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Our Real Estate Blog

Our Real Estate Blog

Welcome to our real estate blog – browse and read our blogs to get news, advice and practical tips on buying and selling real estate throughout the Orangeville, Shelburne, Caledon and surrounding areas.

If there is a particular topic that you cannot find our web site that would interest you, email or call us today, we would be more than happy to make it part of your real estate blog.

Don’t Forget To Do This Before Selling Your Home – Lighting

Declutter, paint, repair and clean are just to name a few of the things that a homeowner needs to do in order to get ready to list their home. The often overlooked but very important investment is lighting. Cheryl explains how a small investment can give you a big return.

COVID-19 Financial Support

During these uncertain times, many of us are finding ourselves in need of financial support.  The Canadian government is offering financial support to both employees and employers that are directly affect by the COVID-19 outbreak.  Click on the links provided below to find up-to-date information about the programs, eligibility requirements as well as how to submit an application. CERB Canada …

Market Statistics – March 2020

Here are your market statistics for March 2020. Orangeville saw a decrease in the number of active listings as well as number of sales. Dufferin saw a decrease in the number of active listings however saw an increase in the number of sales.

Real Estate – Really an Essential Service?

Recently the government has released a list of those that are deemed “essential services”. One may think that Real Estate is not an essential service, but Sheila blog explains why Realtors have made that list.

ESA or Elec Check: What’s the difference?

If your home was built in the 60’s or 70’s, there’s a good chance your home may have aluminum wiring. Although aluminum wiring itself is not the problem, the connectors used must be compatible. This is where the Elec Check comes into play. Sheila explains what Elec check is and why buyers and sellers should have one conducted.

Market Statistics – February 2020

The market statistics for February 2020 are in! Although the number of active listings is down from this time last year, the number of sales as well as sale price has increased for both Orangeville and Dufferin.

Understanding the Challenges with Leasing a Furnace

More recently homeowners are moving toward leasing mechanical equipment, such as furnaces and air conditioning systems. Mike explains the challenges homeowners run into with leasing equipment when it comes time to sell your home.

Market Statistics – January 2020

Here are your market statistics for January 2020! Both Orangeville and Dufferin have seen a significant decrease in the number of active listings and an increase in price.

New Year’s Resolutions

With the New Year upon us, it’s the perfect time set those New Year resolutions.  Most of us make New Year’s resolutions for ourselves; lose weight, go to the gym, eat healthier; but, what about your home?  Have you made New Year’s resolutions for your home? 

What to Consider When Choosing the Completion Date for Your Home Purchase

Cheryl explains what a buyer should take into consideration when it comes to selecting a completion date for your home purchase.

Home Sale Prices for 2020

As 2019 came to a close we saw sale prices of homes increase due to the lack on housing inventory. Check out this article from The Star about the Toronto Real Estate Board’s thoughts on the market for 2020.

Emergency Kit

One thing that every home should have is an emergency kit.  You never know when you might need it, especially in the winter during snow/ice storms.  Start with finding a waterproof tote to store all your supplies.  As you collect the items, place them in the tote.  Make sure to check your supplies twice a year to make sure those …