Buying a home can be a very overwhelming experience, but if you are prepared and have contracted the right advisors, it can be a smooth and enjoyable process. What to do when you’re a first-time home-buyer: 1. Get pre-approved. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is an important first step in the home-buying process. You don’t want to start house-hunting and …

Start Your Christmas Shopping this Weekend at a Holiday Market or Bazaar

BURLINGTON Burlington Made Holiday Craft Market Saturday, November 24, 2018 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Ron Joyce Centre | 4350 South Service Road | Burlington Meet 55+ of the best local makers. Shop thousands of unique gifts. Enjoy live music and gourmet food and drinks. Support local. $5 cash at the door. Parking is free. BURLINGTON MADE HOLIDAY CRAFT MARKET …

Must-Do Home Repairs Before Selling

It’s important to take a step back and have a critical eye when getting your home ready for sale. Buyers are looking for as close to “move-in ready” as possible. You want them to walk in and feel like your home has been well-maintained and won’t be a money pit. By making necessary home repairs before listing, potential buyers will feel confident …

7 Common Mistakes Sellers Make

1. Your property won’t sell because it’s overpriced. It is very difficult to accept that your house may not be worth as much as you think it is worth. A house is only worth as much as the last sale, of similar structure, in your neighbourhood OR what a buyer is willing to pay for a home. It is a …

Recreation Homes in Demand for a New Demographic

Canada’s recreational home market is growing thanks to a new group of homebuyers claiming their piece of the cottage and vacation homes market. As more Canadians work remotely, they are shunning the city life for a more relaxed home-working environment. Sotheby’s International president and CEO Brad Henderson says that he has seen a growing trend for people leaving Montreal or …

Real Estate Prices Edge Higher in GTA Markets

The Toronto housing market showed some improvement in home sales this June along with the average selling price. 8,082 homes were sold by Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) members through the MLS in June; a 17.6% jump from May 2018 and 2.4% more than in June of last year. Policy changes such as the B-20 mortgage guidelines which tightened lending …

There is a Farmers’ Market Near You

It’s summer and there is nothing better than visiting a local farmers’ market. There is just something about seeing all the fresh produce, cheese, meats etc., available, it inspires us to make healthy choices and to shop local. We are so fortunate in the 905 area to have so many close by to choose from. Check out the list below …