By: Philip Hollett

covid-19 market update

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

“How is the market doing and how are you doing things during the pandemic?" Those are questions I have had a number of times and everyone is different, but this is how our team is doing it.   To add some context, based on the numbers from week to week in Waterdown & Burlington, it seems that about 30% of the Buyers are still out there and did purchase, compared to the same...Read More

Multigenerational Living - Getting Family Members on the Same Page

By: Philip Hollett

Multigenerational Living - Getting Family Members on the Same Page

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, Waterdown Realtor, Burlington Realtor, Oakville Realtor, home ownership tips, multigenerational living

Remember the last time you had a family discussion about what movie to watch? Chances are, there were some disagreements! In fact, it might have been agonizing trying to get everyone to settle on the same one. Now imagine getting everyone to agree on what type of home to buy in a multigenerational scenario!   Obviously, you want family members to be in harmony when looking for a new home. The...Read More

Physical distancing - our new reality

By: Philip Hollett

Physical distancing - our new reality

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, physical distancing, selling real estate during covid-19, social distancing, coronavirus, tips to sell your home, process for selling a home, tips for selling your home, home selling tips

I hope this message finds you and your family well!  Finances, health, job change, divorce, estate sale are only a few of the reasons someone might have to sell or buy a home. Our goal, during this crucial time, is to provide you with the tools you need to limit your exposure, and to continue to provide the 5-star service we are known to give. Here is how we do it:   Virtual Home Consult...Read More

One hour ideas for boosting curb appeal

By: Philip Hollett

One hour ideas for boosting curb appeal

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, Waterdown Realtor, Burlington Realtor, Oakville Realtor, home ownership tips, boosting curb appeal

You've heard of the term "curb appeal". It refers to the initial impression people get when they first see your property from the street. If the impression is a good one, it sets the right tone for the rest of the house. How do you boost curb appeal? Here are some proven ideas that you can get done in an hour or so: Wash both the inside and outside of the front windows. You'll...Read More

SHOULD YOU DEFER YOUR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS OR WAIT?

By: Philip Hollett

SHOULD YOU DEFER YOUR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS OR WAIT?

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, Waterdown Realtor, Burlington Realtor, Oakville Realtor, home ownership tips, mortgage payments deferral, mortgage, payments

  With the uncertainty that we are currently facing, a lot of people are wondering if they should defer some of their monthly payments. The very best way to figure that out is to know exactly where your money will be coming from in the next few months and where it will be going.    How can you achieve this?    The answer is simple: make a budget.  Knowing exactly whe...Read More

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, Waterdown Realtor, Burlington Realtor, Oakville Realtor, home ownership tips, 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 that ...Read More

6 Affordable Ways to Boost your Home's Curb Appeal

By: Philip Hollett

6 Affordable Ways to Boost your Home's Curb Appeal

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, preparing to sell your home

When buyers come to see your home, the first thing they notice is how your property looks from the curb. That first impression is powerful and lingering. If buyers don't like what they see, it can influence how they judge the rest of your property, regardless of how great it looks on the inside. You definitely want to do whatever you can to boost curb appeal. Here are six affordable ideas to ...Read More

What to Fix Up in your Home before You Sell

By: Philip Hollett

What to Fix Up in your Home before You Sell

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, home renovation tips, home renovating tips, homeownership tips, home selling tips, to do before you sell

If you have a home that is overdue for a renovation, you might be worried that it will be difficult to sell as a "fixer-upper". In fact, you might delay listing your property for that reason. The good news is, you don’t need to fix up everything in your home to prepare it for sale. You can be selective and choose only those projects that are most likely to help your home show well...Read More

Getting a DIY Renovation Done On time and On Budget

By: Philip Hollett

Getting a DIY Renovation Done On time and On Budget

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, home renovation tips, home renovating tips, DIY tips, homeownership tips

Two of the biggest stressors for DIYers are projects that cost too much or take too long. Unfortunately, there’s no sure way to guarantee that one or the other (or both) won’t happen. But there is a lot you can do to minimize the probability. When budgeting, a big mistake DIYers make is not considering the little things. For example, you might budget for drywall panels but neglect to ...Read More

DIY-Friendly Bathroom Makeovers

By: Philip Hollett

DIY-Friendly Bathroom Makeovers

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

Want to make your bathroom look fantastic without having to do a major renovation? There are a lot of projects you can do yourself. In fact, there are some improvements you can get done in less than a day that will transform the look and feel of your bathroom. Check out these ideas: ·       Update the sink. If you have some basic plumbing knowledge, this is a ...Read More

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