Before you list

Selling a home is said to be one of the most stressful event one will go through in their lifetime. Dominique Milne and her associates endeavour to make it as stress-free as possible. In order to do so, the team provides potential Buyers with as much information as possible, in order to ease the process. The following information, if available, allows Buyers to make an informed decision, and avoids surprises down the road.

Building Inspection

Have a pre-listing building inspection will allow you to remedy potential problems prior to going on the market. It reduces the possibility of unpleasant surprises once an offer has been accepted. It would also allow you to obtain estimates for repairs prior to listing your home on the market.

Building Permits

If renovations have been done to the property, it will be very important to determine if all necessary building permits were obtained, and whether the final occupancy permit were received. If you are uncertain, Dominique Milne and her associates will suggest obtaining a Compliance Report from the City, which would provide you with the permit activity.

Covenants

Many communities were built with restrictive covenants, in order to maintain a certain look and feel to the area. The covenants could restrict the use of the property. Having a copy of the registered covenants will ensure a Buyer is making an informed decision.

Land Survey

A survey is a document that shows the dimensions of your lot. It may also show the location on registered easements, encroachments, and structures. Although not required in Ontario, it is a good document to have on file.

Property Assessment Notice

This notice is provided my the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). It indicates the amount of your phased-in assessments, which your property taxes are based on. It also provides information related to your property, such as square footage and age of the home.

If you need help steering through these processes, don’t hesitate to contact Dominique Milne.