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Townhouse For Sale in Brant Hills, Burlington

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First Time Home Buyers!

• 1,215 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story - $324,900

 -  Beautiful 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom townhouse in picturesque wooded enclave. Modern kitchen with updated cabinetry, double sinks and ceramic tile. Hardwood floor on main and upper levels. Spacious principle rooms. Large master with ensuite privileges and 2 sinks. Two ideal parking spots with convenient inside access. Fully fenced patio, great for entertaining. Please contact me for a personal tour!

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Moving With Children...

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Moving is an exciting time full of commotion that can be tough on everyone, including the children. The impact the move will have on kids usually is age-related. Babies, toddlers and young children tend to deal well with moving, while adolescents may resent and resist the move. Here are a few timeless tips that may help all families on the move:

 

  • Clearly explain why you’re moving. Children like to be in the loop and talking to them about the move, what it means and what it will entail can help limit move-related anxiety.
  • Familiarize the children with the new location by providing them with exciting information about the area. Some useful tools include maps, news stories and pictures. Highlight some of the location’s points of interest that you think your children will appreciate, like an amusement park or nearby lake.
  • Make sure everyone has packed and clearly labeled their most-used items and keep these items easily accessible. For a small child, this could include a few favorite toys or a security item. Older kids may not be able to survive without certain electronics or favorite clothing items.

 

Moving Babies and Toddlers

 

Babies and toddlers typically are easy to move, but they also can become confused or scared. Consider the following tips for them:

 

·        Pack their rooms last and keep favorite toys and other must-haves close at hand.

·        Try to stick to established routines like lunchtime and naptime.

·        Once in the new house, young children may need to be reminded about which household appliances are dangerous and other safety precautions or rules they learned at the previous house.

 

Moving Preschoolers and School-Age Children

 

Kids this age can get excited about moving and may be eager to help. If you’re moving with school-age children, consider the following tips:

 

  • Let the children help pack their own rooms and once you’re in the new house, let them help decorate and arrange their new rooms.
  • Locate the recreational facilities and children’s group activity centers. Once you’re in the new location, enrolling your children in group activities can help them quickly make new friends.

 

Moving Adolescents

 

Adolescents are deeply involved in their social network. Child development experts suggest these kids receive news of the move as soon as possible. They will need more time to get used to idea and to say good-bye to their friends. Some other tips to consider:

 

  • Spend time together getting to know the new area by driving around and noticing what other kids are doing and wearing. Discuss how you can help your child “fit in.”
  • If your child is a senior in high school, some child-development experts suggest letting the child stay behind to finish the school year. These experts emphasize that this decision only makes sense if your child’s living conditions will be appropriate and safe. 

Moving is an exciting time when families tend to work together to make sure the adventure goes smoothly. Your real estate professional has helped many families move and is a great resource for more information about moving with children.

 

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Think Spring, Think Maintenance!

Spring is a season of renewal. Birds are singing and the flowers are beginning to burst into bloom. The days are getting longer and people are getting outdoors again. So not surprisingly, real estate activity begins to swing into high gear. The weather is more cooperative and families are looking to move during the summer break.

If you are considering putting your home on the market, now's a good time to do some spring maintenance to make sure your home is in tip-top shape.  Even if you aren't planning to sell your home, you should still add these chores to your list to help preserve your home's value and help avoid major repairs later on.

 

Walk Around the Outside

 

Check for any damage caused by winter's cold weather. Look for those sagging or loose gutters, window frames or siding. Is your roof missing any shingles, or is there any water damage under the eaves? Promptly schedule repairs for those items you can't do yourself.

Over the fall and winter, leaves, mud and debris may have accumulated in your gutters. Check your gutters for clogging and damage and schedule an appointment for cleaning.

Walk around your yard as if you were a first-time visitor. What impression does your home make? Be sure to clear away fallen branches and leaves. Loosen the soil around perennials, plant annuals or a vegetable garden. Prune shrubs and trees.

If your water supply has been off for the winter, turn it back on. Test your automatic sprinkler system or connect your water hose and check for cracks and leaks. Replace old washers or sprinkler heads.  

Don't forget the backyard! Is it time to condition your deck? Be sure to hammerany loose nails, or replace them with galvanized deck screws. Replace any broken boards or rails. Consider renting a power washer to clean dirt and mildew from the wood, and then apply an all-weather sealer or stain. Then dust off that patio furniture you kept protected over the winter.

Repair any broken fence boards and paint or seal them as needed. Clean the pool if it has been covered all winter. Wash windows, screens and windowsills; repair any winter damage.   

 

Take A Tour Inside

 

Start making a list of things to do in each room. Then dive in. Dust walls and ceilings to remove cobwebs and wash any grimy areas. Wash window curtains or remove drapes for dry cleaning. Deep clean rugs and carpets. Dust and polish wood or laminate floors.

Clean fan blades using mild soapy water. Check the central air-conditioning unit for debris and obstructions; vacuum the main condenser coil on top of the unit. Check the operating condition of window air-conditioning units; remove and wash filters in mild soapy water.

Make sure all exhaust fans and vents are clean and clear. Don't forget to remove the lint buildup from the clothes dryer vent.

One often-overlooked area is the fireplace. Be sure to sweep ashes carefully into your fireplace's ash pit or into a dustpan. Clean and lightly oil fireplace tools. Remember it's springtime, so you may want to decorate the fireplace or wood stove with a large silk flower arrangement.

Look around for clutter.  Are there items you don't use any longer? If you are planning on moving, what items will you not need? Consider having a garage sale and then either donate or trash the remaining items.

And lastly, don't forget to replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. A good time to change them is when you change your clock for daylight savings.

Although performing these spring chores may be dreaded task, they go a long way in maintaining and even enhancing the attractiveness and quality your home.

 

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Confused about Canada's New Mortgage Rules?

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Have you heard about the changes to Canada's new mortgage rules? Are you a little confused? We were too, to be honest.

In all the articles that we have read it would seem that the changes were NOT conveyed clearly to the general public, thus, causing fear and confusion around purchasing a home and what it means to their pocket.

The changes as of February 15, 2016 are as follows:

Home buyers must have a down payment of a least five 5% of the home purchase price, which is all that is required for a home up to $500,000. However, anything over $500,000 (and ONLY the portion over $500,000 and up to $1,000,000) the home buyer must put down 10% on the portion over.

This part has been confusing to consumers, since people have been thinking if they buy a house for $600,000 then they must put down $60,000. When in reality for a home purchased at $600,000 you are allowed to put down $25,000 on the first $500,000, and a further $10,000 for the portion over. Therefore it would be a down payment of $35,000 and NOT $60,000. Clear? I sure hope so. The last thing we need is consumer confidence being low due to confusion of how this has been reported in the media!

Government-backed mortgage insurance is available only for homes with a purchase price of less than $1 million. Borrowers buying homes at, or above this amount will need a down payment of at least 20%. 

For non-owner occupied properties, a minimum down payment of at least 20% is mandatory 

Canadians can now borrow up to a maximum of 80% of the value of their homes when refinancing, which is a drop from the original 95%.

For any other real estate or mortgage related questions you may have, simply reach out to us, we would be happy to answer your questions! 

 

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4168 Thomas Alton Boulevard in Alton Village is Sold!

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Alton Village, Burlington  -  The 2 story at 4168 Thomas Alton Boulevard has been sold.

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Know Your Worth!

Hi All...

We always talk of knowing your homes worth...and of course, that is very important from a financial stand point. But, what's more important is to know YOUR own worth! Here are some key points to helping you know your worth...

  1. Stop judging, and appreciate the beauty within you. – Judging yourself is not the same as being honest with yourself.  When it comes to living as a compassionate, non-judgmental human being, the only challenge greater than learning to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, is learning to walk a lifetime comfortably in your own.  In every smile there is beauty.  In every heart there is love.  In every mind there is wisdom.  In every human being there is a soul, there is life, there is worth, and there is the ability to see all these things in everyone, including one’s self.  
  2. Treat yourself the way you want others to treat you. – Accept yourself!  Insecurity is what’s ugly, not you.  Be you, just the way you are, in the beautiful way only you know how.  The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.  You must love who you are or no one else will either.  And when you are truly comfortable in your own skin, not everyone will like you, but you won’t care about it one bit.
  3. Care less about who you are to others. – Don’t lose YOU in your search for acceptance by others.  Be aware that you will always appear to be a little less than some people prefer you to be, but that most people are unaware that you are so much more then what they see.  You are good enough just the way you are.  You have nothing to prove to anyone else.  Care less about who you are to others and more about who you are to yourself.
  4. Know your worth. – We often accept the love we think we deserve.  It makes no sense to be second in someone’s life, when you know you’re good enough to be first in someone else’s.
  5. Don’t rush intimate relationships. – Love is not about sex, going on fancy dates, or showing off.  It’s about being with a person who makes you happy in a way nobody else can.  You don’t need a perfect one, you just need someone who you can trust – who shows you that you’re the only one.  If you haven’t found true love yet, don’t settle.  There is someone out there who will love you unconditionally, even if it’s not the person you were initially hoping for.
  6. Let go of those who aren’t really there. – There are certain people who aren’t meant to fit into your life no matter how much you want them to.  And the only ones truly worthy of your love are the ones who stand with you through the hard times and laugh with you after the hard times pass.  Maybe a happy ending doesn’t include anyone else right now.  Maybe it’s just you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself for something better in the future.  Maybe the happy ending is simple letting go.  
Are you thinking of buying or selling in the Oakville, Burlington or surrounding areas? Reach out to us, we would be happy to help!! 

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2 Story For Sale in Alton Village

• 3 bdrm 2 story - $548,500

 -  Beautiful 3 bedroom semi-detached in trendy Alton Village. Open concept main floor with contemporary decor, dark hardwood floors. Upgraded Kitchen with breakfast bar and stainless appliances. French doors lead to the deck and hot tub. Spacious Bedrooms. Master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in closet. 2nd floor Laundry. Professionally finished basement. Inside entry from garage. Great family friendly neighbourhood close to schools, highways and shopping. Shows 10+. Call today for your personal tour!

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Single Story For Sale in Harrison

•  single story - $384,000

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Single Story For Sale in West Oakville

•  single story - $749,000

 -  60 X 130 LOT! RENOVATE OR BUILD. PRIME WEST OAKVILLE LOCATION. 3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW ON QUIET MATURE STREET. MANY NEW BUILDS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO GET INTO ONE OF OAKVILLE`S MOST DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOODS. PROPERTY BEING SOLD IN "AS IS" CONDITION.

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2 Story For Sale in Alton Village

•  2 story - $485,000

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Home Ownership...!

Home ownership tops the list for Millenials over getting married...smart kids huh? They are learning that investing their cash on real estate is the best way to grow their future net worth.

Read more in the article below from Moneysense magazine published on September 18th, 2015.

http://www.moneysense.ca/property/walkability-top-of-the-list-for-millennial-homebuyers/   

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Aaaaaand Millennials...contact us any time if you would like us to help you find that first home!! 

 

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Apartment For Sale in Appleby

•  apartment - $296,999

 -  Bright 1 Bedroom + Den In "Vibe!" A Spacious Open Floor Plan, Includes Dark Cabinetry In The Kitchen, Stylish Black Appliances & Breakfast Bar. Upgraded Flooring, In-suite Washer/Dryer, California Knockdown Ceilings & Neutral Colours. The Best View In the Building, Overlooking Green space. Don't Miss out!

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Apartment For Sale in Glen Abbey

•  apartment - $278,800

 -  Fully Renovated Open Concept 2 Bedroom Unit With No Neighbor Above and Views Of Green Space. Spacious Layout With Large Bedrooms And Open Floor Plan With A Gorgeous New Kitchen Boasting Granite Counters, Over-sized Island And Custom Cabinets. Master Bedroom Features Large Walk-in Closet With En-suite Privilege And Separate Private Vanity With Sink And Mirror. No Expenses Spared For Renovation. Just Move In And Enjoy. Amazing Neighborhood With Glen Abbey Rec Centre Across The Street. Shopping, Trails, Highway Access And Great Schools Makes This Neighborhood Highly Sought After.

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Apartment For Sale in Appleby

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•  apartment - MLS® $289,000

 -  Bright & Beautiful 1 Bedroom + Den In "Vibe!" Spacious Open Floor Plan With Hard Wood Throughout. Dark Cabinetry In Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances And Breakfast Bar. Built in Wardrobe In Den, California Shutters, In-suite Washer/Dryer, Flat Ceilings & Neutral Colours. A Must See

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Townhouse For Sale 2-2230 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington

• 2 1/2 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story - MLS® $309,000

 -  Beautiful 3 bedroom/3 bathroom townhome in picturesque wooded enclave. Modern kitchen with updated cabinetry, double sinks & ceramic tile. Hardwood floor on main & upper levels. Spacious principle rooms. Large master with ensuite privileges with 2 sinks. Two parking spots w convenient inside access. Fully fenced patio. Room sizes approximate.

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