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Third Annual Oakville Trees for Toys Helps Build Toy Mountain

The third annual Trees for Toys project is a fun, charitable program where donated Christmas Trees are given away, totally free, to the first 50 people who bring an unwrapped toy or gift to the Hans Taal, Century 21 Miller event on Saturday, December 8.  Trees for Toys began because we really wanted to do something that will truly help our community. Teenagers, ages 12 to 16 are often forgotten ...

Did I Pay Too Much? - Avoid over paying for homes that need repair

I recently had a consultation with a buyer and we were discussing the Pros and Cons of buying a ‘Fixer-Upper’ or homes that were selling in ‘As-Is condition’. It often seems like a great idea from a purchasing perspective because of the reduced asking prices. However, the question that needs to be asked is if the asking price is low enough. If a home is asking $20,000 ...

14 Things to Consider before buying a Home

  14 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home   Don't let your emotions cloud your judgment By Diane Benson Harrington Wait! That house may seem like everything you’ve ever wanted, but before you make an offer, take some time to consider a few things beyond the size, style and price. When buying a home, it’s easy to let emotions get in the way of reality, or get sudden ...

When Can A Buyer Walk Away From A Deal?

Interesting topic that I feel needs to be addressed.  When can a buyer walk away from a house deal?  Toronto real estate lawyer Mark Weisleder outlines what a buyer can and can't do, some may surprise you.   Is there a buyer’s remorse period in Ontario? If you are buying a new condominium from a builder, you have 10 days to change your mind. You do not need a reason. ...

RePost of Mortgage Advice regarding Divorce

Mortgage Advice for Couples Planning a Divorce by Dave Larock       When couples decide to divorce, financial assets accumulated while together must be equitably divided and in many cases, the most substantial shared asset is the matrimonial  H\home. While each spouse is usually entitled to 50% of the accumulated home equity (minus the amounts contributed ...

Should You Wait to Sell Your Home in the Spring?

The spring is certainly a busy time for real estate - warm weather and no major holidays means lots of sales.  But are there any advantages to selling during the winter?  Read on! -Less competition. There are far fewer homes on the market in the winter months, so a buyers in your market and neighborhood are far more likely to view your home. The majority of sales may happen in the ...

Mortgage Mondays: Pay it Like it's 2007!

The other day, I came across this great article from the Globe & Mail advising readers to pay their mortgages like they did in 2007 when rates were 36 per cent higher. Brilliant advice because, well, why not? Pay more now while the rates are at a low point and when rates cycle back around, which is inevitable, you'll be ahead of the game. Sound good? Here are some powerful ways to help you pay ...

Daniella Aitken - Steps to Buying a Home

When you are preparing to purchase a home, there are several steps that you should take before you look at the first house. Following these simple steps will help ensure that you not only purchase your dream house, but you purchase one you can easily afford. 1. Clean Your Credit. Before you even begin to look for a home, look over your credit reports and make sure that they are in good standing. You ...

Rate your Realtor: "We felt very comfortable..."

"I recently had to move from London, Ontario to Toronto. As you can imagine, it is very intimidating to find a house in the Greater Toronto Area. We used several REALTORS before we found Lezlie and Heather. With the other REALTORS the results were not very good. They didn't seem to understand our wants and needs with respect to our new home. It was a very frustrating experience. We met Lezlie and she ...

Open Houses for Burlington, Oakville & Waterdown, Saturday & Sunday November 24 & 25 2012

5355 JAMESON CRESCENT - BURLINGTO - SAT & SUN 2-4 PM $744,900 - NEW PRICE- BEAUTIFUL EXECUTIVE HOME IN THE ORCHARD DETAILS AT www.daniellasells.com and/or www.daniellaaitken.com 119 BOULDING AVENUE - WATERDOWN - SUN 2-4 PM $459,900 - FIRST TIME OPEN - ALL BRICK, TOTALLY FINISHED HOME DETAILS AT www.daniellasells.com and/or www.daniellaaitken.com 2091 GLENHAMPTON ROAD - OAKVILLE ...