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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Burlington Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - June 2016

By: Philip Hollett

Burlington Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - June 2016

Tags: Burlington Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot

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Making your home critter proof

By: Philip Hollett

Making your home critter proof

Tags: Philip Hollett, Real Estate, Home Ownership

You may love animals, but with the exception of your family pets, you don’t want them in your home. Here are some tips for keeping the wildlife around your property where it belongs: outside.   Don’t place bird feeders too close to your windows. Doing so may cause birds to associate a window with food and therefore try to peck their way inside. Make sure window screens are sec...Read More

Do you have “recalled” products in your home?

By: Philip Hollett

Do you have “recalled” products in your home?

Tags: Philip Hollett, Real Estate, Home Ownership

You’ve no doubt noticed the occasional news report about a product being recalled for safety reasons. For example, a car model with a brake problem, or a children’s toy that, under some circumstances, may cause injury.   You may not know that these news reports are merely the tip of the iceberg. For each product recall you hear about in the media, there are dozens that get little,...Read More

What buyers don't want to see in your backyard

By: Philip Hollett

What buyers don't want to see in your backyard

Tags: Philip Hollett, Real Estate, Home Ownership

When you put your home up for sale, you want it to look its best to potential buyers. That’s why you clean, tidy and de-clutter every room.   Some sellers, however, miss the backyard. You need to pay just as much attention to that space as you do to the interior of your home. The backyard is as important a living space as the family room. To some buyers, even more.   Buyers want to...Read More

Concerned about condensation on windows?

By: Philip Hollett

Concerned about condensation on windows?

Tags: Philip Hollett, Real Estate, Home Ownership

If you see a haze of condensation on your window, should you be concerned? Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on a number of factors.   First of all, an occasional build-up of condensation is normal and often the result of fluctuating humidity in the home. Usually, it’s nothing to worry about. If you’re using a humidifier, try adjusting the levels. If the humidity is being generated nat...Read More

Discovering that a home you like has “issues”

By: Philip Hollett

Discovering that a home you like has “issues”

Tags: Philip Hollett, Real Estate, Home Ownership

Say you’re viewing a home and are impressed with how it looks. The walls are freshly painted. Everything seems bright and new. You’re considering making an offer.   Then, while standing on a mat in the kitchen, you hear a squeak below your feet. You lift the mat and see that some tiles are broken. Obviously the mat was there to, literally, cover up that defect.   A few broken...Read More

By: Philip Hollett

Discovering that a home you like has “issues”

Tags: Philip Hollett, Real Estate, Home Ownership

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