10 Décor Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell

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The appearance of your home is so important while it’s on the market. Both the interior and the exterior need to be arranged in such a way that enables potential buyers to mentally picture themselves living there. To achieve this state of mind, your home must be staged perfectly. Of course, the assistance of a… Read more »

Reasons To List Your Home in The Fall

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If you’ve been sitting on the fence about selling your home, it’s just about time to hop off. 2017 has been a record-setting year for home prices, and the fall market shows no signs of stopping. The fall is when we typically see a number of buyers coming out of the woodwork after summer holidays…. Read more »

Government Grants Every Homeowner Should Know About

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Homeownership is sometimes viewed by those looking to enter the market as expensive and rife with hidden costs. However, owning a home shouldn’t be a scary experience, as there are many grants designed to help Ontario homeowners. What many potential buyers and current owners don’t realize is that there are a lot of different grants… Read more »

No new detached homes in Burlington will push values up

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In 2016, Burlington City Council approved a strategic plan that includes no new development of detached homes. According to Mayor Rick Goldring, the city, of which 50 percent of land is designated Greenbelt, has run out of room. The new Official Plan, which outlines the framework for Burlington’s growth for the next 25 years, shifts… Read more »

How To Find Your Dream Home Location

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When beginning your home search, there are many factors to consider. One thought that is consistently top-of-mind for many buyers is location. “A lot of buyers come to us, either from the area or out-of-town, wondering what area is the best for them to buy in,” says Drew Woolcott, broker of record, Re/Max Escarpment Woolcott… Read more »

Top 4 Home Maintenance Tasks You Might Be Missing

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Ah, home maintenance! It’s an important part of home ownership, but it’s something that often falls to the wayside as busy family and work schedules take precedence. However, homes are not self-maintaining, and forgetting about routine tasks can affect value in the long run. “We go through hundreds of homes every single year and often… Read more »

AVERAGE RATE OF RETURN ON HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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  A home is often the biggest asset a person can have and if you are thinking of selling, you definitely want to capitalize on all of the opportunities to net the most possible on your sale. One of the most common questions is “What home improvements can you make to your home to increase… Read more »

What to Consider When Buying a Condominium

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By Charlie Robson  I’ve been a condo owner for the majority of the time I’ve been a homeowner. It’s not for everyone, but if you want to lock the door and leave, not worry about the garden getting overgrown, or the snow getting shovelled, then it might be the right type of home ownership for… Read more »

Market trends for 2017

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Across the country in 2016 the regional markets close to the highest priced cities have experienced the largest gains. Buyers and move-up buyers are looking to find a balance between affordability and square footage. The communities reaping the benefits include Kelowna, Fraser Valley, Barrie and at the top of that list is Hamilton-Burlington with a… Read more »