Tis the Season for Giving…And Giving Back

By: Jean Boynton

Tis the Season for Giving…And Giving Back

Tags: christmas, alternative gift,support local, out of the box

  The Best Christmas present we can give our local communities is by giving them our business and our support, not just during this time of year, but for the other 11 months as well. If you want your holidays to be a little less materialistic, use this list of alternative Christmas gift ideas to show your loved ones how much you appreciate them. Each gift idea on this list is a gift th...Read More

Tail Wagging Dog Friendly Mudroom Tips

By: Jean Boynton

Tail Wagging Dog Friendly Mudroom Tips

Tags: dog friendly, control the mess,

Dogs are a lot of things- energetic, fun-loving, and loyal. Many dog owners are greeted by their fur babies at the door  with a wagging tail and sloppy kiss. One interest dogs  do not share is home decorating or  concern for design or style. Little care is given when they run around with messy paws on hardwood or linoleum. Dogs think mud looks great on any ...Read More

Decorate your Home for Fall

By: Jean Boynton

Decorate your Home for Fall

Tags: pumpkins,lanterns,autumn colors,wreathe

    The crisp, fall season is about embracing natures changing colors and taking in all the fun we're only allowed a few short months of the year. Memories strike of picking pumpkins, wagon rides, leaf raking, and apple bobbing. From our childhood and beyond, the traditions never change—and we wouldn't have it any other way.This year, we were inspired by fall's m...Read More

Why a House Inspection?

By: Jean Boynton

Why a House Inspection?

Tags: buying,selling,planning,protection, knowledge,

A house is likely the largest investment most individuals will ever make in their lifetime. For this reason , its beneficial that a Home Buyer gain a better understanding of the home before they commit. A home Inspection can provide the Buyer with a greater measure of protection from unpleasant surprises in the future. It will provide valuable information about repairs or replacements requiring y...Read More

Should you fertilize your lawn this fall? Yes .Here is Why and How!

By: Jean Boynton

Should you fertilize your lawn this fall? Yes .Here is Why and How!

Tags: maintenance,green lawn,fertilize

  Summer heat is stressful on our lawns. Fall’s cooler temperatures provide the perfect setting for lawn to regain strength.Fall is the best and most important time to fertilize your lawn because: • Fall’s morning dew delivers moisture to help turf absorb the fertilizer. • The grass has a chance to build stamina before a chilly winter. • Supporting root growth in ...Read More

The Impact of Culture in a Neighborhood

By: Jean Boynton

The Impact of Culture in a Neighborhood

Tags: don't just buy a home buy a lifestyle,neighborhood events,lifestyle

   Buying a home is an investment – hopefully a lucrative one, provided market conditions are right at the time you buy and again when you sell. But a home is a unique investment opportunity in that, while you own and live in it, it’s a huge influencer on virtually every aspect of your life, from your family structure and social circle, to employment options, recreational pu...Read More

Property Ownership 101:Property Taxes and Title Search

By: Jean Boynton

Property Ownership 101:Property Taxes and Title Search

Tags: property taxes,title search, assessment,rates

As all homeowners should know, buying a house is a task that can be as difficult as it is expensive. There are many costs associated with owning a property—be it maintenance, renovations, or mortgage payments. However, one cost that is commonly overlooked when purchasing a home is property tax. A property tax can cause quite the headache for any novice homeowner, which is why it’s cru...Read More

Top 5 Mistakes that Sellers Make

By: Jean Boynton

Top 5 Mistakes that Sellers Make

Tags: prevent mistakes,important details, be ready to sell, experience a benefit

There are many reasons why a home may sell within days, or sit on the market for an extended period of time. Often, important elements of the transaction can be overlooked by homeowners who lack the proper experience and try to work on their own, or by homeowners who choose the wrong agent. Below is our list of the Top 5 Mistakes that Sellers Make 1 – Incorrect Pricing One of the most com...Read More

The Cost of Selling your home without a Real Estate Agent

By: Jean Boynton

The Cost of Selling your home without a Real Estate Agent

Tags: hire an agent,for sale by owner, missed opportunities, save money ,less attractive offers

Sharing a real life story helps people understand , the difference it can really make . This article was written by Diane Amato, February 19, 2019, a freelance writer from Toronto who enjoys writing on finance, travel and technology. Everybody likes to save a little money. So when Rossana was ready to sell her condo a few years ago, she figured she could save some cash by selling it herself &md...Read More

10 Things to do before you sell your house

By: Jean Boynton

10 Things to do before you sell your house

Tags: prepare, paint, clean, get fit to sell, don't leave money on the table, best first impression,declutter

The following 10 steps are a way to get a good head start on preparing to sell your home. 1. Welcome buyers. Make your front door visible and accessible to buyers. Paint the door, clear debris and clutter from the walkway and yard, mow the lawn and prune hedges.  Fix broken screens, doorbells, roof tiles, shingles and outdoor lighting, and replace your doormat. Exterior defects ca...Read More