How to create a functional workspace in your home

By: Philip Hollett

How to create a functional workspace in your home

Tags: Philip Hollett, realtor, home ownership tips, home office, functional home office, working from home

As more and more people have to work from home, the planning of home offices has become increasingly significant. There are many ways of creating office space and realizing a space that is a pleasure to use.   Perhaps one of the first points to consider is where to place your office. Your work may require privacy and your home office might get in the way of family living, especially now tha...Read More

3 Simple Ways to Find Out What a Neighbourhood is Like

By: Philip Hollett

3 Simple Ways to Find Out What a Neighbourhood is Like

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME, process for BUYING a home, home BUYING tips, love where you live, getting to know the neighbourhood

When you’re shopping for a new home, you’re not just buying a property, you’re also “buying” into the neighbourhood. So, it’s a smart idea to get to know the neighbourhood before you consider purchasing a home.  There are many ways to do that. Here are the easiest three:  1. Check MLS. The Multiple Listing Service system provides a wealth of informat...Read More

Buying the Home Everybody Wants

By: Philip Hollett

Buying the Home Everybody Wants

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME, process for BUYING a home, home BUYING tips, competitive offer, real estate market, making an offer

When you’re shopping for a home, you may become interested in a property for sale that someone else is also considering. In fact, there may be several other buyers entertaining the idea of making an offer. In such a competitive situation, what should you do if you really love that home? Obviously, you’ll need to move quickly and make some fast decisions. Start by making certain the ...Read More

Game Plan for Selling Before September

By: Philip Hollett

Game Plan for Selling Before September

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

Traditionally, the real estate market picks up in the spring and summer. Why? Because many people want to buy a home and get into it by September. So, if you’re thinking of selling this year, you might consider taking advantage of this demand.  There are basically three steps you need in your “sell by September” game plan.  1. Find out the current market value of your...Read More

Front Walkway Improvements that Boost Curb Appeal

By: Philip Hollett

Front Walkway Improvements that Boost Curb Appeal

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, homeownership tips, DIY, boosting curb appeal

Your front walkway is one of the first sections of real estate a buyer will set foot on when coming to see your home. So, it makes sense to make that pathway to your front door as appealing as possible. The obvious way is to make it as clean and clear as you can. Ensure there are no obstacles in the way, such as overhanging branches, kid's toys, or potted plants. What you want is a clear, uno...Read More

Buying a Home that Needs Some Work

By: Philip Hollett

Buying a Home that Needs Some Work

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

When you’re shopping for a new home, you probably want the property to be as “move in ready” as possible. That way, you can... well... just move in! However, there might be quite a few fantastic properties on the market that need some work. For example, you might see a home that has everything you need, but the kitchen is long overdue for a renovation. Or, you might view a prope...Read More

Not ready to sell but thinking about renovating?

By: Philip Hollett

Not ready to sell but thinking about renovating?

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

Here are six home improvements that are not only attractive to homebuyers today but that will yield the highest return when you are ready to sell. Energy Efficient Upgrades. Upgrading your insulation or replacing your doors and windows with more energy efficient equivalents are some of the most valuable renovations you can do. Not only can they add value to your home but will also decrease your...Read More

5 Tips for Buyers in a Highly Competitive Market

By: Philip Hollett

5 Tips for Buyers in a Highly Competitive Market

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME, process for BUYING a home, home BUYING tips

Depending on where you’re looking, you may be shopping for a home or property in an area where the market is highly competitive, which is just about everywhere now! The good news is, there is plenty you can do to increase your chances of getting the home you love – and can afford. Know exactly what you want. Get crystal clear on the type of home you’re looking for, including s...Read More

Sell Now or Later? 3 Factors to Consider

By: Philip Hollett

Sell Now or Later? 3 Factors to Consider

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 your home this year, you might be asking yourself, “Now or later?” Here are three factors to consider that can make your choice easier: 1. Market conditions. If the market is such that it benefits you to sell now, that’s a factor that is tough to ignore. For instance, in a seller’s market, you can expect to sell for a good ...Read More

Look beyond the Negatives when Home Shopping

By: Philip Hollett

Look beyond the Negatives when Home Shopping

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 view three properties for sale. Each one has at least one desirable feature and is generally the kind of home you’re seeking. However, each property also has something that nags at you. When you get home, guess what you’re most likely to remember about those properties? Will you remember the desirable features and the “right fit” characteristics? Unfor...Read More

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