Landscaping Tips To Help Your Home Sell

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Despite everything we say about the importance of curb appeal, many homeowners still don’t give enough credit to their landscaping for the role it plays. By some estimates, an attractive, well-maintained landscape can add as much as 10% to the resale value of your home. If that’s true, and considering average home prices in Oakville, […]

The Many Benefits Of Using A Mortgage Calculator

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If you’re considering buying your first home, using a mortgage calculator might be one of the smartest things you do. You’ll be facing a number of challenges, tasks and experiences that you’ve never had before. And spending more money than you ever had is just one of them. Nowhere is the old saying “information is […]

5 Things To Think About Before Buying A Home Overseas

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If you’re thinking about buying a home in another country, it’s probably for two main reasons. First, you may have re-discovered the country of your birth or ancestry and want to indulge in your native culture. Second, you visited a country and fell in love with it, or a part of it. In any case, […]

Does an Inground Pool Increase Home Value?

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Whether an inground pool increases home value is one of the most common questions we get. It’s been asked over and over again for decades. So why is the question about whether pools increase home values been around so long? A big reason is that there is no single definitive answer, except to say ‘it […]

6 Tips for Selling Your Home in Summer

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Selling your home in summer might seem a little easier than doing so in the winter. The truth is, while home sales tend to be higher during the warmer months, your list of things to do to get your home ready for selling can be a lot longer in summer. To show you what we […]

How to Get To Know A New Community Before Moving There

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Whether you need to move across town, or to a new city, it helps to learn as much as you can about the communities you’re you’re thinking of choosing. Of course, buying a new home and getting ready to move can be one of the busiest and most stressful times of your life. But making […]

4 Benefits of Living on a Lake

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If you’re considering buying a waterfront home in Ontario, you may be wondering if the extra cost of living on a lake is worth it. Of course, in the end, it’s entirely up to you, your preferences and your budget. But there’s more to lakefront living than you might think. Yes, if you don’t buy […]

How Does Staging Your Home Help It Sell?

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If you’ve ever wondered about the value of staging your home when you’re selling it, think about the last time you got all dressed up. You looked great, felt great, had a fun time, and generally enjoyed yourself a little more. It’s the same with your home. When a professional stager chooses the right ‘outfit’ […]

5 Benefits of Living in a Condo

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The benefits of living in a condo apartment can depend on where you were living before. If you’re moving from one condo to another, you might think that you won’ see any benefits until you move into a larger home. But, if you’re going from a larger dwelling to a condo, you may be more […]

What To Ask Your Realtor Once You Have Moved In

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After people move in to a home, there’s one problem we hear about more than most. They feel that once they’re in, all the hard work of moving is done. But the first weeks and months of life in a new home can be almost as busy as planning to move. Fortunately, if you chose […]

Top 4 Signs It’s Time to Downsize Your Home

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If you’ve ever thought of downsizing your home, there’s probably one overriding reason for it. You’re getting older. As unfortunate as that many sound, it can be one of the best parts of your life. In addition to having more time for yourself, if retirement is on the horizon, it can mean a great lifestyle […]

SNLR & What it Means for Home Prices

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The Toronto and GTHA housing market continues to defy predictions for a downturn. Going back over a decade, the market barely hit a bump in the financial crisis of 2008. Attempts to slow things down with mortgage stress tests created little more than a blip. And the pandemic and lockdowns seem to have actually spurred the markets on.

Your Home-Value Home Maintenance Guide

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If you usually turn and run when you see the words “home maintenance guide,” thanks for sticking with us so far. We’re going to make it worth your while. One of the reasons that home maintenance checklists are so daunting is that they are so long. But, if you’re thinking of selling your home, or that you might sell it sometime down the road, keeping a few basic maintenance areas in good shape can really pay off.

Our Favourite Kitchen Design Trends

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It’s no secret that the kitchen is the most important room for home buyers. And that automatically makes it the most important room for home sellers too. And, when you think it through, it’s the most important room for buyers because it’s so important to home owners in general.

4 Landscape Ideas for 2022

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Landscaping trends have become much more of a ‘trend’ since the beginning of the pandemic. While homeowners always appreciated and maintained their outdoor spaces, suddenly those spaces were all we had!

4 Benefits of Investing in Burlington Real Estate

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If you’re thinking about investing in Burlington real estate, you’ve already done a bit of homework. The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) is blessed with some of the most desirable locations to live in Canada. But, fortunately for you, there remain many communities that are just as desirable as anywhere else, but they are not as well known for it. We can’t think of a better example of that than Burlington.  

How to Increase the Value of Your Home

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How you increase the value of your home is really up to you. Of course, you can invest in home renovations and additions to make sure the house has everything a buyer could want. But that can get costly and you might not have the space for extensions.

What You Need To Know About A Down Payment

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Even if you’ve bought homes before, you may not know everything you need to know about down payments. Perhaps the biggest reason for this is that the rules and guidelines surrounding down payments have changed considerably in recent years.

6 Questions to Ask When Buying a Home

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Of course, you’ll have far more than six questions to ask when buying a home. The questions can be virtually endless. Also, you’ll have questions to ask your realtor, your lawyer, your friends and your family.

First Time Home Buyers Guide

First Time Home Buyers Guide

1. Find the Right Real Estate Agent Buying a home is likely the biggest investment you’ll ever make. It’s important that you carefully choose the right real estate agent to make sure you make the right investment. Look for agents who are experienced in the communities you are interested in Ask for a list of […]

How To Stage Your Home For Selling

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You can’t be blamed for wondering why you should stage your home for selling. If you’ve kept it well maintained if the décor is up-to-date and there’s nothing really wrong with it inside or out, why would you need to do anything more? Staging your home before you put it up for sale isn’t just […]

Luxury Home Design Ideas

Luxury Home Design Ideas

Higher-end homes aren’t just about larger spaces, added features and luxury appointments. They also present homeowners with more opportunities. Opportunities to enjoy home life in different ways.  The following design ideas and inspiration are listed here to help you take advantage of the opportunities luxury homes can present    3 High-End Home Design Ideas 1. Privacy […]

What to look for when buying a house in Oakville, Ontario

What to look for when buying a house in Oakville, Ontario

The process of finding and securing a new property, whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, is an exciting, but often challenging endeavour. It’s a journey that requires extensive research, planning, and informed decision-making. It is a serious decision that will greatly impact your future and should be well prepared for. Homeowners […]

4 Tips for Selling Your Home

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While we’ve been in a residential real estate seller’s market for an extended time, it doesn’t mean you don’t need to sell your home tips. In one way, learning how to sell your home for a higher price and/or faster, is more important now than ever. A 5% increase in the price of a $1,000,000 […]

How to Choose a New Neighbourhood

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Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or you’ve made more than one move, choosing a new neighbourhood is not always easy. Even when you’ve been told a community is a ‘great place to live or that it’s ‘very desirable, not all the homes might fit that description. With that in mind, we thought we’d put together […]