Stress Free Tips For Getting Your Home Show Ready

Wednesday Apr 3rd, 2019


There are many reasons why people list their homes for sale.  Some are lucky to have control over the timing in which they put their house on the market, while others may be forced to list quickly due to a relocation, a new baby on the way, aging parents moving in, etc.  Timing is often a critical component related to the speed of a sale.  The spring and fall markets tend to be the busiest and most active markets.  This may lead to many showings over a short period of time,... [read more]

Does Your Home Have Kitec Plumbing?

Wednesday Mar 27th, 2019


Was your home or condominium constructed or heavily renovated between 1995 and 2007?  If so, it may contain a Kitec plumbing system.  Kitec was widely used in both Canada and the U.S. during this time and was sold for pipes for drinkable water pipes, as well as in-floor and hot-water baseboard systems.  If you have Kitec in your home, it is cause for concern.  It will be an issue when you go to sell, but if pipes leak, or worse yet, burst, you have have extensive damage and... [read more]

Prepping Your Home For a Spring Sale

Tuesday Mar 5th, 2019


Despite the endless cold weather, it might surprise you to know the spring real estate market is fast approaching.  Many Buyers begin their home search in March and April with the intention of closing during the summer months.  It should come as no surprise that the real estate market coincides with the school calendar as parents want to ensure their kids finish up the school year without disruption.  That said, I thought it was a good time for a post about how to start preparing... [read more]

Why Florida is the Perfect Place for Snowbirds and Snowflakes

Monday Jan 14th, 2019


Happy New Year everyone!  2019 has officially arrived and with it have come sub-zero temperatures.  I understand some people love this weather and all that it brings.  Skiing, snowboarding, outdoor skating, snowmobiling and various other activities are enjoyed by many who reside in the Great White North, however I am allergic to this weather.  I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is affectionately known as SAD.  It causes depression, most often beginning in... [read more]