Waterdown Ontario July 2017 Real Estate Market Snapshot

By: Philip Hollett

Waterdown Ontario July 2017 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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Burlington Ontario July 2017 Real Estate Market Snapshot

By: Philip Hollett

Burlington Ontario July 2017 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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Getting a handle on the Home Selling Process

By: Philip Hollett

Getting a handle on the Home Selling Process

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You probably know there’s more to selling a home than putting up a For Sale sign. But, if you don’t understand the process in detail, you might feel intimidated and stressed when it comes time to put your property on the market. Fortunately, the home selling process isn’t that difficult to understand. Selecting the right REALTOR®. You need a knowledgeable, trusted expert wh...Read More

Help Buyers understand the area

By: Philip Hollett

Help Buyers understand the area

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There’s a famous saying in the real estate business: “Location, location, location”. It simply means that where your home is located — the neighbourhood — is just as important to potential buyers as the features of the property itself. Sellers often make the mistake of creating a long list of home features while ignoring neighbourhood features. They tout the spacious...Read More

Going <em>green</em> in your garden or flower bed

By: Philip Hollett

Going green in your garden or flower bed

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There has been a lot of emphasis lately on the importance of going green. That simply means being environmentally-responsible. You likely already recycle, use energy-efficient lights, and turn down your thermostat when no one is home. Yet, most of us don’t think about the garden or flower bed when we think green. We should. Here are a few practical things you can do to tend to outdoor plant...Read More

Handling a new home problem on moving day

By: Philip Hollett

Handling a new home problem on moving day

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Imagine buying a product from a store, taking it home, and then discovering there’s a problem with it. Disappointing, yes, but not a catastrophe. You can simply take it back for repair or exchange. But, what if it’s moving day, and you discover there’s a problem with your new home? Whoa. A house isn’t so easily returned! What are the most common problems encountered on mov...Read More

Understanding the Home Buying Process

By: Philip Hollett

Understanding the Home Buying Process

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The more you know about the best way to reach a goal, the more likely you are to get the result you want. So, whether you’re hunting for a new job, assembling a backyard BBQ, or training for a 10km run, you’ll want to use a proven process to help you get there. That certainly holds true when shopping for a new home. There is a proven process to getting the home you want, in the neighb...Read More

How to reduce lawn & garden water consumption

By: Philip Hollett

How to reduce lawn & garden water consumption

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Over the summer, the demand for water to maintain lawns and gardens can stress supply and reservoir systems, and increase costs for taxpayers and users. Bearing in mind watering restrictions that may apply in your municipality, consider the following ways to minimize your overall water consumption during extended periods without rainfall. First, check your hose or irrigation equipment for leaks, ...Read More

Open House Tips that Turn Viewers Into Buyers

By: Philip Hollett

Open House Tips that Turn Viewers Into Buyers

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What do you want from an open house? Obviously, you want to attract a lot of potential buyers — and have at least a few of them become seriously interested in your property. So how do you make your open house as successful as possible? Get minor repairs done. A dripping faucet, a squeaky fence door, or a scuff on the wall may seem minor to you, but these problems can stand out like a sore ...Read More

Getting Friends to Spread the Word about Your Listing

By: Philip Hollett

Getting Friends to Spread the Word about Your Listing

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When you list your home for sale, you want as many buyers as possible to find out about it. So consider how many friends, neighbours and work colleagues you have. Then think about how many people they know. The number is likely in the hundreds. One of those people could be looking for a property just like yours. That’s why getting your friends to spread the word about your listing is so eff...Read More