Is Wanting a Change a Good Reason to Sell?

By: Philip Hollett

Is Wanting a Change a Good Reason to Sell?

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, tips to sell your home, process for selling a home, top tips to get the best offer, tips for selling your home, home selling tips

People decide to sell their homes for a variety of reasons. For some, it’s a job relocation. For others, it’s the need to upsize or downsize.  There are numerous other motivations too. However, one of the toughest for many homeowners to deal with is the idea of selling simply because they want a change. Why is that so difficult to understand? It may be that homeowners feel &...Read More

Savvy Negotiation Helps Win the Deal

By: Philip Hollett

Savvy Negotiation Helps Win the Deal

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME, process for BUYING a home, home BUYING tips, WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

Purchasing a home is not the same as buying a product off the shelf. You don’t simply pay the price on the tag and know it’s yours. You can’t just see a home for sale and say, “I’ll take it!”, especially if the market is competitive. You need to make an enticing offer. That offer, of course, would include the price you propose to pay. That price may or may not ...Read More

What’s Nearby Matters when Buying a Home

By: Philip Hollett

What’s Nearby Matters when Buying a Home

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME, process for BUYING a home, home BUYING tips, WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

Imagine you’ve purchased a home in a nice neighbourhood. Then, once you’ve moved, you discover that your kids’ school is not only far away, but also difficult to get to because of heavy commuter traffic. That’s an irritation that is not likely to go away until your kids have grown! How do you avoid a situation like that? When shopping for a new home, make a list of places...Read More

MARCH Stats Release - February 2019 Month End

By: Philip Hollett

MARCH Stats Release - February 2019 Month End

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, Waterdown Real Estate Market, Waterdown Market Updates, Home Prices, Market fluctuations, Burlington Real Estate Market, Burlington Market Updates

Hamilton, ON (March 1, 2019) - The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 735 sales of residential properties located within the RAHB market area were processed through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in February, 2019. This is a 4 per cent drop from February last year; however, a 24 per cent increase over January 2019. The average price was up from Fe...Read More

VIDEO - Waterdown Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - March 2019

By: Philip Hollett

VIDEO - Waterdown Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - March 2019

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, Waterdown Real Estate Market, Waterdown Market Updates, Home Prices, Market fluctuations

Check out this video to learn more about how the Waterdown, Ontario market performed in February 2019!   ...Read More

VIDEO - Burlington Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - March 2019

By: Philip Hollett

VIDEO - Burlington Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - March 2019

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, Burlington Real Estate Market, Burlington Market Updates, Home Prices, Market fluctuations

Check out this video to learn more about how the Burlington, Ontario market performed in February 2019!   ...Read More

By: Philip Hollett

The Advantages of Being and Educated Seller

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, tips to sell your home, process for selling a home, top tips to get the best offer, tips for selling your home, home selling tips

If you’re thinking of selling, you probably have a myriad of questions. - What’s my home worth? - Should I use an agent or go at it alone? - How do I make my home attractive to buyers? And, of course, the big one: How do I get the most for my home? Because selling your home is a journey, and the more informed you are about what to do and expect, the more successful your home sale wi...Read More

Estimating Your Selling Costs

By: Philip Hollett

Estimating Your Selling Costs

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, tips to sell your home, process for selling a home, top tips to get the best offer, tips for selling your home, home selling tips

When the time comes to sell your house, you’ll want to determine roughly how much you can expect to net after the sale. To figure that out, you’ll not only need to know how much your house will likely sell for, but also the selling costs you are likely to incur in the process. The costs of selling vary depending on a number of factors. Here’s a general rundown of what to conside...Read More

How Much Can You Spend on Your Next Home?

By: Philip Hollett

How Much Can You Spend on Your Next Home?

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME, process for BUYING a home, home BUYING tips, WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

Even if you’re not thinking about selling your home, you might be wondering how much of a new home you can afford. You might see a house for sale in a nice neighbourhood, for example, and think, “Could I get into a house like that? Is that even possible?” Why not find out? It only takes a few calculations to determine how much of a new home you qualify to buy. The calculation i...Read More

How to Spend Less without Feeling Deprived

By: Philip Hollett

How to Spend Less without Feeling Deprived

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, Waterdown Real Estate Market, Waterdown Realtor, Burlington Real Estate, Burlington Realtor, home ownership tips, spending habits

As any financial expert will tell you, spending less is the surest way to boost your disposable income. With that extra money, you can pay off credit card debt, add to your retirement savings, or earmark funds for a fun vacation. It sounds great. However, many people associate spending less with living with less. It doesn’t have to be that way. Consider the following tips: • Use coupon...Read More