When potential buyers visit your home, they often feel like intruders. After all, in most cases, they don’t know you personally. Yet, there they are, walking through your hallways, looking in your bedroom closets, and even checking out the cabinet space in your washrooms.
Obviously, you want buyers to feel comfortable ... Continue Reading
You see a great home. You pull out your mortgage calculator and start punching in the numbers. The estimated monthly payment is displayed on the screen. You think, “Yep, we can afford that!”
It’s easy to be seduced by a mortgage payment calculation. However, mortgage payments aren’t the only costs ... Continue Reading
Recipe For The Perfect Real Estate Storm
The whirlwind of activity on most new listings continues as homes available for sale continue to remain well below previous years. Couple this with an increase in sales and you have the recipe for the perfect real estate storm resulting in soaring prices.
Year To ... Continue Reading
Make a Power Switch!
If you’re looking for ways that you and your family can reduce your energy use, keep track of your consumption by saving your bills, and noting the dates of any major changes (eg. severe weather, new appliance, change of routine, etc.). Then compare your consumption and spending ... Continue Reading
I am back from my great adventure
..... teaching English in Siem Reap, Cambodia ..... and what an adventure it was!
The kids were so eager to learn, my group was between 14 and 28 years old, each one came to English Camp to learn and practice their English. We worked ... Continue Reading
Top 25 Beaches In South Central Ontario
You don’t have to own a cottage to enjoy a taste of what cottage life offers. There are many places to go to get your feet wet here are 25 of some of the better ones.
Cottage Life Not Just For The Rich And Famous
Some ... Continue Reading
Imagine this scenario. You hire a Home Inspector to inspect a house you’ve made an offer on. The inspector goes over everything with a fine tooth comb, outside-to-inside, basement-to-ceiling.
Great so far.
Then he presents you with his findings, points out areas that need repairs – and then offers to do this ... Continue Reading
"Are We Headed Into The Summer Time Doldrums"
With all the Canada Day activity and the start of the summer holidays you would think that things would have quieted down a bit. A slight uptick in sales over the last seven days would indicate otherwise when compared with the ... Continue Reading
No one buys or sells a home alone. You need the help of a professional – and likely a whole team of professionals – to assist you in achieving your goals and protecting your interests.
A real estate transaction can be stressful enough. So when it comes to choosing professionals to ... Continue Reading
Getting bored of the four walls that surround a particular room? Want to redecorate, but worried that you don’t have the budget? Here are some low-cost ideas for revitalizing the look of just about any area of your home.
Paint. It’s amazing what a $30 dollar can of paint can do. ... Continue Reading