Can You Improve your Home’s Water Flow?

By: Philip Hollett

Can You Improve your Home’s Water Flow?

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

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

How to Zero in on the Perfect Home to Buy

By: Philip Hollett

How to Zero in on the Perfect Home to Buy

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

Have you ever shopped for a gift and had no idea what to buy? You may have gone from store to store hoping for inspiration, only to discover you wasted hours. Obviously, if you had a clear idea of what you wanted to find, you’d find it faster. The same holds true when looking for a home. The clearer you are about the kind of home you want, the more likely you are to find it – and get ...Read More

Who Needs a Home Office?

By: Philip Hollett

Who Needs a Home Office?

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With the availability of more and more powerful mobile technology, it’s reasonable to presume that there is less need to dedicate time and space to a permanent home office. However, we also know that, from time to time, we need the opportunity to isolate ourselves at home, in order to get certain tasks accomplished. Getting “down to business” is a part of life, whether...Read More

Does the Area Have What You Want?

By: Philip Hollett

Does the Area Have What You Want?

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 going to a restaurant with your family for dinner. You're planning on ordering a nice pasta and salad. Your heart is set on it. But, after you go to the trouble of driving there and getting a table, you discover that pasta is not on the menu. That’s disappointing! Of course, it’s only a meal. You can go somewhere else next time. But, what if the same scenario played out o...Read More

By: Philip Hollett

Stats Release - March 2019 Month End

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

Hamilton, ON (April 1, 2019) - The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 1,032 sales of residential properties located within the RAHB market area were processed through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in March, 2019. This is a 1.2 per cent drop from March last year; however, a 40 per cent increase over February 2019 and a 74 per cent increase over Ja...Read More

9 Steps to Finding your Next Dream Home

By: Philip Hollett

9 Steps to Finding your Next Dream 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

If you're thinking ahead to your next dream home, the road you need to take to get there may seem confusing. Do you search for listings online? Drop by Open Houses on the weekends? Call the number on For Sale signs? Let's break it all down! Here are the specific steps you need to take to ensure you find a home that fits your wants, needs and budget. 1. Find out how much your current prop...Read More

Outdated Plumbing Supply Lines Could Cause Problems

By: Philip Hollett

Outdated Plumbing Supply Lines Could Cause Problems

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A burst water-supply pipe can cause enormous damage to a home, so it’s wise to be aware of conditions that may trigger such a disaster. For example, some plastic or aluminum plumbing systems installed in previous decades have a history of failing without warning. They have triggered class-action law suits across North America. Another type of household plumbing system that can run the risk ...Read More

What’s your Home Worth in Today’s Market?

By: Philip Hollett

What’s your Home Worth in Today’s Market?

Tags: PHILIP HOLLETT, REALTOR, FINDING A REALTOR, SELLING A HOME, PROCESS FOR SELLING A HOME, PRICING A HOUSE, HOME SELLER HELP

If you own a stock, you can probably go online and quickly look up its current value. What about your home? That, too, is an important investment and probably your most valuable one. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could “look up” its current value in just a few minutes online? Well, despite all the real estate data available on the internet these days, there is no site that will ca...Read More

Staging Doesn’t Have to be Difficult

By: Philip Hollett

Staging Doesn’t Have to be Difficult

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

You’ve probably heard of “staging”. It involves setting up each room of your home in a way that maximizes its appeal to buyers. You’ve probably also heard that this strategy can help sell your home faster – and for a higher price. That’s true. However, if you’re like many homeowners, you’re worried about the time, energy and cost involved in staging...Read More