Will an Open House help you sell your home?

By: Philip Hollett

Will an Open House help you sell your home?

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You’ve probably seen signs around the area for "Open House". You may have even attended a few. These are open invitations for potential buyers to drop by on a certain day and time, to check out the property and get more information. When you’re listing your home for sale, you might wonder whether you’ll need to have an Open House. To answer that question, you’ll ...Read More

What does a property surveyor do?

By: Philip Hollett

What does a property surveyor do?

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Property Surveyors, sometimes referred to as land Surveyors, play a vital role in the real estate world. They are the professionals who determine or confirm the exact boundaries of a property. Will you need to deal with a Property Surveyor when selling your home? You might. Sometimes the mortgage lender will ask for a land survey, especially if your property is older and hasn’t changed han...Read More

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Sales Set Record for December

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The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 904 sales were processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in December. Sales were 13.1 per cent higher than the same month last year and set a new high for the month of December. This was the sixth month in 2016 to see a new monthly sales record. There were 714 properties listed in December, an in...Read More

Waterdown Ontario January 2017 Real Estate Market Snapshot

By: Philip Hollett

Waterdown Ontario January 2017 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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Burlington Ontario January 2017 Real Estate Market Snapshot

By: Philip Hollett

Burlington Ontario January 2017 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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Be Ready for Real Estate Opportunities in 2017

By: Philip Hollett

Be Ready for Real Estate Opportunities in 2017

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If you’re thinking about making a move in the coming year (or you’re just mildly curious about the possibility), you could be well-served by being prepared in advance. Here are a few basic steps you can follow, in order to put yourself in a more advantageous position to respond when opportunity knocks. 1. minimize household clutter on an ongoing basis so your home will be organized an...Read More

Your Home’s Water System Deserves Attention

By: Philip Hollett

Your Home’s Water System Deserves Attention

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Your household’s water system is a valuable asset that requires maintenance to perform well, and keep costs down. First, check for dripping or running fixtures. Next, go to your water meter, which measures total usage including leaks. If it registers flow when no facilities are in use, you could be wasting water. To verify this, do a visual check on all supply pipes and connections. If the ...Read More

Dealing with Airborne Allergens in the Home

By: Philip Hollett

Dealing with Airborne Allergens in the Home

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The more time we spend indoors, the more susceptible we are to airborne household allergens such as dust and dust mite residue, human and pet dander (i.e. dead skin), mould spores, and chemical off-gases from cooking, candles, smoking, and synthetic materials that were recently introduced into the home. To reduce the risk of respiratory discomforts triggered by these irritants, it’s importa...Read More

Tips for Making Your Home Show Better

By: Philip Hollett

Tips for Making Your Home Show Better

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Most people know the basics of preparing a home for a viewing or an open house. But, there are a number of lesser known tips — tips you often don’t hear about — that can make your home even more attractive and desirable to potential buyers. In the kitchen, for example, it’s obvious that the stove, sink, and countertops should be spotless. But, did you know that grinding a ...Read More

The benefits of downsizing

By: Philip Hollett

The benefits of downsizing

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If your home is becoming difficult to manage, you may want to consider how downsizing might help: 1. More Financial Freedom: Presuming your next home is smaller and more affordable, you’ll have greater ability to address other monetary interests, whether it’s enjoying travel options or establishing an education fund for grandchildren. 2. Less Housework and Maintenance: A smaller hous...Read More