By: Michael Oles

Hardwood vs. Engineered Flooring Part 3

Tags: GEORGETOWN REAL ESTATE, HALTON HILLS REAL ESTATE, SERIES, WEEK THREE, HARDWOOD, ENGINEERED, FLOORING

Let’s wrap up this blog series on Engineered or hardwood flooring by comparing cost. Budget is a major factor in deciding which product you choose.  Engineered flooring tends to be slightly more economical than    hardwood  but many factors can affect the overall cost of your project. The width of a plank will affect both equally, whether you choose a 3”...Read More

By: Michael Oles

Hardwood vs. Engineered Flooring Part 2

Tags: GEORGETOWN REAL ESTATE, HALTON HILLS REAL ESTATE, SERIES, WEEK TWO, HARDWOOD, ENGINEERED, FLOORING

I want to continue this week discussing Engineered flooring vs Hardwood flooring as it pertains to location, as well as maintenance and durability. The difference between the two flooring products factors into its use and location of where you choose to install your flooring. Genuine hardwood flooring is susceptible to moisture and high humidity and is not a reliable candidate for basement floo...Read More

By: Michael Oles

Hardwood vs. Engineered Flooring

Tags: GEORGETOWN REAL ESTATE, HALTON HILLS REAL ESTATE, SERIES, WEEK ONE, HARDWOOD, ENGINEERED, FLOORING

 I have been asked many times over the years, which   should I choose for my renovation project, Engineered   flooring or hardwood flooring?  Over the next couple of   weeks, I am going to do a series of blogs offering some   insight into the differences between the two and I hope this will help you make an informed decision based on your wa...Read More

By: Lynn Oles

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY

Tags: Back to School, Labour Day, September

With the Exhibition closing I am reminded the summer holidays are coming to an end and back to school is just around the corner. Although all common sense it is worth noting some safety reminders to help ensure the kids all have a great start to the new year.     Students Be aware of your surroundings, look both ways Leave your phone in your backpack – distracted pedestrian...Read More

By: Hayley Derikx

Curb Appeal - Selling Your Home in Summer

Tags: Selling Home, Summer, Curb Appeal

One of the biggest things that can help sell your home in the summer time is curb appeal. Many people tend to spruce up the inside of the home to help sell whether it be painting, staging, or other changes within the home. With the beautiful sunshine, green grass and new growth that the spring / summer brings curb appeal can be a big help in selling your home. Some easy things to do to spruce up ...Read More

By: Lynn Oles

WHERE TO BUY IN HALTON REGION

Tags: Acton,Oakville,Burlington,purchase a home,halton hills

      Looking to purchase a home in the Halton Region?  Here are the top 3 neighbourhoods. 1. Uptown Core, Oakville Uptown Core is located in Central Oakville at the major intersection of Trafalgar and Dundas. The area is unique in that is offers single-family homes, as well as a wide variety of high-rise condos and stacked townhouses. According to Visualizing Densi...Read More

By: Lynn Oles

DO BUYERS PAY COMMISSION?

Tags: BUYERS, COMMISSION, BUYERS PAY COMMISSION

There is a common misconception among buyers that because they are using a Realtor® to help them purchase a home, that they must pay the buying Agent’s brokerage a fee for the service. From showing you available properties to negotiating an offer, right up to handing you the keys to your new home and beyond, my services to you, the home buyer, are completely free.  All commissions...Read More

By: Lynn Oles

Royal LePage CEO Phil Soper says the housing market is healthy nationally even though Toronto’s housing market posted its biggest monthly sales decline in a year last month.

Tags: GEORGETOWN REAL ESTATE, HALTON HILLS REAL ESTATE, ERIN REAL ESTATE, MILTON REAL ESTATE, HOUSING MARKET

The housing market in Toronto posted the biggest monthly sales decline in a year just last month. This has caused the Realtor Board to review the new mortgage rules which are keeping home’s from selling as per Financial Post’s article posted March. 5, 2019. Royal LePage’s CEO Phil Soper sat down with Financial Post to discuss the Mortgage Stress Test and Canada’s Housing Ma...Read More

By: Lynn Oles

FEBRUARY 2019 REAL ESTATE STATS

Tags: Halton Hills Real Estate, Erin Real Estate, Milton Real Estate, House Prices

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By: Nicole E. Kucherenko, Associate Lawyer, Helson Kogon Ashbee Schaljo & Assoc. LLP

A FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN BUYING A HOME.

Tags: Buying a Home, Purchase Agreements, Land Transfer tax, Land Registry

An Agreement of Purchase and Sale (APS) is a binding contract. When an offer that is put forward?  on a property is accepted, the APS becomes an executed contract. You cannot walk away from a binding contract without legal and economic consequences. It is not just your deposit that is in jeopardy, but all losses of the other party. You should review your APS carefully and ensure that any...Read More

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