DOES THE HOME MEET THE

By: Philip Hollett

DOES THE HOME MEET THE "LIFESTYLE TEST"?

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Lifestyle is a very important criterion when shopping for a new home. After all, a home and its surrounding neighbourhood are the places where much of your lifestyle is going to be experienced. So when considering a new home, think about the lifestyle to which the property is going to lend itself. Ask yourself: • How much entertaining do we do? • How important is it to have good schools...Read More

CREATING A REALISTIC NEW HOME BUDGET

By: Philip Hollett

CREATING A REALISTIC NEW HOME BUDGET

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You’re probably aware that there’s more to the cost of a new home than its purchase price. So to help you make an informed decision based on all of the expected costs, ask yourself the following questions: • How much do you expect to pay for moving expenses? Don’t forget to include packing materials in your calculations. • “Closing costs” are the extra cha...Read More

HOW TO TELL IF A NEIGHBORHOOD IS IMPROVING

By: Philip Hollett

HOW TO TELL IF A NEIGHBORHOOD IS IMPROVING

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When you’re looking for a new home, you want to find one in a great neighbourhood – or, at least, in a neighbourhood that is on the upswing. How can you tell if a particular area is improving? Here are some common indicators: • Pride of ownership. Take a walk around the neighbourhood. Do you get a sense that people take good care of their homes? Are the lawns mowed? Is the landsc...Read More

Market Activity - September 2018 Statistics

By: Philip Hollett

Market Activity - September 2018 Statistics

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The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 948 sales of residential properties located within the RAHB market area were processed through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in September, 2018. This is a 4.6 per cent increase over the same month last year. Year to date, sales are 18.8 per cent lower than last year at this same time. The Sales to New Listi...Read More

Waterdown Ontario October 2018 Real Estate Market Snapshot

By: Philip Hollett

Waterdown Ontario October 2018 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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Burlington Ontario October 2018 Real Estate Market Snapshot

By: Philip Hollett

Burlington Ontario October 2018 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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3 Not-So-Obvious Indicators it’s time to sell!

By: Philip Hollett

3 Not-So-Obvious Indicators it’s time to sell!

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There are many good reasons to put your property on the market. Some examples include a relocation, the kids leaving the nest, the need for something bigger or smaller, and the list goes on and on. However, there are also some less-than-obvious indicators that it may be time to sell. Consider the following: Your Property is no longer a Good “Fit” - Your home may have been perfect...Read More

5 Ways To Create Space in Your Home

By: Philip Hollett

5 Ways To Create Space in Your Home

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Is your home feeling a little cramped? If so, there are many relatively inexpensive ways to free up more space. Here are some ideas: Convert traditional into non- traditional space. We’re all familiar with converting a spare bedroom into a home office or kids’ playroom. You can also create space by finding other uses for pantries and walk-in closets. Explore smart storage solutions. ...Read More

Should You Renovate or Move?

By: Philip Hollett

Should You Renovate or Move?

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Whether you need to upsize or you’re simply ready for a change, it’s tempting to consider a major renovation. After all, renovating means you don’t have to go through the process of selling your property and buying another more suitable home. You just fix up the one you’ve got! However, you need to carefully consider the pros and cons of renovating before going this route....Read More

4 Things You Should Know About Staging

By: Philip Hollett

4 Things You Should Know About Staging

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You’ve probably heard about “home staging”. As the name implies, it’s all about arranging each room in your home in a way that will make the best impression on buyers. Here’s what you need to know about staging if you’re thinking of listing your property. 1. Staging can get you a higher price. On average, a fully-staged home tends to sell for 17% more than an u...Read More