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3 Reasons to Talk to a Realtor Today

3 Reasons to Talk to a Realtor Today

You might naturally assume that it is most important to talk to a Realtor when you’re selling or buying a home. But there are many other circumstances in which it makes sense to give me a call. Here are a few examples. 1. When you’re at the “thinking about it” stage If you’re just thinking […]

BBQ Safety Tips You Should Know

BBQ Safety Tips You Should Know

According to a recent study, the average homeowner pays more attention to kitchen stove safety than they do BBQ safety. But, the fact is, a BBQ mishap can be just as devastating. So, it pays to know the latest safety tips.  Keep BBQs at least 8 feet away from your house.  Check for venture tube […]

Getting Friends to Spread the Word about Your Listing

Getting Friends to Spread the Word about Your Listing

When you list your home for sale, you want as many buyers as possible to find out about it. So consider how many friends, neighbors and work colleagues you have. Then think about how many people they know. The number is likely in the hundreds. One of those people could be looking for a property […]

Using Neighbourhood Data to Help Sell Your Home

Using Neighbourhood Data to Help Sell Your Home

For example, say homes don’t go on the market often in your area. That’s an indication that the quality of life in the neighborhood is so good that no one wants to leave! In real estate we measure the area’s “turnover rate”, and it’s handy data to have when listing your home. Another bit of […]

Common Household Items that Can Cause a Fire

Common Household Items that Can Cause a Fire

You never want to smell smoke in your home and realize there’s a fire. That’s why it is important to be diligent about fire safety. Experts recommend that homeowners be especially careful with the following common household items: • Portable heaters. Never leave one in a room unattended. Make sure paper and other combustible materials […]

Going “Green” in Your Garden or Flower Bed

Going “Green” in Your Garden or Flower Bed

There has been a lot of emphasis lately on the importance of “going green”. That simply means being environmentally-responsible. You likely already recycle, use energy-efficient lights, and turn down your thermostat when no one is home. Yet, most of us don’t think about the garden or flower bed when we “think green”. We should. Here […]

Handling a New Home Problem on Moving Day

Handling a New Home Problem on Moving Day

Imagine buying a product from a store, taking it home, and then discovering there’s a problem with it. Disappointing, yes, but not a catastrophe. You can simply take it back for repair or exchange. But, what if it’s moving day, and you discover there’s a problem with your new home? Whoa. A house isn’t so […]