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Tips and Tricks for Saving on Home Heating this Winter

Identify air leaks Doors and windows come to mind first when thinking about lost heat during the winter months (looking at you door to door salespeople!). While these are likely (and repairable culprits), there are other ways warm indoor air can escape outside. Any cuts or gaps in your walls or ceiling can give warm air (which likes to rise) an easy escape route into your attic and, of course, right ...

Three Interesting Facts On Halloween

  3 interesting Facts I found on Halloween 1: Trick or Treating is a fairly new concept: Trick or treating is central Halloween celebrations today, but it hasn't always been that way. Prior to the 1940s, trick or treating was rare—and prior to the 30`s it was non-existent. So what changed? Well, back in the good ol’ days, Halloween was a night for tricking, not treating. That ...

Attention Buyers!!

Welcome Buyers! I’ve put together some information which will help you in the home buying process, whether you’re a First Timer or a Veteran in the Real Estate game. First thing you should consider who is going to represent me? As a buyer you should consider signing a representation agreement with a Realtor you can trust! That way you have someone looking out for your rights. Next is ...

Halloween Decorating Ideas

    It’s already that time of year! You know, when we decorate our homes with ugly, terrifying Halloween decorations. I love it! I try not to be too distasteful, but there is just something strangely fun about having creepy things dressing up my home; even if I only get one month! My kids enjoy the projects more than anything, so I try to make a few things every year from home. ...

Why do some homes sell more quickly than others?

Have you ever seen a for sale sign with a big and bold SOLD sign on top of it go up at the same time? But you didn’t even know that the house was for sale. How could it have sold already? Does that mean that if I decide to sell my home that it will sell in a day as well? In less than a day? Very rarely do people sell their homes thinking “sure, we can wait it out long term”. For many, especially if ...

Listing Status Report October 1-15, 2014

1-Oct-2014 TO 15-Oct-2014   RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL MULTIFAMILY FARM TOTALS ACTIVE 196 34 3 6 239 SOLD 127 4 1 1 133 CONDITIONAL 39 2 2 0 43 EXPIRED 197 23 1 5 226 CANCELLED 53 3 0 1 57 WITHDRAWN 6 0 0 0 6   TOTALS 618 66 7 13 704 It's Your Career - I'm here to Support YOU! Constantine Isslamow Real ...

What's in the Paint?

In my last post, we talked about renovations that help increase the value of your home while providing the best return on investment. Coming in at #3 on that list was applying a fresh coat of paint, surely one of the best ways to improve the look and feel of your home for minimal dollars invested. I always toss this one out there to prospective sellers as a point of improvement because almost anyone ...

Open House at 1248 Cartier Blvd this Sunday!

Come out and see this beautiful North end back split for yourself, you won't be disappointed. Located in a desirable neighbourhood, this 4 bed/2 bath home has been recently renovated and shows extremely well. Situated on a 50'X150' lot. Hope to see you at 1248 Cartier Blvd between 1-3pm on Sunday, October 25! For more information, visit the property link: http://www.century21.ca/Property/ON/K9H_6S1/PETERBOROUGH/1248_CARTIER_BLVD/1248

How to Winterize your cottage

At some cottages, Dad is around to “supervise” the winterizing jobs. At others, his legacy may be a well-worn list tacked up on the bulletin board. Or maybe you’re the dad (or mom) who will set up the winterizing routine at your new cottage. But whether you’re an old hand or closing up for the first time, a little care this fall will make sure you’re not sleepless in the city through the long winter ...

Waldorf-Astoria to Be Sold in a $1.95 Billion Deal

The Waldorf-Astoria was unofficially known as New York’s regal palace shortly after its opening in 1931, becoming home to many of the city’s important social functions and visiting dignitaries from countries whose flags fluttered from the parapets. Eighty-three years later, the Waldorf-Astoria retains its cachet with the pending sale of the landmark hotel to a Chinese insurance company ...