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Coming soon to Burlington

Thursday Nov 02nd, 2017

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It’s hard to believe that November is here already! Hopefully you’ve had some time to explore the region and enjoy the beautiful scenery that comes with the fall season. This month, there are plenty of exciting events coming to Burlington, so mark your calendars! The Artsy Mistake Mystery – November 5 The Art Gallery of Burlington will host the book launch of a new book by award-winning Burlington author Sylvia McNicoll. Readings will take place at 2:15, 2:45, 3:15 and... [read more]

Preparing to sell your home

Thursday Nov 02nd, 2017

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If you’re thinking of selling your home in 2018, it’s never too soon to start preparing. Now is the time to get your finances in order and begin working on those minor projects around the house that will help you realize top dollar when it comes time to list.  When trying to zero in on where your money will best be spent, consider what most buyers are looking for. Some improvements may cost a few thousand dollars but are almost guaranteed to increase the value of your home,... [read more]

Why you should hire a realtor

Tuesday Oct 10th, 2017

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As a consumer, you take your time when making a major purchase, researching products, asking for opinions and weighing the pros and cons of the many different options available. When it comes to making life’s biggest purchase – a new home – you’ve likely done the same. You’ve visited the neighbourhoods you’re interested in and have an idea of the average market price. You may have toured a few open houses and have your mind set on the ideal floor plan and... [read more]

Fall events in Burlington

Tuesday Oct 10th, 2017

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The arrival of autumn brings with it a host of exciting events to the Burlington area. Mark your calendars and don’t miss a single one!  Wondering what to do for ladies night this fall?  Get a table at The Well Event and join an exciting movement honouring women! Roxy Earle will host this inaugural event, happening Sunday, November 12 at Royal Botanical Gardens.  Women are invited to come as they are and become a part of this all-new extravaganza celebrating women!... [read more]

Culture Days are coming to Burlington

Monday Sep 11th, 2017

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Explore, discover and learn this month in Burlington at a variety of events and unique sites located across the city!   The 8th annual Culture Days weekend will take place September 30 – October 1. This national initiative aims to raise awareness, provide accessibility and encourage participation and engagement in the arts and cultural life in the cities we call home.   Here in Burlington, the fun will kick off on Friday evening at Spencer Smith Park with an... [read more]

Closing your cottage and protecting it for the winter months

Monday Sep 11th, 2017

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September has arrived and, while we’re still enjoying warm, sunny days, the end of summer is inevitable and it will soon be time to close up the cottage for the frosty winter season. There are also a number of tasks that recreational property owners need to tackle in order to protect their cottage from the elements, wildlife and would-be thieves.  • Before turning off the electricity, go room to room to turn off and unplug all electrical devices. • Drain the... [read more]

How to: Composting at home

Monday Sep 11th, 2017

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Did you know that on average every Ontarian produces more than 850 kilograms of waste every year? For the past 10 years, residents have only recycled about 25% of their waste, meaning that over eight million tonnes of waste is being sent to landfills each year. In an effort to improve these numbers, the government announced details about Ontario's Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building the Circular Economy this past spring. This new initiative outlines the province's plan to... [read more]

Tips for throwing a backyard party

Monday Aug 28th, 2017

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Planning a dinner party can be as complicated or as simple as you make it. If you’ve recently moved into a new home and are eager to throw your first outdoor soiree, August is the perfect time of year to do so!   The first thing you’ll need to do is decide on the type of party you’ll be throwing. Will it be a sit-down dinner for six to 10? Or would you rather host a larger group with passed hors d'oeuvres and signature cocktails? Decide early on in the... [read more]

How to care for pets during a home sale

Monday Aug 28th, 2017

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We all know that moving is considered one of life’s most stressful events. Between preparing your home for photos and showings, dealing with negotiations and packing, it’s a hectic time. Since they can’t voice their concerns, don’t forget one member of the family that shouldn’t be overlooked during this whole process – your four-legged friends!   The first thing to do is figure out a plan for keeping pets busy during showings. Animals are... [read more]

Do's and Don'ts for first time home buyers

Monday Aug 28th, 2017

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Were you lucky enough to score the home of your dreams this past spring and are now blissfully settling into your new home? Congratulations, and welcome home! As a new homeowner, there are many ways that you can ensure that your first year as a homeowner is pleasant and stress-free. Take a look at these do’s and don’ts for brand new homeowners:   • DO enjoy the fruits of your labour. Make the most of the nice weather while it’s here and host a housewarming... [read more]

How to care for your lawn and garden

Monday Aug 28th, 2017

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After months of diligent care, the arrival of August hopefully brings with it a feeling of satisfaction as you sit back and enjoy your lawn and garden at their peak. Whether it’s sturdy rows of fresh vegetables, a beautifully manicured lawn or a garden full of summer blooms, you’ve worked hard to get to this point.   Now, it’s all about maintenance. Here are a few chores you can tend to in August to maximize the life of your annuals, give your lawn a jumpstart... [read more]

Foreclosure v.s. Power of Sale

Tuesday Dec 27th, 2016

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In the unfortunate circumstance that a homeowner is past-due on their monthly mortgage payments, they pave the way for a “foreclosure” on their property. In today’s market, banks and other lenders do not turn to foreclosure to take away the homes of homeowners who are in arrears. Instead, they perform a "Power of Sale" which is wholly different from a Foreclosure. What is a Foreclosure? Foreclosures are laborious, grueling, and costly to both the... [read more]

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