Burlington Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - July 2016

By: Philip Hollett

Burlington Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - July 2016

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June real estate market still sizzling

By: Philip Hollett

June real estate market still sizzling

Tags: Hamilton & Burlington Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot

The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 1,877 sales were processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in June. Sales were 8.8 per cent lower than the same month last year yet were still the second highest sales on record. There were 2,213 properties listed in June, a decrease of 12.9 per cent compared to June of last year. “June sal...Read More

Do you know what is behind your walls?

By: Philip Hollett

Do you know what is behind your walls?

Tags: Philip Hollett, Real Estate, Home Ownership

Rather than wait for a household emergency, take time to understand the inner workings of your home’s utility infrastructure. Start by ensuring the whole family knows the location of your main water shut-off valve, so quick action can be taken to minimize damage in the event of a major leak. From there, you can trace the path of your water supply pipes to each faucet. Next, locat...Read More

How to stop moisture damage in your bathroom

By: Philip Hollett

How to stop moisture damage in your bathroom

Tags: Philip Hollett, Real Estate, Waterdown Ontario

Damp bathrooms can cause mould and mildew to grow, which can trigger severe allergies. Fortunately, you can control the dampness by following a few simple steps. First, to protect your bathroom from accumulating condensation, make sure you have an effective exhaust fan that is wired independently of any light switches. Modern units are actually able to detect moisture in the air, and can be progr...Read More

The latest in kitchen fire prevention. What you need to know.

By: Philip Hollett

The latest in kitchen fire prevention. What you need to know.

Tags: Philip Hollett, Real Estate, Home Ownership

More fires start in the kitchen than in any other room. Those fires can be expensive; since even a minor incident, with no injuries, can result in significant damage. That’s why it’s important to keep up with the latest in fire prevention.   The most recent research tells us:                Never leave cookin...Read More

What home inspectors see that you can't

By: Philip Hollett

What home inspectors see that you can't

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When you make an offer on a home, it’s a smart idea to have a professional home inspector check it out from top to bottom. This inspection will ensure that the property doesn’t have any unexpected “issues”. After all, you don’t want to buy a home only to discover that the roof needs to be replaced, immediately, for thousands of dollars.   That being said, you mig...Read More

Simple ways to reduce your monthly utilities costs

By: Philip Hollett

Simple ways to reduce your monthly utilities costs

Tags: Philip Hollett, Real Estate, Home Ownership

Many homeowners think there’s not much they can do about telephone, heating, water and other utility expenses. Sure, you may grumble about a high heating bill one month, but what can you do about it?   Turns out, you can do plenty. There are several ways to reduce monthly utility costs that can save you tens or even hundreds of dollars. For example:   Shop around for a better ph...Read More

When is the right time to talk to a realtor?

By: Philip Hollett

When is the right time to talk to a realtor?

Tags: Philip Hollett, Real Estate, Home Ownership

When would you talk to a car salesperson? Probably only once you’re ready to buy a new car. You would do some initial research (perhaps on the internet), get an idea of what you want, and then go to the dealership to meet a salesperson, test drive the car and make the purchase.   Although that approach may work when you’re buying a car, it’s not the best approach when it com...Read More

Record Sales for the Month of May 2016

By: Philip Hollett

Record Sales for the Month of May 2016

Tags: Hamilton & Burlington Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot

The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 1,844 sales were processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in May.  Sales were two per cent higher than the same month last year and set a new record for the month of May. There were 2,265 properties listed in May, a decrease of 13.4 per cent compared to May of last ye...Read More

Waterdown Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - June 2016

By: Philip Hollett

Waterdown Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - June 2016

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