MARCH Stats Release - February 2019 Month End

By: Philip Hollett

MARCH Stats Release - February 2019 Month End

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

Hamilton, ON (March 1, 2019) - The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 735 sales of residential properties located within the RAHB market area were processed through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in February, 2019. This is a 4 per cent drop from February last year; however, a 24 per cent increase over January 2019. The average price was up from Fe...Read More

VIDEO - Waterdown Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - March 2019

By: Philip Hollett

VIDEO - Waterdown Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - March 2019

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Check out this video to learn more about how the Waterdown, Ontario market performed in February 2019!   ...Read More

VIDEO - Burlington Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - March 2019

By: Philip Hollett

VIDEO - Burlington Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - March 2019

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Check out this video to learn more about how the Burlington, Ontario market performed in February 2019!   ...Read More

How to Spend Less without Feeling Deprived

By: Philip Hollett

How to Spend Less without Feeling Deprived

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, Waterdown Real Estate Market, Waterdown Realtor, Burlington Real Estate, Burlington Realtor, home ownership tips, spending habits

As any financial expert will tell you, spending less is the surest way to boost your disposable income. With that extra money, you can pay off credit card debt, add to your retirement savings, or earmark funds for a fun vacation. It sounds great. However, many people associate spending less with living with less. It doesn’t have to be that way. Consider the following tips: • Use coupon...Read More

4 Good Reasons to Consider Selling your Home

By: Philip Hollett

4 Good Reasons to Consider Selling your Home

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, tips to sell your home, process for selling a home, top tips to get the best offer, tips for selling your home, home selling tips

Why do people decide to move? Unless it’s a requirement, such as a job relocation, the research tells us that many homeowners decide to sell for one or more of the following reasons: • Your home is no longer a good fit. You may have outgrown your house and need something bigger, maybe with an additional bedroom. Or, the opposite may be true. You may want to downsize into something smal...Read More

BBQ Maintenance that Will Save Your Life

By: Philip Hollett

BBQ Maintenance that Will Save Your Life

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, Waterdown Real Estate Market, Waterdown Realtor, Burlington Real Estate Market, Burlington Realtor, home ownership, home ownership safety tips

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 160 people are injured each year in BBQ mishaps. That doesn't sound like a lot considering the thousands of people who flip burgers on their backyard grills each year. But, you certainly don't want to be one of those injured! The best way to prevent fire and injury is maintenance. Remarkably, few people are even aware...Read More

Finding a New Home on a Tight Schedule

By: Philip Hollett

Finding a New Home on a Tight Schedule

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

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had all the time in the world to find your next dream home? You could leisurely browse the current listings, select homes you’d like to see, schedule visits on dates that are most convenient for you, and make an offer on a property only after you’ve had plenty of time to consider all the alternatives. Sure, that sometimes happens, but it’s not ty...Read More

Balancing the Emotional and Practical Sides of Buying a Home

By: Philip Hollett

Balancing the Emotional and Practical Sides of Buying a 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 this scenario... You’re shopping for a new home. You drive to visit a recent listing. As you walk through the front doors, you’re impressed. Every room looks fantastic. You see yourself relaxing on the spacious patio, cooking in the modern kitchen, and enjoying evenings with the family in the cozy living room. Your emotions are on overdrive. This is your dream home! Should y...Read More

Taking the Stress Out of Selling your Home

By: Philip Hollett

Taking the Stress Out of Selling your Home

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For some people, the thought of listing their home for sale is stressful. They worry about all the things they have to do — and all the things that might go wrong. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some tips for making your home sale go smoothly: • Give yourself time to prepare. If you’re thinking of selling six months from now, start preparing your propert...Read More

When a Home Inspector Finds an Issue

By: Philip Hollett

When a Home Inspector Finds an Issue

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 you’ve found the perfect home. You love it. You’ve made an offer that’s been accepted. So far so good! The only catch? You’ve wisely made the offer conditional on passing a professional home inspection. What happens if that home inspection reveals a major issue? First, you should know that, depending on the age of the property, a home inspection will typically tur...Read More