Monthly Archives: June 2009

Open House – Sunday June 28 – 2:00pm-4:00pm

One of a Kind Family Home on Quiet Crescent in the Orchard-North East Burlington with Fully Finished 1 Bedroom Apartment in Walkout Basement,Upgrades include: Hardwood Floors,Oak Stairs,High Ceilings, Upgraded Maple Kitchen with High Cabinetry, Island & walkout to Huge 2nd level Deck, Family Room with Vault Ceilings, Huge Windows & Fireplace, Main Floor Laundry, Interior(…)

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Don’t be fooled by national averages, look locally!

During these first days of summer, as economists are telling us that the worst of the recession may be over, Canadians are wondering how the values of their largest financial assets – their homes – are holding up. Media reports of real estate statistics have left many Canadian homeowners rightfully confused. The problem is that(…)

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Home Buyers Now Going Online First

Home buyers are now twice as likely to use online sources than print sources to find information about open houses they are interested in. A study found that 62% of home buyers use or plan to use online sites to find open houses, compared with 53% who use/plan to use information from real estate agents,(…)

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Resale housing market continues to recover

Home sales activity increased for the third time in as many months, according to statistics released by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). The national average price also rose again, to within short reach of the record levels set a year ago. Sales activity climbed 11.2 per cent in April 2009 compared to the previous(…)

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A Checklist: Buyers Beware!

One of the biggest mistakes a first time buyer, or any buyer for that matter, can make when purchasing a home, is to get too emotionally involved in the home before proper research has been conducted on the property and surrounding area. Here is a checklist of items to be considered before you put pen(…)

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7 things you need to know before hiring your contractor

Thinking of doing a home renovation? Here are seven things you need to know before hiring your contractor: 1. Get at least three references for the contractor you think you want to hire and thoroughly check all of them. 2. Ask for photos of previous jobs to ensure the workmanship. If you are asking for(…)

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Think about selling it before you even buy it!

When you decide to make one of the largest investments of your life, be sure to first consider the resale value when you are deciding to buy the home. I know many people have a hard time considering selling the home they just got excited about buying, but at some point, you will sell it!(…)

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