5 Tips For First Time Buyers

By: Ryan Smith

5 Tips For First Time Buyers

Tags: Buyer Tips, Buy your first home, First time buyer

Buying your first place can be a very scary thing. It can be a very easy transition with a little help from professionals and with the right information. When you are thinking of buying your first place it is imperative that you arm yourself with the right information and to know you are looking for. Here are a few tips that will be sure to help you with your big purchase. 1) Get pre-approved f...Read More

Buy Your Next Home With Your Office In Mind

By: Ryan Smith

Buy Your Next Home With Your Office In Mind

Tags: Home Office, Working from home, how to buy a home with an office

Think of the perfect job! Now think of that job if you were working from home! The flexibility afforded by a “zero-commute” combined with the skyrocketing price of gasoline has strengthened the case for full time teleworking and telecommuting.  According to Environmental Protection Agency study:    “North Americans spend an average of 46 hours per year stuck in t...Read More

Buying Vs Renting

By: Ryan Smith

Buying Vs Renting

Tags: Should I buy or rent, benefits of buying, benefits of renting, rent vs own

When it comes to life, one thing is for sure; we all know that we need a roof over our head. In most people’s case they end up having to pay either Rent for this roof or a Mortgage payment, unless of course you are lucky enough to have a rich family that can offer you a place to say for FREE .   The real question you need to ask yourself; do I really want to pay RENT for the rest of m...Read More

Save Money AND Energy

By: Ryan Smith

Save Money AND Energy

Tags: Save Energy, Save Money, Home Energy Saving Tips, Energy Saving Tips

  As we roll into the summer, many of you will begin cranking up the AC. It’s a dreadful thought for some. Not because supper is around the corner, but because that means huge AC bills! There are things you can do about it to make it a little less scary though. I want to share some simple and inexpensive things that you can do to ensure you put more money in your pocket, and keep mor...Read More

Is This Neighbourhood Right For You?

By: Ryan Smith

Is This Neighbourhood Right For You?

Tags: Find the right neighbourhood, Halton Neighbourhoods, Oakville Neighbourhoods, Burlington Neighbourhoods

  When people think about their dream home, many have an image of the huge workshop in the garage, the pool in back yard, the high tech entertainment room, the ultimate chef kitchen etc… But many people neglect the other half of the equation. The neighbourhood. We're going to be talking about how you can actually the right neighbourhood for you. 4 Crucial Tips To Uncovering Th...Read More

5 Things To Consider When House Hunting

By: Ryan Smith

5 Things To Consider When House Hunting

Tags: house hunting in halton, looking for my next home

  1. Location, location, location. Your lifestyle plays a key role in choosing the location of your next home. You should consider how important it is to you that your home is close to you or your families work. Is it more important to be close to a good medical center or a convenient grocery store? Is it important to be close to certain schools or parks? When choosing a home you have ...Read More

The Advantages of Living In A Condo

By: Ryan Smith

The Advantages of Living In A Condo

Tags: Condo Living, Life In A Condo, Advantages of condo

The required condition of living in a busy city makes condos appear to be an ideal place to live in.   Living in a highrise condominium provides you with the pleasure of viewing the soaring home and commercial buildings as well as the lovely bright city lights or the waterfront.   Getting a condo unit of your own is associated with a modern and stylish lifestyle. The condo unit is...Read More

Stalking Your New Neighbourhood

By: Ryan Smith

Stalking Your New Neighbourhood

Tags: Research your neighbourhood, real estate research, stalk your neighbourhood

  Thinking of buying a home?  Moving to a new neighbourhood is very exciting! However, there are also the unknown factors.  Who will your new neighbours be?  Is it quiet?  How is the crime? Etc.   Here is what we recommend our clients do when they are interested in a home.   Stalk your prospective home!! Drive by in the morning when people are likely to...Read More

What If You Must Move And Leave Your House Behind?

By: Ryan Smith & Andrew Will

What If You Must Move And Leave Your House Behind?

Tags: (Moving, Getting REady to move, Vacant Homes)

  There are times when you may have to move for employment reasons or other opportunities. You have to make the decision to leave your existing home behind.   Vacant homes often sell slowly, and for less money than a home which is well furnished, real estate professionals say.  That's because many people buy on emotion and have a hard time warming up to an empty house. A...Read More

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