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When it comes to hot real estate, try a love letter for your housing

Does an old fashioned "billet-doux" to your potential home seller actually work? Perhaps the only words that matter in a bidding war the ones that come with dollar signs and additional zeros — namely, money.
Is writing a letter the edge Canadians need to get into the housing market? (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

With housing prices skyrocketing and demand for real estate through the roof in Canada, some prospective buyers have taken to writing letters to sellers to try and get the edge on the competition.

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But does an old fashioned <<billet-doux>> to your potential home seller actually work? Perhaps the only words that matter in a bidding war the ones that come with dollar signs and additional zeros — namely, money.

Senior producer Jennifer Keene looks at the written rhetorical tool — the real estate "love letter" — that some Canadians are using to get the house they want.


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