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

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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

A Valentine’s Celebration at Home - Simple Ways to Impress Your Love!

By: Shirley Hanlon

A Valentine’s Celebration at Home - Simple Ways to Impress Your Love!

Tags: Valentine's Day, Home, Love, Family, February 14th , Real Estate, Realtor, The Hanlon Team, Keller Williams, Stay at home, A valentine's celebration at home

Instead of heading out to face the cold temperatures and busy crowds this year, why not stay in this Valentine’s Day? You can have the best night just staying home and celebrating in simple yet special ways. Not only will you save money, but you can plan a night in that is custom tailored for you and your love. Here are some ideas that will certainly impress:   Food   Make a dinner...Read More

Is it time to buy a house together?

By: Shirley Hanlon

Is it time to buy a house together?

Tags: real estate, home buyers, buying a home, home buying in toronto, should you buy a home together, buying a home in mississauga, buyers, buying a home with your significant other, moving in together, should you move in together

Moving in with your significant other is a big decision and one that should not be rushed. Before taking the plunge, you will need to sit down together and have a serious discussion about expectations and what this will mean for each of you. Going into this with a clear mind will not only allow you to enjoy the buying experience as well as to help alleviate disappointment later on.  Be open ...Read More

Holiday fun is happening this month in Mississauga!

By: Shirley Hanlon

Holiday fun is happening this month in Mississauga!

Tags: holiday season in mississauga, mississauga events, christmas in mississauga, new years in mississauga

There's magic in the air! Celebration Square is lit up for the holiday season, homes are adorned with twinkling lights, shopping centres are packed and there are plenty of fun, festive events happening across the city! Take a look at what's happening this month in Mississauga!  Visitors can revel in the sights and smells of a traditional Christmas at beautiful Benares Historic House ...Read More

Start preparing now for a smooth sale in 2018!

By: Shirley Hanlon

Start preparing now for a smooth sale in 2018!

Tags: selling your home, mississauga real estate, mississauga realtors, selling your home in 2019, erin mills homes for sale, streetsville homes for sale, mississauga real estate agents, oakville real estate, toronto real estate

If you're thinking of selling your home in 2018, it's never too soon to start preparing. Now is the time to get your finances in order and begin working on those minor projects around the house that will help you realize top dollar when it comes time to list. When trying to zero in on where your money will best be spent, consider what most buyers are looking for. Some improvements may cos...Read More

Getting pre-approved is more important than ever

By: Shirley Hanlon

Getting pre-approved is more important than ever

Tags: mortgage, toronto real estate, mississauga real estate, erin mills homes for sale, streetsville homes for sale , erin mills real estate agents, streetsville real estate agents, homes for sale in clarkson mississauga, homes for sale in erin mills mississauga, oakville real estate, milton real estate

With interest rates on the rise and many housing policy changes over the past year, it's more important than ever for first-time home buyers to have their mortgage pre-approval in hand when beginning the search for a new home.  There are a few reasons why getting pre-approved is so important as you begin the journey towards home ownership. For one, it takes the guesswork out of house hun...Read More

Get Organized for the Winter Season!

By: Shirley Hanlon

Get Organized for the Winter Season!

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While we were fortunate to enjoy some unseasonably warm days during October, November has arrived and it's only a matter of time before the snow starts falling. With the arrival of frosty weather comes the need to switch over our wardrobes from summer to winter, presenting the perfect opportunity to organize closets and dressers!  The first step is purging. As you sort through clothing, ...Read More

Have the spookiest house on the street!

By: Shirley Hanlon

Have the spookiest house on the street!

Tags: halloween decor, mississauga real estate, mississauga real estate agents, mississauga realtors, homes for sale in mississauga, mississauga homes, toronto real estate, oakville real estate, homes for sale in erin mills, homes for sale in streetsville, homes for sale in clarkson, condos for sale mississauga, halloween decorations, halloween home decor

Do you love driving around your neighbourhood during October, checking out the ghostly and gruesome Halloween decorations? Thinking of upping your game this year? With plenty of time to get crafty before October 31, make this the year to go all out and enter the running for your street's creepiest house! Here are 8 spooktacular ideas for creating a spine-chilling, Halloween home: 1. Remove yo...Read More