Burlington Ontario November 2016 Real Estate Market Snapshot

By: Philip Hollett

Burlington Ontario November 2016 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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October Sales strong; inventory remains low

By: Philip Hollett

October Sales strong; inventory remains low

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The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 1,418 sales were processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in October. Sales were 0.3 per cent higher than the same month last year, and broke the monthly sales record for October, set just last year. There were 1,771 properties listed in October, a decrease of 3.2 per cent compared to October of ...Read More

The benefits of hiring an interior designer or decorator

By: Philip Hollett

The benefits of hiring an interior designer or decorator

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When it comes to updating their living space, some homeowners enjoy doing the research and then planning, designing and decorating on their own. Many believe they will save a substantial amount of money. While that may be true, they may also be doing themselves a disservice by overlooking the benefits of hiring an interior designer (for creating and maximizing functional living space) and/ or an i...Read More

Check Your Vacuum Cleaner For Maximum Performance

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Check Your Vacuum Cleaner For Maximum Performance

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There could be several reasons a vacuum cleaner loses its suction. Beyond a full bag or canister, lack of suction might be caused by a blocked pipe or hose. This can be checked using a flashlight and coat hanger or broomstick. It's also a good idea to check the beater head and remove entangled hair or string. Also, be sure the vacuum is set correctly for the surface you're cleaning. Next...Read More

Selling your home in a competitive local market

By: Philip Hollett

Selling your home in a competitive local market

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When you’re about to sell your home, it may be disheartening to see other properties for sale in your neighbourhood. You may be thinking, “That’s a lot of competition! Will our property get noticed?” Fortunately, there are many proven strategies for standing out in a competitive local market. First of all, keep in mind that many home purchasers come from the REALTOR&rsquo...Read More

Flooring options are expanding

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Flooring options are expanding

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When it’s time to replace a damaged floor in your house or condo, or simply cover one that has become tired-looking, you’ll want to consider all the options available. Factors to keep in mind include value and affordability, function and durability, decor and aesthetics, as well as the environment (both in your home and at large). Wood still has the broadest appeal due to its appearan...Read More

Fire Safety Should Be a Household Priority

By: Philip Hollett

Fire Safety Should Be a Household Priority

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At this time of year, more fireplaces, portable heaters and candles are being put into use, so it’s important to take the time to thoroughly educate yourself and your family about fire prevention and response. Here are four valuable suggestions to follow. if you are ever unsure about them, consult your fire department. 1. if you have any combustible fuel units, be sure their exhaust systems ...Read More

Waterdown Ontario October 2016 Real Estate Market Snapshot

By: Philip Hollett

Waterdown Ontario October 2016 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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Burlington Ontario October 2016 Real Estate Market Snapshot

By: Philip Hollett

Burlington Ontario October 2016 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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Make smaller, darker rooms look brighter

By: Philip Hollett

Make smaller, darker rooms look brighter

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As daylight becomes noticeably reduced late in the year, it may become more difficult to enjoy the natural ambience of smaller, darker rooms. However, a few decor decisions can utilize both daylight and artificial light to make such rooms look larger and brighter. • Infuse lighter, more reflective colours wherever possible, from highly polished floors and light coloured floor coverings to gl...Read More