Posted on February 4, 2015 at 3:28 pm by & filed under Buying a Home, Open Houses.

Though it may be difficult to believe in light of the very recent #Snowmageddon2015, the end of winter is officially near! That’s right – get ready to say goodbye to oversized boots, frozen windows and soaked mittens because Wiarton Willie saw his shadow two days ago!

With an early spring on the horizon, it is definitely to think about jumping on the market. Buyers commonly think the best time to get started in their hunt for their dream home is once spring hits. The weather is nicer and more homes tend to be listed. However, this means this is when the bulk of buyers are out, meaning multiple offers, faster negotiations and higher sale prices. Why not get ahead of the curve and start looking now?

You don’t even have to be ready to commit. Getting out there and taking a look at what is on the market early will put you one step ahead of other buyers when the busy spring markets hit. You’ll know what your budget can buy and you’ll know what you can and can’t live without. A win-win situation!

One easy way to get this jump on other buyers is to start visiting open houses. That’s right – grab a coffee and spend a Sunday afternoon seeing homes in tons of neighbourhoods.

Open Houses

The Woolcott team is hosting six open houses this weekend across Burlington, Waterdown and Hamilton this Sunday, February 8th, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.! It’s the perfect opportunity to learn about the real estate market. To stay up-to-date on all that we do and on new posts, please follow us on Twitter at @nobodysellsmore or like the Woolcott Team on Facebook.

1963 Snake Road, Burlington
1963 Snake Road, Burlington

Fabulous location, wondrous primo escarpment type lot (note frontage). Beautiful mature trees abound and land gently drifts towards the ravine. Existing home is architecturally designed to take advantage of the remarkable setting/views with cathedralled great room and wall of windows overlooking raised platform deck. Huge fully finished walkout basement with views to rear yard. Unique front courtyard. All in an upscale, private, quiet, neighborhood with excellent access to highways and all amenities

67 Acredale, Carlisle

67 Acredale, Carlisle

This is a big home with big opportunities! With a much-desired floor plan, this home has the potential for both an in-law suite and a development over the garage. The large principal rooms combined with a convenient main floor office, mudroom and Butler’s pantry are just many of the features inside. The large master bedroom is separated from the “wing” with the other bedrooms, and the large basement has a kitchen area plus plenty of storage and fabulous rec and family rooms! Many of the recent updates include the kitchen, flooring and light fixtures.

237 Tragina Avenue North, Hamilton

237 Tragina Avenue North, Hamilton

Freshly painted 3 bedroom home (seller will close opening between bedrooms if requested by the purchaser) in convenient east Hamilton location close to shopping, schools, parks, highways and bus routes. This home has lots to offer with an updated bathroom, fresh white kitchen, newer furnace, owned hot water heater, newer flooring in living room and rear porch. The backyard will be enjoyed by all with the above-ground pool, deck and cabana.

41 First Street, Waterdown

41 First Street, Waterdown

Very well cared for and updated brick bungalow with gorgeous rear view to treed ravine. Featuring hardwood flooring on most of main floor, living room with gas fireplace and good height ceilings in basement. Some of the many updates include: shingles in 2009, bathroom (floor, mirror, cabinets) in 2012, replaced front and back doors in 2007. Great location and close to many amenities. Fabulous starter or empty nester home.

240 Parkside Drive, Waterdown

240 Parkside Drive, Waterdown

Country property, in town! Walk to shopping, Tim Horton’s, schools, YMCA and parks! Large 3 bedroom bungalow with finished basement boasting 3 more big bedrooms! Large kitchen and dining area are the heart of the home!! Tons of parking and a dream garage with loft! Mature lot.

72 Mill Street South, Waterdown

72 Mill Street South, Waterdown

This century home, built in approximately 1910,  has lovely curb appeal with its recent stone landscaping, perennial garden and charming front porch. This heritage home features several renovations including a stunning Four Seasons Sunrooms Victorian conservatory featuring transom windows, Sun and Stars roof glazing and decorative cresting. The main floor living room features hardwood flooring and a recent gas fireplace insert. Check out the features in the huge kitchen – spacious dining area, maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and centre island. Recent carpet on stairs and upper level, spacious bedrooms and 4 piece bathroom. Charming windows with diamond glazing pattern. Lower level is partially finished with bonus recreation area and lots of storage. Note this home has Residential R5 zoning offering some permitted business uses and has Heritage designation. Furnace, approximately 10 years, A/C 3 years, fireplace (2008) and shingles (2010). Extremely private backyard features beautiful English garden with mature roses and lilacs. Lovely location, walk to Bruce Trail, downtown core and restaurants. Gorgeous ravine view!!

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