Consider Upgrading  Your Garage Floor

By: Maya Garg

Consider Upgrading Your Garage Floor

Tags: spring in Canada, more space, garage cleaning,clutter removal

Springtime is a popular time to clean up your garage. But, why stop at simply removing clutter? A new or refurbished garage floor could be the beginning of a makeover that gives you a great deal more useful space. Options can include a range of treatments, from smoothing and painting your existing floor to resurfacing it with a new coat of concrete. You could also consider coating your garage floo...Read More

Vacation Home Renters- Tips to consider by Maya Garg

By: Maya Garg

Vacation Home Renters- Tips to consider by Maya Garg

Tags: vacation homes, summer outside Toronto, Real Estate for renting

If you’re planning to look for a rental vacation home, you can’t start too soon. As the summer season draws nearer, you could end up paying more for less. Before starting your search, identify your budget, preferred regions, vacation dates and required sleeping arrangements. List your “must haves”, such as beachfront, boating access, outdoor cooking, drinkable water, air-co...Read More

Real Estate Trends Worth Watching by Maya Garg

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Real Estate Trends Worth Watching by Maya Garg

Tags: Real Estate Market in GTA, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Brampton, Market Trends, Home values, smart technology, Buyers, Sellers, Real Estate in Canada

Real Estate Trends Worth Watching As with any investment, it’s a good idea to always be mindful of the value of your property. Essentially, that means keeping an eye on market trends. Using available statistics, we can help identify desirable home features and trends. Staying in touch with those trends will help you understand the value of your home and the types of projects worth potentia...Read More

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Emergency? - Exiting home through the Window By Maya Garg

Tags: How to prepare for the slim chance you and your family might need to exit your home through a window

Hopefully, this will never happen to you. But, there are circumstances – a fire, for example – when you and your family would need to exit through a window. It pays to be prepared for that eventuality. Your first step is to determine which windows are safe to use as an exit. There should be at least one on each level. The windows you select will need to provide enough space for a ...Read More

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WOW-ing a Buyer During Viewing- Some tips By Maya Garg

Tags: Preparing Home for Sale, Prospect Buyer viewing, Checklist to best show your home for sale

Checklist for WOW-ing a Buyer during a Viewing Imagine you were selling your car, and a prospective buyer was on the way over to see it. What would you do? You would probably make your vehicle look as clean and shiny as possible, inside and out. The same holds true if you’re selling your home and there’s a potential buyer on the way. You want the buyer to be wow’d by your proper...Read More

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Should You Rent out Part of Your Home? By Maya Garg

Tags: Pros & cons of renting part of your home, additional income from renting your home

Have you ever considered renting out a room to a student or renovating your basement into a self-contained rental apartment?  It’s a big decision. There are many pros and cons to consider.  On the pro side, renting can provide you with additional income. An extra few hundred dollars a month can go a long way towards paying down your mortgage or splurging on an exotic summer vacatio...Read More

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Selling your Home...Tips how to use Neighbourhood Data- By Maya Garg

Tags: Sellers, Tips to sell home for Top $$$, Balanced Market, Trends in Home selling, Selling Homes in Toronto, Mississauga, Greater Toronto Area, Peel Region, Neighborhood Data, Location, House Prices,

Your neighbourhood has a lot of features that can help sell your home faster. Unfortunately, buyers don’t usually notice those features just by driving around. So, you need to make sure they get all the information they need about your neighbourhood. For example, say homes don’t go on the market often in your area. That’s an indication that the quality of life in the neighbourhoo...Read More

Household Security During Vacations- by Maya Garg

By: Maya Garg

Household Security During Vacations- by Maya Garg

Tags: Home Security Tips, Vacations, Protect your Real Estate, Home

Household Security During Vacations  To fully enjoy your summer vacation, take appropriate precautions to ensure that home security features are in place in advance of your departure.  Consider the following suggestions:  A) Ensure that doors and windows cannot be easily compromised using basic burglary tools by installing secondary locks such as deadbolts and bars, as well as a rel...Read More

Going “Green” in Your Garden or Flower Bed -By Maya Garg

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Going “Green” in Your Garden or Flower Bed -By Maya Garg

Tags: Landscaping your Home, Environmentally Green Home, Love your Garden

There has been a lot of emphasis lately on the importance of “going green”. That simply means being environmentally-responsible. You likely already recycle, use energy-efficient lights, and turn down your thermostat when no one is home. Yet, most of us don’t think about the garden or flower bed when we “think green”. We should.  Here are a few practical things yo...Read More

Handling a New Home Problem on Moving Day by Maya Garg

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Handling a New Home Problem on Moving Day by Maya Garg

Tags: Moving, New home, Real Estate Buying, Selling, Moving Day, Closing of Transaction

Imagine buying a product from a store, taking it home, and then discovering there’s a problem with it. Disappointing, yes, but not a catastrophe.  You can simply take it back for repair or exchange. But, what if it’s moving day, and you discover there’s a problem with your new home? Whoa. A house isn’t so easily returned!  What are the most common problems encount...Read More