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Month: November 2016

10 THINGS THAT LOWER THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME

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Unusual decor, neglected maintenance, unnecessary additions… Here are some of the factors that work against the selling price of your home. An eccentric decor or overwhelming wallpaper can negatively affect the value of a home.  1. LOCATION This is the number one criteria that influences the selling price of a home. It’s better to have […]

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Why hydro bills are so high in Ontario

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Kathleen Wynne admits high electricity prices are ‘her mistake,’ but fixing things won’t be easy Mike Crawley · Provincial Affairs Reporter · CBC NewsNovember 22, 2016 Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is promising to “find more ways” to lower hydro rates and reduce the burden on consumers. “It was my mistake. And I’m going to do […]

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28 Reasons Absolutely Everyone Hates Hamilton, Ontario

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Kat Angus – BuzzFeed Staff, Canada 1. It goes without saying that Hamilton, Ontario is the worst. Joe deSousa/Flickr Creative Commons / Via Flickr: mustangjoe – Tiffany Falls. 2. It’s a hideous dump of steel and cement. Flickr Creative Commons / Via Flickr: laurambailey – Dundas Lookout. 3. All of the city’s buildings are totally ugly. Flickr Creative Commons / […]

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Safety Tips for REALTORS® 4

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Hide personal information Tell your sellers: DON’T leave personal information like mail or bills out in the open where anyone can see it, and be sure to lock down their computer and lock up their laptop and any other expensive, easy-to-pocket electronics (like iPods or tablets) before showings. Have an office distress code Create a […]

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SHOULD YOU BUY OR SELL FIRST?

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Should you buy or sell first? If you’re a homeowner and are planning on moving soon, you are probably asking yourself this question. It’s important to know that there are advantages and disadvantages to both of these options. BUYING FIRST There are several reasons for buying a home first. Buying first may be advantageous if […]

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