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Closing Day Checklists for Buyers & Sellers

I love checklists. Not only do they simplify my life, but they keep things orderly during a real estate transaction when things can get so busy and sometimes go off the rails. Real Estate Lawyer Mark Weisleder penned a real estate column for The Toronto Star from 2009 to 2012. He still has lin... Read More

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5 Tips on Selling Your Home With Pets

What about our pets? This is a question that is often asked in real estate sales. If you have a dog or cat, chances are you love your pet. But, while pets are great for your emotional health, they don’t help you sell your home. When you decide to put the house on the market you will need to do ... Read More

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Want To Reduce Household Energy Costs? Here’s how!

Household energy costs consume a significant portion of a household budget. So it makes sense to ensure you are taking all the necessary steps towards becoming energy efficient. In a recent newsletter,  Pedro Giorgana a professional home inspector with InspecHomes identified strategies that wi... Read More

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From Karen’s Desk: Real Estate Market Update

October 2017 With September wrapped up, we are now fully engaged in the fall market. Historically this is a very active seasons in the Southern Ontario region. Although it hasn’t felt like fall weather quite yet, we are seeing signs of the market gaining the momentum that is associated with thi... Read More

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Buying Real Estate As Investment Property

Owning your first home is a great way to learn all the ins-and-outs of buying real estate. Building your real estate portfolio is a beneficial way to diversify and save for the future. Increasingly, people are opting to purchase an investment property to help save for their children's education... Read More

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Indicators That It’s Time to Sell Your Home

There are many reasons why it may be time to sell your home. You may need more space to make room for a growing family or are in the process of downsizing now that your children have left the next. Whatever your motivations, timing is key. If you sell when home prices are plummeting, you may end... Read More

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Burlington Market Update | The Real Estate Book

The following article appeared in the The Real Estate Book | October 2017 It has been quite a roller coaster so far this year in the real estate market in Burlington. We started out exceptionally strong, carrying on from 2016 but with even stronger price appreciation and lack of inventory in the... Read More

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Keep Your Home Secure Whether Away Or At Home

When it comes to home security, the statistics are surprising. SGI Canada recently released the following stats on home invasions. A residential break-in happens every 90 seconds in Canada. More than 80% of break-ins occur during daylight hours. Most illegal entries are made by amateur b... Read More

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5 Tips: Selling Your Home When You Have Kids

With 35+ years of selling homes under my belt, I pretty much have seen it all. That also means that when it comes to selling homes, my team of agents and I have some pretty good ideas based on our experience. Selling a home with kids isn’t problematic, but it does take some planning. You know y... Read More

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Real Estate Rentals: Is It For You?

There is a lot to be said for real estate investment properties. Purchasing a rental property is not just a great way to supplement your income but it could launch a new business. And that’s the best way to handle your new role as a landlord - treat it like a business. All tenants basically wan... Read More