Real Estate Market Update – January 2018

What a difference a year makes! Mix 2 Government interventions, a few rate increases, shake together to create low consumer confidence in the market… and voila… you have our January Statistics! Sales are down almost 12% compared to the 10yr average, Listing inventory is up, and prices are… pretty much the same as last [...]

How to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter, Without Breaking the Bank

In Canada (specifically Ontario), winter is frigid and dark, and seems inescapable! To make things more “miserable,” the cost of heating our homes climbs every year and it’s not cheap. There must be a way to save money and still keep the house at a comfortable temperature, right? Let’s have a look at some [...]

2017-12-13T04:05:34+00:00 November 14th, 2017|General Info, Home Decor|

Top 7 Home Décor Trends for 2018: Retro Chic

Most people can agree that there’s no better feeling than getting home after a long day of work, right? What could possibly be better than that? Perhaps something better is being proud of the décor you’ve chosen and so your place has a look and style that suits your taste, that would be perfect. [...]

2017-11-30T00:41:19+00:00 October 27th, 2017|General Info, General Real Estate Info, Home Decor|

Buying a Home Near a College or University

Are you considering buying a home near a college or university? Properties that are located in college/university towns tend to offer some unique opportunities for investors and residents alike, where the advantages are vast but consequently, so are the disadvantages. Let’s have a look at the pros and cons to help you decide if a [...]

2017-11-17T15:01:54+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Buying a Home, First Time Home Buyer, General Info, Moving, Selling a Home|

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter in Canada

When it comes to Canadian winters, there’s no messing around – especially this year as I hear we’re in for a heck of a lot of snow! As a home owner, you are probably aware of the amount of maintenance that you have to put into your home on any given day, let alone [...]

2017-11-10T12:07:18+00:00 October 20th, 2017|General Info, General Real Estate Info|

Real Estate Agent VS REALTOR®

The time will come, at some point, when you decide to sell your home, but how do you know the right person to call? Do you contact a realtor, real estate agent, or a broker? Many people use these terms interchangeably but there is in fact, a difference. Do you know what the difference [...]

2017-10-25T23:50:40+00:00 September 26th, 2017|General Info, General Real Estate Info|

6 Tips to Unpacking Your New Home After a Move

Have you recently moved to a new apartment, house or condo? Are you wondering what to tackle first when it comes to unpacking and organizing your belongings? There are so many ways to do this and it totally depends on your situation and what will work for you at the time but I am [...]

2017-09-11T02:39:37+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Buying a Home, First Time Home Buyer, General Info, Selling a Home|

3 Ways to Fill Space in a Larger Home with Little to no Furniture

Have you made the decision to upsize to a larger home? Usually you make this decision after you’ve exhausted all of your space-saving options in your current home and its still not comfortable and just not working for you and your family anymore. This is totally normal and expected because as humans, we tend to [...]

2017-09-05T13:42:57+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Buying a Home, General Info, Upsizing|

How to Prepare Your Home for Fall

Each season your home goes through changes in temperatures, weather conditions, aging, just as much as we do. In order to keep all your components of your home running smoothly, and to avoid costly repairs later, it’s helpful to conduct seasonal maintenance to prepare your home before every season. As the summer continues, this [...]

2017-08-08T04:12:35+00:00 August 8th, 2017|General Info|

7 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR HOME COOL (WITHOUT USING AC)

Those of us in Southern Ontario truly understand the drastic humidity levels that [not-so-graciously] accompany the hot, hot summer temperatures. We also understand that we shouldn’t complain about the warm weather due to our tremendously cold, damp winters but all we’re simply looking for is a happy medium – is that too much to [...]

2017-08-01T14:08:18+00:00 August 1st, 2017|General Info|