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Cottage Market in Ontario is on Fire

Cottage Market in Ontario is on Fire

Cottage Market in Ontario is on Fire even in January amidst a Pandemic! If you are a cottage owner and are considering selling, now just might be the time! Interest from buyers and prices is pretty well out of sight.

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Start the Home Selling Process this Month

Start the Home Selling Process this Month

If you’re thinking about selling in the spring, don’t wait until the new year 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 spring. 

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Buying a Home that Needs Some Work

Buying a Home that Needs Some Work

When you’re shopping for a new home, you probably want the property to be as “move-in ready” as possible. That way, you can… well… just move in! 

However, there are a lot of fantastic properties on the market that need some work. For example, you might see a home that has everything you need, but the kitchen is long overdue for a renovation. Or, you might view a property that requires a lot of repairs and painting — tasks that, at first glance, seem overwhelming.

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Feeling Cool about Selling in November or December?

Feeling Cool about Selling in November or December?

If you need to sell your home in the next month or two, you might be worried. After all, aren’t spring and summer the ideal seasons to list your property? If you list in November or December, you might have difficulties attracting buyers and getting the best price for your home. Right?

Not necessarily.

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How to Fix Common Floor Cracks and Stains

How to Fix Common Floor Cracks and Stains

When you’re selling your home, you want it to look its best to buyers. Unfortunately, buyers are likely to notice any cracks or stains on your floor.

Luckily, there are many do-it-yourself solutions to help make your floors look significantly better.

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What’s the “Lifestyle” Score for your Home?

What’s the “Lifestyle” Score for your Home?

In the business world, a phrase that’s often used is ROI or Return On Investment. It refers to the regular gain (or loss) you’re getting from a particular asset relative to its cost. 

When it comes to your home, the gain may be more than financial. It may include the benefit of the lifestyle it gives you. For example, a spacious backyard deck pays off in countless pleasant Saturdays with friends and family. A home’s location near convenient commuting routes means less stress getting to and from work.

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Dealing with Unsightly Flooring Issues when Selling

Dealing with Unsightly Flooring Issues when Selling

When you’re selling your home, you want it to look its best. You want buyers who view it to say, “Wow, I love this place!” However, what if you have a stubborn stain in the carpet, or a cracked floor tile? An unsightly issue like that can be distracting in your otherwise beautiful property.

You have a few options.

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How to Find a Home that Has your “Big Three”

How to Find a Home that Has your “Big Three”

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 when an otherwise ideal property doesn’t have one.

But when you really think about it, your ideal home probably comes down to just three or four core characteristics.

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Home Energy Saving Tips that Won’t Leave You Shivering or Sweating

Home Energy Saving Tips that Won’t Leave You Shivering or Sweating

If you want to reduce your home energy costs, the easiest way is to turn the thermostat up or down. In fact, you probably won’t notice a difference of 2 degrees either way — and the savings can be substantial.

However, if you want to lower your bill even further each month, here are some additional tips that are relatively easy to implement.

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Need to Sell Quickly? Here’s What to Do

Need to Sell Quickly? Here’s What to Do

There are many reasons why you might suddenly need to sell your home. It could be an unexpected work relocation, a change in family circumstances, or simply a desire to move.

Whatever the reason, selling quickly requires some fast action on your part. But that doesn’t mean you need to get into panic mode. You can list and sell your property, quickly while still enjoying the process!

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