5 Reasons You Should List Your Home for Sale in the Fall

By: Soni Chachad

5 Reasons You Should List Your Home for Sale in the Fall

Tags: Realtors,Real Estate,FSBO,Homes in Stoney Creek, Luxury Homes,Selling,How to Sell my Home,Homes in Hamilton,Homes in Burlington,Homes in Niagara, Listing,Homes for Sale, Halton,Homes for Sale,Why Use an Agent,Fall Home Sales,Fall Prices,Market Shift,pumpkin spice,lattes,halloween,thanksgiving

Fall is in the air, and that means pumpkin spice lattes, vibrant, crunchy leaves, and cozy autumn sweaters. For many, this is a time to settle deeper into their homes, away from the crisp air and morning frost. However, did you know that fall is actually one of the best times to list your home for sale? Although the spring to summer season is typically known as being the busiest in real estate, th...Read More

How Rate Hikes are Affecting Detached Home Prices in the Golden Horseshoe

By: Soni Chachad

How Rate Hikes are Affecting Detached Home Prices in the Golden Horseshoe

Tags: Homes in Stoney Creek, Homes in Hamilton, Homes in Southern Ontario, Interest Rates, inflation, House Prices, Rates, Rate Hikes, Increased Rates, Mortgage Rates, Homes in Niagara, Listings,Homes for Sale, Homes in Halton, Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Best Place to Live, Hamont, Cottaging, Cottage,bank of canada, bank rates, Waterside,Waterfront Living, affordable housing, affordable living, interest

When a real estate market is going through significant shifts, it's inevitable that everyone begins keeping a closer eye on it. And this is exactly what buyers and sellers alike in the Golden Horseshoe are doing who have been affected by the rate hikes implemented by the Bank of Canada (BoC) earlier this year. Traditionally, rate hikes and inflation are linked, with both affecting real estate ...Read More

A Brief Homeowner's Guide to
Summer Maintenance

By: Soni Chachad

A Brief Homeowner's Guide to
Summer Maintenance

Tags: Homes in Stoney Creek, Homes in Hamilton, Homes in Southern Ontario, Homes in Niagara, Listings,Homes for Sale, Homes in Halton, Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Best Place to Live, Hamont, Cottaging, Cottage, Waterside,Waterfront Living

So, it’s finally time to crawl out of the depths of winter and get ready for summer! Besides getting your sandals and the kiddy pool out, you're good to go… right? Well, there are actually several things you should inspect as a homeowner to ensure your home is in optimal condition heading into the summer. For one, doing simple routine checks of your home's interior and exteri...Read More

3 Benefits of Waterfront Living in the Golden Horseshoe

By: Soni Chachad

3 Benefits of Waterfront Living in the Golden Horseshoe

Tags: Homes in Stoney Creek, Homes in Hamilton, Homes in Southern Ontario, Homes in Niagara, Listings,Homes for Sale, Homes in Halton, Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Best Place to Live, Hamont, Cottaging, Cottage, Waterside,Waterfront Living

The housing market is a big topic on everyone’s minds these days, especially for those wanting to buy, sell, or re-locate throughout Ontario. With several big cities, including Toronto, expected to see average residential prices increase by up to 10% in 2022, many people are looking to other locations along the waterfront throughout the Golden Horseshoe to settle in for their next chapter. T...Read More

3 Outdoor Spring-Cleaning Tips to Help Your Home Sell Faster

By: Soni Chachad

3 Outdoor Spring-Cleaning Tips to Help Your Home Sell Faster

Tags: Homes in Stoney Creek, Homes in Hamilton, Homes in Southern Ontario, Homes in Niagara, Listings, Homes for Sale, Homes in Halton, Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Spring,Spring Cleaning, Hamont, Tips to Sell, Housing Market, Hot Market, Spring Market

3 Outdoor Spring-Cleaning Tips to Help Your Home Sell Faster   When potential buyers come to view your house, the first thing they see is the home’s exterior and the surrounding landscape. Unfortunately, if the outside is disorganized, cluttered, or unkempt, this may affect your chances of receiving an offer from the right buyer simply for what it suggests about the inside. That&rsqu...Read More

FSBO vs. AGENT:
5 Reasons a Realtor Will Improve Your Odds

By: Soni Chachad

FSBO vs. AGENT:
5 Reasons a Realtor Will Improve Your Odds

Tags: Realtors,Real Estate,FSBO,Homes in Stoney Creek,Luxury LISTINGS,Selling,How to Sell my Home,Homes in Hamilton,Homes in Burlington, Homes in Niagara,Listing, Homes for Sale,Halton,Homes for Sale,Why Use an Agent

  For many people, buying or selling a home is one of the biggest transactions they will make in their lifetime. And although it sounds advantageous to save some money by skipping out on a realtor and representing yourself in the sale of your home (called For Sale by Owner or FSBO), doing so actually means there is often money being left on the table in the transaction. We all want to maximi...Read More

A Quick Guide to Cities in the Golden Horseshoe:
Hamilton District

By: Soni Chachad

A Quick Guide to Cities in the Golden Horseshoe:
Hamilton District

Tags: Homes in Stoney Creek, Homes in Hamilton, Homes in Southern Ontario, Homes in Niagara, Listings, Homes for Sale, Homes in Halton, Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Best Place to Live, Hamont

  Before moving somewhere, it is good to know some basics about what a place has to offer and how those offerings differ from neighbouring locales. As you can see, there are many towns and communities within the Hamilton district, including Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Waterdown, Binbrook, and Mount Hope, so it can be hard to distinguish which place offers what goods, services, or opp...Read More

Understanding Different Types of Real Estate Insurance: Part II

By: Soni Chachad

Understanding Different Types of Real Estate Insurance: Part II

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Homes in Hamilton, Homes in Burlington, Homes in Oakville, Listings, Homes for Sale, Home Insurance, Real Estate, Real Estate Insurance, Understanding Insurance, What is Home Insurance

Having insurance is meant to protect you from all of the ‘what-ifs’ life might throw at you and your family. But do you really understand the various types of insurance available to you as a homeowner, landlord, or tenant in Ontario? In Ontario alone, there are at least six different types of insurance obtainable to consumers. For an in-depth analysis of landlord insurance, renters ins...Read More

5 Homebuyer Trends to
Expect in 2022

By: Soni Chachad

5 Homebuyer Trends to
Expect in 2022

Tags: Housing Trends, Housing Market, Real Estate Market, Real Estate Trends, Homebuyer, Home Search, New Home, Homes For Sale, Homes in Hamilton, Homes in Burlington, when to list, when to buy, invest in real estate

  Buying a new home in already uncertain times can be stressful, and the 2020 and 2021 housing market has been a bit of a whirlwind – to say the least. From the initial plummet of the market at the beginning of the pandemic to soaring new highs for realtors across the province, the good news is that while certain homebuyer trends are expected to continue into 2022, we anticipate strong...Read More

Understanding Different Types of Real Estate Insurance: Part I

By: Soni Chachad

Understanding Different Types of Real Estate Insurance: Part I

Tags: Real estate insurance, types of insurances, home insurance, renters insurance, landlord insurance, tenants insurance, mortgage insurance, high ratio mortgage insurance, title insurance, life insurance

Although many people are familiar with the general idea of insuring where you live, not everyone understands there are several different types of real estate insurance and that the coverage you need will depend on your situation. For example, even if a landlord has insurance, it will not cover you as the renter unless you have tenant insurance, more commonly known as renters insurance. Besides lan...Read More