence: reports. But family members and former staff tell Global News things haven’t improved since the summer. For PSW Jessa Grosvold, working conditions at Park Lane became so “stressful” and “toxic,” she left a job she once loved in October 2018, after 11 years.

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Source: Common Domain

This is where you should buy a home if you want to live in the suburbs

Tuesday 09:55 GMT

While over half the nation’s housing stock is located in the suburbs, most of these communities cannot compete with major cities on house-price increases.

Throughout most of the housing industry’s recovery from the Great Recession, housing markets in urban areas have outpaced those in the suburbs and exurbs. List prices for homes in major cities have skyrocketed and, thanks to the tight supply of homes available for sale, properties have in recent years flown off the market.

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