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

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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

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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

The Most Important Room In Your Home

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The Most Important Room In Your Home

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When preparing your home for sale, you want to make sure every room looks its best. But, pay particularly close attention to the kitchen. Many buyers will spend a lot of time determining whether or not it meets their needs. In fact, some buyers will even form an impression about the entire property based primarily on how they feel about the kitchen! How do you make it look its best? Start by mak...Read More

Does Your Home Insurance Cover Everything?

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Does Your Home Insurance Cover Everything?

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When you suffer damage to, (or the loss of), your home or its contents, you expect your insurance company to help you out. And, most do a good job of doing just that. Still, it’s a good idea to review your policy with your insurance advisor and find out what’s covered and what isn’t. You don’t want to discover that your policy will not cover the cost of repairing the damag...Read More

Staging the Outside of Your Home

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Staging the Outside of Your Home

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You’re probably familiar with the term “home staging”. It involves cleaning, de-cluttering, reorganizing, and decorating, specifically in order to make your home more attractive to potential buyers. Furniture stores do something similar when they “stage” a bedroom suite in a showroom. Most sellers focus their staging efforts on the inside of their homes. But the outs...Read More

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Waterdown Ontario May 2017 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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Waterdown Ontario May 2017 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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Burlington Ontario May 2017 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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Burlington Ontario May 2017 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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APRIL SHOWERS DID NOT KEEP BUYERS AWAY

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APRIL SHOWERS DID NOT KEEP BUYERS AWAY

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The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 1770 sales were processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in April. Sales were 7.5 per cent higher than the same month last year and set a new high for April – the seventh month in a row for new monthly records. There were 2,419 properties listed in April, an increase of 17.6 per cent compa...Read More