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Smoking in home reduces property value

By Robert Hof

It’s unhealthy, it’s disgusting, it stinks and eventually it will probably kill you. Not enough reason to stop smoking? Maybe this will help you quit. It can cost you a lot of money! Mark Weisleder points out the perils in his latest piece from The Toronto Star.

A recent survey demonstrates what many already suspected; not only is it harder to sell a home that was occupied by a prior heavy smoker, it will also affect the sale price.

Please see the attached article, which not only explains the problem, but also provides a solution to getting rid of foul odors prior to putting a home on the market.

Click here to read the article:

http://www.thestar.com/business/personal_finance/2013/05/19/costly_tobaccosmoking_

reduce_property_values_says_ontario_survey.html

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