According to Brant News, home sales in Brantford were up about 9% for both November and December, compared to the year before. If this is any indication of future trends, it’s likely that Brantford will see a lot of families looking for new homes in 2014. Brantford is known for being “The Telephone City” owing […]
There are many advantages of buying a new home instead of opting into a condo, townhouse or other smaller-scale dwelling. It’s essentially the realization of your own personal dream, with a green lawn and a twinkling blue pool in the backyard (if you choose). Most of all, it’s something to be enjoyed because of all […]
Fascinating article from the Wall Street Journal on just how important the the pictures (especially the exterior main photo) of your home is when listing it for sale.
The roof is your homes first line of defense from the elements so it’s one of the most importance maintenance items for homeowners. Problems with the roof can often go unnoticed until leaks buildup in the attic causing mould and damage to ceilings and walls.
Mortgages are complex products – rates, terms, payments, interest, amortization, privileges…it’s enough to make your head spin. Luckily there are great mortgage professionals that can look at your situation and help you make the best decision. For me, a 5 minute phone call saved me $12,000 over the next 3 years and puts me on track to pay my mortgage off 10 years sooner. You can’t make money any easier!
Does your old toilet literally have you flushing money down the drain – see how I’m saving over $150 a year!
It’s amazing how connected people are today with the internet, iPhones, blackberries (I call mine my crackberry), iPads and more. They want information to be accessible everywhere, instantly. Virtually everything in our lives is touched by this hi-tech vibe and its revolutionizing the way people buy and sell real estate these days.
Your close neighbours can really make or break your home ownership experience. While there is no way to guarantee who your neighbours will be in the future, in this video I share a few tips you can use during your home search to help predict if the current neighbours will enhance your enjoyment of your […]
Waste, Recycling & Landfill Waste Collection Program Waste materials are collected on weekly basis. Residents may set out up to 5 cans or bags per week. For a list of important garbage collection dates, detailed program information and a map of the Solid Waste Collection Areas, click on the “Waste Programs” link listed in the menu. For additional […]
Article originally posted by my amazing home staging team, Rooms in Bloom on their blog:http://decoratingdivas.wordpress.com Is Your Brantford Home Stigmatized? When we put our homes on the market, we all want two things: for the home to sell fast and for the most money possible. We start the selling process with such hope however when a home doesn’t […]
Conventional wisdom, that more expensive equals better may not hold true when it comes to furnace filters for your high efficiency furnace. During the last home inspection I attended with my clients and my recommended home inspector…
As a professional home stager, I can’t count how many times I have heard this statement from home owners and realtors alike. They want to try to avoid investing in staging and they think if they have de-cluttered a little, set the table and mowed the lawn .. voila! They are good to go.
December is mere days away and radio stations are broadcasting – much to my chagrin – Christmas music 24 hours a day. While this is a time of parties, entertaining friends & family and gift buying – it’s also the time when…
When it comes to selling your home, kitchens are the room we most often recommend updating before that for sale sign goes up on the front lawn. Why? Because kitchens are expensive to upgrade…
When it comes time to sell you home there is one simple, and cost effective fix-up that is guaranteed to make you money. Painting the interior of your home is a no brainer, but for some reason most sellers avoid it because it can seem like too much work or hassle. When I list homes […]
Today Jeff Thibodeau talks about picking up the first week of his CSA farm share program.