April Showers ... is Your Home Ready for Rain?

By: Shirley Hanlon

April Showers ... is Your Home Ready for Rain?

Tags: April Showers is Your Home Ready for Rain?, Rain, Showers, Home, Spring Weather, Spring, Weather, April, Dry Home, Gutters, Roof, Shingles, Chimney

We all know what the spring weather brings, so it is important to learn how to prepare your home for all the rain that is on its way. Being prepared will keep your home dry and can save you the headaches and money from costly repairs.   The most important place to start is with the roof, the part of your home that protects you from the rain. It is key to catch problems early and take care of ...Read More

Your Home’s First Impression

By: Shirley Hanlon

Your Home’s First Impression

Tags: Your Home’s First Impression, Home, First Impression, House, Clean, Warm Welcome, Lasting Impression, Tips, Door, Entryway, Fresch Coat of Paint, Colour, Colours, Inviting Entrance, Inviting, Great Impression, Best Impresison, Clutter Free, Bench, Chair, Scents, Diffuser, Burning, Candle, Burning Candle, Small Touches

We know how important first impressions can be and the same goes for your home! Giving your guests a warm welcome and making them feel great when they arrive at your home leaves a lasting impression. Make sure it’s a good impression you leave with the help of these tips.   The first place they will see when they arrive is your door and entryway. So the first step is to make sure this ar...Read More

Selling Your Home with Pets & Kids - What You Need to Know!

By: Shirley Hanlon

Selling Your Home with Pets & Kids - What You Need to Know!

Tags: Selling Your Home with Pets and Kids,What You Need to Know, Cleaning, Tidy, Clean Home, Clean, Pets, Children, Kids, Animals, Mess, Clutter, Litter Boxes, Clean, Home, House, Dishes, Sticky Fingers, Real Estate, Decor, Tips, Loved Ones, Scuffed Walls, Stained Carpets, Stained, Carpets, Real Estate Tips, Toys
 

Selling your home when your family consists of pets and children is not always easy. However, there are some things you can do to help it go more smoothly and not have your beloved family members impact the sale of your home.   Many homebuyers do not like when you have a pet. Animals make some people uncomfortable and nervous, so you do not want them to be present for any viewings. But even w...Read More

How to Stage Your Home

By: Shirley Hanlon

How to Stage Your Home

Tags: How to Stage Your Home Yourself For a Quick Sell, stage, home, real estate, decor, design, decluttering, make it spotless, Clutter makes the house crowded, do it yourself, countertops and shelves, buying, selling, sales, home buyer, potential home buyer, first time home buyer

Staging your home is an important step towards selling and when you desire a quick sell there are ways you can do the job yourself. Home staging is beneficial because it impresses buyers with a great first impression and they do not want to see a home with work that needs to be done. Staging is also said to help sell quickly and for the highest possible price.   There are some areas that are ...Read More

Common Design Mistakes: What You May Be Doing Wrong

By: Shirley Hanlon

Common Design Mistakes: What You May Be Doing Wrong

Tags: Common Design Mistakes, What You May Be Doing Wrong, De Clutter, Placement, Rug, Rooms, Poor Lighting, interior design, style, balance and order, space, table lamps, clutter, out of sigh, overcrowding, keep it clean, hanging art the wrong way, low ceilings, four sections, collection, too small, too high

Whether it’s the placement of your rug or too much clutter in your room, do you know the home design mistakes that are currently cramping your style? Knowing right from wrong when it comes to interior design can help your home not only have better style, but also have better balance and order. Here are a few things to check with your home design:   Poor lighting Lighting is one of the m...Read More

Real Estate: How to Find a Competitive Sale or Purchase Price

By: Shirley Hanlon

Real Estate: How to Find a Competitive Sale or Purchase Price

Tags: How to Find a Competitive Sale or Purchase Price, Real Estate, Competitive Sale, Purchase Price, Home, Sale, Purchase, Home Buyer's, Hunt for a New Home, Process of Selling, Calculating Average Price, Homes on the Market, Statistics, Price, Higher or Lower, Real estate, agent

Home buyer’s who are on the hunt for a new home or are in the process of selling their home look to see if the price is competitive. This meaning the average or median price for that market. Although they sound like they would be the same thing, they are not. The difference is in the definition. When calculating the average price of homes on the market you add all the homes’ prices tog...Read More

Spring is a Great Time to Sell Your Home

By: Shirley Hanlon

Spring is a Great Time to Sell Your Home

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When spring has sprung, so has the housing market! Spring is typically considered a hot period to sell your home, as it’s the beginning of the busiest season in most areas. One reason is that people like the warmer weather. Homes look better and days are longer. Families also usually prefer to purchase a home this time of year to be settled before the next school year begins. Homes do not h...Read More

The Return of the Electric Fireplace

By: Shirley Hanlon

The Return of the Electric Fireplace

Tags: THE RETURN OF THE ELECTRIC FIREPLACE, FIREPLACE, FAMILY, WINTER'S NIGHT, FLEXIBLE, SAFETY, ECONOMICAL, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, TRADITIONAL WOOD BURNING OR GAS FIREPLACE, PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION, ELECTRIC HEATER, COAL, WOOD, NATURAL GAS

Bringing you and your family warmth on a winter’s night, electric fireplaces are a flexible, safer and more economical way of enjoying a fire in your home. Electricity is one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly energy solutions today.   An electric fireplace is a heating element that looks like a traditional wood burning or gas fireplace, but it does not require a chimney...Read More

Mid-Winter Home Maintenance

By: Shirley Hanlon

Mid-Winter Home Maintenance

Tags: Home, Maintenance, Mid-Winter, Protect Flooring, Change the Air Filter, Clearing Outside of the Home, Home, Winter

If you were on top of things you probably did some winter home maintenance prep back in the fall, but there are a few important things to keep up on mid-winter as well. Cold temperatures, the ice, snow and moisture all take a toll on your home through the winter months. Here are three things to do to ensure you’re staying on top of maintenance this season:   Protect Flooring  ...Read More

Top Five Trends Home Buyers Are Looking for in 2018

By: Shirley Hanlon

Top Five Trends Home Buyers Are Looking for in 2018

Tags: TRENDS, 2018 TRENDS, DECOR, MISSISSAUGA, HOME BUYERS, buyers, wish list, MORE COLOUR IN KITCHENS, COLOUR, KITCHEN, COLOURFUL APPLIANCES, APPLIANCES, COLOURFUL, PATTERNED FLOORING, PATTERNED, FLOORING, LIGHT WOOD CABINETS, LIGHT, WOOD, CABINETS, MATTE METAL HARDWARE, MATTE, METAL, HARDWARE, MISSISSAUGA REAL ESTATE, MISSISSAUGA REALTORS, ERIN MILLS, STREETSVILLE, MISSISSAUGA REAL ESTATE AGENTS, OAKVILLE REAL ESTATE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, HOMES FOR SALE

Every year experts reveal the new trends in home design that they predict buyers will be looking for in the year ahead. Here are some of the top trends that we predict you will see on many home-buying wish lists for 2018: 1. Matte Metal Hardware Matte metal is in and looks great for things such as drawer pulls and light fixtures. Homeowners are choosing sleek matte hardware instead of shiny ...Read More

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