Real Estate

How to choose a Realtor

Selling or buying a home is likely one of the largest personal transactions you’ll ever make, and trusting someone with the “keys” to that sale or purchase can be a bit scary — especially if you’re not sure that your realtor is “the one.” There are, however, several key criteria that will help you tell […]

How we give back through the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation

Right from the beginning of his career, Gino Cipriano has made it his mission to give back to the community. His people-first real estate approach has always extended beyond just business — there are more ways to help people than providing excellent realtor services. Gino regularly donates to various charities, giving most prominently to the […]

Easy housekeeping tips to get your home ready for a quick sale

While studying and learning all about feng shui might sound tempting when staging your home for sale, there are much easier ways to do a bit of simple housekeeping so that your house or condo entices buyers from the moment they walk in. Here are some tips and hacks that don’t involve knocking out walls […]

How to write the perfect offer letter for a house

Fundamentally, your house is just four walls, a roof, a couple doors, and some windows. But at its core, it’s your home. Our homes are incredibly personal places; they’re where we raise our families, lay our heads at night, create lasting memories, and keep all our earthly possessions. So it’s only right that many of […]

How will I pay my mortgage during the coronavirus pandemic?

During these very challenging and uncertain times, homeowners are rightfully worried about how they’ll continue to pay their mortgages. You may be experiencing lay-offs or a drop-off in business, but rest assured that your financial institution of choice has measures in place to help give you a hand until everything goes back to “normal.”   […]

How the Gino Cipriano Team is adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic

Though we find ourselves in uncertain, often strange times, we want to assure you that we’re adapting and doing everything we can to not only keep your house hunt or home sale going, but to keep you, your family, and all parties involved safe and healthy. How we’re showing houses right now In this time […]

The facts about real estate bidding wars

The term “bidding war” often comes up when it comes to buying or selling a home. Sellers love them; buyers usually don’t want to be part of one; and realtors field all sorts of questions about them.   Is a bidding war the best thing for the sale of your home? What even is a […]

Why you should get a mortgage pre-approval

You may have heard the term “pre-approval” mentioned when it comes to purchasing a home, especially your first home. Firstly, though, what is a mortgage pre-approval, and how can it affect your chances of purchasing your new home? Here’s what you need to know!   Start off on the right foot If you’re looking to […]

Should I use more than one real estate agent?

Whether you’re buying or selling your home, price is always on your mind. You want to sell your home for top dollar and perhaps even make a little money on it over your purchase price. If you’re buying, you want to know that your realtor is actively working to get you the best deal possible. […]

Do you really need a real estate agent?

If you’re considering buying a new home or selling your current home, you’re likely considering your options when it comes to contacting a realtor (real estate agent) or using one of the self-sale companies. Those self-sale options might seem quite attractive to start, especially since they offer a perceived cost savings, but have you considered […]

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