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Monthly Archives: September, 2015

Millennial home buying trends

According to a recent survey by Realtor.com, potential homebuyers in the 25-34 year-old range are feeling positive about the prospect of leaping into home ownership in 2015. Some 12,000 “millennials” – those born between 1980 and 1999 – took part in the survey between January 1, 2015 and June 15, 2015. Findings indicated that strong… Read More…

Electronic signatures now permitted

It’s rare that an Agreement of Purchase and Sale only changes hands one time during a real estate transaction. With counter-offers and further countering of counter offers, by the time the deal is done, the Agreement of Purchase and Sale can be full of scribbles and difficult to read. In an effort to make the… Read More…

Settling in to your new neighbourhood before the September rush

Many people, especially those with school-age children, try to plan their move day before that September rush. But once you’ve landed in your new home, what can you do to settle in quickly? Even before you move, use the Internet to tour your new area. Google Maps has a street view of nearly everywhere now…. Read More…

Everything you wanted to know about rainwater harvesting

It has been used since ancient times all over the world, and today in Canada, rainwater harvesting is becoming more widely used in residential, agricultural, and commercial buildings. Rainwater is the accumulation and deposition of rainwater for reuse on-site, rather than allowing it to run off. It is an efficient and economical method to use… Read More…

Update your room by refreshing your ceiling

When thinking of ceilings most times what comes to mind is the popcorn (stucco) ceiling, or one that’s just white and flat. But, if you are looking to update your room, there are some really beautiful options out there to spice up your ceiling and add some flair to your room’s fifth wall. The most… Read More…

Another record-breaking month in Hamilton-Burlington

The Hamilton-Burlington area is “deep into a seller’s market,” according to a recent report released by the Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB). June marked the third month in a row during which the two cities posted record-breaking sales. 2,062 properties were sold during June, 31 percent more than June of 2014 and a whopping 43… Read More…

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