Burlington Ontario March 2018 Real Estate Market Snapshot

By: Philip Hollett

Burlington Ontario March 2018 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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5 financial habits that will make you richer

By: Philip Hollett

5 financial habits that will make you richer

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You don’t have to win the lottery to get wealthier. Anyone, on virtually any income, can simply adopt these habits: 1. Save a little from each paycheck. Tucking away a percentage of your income and putting 50% of all raises towards savings will build up your savings substantially over time. Automate those saving by scheduling an electronic transfer to your savings account at the beginn...Read More

Want to sell your house faster?

By: Philip Hollett

Want to sell your house faster?

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What do you notice when you visit a model home in a new development? Often, you’ll find wonderfully furnished and decorated rooms that anyone could live in. The operative word here is “anyone”. Sure, there might be a computer screen on a desk in the den, or a child’s doll sitting in a corner, but for the most part, all the rooms are anonymous. There is a sense of family, ...Read More

How a Professional Chef would remodel your kitchen

By: Philip Hollett

How a Professional Chef would remodel your kitchen

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Watch any TV cooking show, and you’ll notice that a chef’s kitchen looks quite a bit different than what you’d find in most homes. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t have one just like it in your home! With a little remodeling, and splurging on some new items, you too can have a kitchen worthy of Gordon Ramsey, Jamie Oliver, or Rachel Ray. Chefs love counter space. So,...Read More

Subtle signs it may be time to sell

By: Philip Hollett

Subtle signs it may be time to sell

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Sometimes the reason for putting your home on the market is crystal clear. For example, you might have a job relocation and need to move. Or, you might have decided to downsize because the kids have left the nest. However, there are many other motivations to list your home that are not as obvious, and yet are still good reasons to make a move. Here are just a few examples... • There’...Read More

Using neighbourhood data to help sell your home

By: Philip Hollett

Using neighbourhood data to help sell your home

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Your neighbourhood has a lot of features that can help sell your home faster. Unfortunately, buyers don’t usually notice those features just by driving around. So, you need to make sure they get all the information they need about your neighbourhood. For example, say homes don’t go on the market often in your area. That’s an indication that the quality of life in the neighbourho...Read More

Checklist for WOW-ing a buyer during a viewing

By: Philip Hollett

Checklist for WOW-ing a buyer during a viewing

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Imagine you were selling your car, and a prospective buyer was on the way over to see it. What would you do? You would probably make your vehicle look as clean and shiny as possible, inside and out. The same holds true if you’re selling your home and there’s a potential buyer on the way. You want the buyer to be wow’d by your property. Here’s a handy checklist to follow: ...Read More

Common household items that can cause a fire

By: Philip Hollett

Common household items that can cause a fire

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You never want to smell smoke in your home and realize there’s a fire. That’s why it is important to be diligent about fire safety. Experts recommend that homeowners be especially careful with the following common household items: • Portable heaters. Never leave one in a room unattended. Make sure paper and other combustible materials are well away from these units. • Elect...Read More

Do open houses still work?

By: Philip Hollett

Do open houses still work?

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Buyers are using the internet to search for properties more than ever before. In some cases, they can even go on a “virtual” tour of a home using their smartphone or desktop computer. So, you might be wondering if the old- fashioned Open House still works these days? The answer is yes. Otherwise, you wouldn’t see them advertised. If Open Houses didn’t work, no one would be...Read More

Should you buy the latest home automation gadgets?

By: Philip Hollett

Should you buy the latest home automation gadgets?

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You’re at work when the thought hits you, “Did I lock the door when I left this morning?” You check your smartphone, see that you didn’t, and click the “LOCK” button. Now your house is secure. That’s home automation for you! But, is home automation a good idea? That depends on a number of factors. On the pro side, home automation can improve your qualit...Read More