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Category Archives: Tips & Advice

5 tips to help hire the right mover – moneyville.ca Blogs

When I moved from a two-bedroom condo into a house in April, it cost $750 and took about six-and-a-half hours.  We got estimates from five or six movers and ended up using one that came highly-recommended from a friend. I had no idea that Ministry of Consumer Services receives almost 300 inquires and complaints about…
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Home inspector sued for failing to discover mould in older home

This recent article by Real Estate Lawyer, Author & Speaker Mark Weisleder is an eye opener! A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision confirmed a lower court ruling that a home inspector could be liable for failing to find a cause of mould, especially when knowing that the buyer was allergic to it. In the…
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Who pays if a tree falls in your yard?

Among the most popular questions that come up time and again are about trees on the boundary between houses or properties. Who owns them? What are the rules about cutting branches or roots that extend onto your property? If you think a tree is dying, can you cut it down? If your neighbour’s tree falls…
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Home Inspections Not Just for Buyers

So you’re getting ready to take your car to the dealer for an estimate of its trade-in value. What do you do first? Most likely you get it detailed – and this means more than simply vacuuming it out. Picture yourself steam cleaning, stain removing, de-odorizing and buffing until it shines. Preparing your home to…
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Green Housing Tips

Making the decision for an eco-renovation For a complete homeowner's guide to green renovation please CLICK HERE. Some of you may be considering your home renovation ideas with your extended families and friends. While you're imagining your new and improved lifestyle in that dream kitchen, en-suite, basement or addition, I encourage you to think about greening your…
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Downsizing in Niagara

Aging boomers are a primary real estate demographic throughout North America. This important market segment has an even greater impact in Niagara because our Niagara census metropolitan area currently has the fourth largest percentage of seniors in all of Canada.

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Expert Advice- Why Experience COUNTS!

I was chatting with a friend the other day and we got talking about real estate “horror stories”. For each one that came up I offered my advice concerning how a prudent and well seasoned Realtor would have prevented each of the situations from happening. My friend commented that I sounded just like Mike Holmes…
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We Help You “Find it Local”

  As real estate professionals, it our primary goal to provide our clients with the most thorough information possible when it comes to finding a place to live. Each and every day John and I actively promote the value of our vibrant Niagara lifestyle and demonstrate our  deep personal commitment to helping our local communities thrive. In…
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