The Value of a Realtor – Do You Really Save Selling on Your Own?

Every time we encounter a HOT real estate market, we witness the emergence of alternative methods to buy and sell the property. However, even in the hottest markets, more than 90% of Canadians still chose to enlist the services of a professional real estate agent to sell their homes. ‘For Sale By Owner’ companies advertise a unique system for selling …

5 “Emergencies” That Are Actually Normal When Selling Your Home

If there’s a mantra every first-time seller should memorize, it’s this: Expect the unexpected. While your realtor is going to educate you about the process of selling your home and share their thoughts about how the sale could go based on what’s going on in your market right now, no two sales are exactly alike. That’s because there is any …

What Is A Mortgage Deposit?

Only Half of Canadians Know! Many Canadians have a good understanding of financial services terms. A recent Angus Reid survey revealed that 51 percent of respondents were confident they knew what a mortgage deposit was, with 48 percent admitting they were “not very confident” or “not at all confident” they understood the term. It’s easy to see why there’s some …

Is Your Real Estate Agent Going the Extra Mile?

Doing the bare minimum simply isn’t enough anymore. Make sure your real estate agent does these 11 things to market your home.Download the Checklist Why Marketing Matters Smart marketing sells homes, and these statistics are just a few examples of why we place so much importance on the strategy we use to sell your home. ✅ 44% of home buyers …

How Proximity Affects Your Home Value

Location, location, location.  You’ve definitely heard how important this is in real estate — and that’s because it’s true! Location is a crucial factor when it comes to the value of your home. Not only does what part of town you are in matter, but what is physically near you can actually help or hinder your property value. We put …

Family Day Winter Fun

Celebrate Family Day with one of the many activities and events happening this weekend in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Hamilton. Happy Family Day!!! Family Day Weekend at Mountsberg February 15 – 17, 2020 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pmMountsberg Conservation Area | 2259 Milburough Line|CampbellvilleCelebrate winter at Mountsberg with a weekend full of fun, family-oriented winter activities including Wagon Rides, …

January 2020 Market Stats

The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board According to figures released February 5, 2020, by The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board (OMDREB), the number of all property sales increased in January compared to the same period in 2019. Monthly property sales went up by 24, totalling 449 compared to 425 in January 2019. The total number of …

Is Selling Your Home Right Now A Mistake?

Ask any real estate agent how the market is, and you’re almost sure to get the same answer: “Great!” Even if the market is great, it still may not be a great time for you to sell. Many real estate agents will tell you that NOW is the right time to sell your home when in reality, they can’t know that without …

6 Things to Do This Weekend in the 905

Photography Workshop – Winter Photography  Sunday, February 2 | 8:30 am – 10:30 amHilton Falls | 4985 Campbellville Road | MiltonCapture natural beauty in Halton Parks’ photography workshops, ‘Behind the Lens: Views on the Escarpment’! The workshops are offered throughout the year and are led by Halton Parks Ambassador and professional photographer, Adrian Marsi, to help you discover and learn …

2020 Buyer Trends

Another year has come and gone, and with a new year comes new goals. Whether you’ve decided this is the year you’re going to sell your home or if you’re just considering it, you need to know which buyer trends to expect in 2020. We’ve laid out the most important trends for this year and how it could affect your …

5 Things to Do This Weekend in the 905

Winter Exhibit: Wildlife Rescue Saturday, January 18 – Monday, April 13 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pmRoyal Botanical Gardens | 680 Plains Road West | Burlington Enter the fascinating world of Wildlife Rescue, an eye-opening, inspiring and wildly interactive exhibit for all ages! Step into recovery efforts and “meet” the people who dedicate their lives to saving and releasing endangered …