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

Should You Get a Major Improvement Done before Selling?

By: Philip Hollett

Should You Get a Major Improvement Done before Selling?

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, home renovation

  There’s no doubt about it. The more “move in” ready your property is, the more attractive it will be to buyers. That’s because buyers will be able to imagine living in the home without having to make any major repairs or improvements — at least for the short term. But, does that mean you need to get every big issue dealt with before you sell? Not necessarily....Read More

Start the Home Selling Process This Month

By: Philip Hollett

Start the Home Selling Process This Month

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 about selling in the spring, don’t wait until the spring to start planning. In fact, you’ll save yourself a lot of work and get ahead of the game if you start planning now. What’s that old saying? The early bird gets the worm! In this case, by starting the process this month, you’ll be in excellent shape when you’re ready to list in the sprin...Read More

Achieving Your Home Goals in 2021

By: Philip Hollett

Achieving Your Home Goals in 2021

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

If you’re like many people, you’ve spent more time in your home this year than, perhaps, you ever thought you would! In fact, you might have even gained a greater appreciation for how important it is to have the features, style and atmosphere you want in a home. That’s why, as you set your personal and career goals for 2021, you might also want to consider setting a few “h...Read More

Take Advantage of Year-End Savings Opportunities

By: Philip Hollett

Take Advantage of Year-End Savings Opportunities

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Want to save money in 2021? There are many money-saving opportunities — including tax savings — that you can realize if you take action before the year ends. Here are just a few examples of what to consider: Do you own a business? Even if it’s just a side-hustle to make extra money, you can save on taxes if you make planned purchases this month. For example, if you need a new ...Read More

How to Find a Home that Has your Big Three

By: Philip Hollett

How to Find a Home that Has your Big Three

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

How do you find the home of your dreams within a price range you can afford? Most buyers start by making a “wish list”. But, it’s easy to get frustrated when you have a long wish list and expect you’ll be able to find a home with every one of those features. You might, for example, have “mature backyard tree” as number 23 on your list, and become disappointed w...Read More

Fire Safety Checks You Should Do At Least Once a Year

By: Philip Hollett

Fire Safety Checks You Should Do At Least Once a Year

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

Chances are, you know that you should change the batteries in your smoke detectors at least once a year — even if you suspect the batteries are still good.    But that isn't the only fire safety check you should do annually. Here are some other recommended tips to help keep you and your family safe.    • Clean your stove burners and oven regularly. Hard grease ...Read More

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