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 »

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 »

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 »

Moving Day Made Easy!

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By: Tina Roberts   People that know me, say that I am in the Business of Moving-literally! I have moved 17 times in my life, and I have all the tips to save you time and money on closing day. The most important tip was given to me by the Johnnie T Melia Moving Company and… Read more »

Sell Your Home Privately, Or Not

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By: Paul Roussel With the internet at our fingertips, we have the luxury to educate ourselves on almost anything we want. “How do I make Beef Wellington?” “How do I change the oil in my car?” “What’s this weird bump on my arm?” Many homeowners are turning to the internet for advice and direction on… Read more »

Good Shepherd Wish List

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Can you believe it is already December 1st? Christmas is quickly approaching. The 2016 Flamborough Santa Claus Parade was well received with so many great floats. Many people are taking advantage of the warm weather to hang their Christmas lights and pick out the perfect Christmas tree and soon enough Christmas will be heard ‘round… Read more »

New Land Transfer Tax For First Time Buyers

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Buying a home for anyone can be a confusing process as there are so many aspects to consider. The fun part is the actual shopping for a home but, this has even become a much more difficult process. Many homes, especially in the first time home buyer’s market, are being sold in multiple offer situations…. Read more »

Coat Drive for the Good Shepherd Centre

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This past Saturday morning the Woolcott Team parked their large moving truck in the Sobey’s Plaza in Waterdown. Free coffee, hot chocolate and doughnuts were served as they collected gently used coats and winter wear to donate to the Good Shepherd Centre in Hamilton. The Woolcott Team was joined by the Loewen Group Mortgages who… Read more »