Waterdown Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - July 2019

By: Philip Hollett

Waterdown Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - July 2019

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, Waterdown Real Estate Market, Waterdown Market Updates, Home Prices, Market fluctuations

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Burlington Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - July 2019

By: Philip Hollett

Burlington Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - July 2019

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Should you Buy a Resale or a New-Build?

By: Philip Hollett

Should you Buy a Resale or a New-Build?

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME, process for BUYING a home, home BUYING tips, WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

If you're thinking about buying a new home, you may be considering purchasing in a new development. How does that compare to purchasing a resale property? Buying a newly-built home has some advantages. Depending on the development, you may have leeway in the style of the home and the lot you choose. Also, when the home is built, you'll be moving into a place where everything is brand new...Read More

Stay or Move? 5 Questions that Help you Decide

By: Philip Hollett

Stay or Move? 5 Questions that Help you Decide

Tags: Philip Hollett, real estate, waterdown realtor, burlington realtor, oakville realtor, moving, moving tips, home selling PROCESS, home buying PROCESS

It can be tough to make the decision to sell. In fact, for many homeowners, it's overwhelming. If you're considering making a move and struggling with the decision, here are five helpful questions to ask yourselves: 1. "What are our practical reasons for selling?" This question refers to what you'll get by moving to a new home. The reasons could include a bigger backyard, sh...Read More

Budgeting for Moving Day Expenses

By: Philip Hollett

Budgeting for Moving Day Expenses

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, moving, moving expenses, tips to sell your home, process for selling a home, tips for selling your home, home selling tips, home buying process, tips for buying a home, home buying tips

On moving day, you'll have a big task. You’ll need to get your possessions from your old property to your new one — ideally without delays or damage! Surprisingly, many people underestimate the time and costs involved in doing that. Careful planning and budgeting are crucial to ensuring moving day goes smoothly. You basically have three options: 1. Hire a moving company to handle ...Read More

When You See a Home You Love

By: Philip Hollett

When You See a Home You Love

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, Waterdown Realtor, Burlington Realtor, Oakville Realtor, home ownership tips, buying a house, selling a house

Imagine driving through a desirable neighbourhood and, just as you turn a corner, you see the absolutely perfect home. Guess what? It's for sale! But, there’s a problem. Your current property isn't on the market. In fact, until this moment, you hadn’t seriously considered moving. So what do you do? Your first step is to find out more about the listing. Get a description of th...Read More

New Decking Options

By: Philip Hollett

New Decking Options

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, Waterdown Realtor, Burlington Realtor, Oakville Realtor, home ownership tips

When you decide it’s time to install or replace a deck surface, you may find there are more choices than you had expected. There are many new materials and installation options that have come to the market over just the past few years. For example, in addition to traditional wood decking, there are contemporary synthetic and composite materials that possess properties that are remarkably si...Read More

Getting the Home You Want in a Competitive Market

By: Philip Hollett

Getting the Home You Want in a Competitive Market

Tags: PHILIP HOLLETT, REALTOR, FINDING A REALTOR, BUYING A HOME, PROCESS FOR BUYING A HOME, PRICING A HOUSE, HOME BUYER HELP

Regardless of whether the overall housing market is up or down, there can be fierce competition when it comes to buying a home in a desirable neighbourhood. So, if you want to live in such an area, how do you gain an advantage? Here are some tips: • Schedule viewings of homes for sale in the neighbourhood as soon as they go on the market. Have you ever heard the expression, “The ...Read More

Can You Improve your Home’s Water Flow?

By: Philip Hollett

Can You Improve your Home’s Water Flow?

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If you find that the water flow in your house is letting you down, there are some simple steps you can take to isolate and possibly alleviate the problem. For example, a blockage could be caused by mineral deposits on faucet nozzles, tub spouts and showerheads. By immersing the spout and/or aerator in a bucket of water and vinegar or other manufacturer recommended solution, you might easily free ...Read More

Should You Buy the EXCEPT FOR... Home?

By: Philip Hollett

Should You Buy the EXCEPT FOR... Home?

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME, process for BUYING a home, home BUYING tips, WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

Imagine finding a home that is perfect in every way, except for one nagging thing. That “thing” might be a smaller kitchen than you want, fewer closets than you need, or flooring that you dislike. Should you buy it anyway? How do you know if you should take a pass? It’s not an easy decision to make and depends on a number of factors. Trying to answer these questions might help: ...Read More