Ryanne: Buyers prefer a finished basement. It gives them more living space and additional storage. However, if the ceiling is low and/or there's a family room on the main floor, then you may not need to bother. If you do choose to finish the space, go with a neutral palette so that the buyer can further the decor themselves once they move in. In terms of the layout, eliminate tiny rooms and improve the laundry room.
Ryanne: Always try to buy with parking. However, if you need the extra space for an office or kids' nook, then go for the one-plus-one, but try to purchase in a building right on the transit line.
Ryanne: Real estate is a 12-month business. Spring is always hopping, and there's a small window in the fall. That being said, if you've got a great product it will sell anytime of the year.