Brownstone Real Estate Market Update August 2017

August 2017 Well Hello August! After a very slow and somewhat concerning three months of the summer, that only saw two of many listed Brownstones sell, August almost cleared the slate of Brownstone listings A very strong month of sales saw every Brownstone but one sold in the month of August. Many of the [...]

Buying a Home: Financially Not Emotionally

Buying a home can be an incredibly exciting experience, one that can send people running around all over the place trying to figure out just how exactly to find the residence of their dreams. However, just because a house is a big investment does not mean that it is impossible to understand just what [...]

2017-08-16T13:29:46+00:00August 16th, 2017|Buying a Home, General Real Estate Info|

First-time Home-buyers: Do you know the open house protocol

Visiting open houses seems to be an enjoyable past-time for families to do on a Sunday afternoon, taking in the excitement of seeing how other people live. Open houses can also be a popular activity with neighbours in close proximity to the property, simply for curiosity or because they may wish to recommend a [...]

2017-07-27T01:16:26+00:00July 27th, 2017|First Time Home Buyer, General Real Estate Info|

Where to Begin When Renovating Your Home

Thinking about renovating a portion of your home can be exciting, but it can also be somewhat stressful, too. Stresses in renovating are most common to those who do not sufficiently prepare before a renovation. Simply figuring out which room to remodel first can take a long time on its own, be sure to [...]

2017-07-24T22:23:28+00:00July 25th, 2017|General Real Estate Info, Renovations|

5 Benefits to Buying a Fixer-Upper

It’s a first-time home-buyers dream come true: a fixer-upper in a great neighbourhood that you can renovate however you imagine! Even if you’ve owned several homes before or flip real estate for a living, we can all appreciate the bargain – and the creative opportunities that fixer-uppers tend to offer. There are many advantages to [...]

2017-07-24T22:15:13+00:00July 21st, 2017|First Time Home Buyer, General Real Estate Info|

9 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

Living a greener, more sustainable life at home could do wonders for the environment, if every household committed to making just one of these simple adjustments.  If all of us made just one eco-friendly change at home, we would significantly impact the Earth, our communities and our energy bills. Making a change in a [...]

2017-07-19T02:05:09+00:00July 19th, 2017|General Real Estate Info|

Should I Hire a Home Inspector?

A question many new home owners ask themselves in the process of buying a new home – should I hire a home inspector? The answer should always be yes! A home inspection is an inexpensive way to discover the universal condition of a home. Something you’d probably like to know, right? A home is one [...]

2017-06-29T16:03:18+00:00June 29th, 2017|First Time Home Buyer, General Real Estate Info|

8 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Realtor

We are currently in the age of information, right? There is so much data readily available online, explaining everything you need to know about buying and selling homes at your fingertips, so why not try it? One might think this is an easy task to take-on, in the effort to save a little bit [...]

2017-06-22T10:01:10+00:00June 22nd, 2017|First Time Home Buyer, General Real Estate Info|

8 Steps of the Home Buying Process

Now that you’ve read my 10 helpful tips and learned what types of questions to ask during your open-house walk-throughs, it seems that you are very serious about buying your first home and are ready to jump right in! You have all of this information at your fingertips but do you actually know how [...]

2017-06-13T00:23:39+00:00June 13th, 2017|First Time Home Buyer, General Real Estate Info|

6 Things To Look For When Buying A New Home

When buying a home (especially your first home), there are a lot of decisions that have to be made and things to look into before deciding to make the purchase. The excitement is real! You have been waiting a long time for this milestone in your life and it is finally becoming a reality. [...]

2017-06-08T13:43:28+00:00June 8th, 2017|First Time Home Buyer, General Real Estate Info|