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How To Find An Oakville Real Estate Agent

Friday May 18th, 2018

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Buying or selling a home is a big milestone. If you are looking for an Oakville real estate agent, you want to select someone that will help you get what you need and make the process as smooth as possible. Here are five simple steps to ensure that you get an Oakville real estate agent that has your best interest at heart, regardless of whether you are buying or selling – or both!   There are many real estate agents in Oakville, so finding the right one for you can feel a bit... [read more]

5 Ways Your Business Can Support Hockey Cares

Thursday May 10th, 2018

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Hockey Cares was the recipient of the first ever grant awarded by the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund, in an effort to launch reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth.  In 2017, the Hockey Cares project, founded by Sue Heddle, facilitated an exchange between Oakville and Attawapiskat bantam-aged hockey players in a two-part adventure. Attawapiskat youth travelled to Oakville in July 2017, and the Oakville youth went to Attawapiskat in November 2017. The project... [read more]

How Does Home Staging Work?

Thursday Apr 26th, 2018

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If you are ready to list your home, make sure that home staging is part of your plan. Sue Heddle Homes offers free home staging to all clients as a demonstration of commitment to ensure that sellers get the top results they are looking for. If you are in need of an experienced real estate agent to sell your Oakville, Burlington, Milton or Mississauga home, contact Sue Heddle Homes today to find out more about how we use home staging to make your sale more effective. Not... [read more]

5 Tips For Making Moving Easier On Kids

Sunday Apr 15th, 2018

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Are your kids excited at the prospect of moving?  A local move within Oakville or a move to a new home further away comes with lots to think about. You’ll need to find a quality real estate agent, prepare your home to sell, find the right new home, and then pack and coordinate moving dates. It’s a lot for adults to handle and can certainly feel like a stressful time.  But what about the kids?  While they aren’t the ones to plan the move, it is important to... [read more]

How To Get Your Home Ready For Spring

Tuesday Mar 20th, 2018

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Regardless of whether you are thinking about selling your home or not, keep up with general maintenance will not only help to retain the value of your home, but also make it easier to sell when the time comes. As such, Sue Heddle Homes has put together a spring cleaning checklist to help you get your home ready for the new season. Most of these tasks are the things that homeowners may not think about, or chores that get forgotten during the rest of the year. A Spring Cleaning... [read more]

How To Participate In Hockey Cares 2018

Thursday Mar 08th, 2018

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In its first year, the Hockey Cares project facilitated an exchange between Oakville and Attawapiskat bantam-aged hockey players. Attawapiskat youth travelled to Oakville in July 2017, and the Oakville youth went to Attawapiskat in November 2017, to learn from their new friends, play hockey, and experience a new culture.  The Hockey Cares 2017 project was the first to be funded by the Downie Wenjack Fund, and we continue that partnership to take ACTION into 2018 and beyond. Watch a... [read more]

How To Sell Your House When Pets Are Part Of Your Home

Monday Feb 26th, 2018

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Home sellers who have pets at home can have a hard time imagining the negative attitudes that potential home buyers may have against a beloved furry family member. But if you want to get the best price for your home, you should consider these factors that may influence the sale of your home when you have a dog, a cat or other types of pets at home. Unpredictable Reactions Even if you consider your pet to be well behaved, it is a lot to ask of them to be calm and welcoming while people... [read more]

Wondering If You Should Renovate Before You Sell Your Home?

Wednesday Feb 07th, 2018

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If you are thinking of selling your home, you may be wondering if it’s worth doing some renovations before you put it on the market. When your motivation to renovate rests in getting more money for your home, the key lies in understanding what buyers like and what they will actually pay more for. You may have heard that updated kitchens sell homes or that curb appeal is essential, but it all comes down to the budget you are willing to spend.  Whether or not you get your renovation... [read more]

3 Reasons Why Now Is The Time To Sell Your Home

Monday Jan 22nd, 2018

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If you have been thinking about selling your home, there really is no time like the present to start putting that plan in motion. Currently, there are many compelling things happening in the real estate market that make it an ideal time for sellers. Deciding to sell your home is a big decision.  If you aren’t sure where to start, take some time to review our Seller’s Guide.  Sue Heddle Homes provides high quality real estate support for Oakville, Burlington and Milton... [read more]

5 Essential Questions to Ask at an Open House

Friday Dec 22nd, 2017

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If you are in the throes of house hunting in the Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga area, chances are you have been visiting lots of open houses. To ensure that your open house visits are both effective and a little easier to handle, here are some essential questions that should be asked in order determine if the house you are visiting could be the right house for you. Be sure you are working with a professional real estate agent that can help you get the answers you need. 1. When was... [read more]

Don't Let Your Photos Date Your Listing!

Thursday Dec 07th, 2017

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In today’s real estate market, any time of year is good for selling your home, as long as it’s priced correctly, clean, and in good condition. The team at Sue Heddle Homes works with clients right up until the holidays, to get listings posted and get Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga homes on the market. Even though the holiday season is in full swing, listing your home in December is still a viable option, especially with the new mortgage rules rolling out in early 2018.... [read more]

Top House Hunting Mistakes

Tuesday Nov 21st, 2017

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House hunting can be a very exciting time, but it can also be a stressful time – especially if you are completely unprepared!  When you decide you are ready to start touring homes, make sure you start the process with a plan in hand.  By taking the time to get organized before you start, you will save yourself time and money and make the process much more enjoyable. So, let’s take a look at what NOT to do! 1. Not have your financing in order. How can you... [read more]

We Appreciate Your Trust In Sue Heddle Homes!

Wednesday Nov 08th, 2017

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When it comes to buying or selling your home, we know that there are lots of realtor options.  We really do appreciate and value every single one of our clients and are so thankful that so many of you put your trust in us.  We are proud of the work we do and were recently recognized with an 'Outstanding Achievement' award - we share this accomplishment with our clients, past and present, who continue to work with us and refer our team to their friends and family. ... [read more]

What Home Buyers And Sellers Need To Know About The New Mortgage Rules

Wednesday Oct 18th, 2017

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The new financial ‘stress test’ - HOW DOES THIS AFFECT YOU? A family with an annual income of $100,000 with a 20% down payment at a 5 year fixed mortgage rate of 2.99% amortized over 30 years can currently afford a home worth $719,630. Under the new rules, they need to qualify at 4.99%.   Now they can only afford a home worth $596,428 - a difference of $123,202. On October 16th, 2017 new mortgage regulations were released that will affect both... [read more]

Winter Is Still A Good Time To Sell Your Home

Friday Oct 13th, 2017

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Spring is often listed as the best time to sell your home.  And while the market does generally pick up as the warmer weather returns, there are also positive advantages to selling your home in the winter.  So, if you are thinking of selling, there is no need to hold off until Spring.  Working with the right realtor will certainly enable you to sell your Oakville, Burlington, Milton or Mississauga home in the colder months with great success. Advantages For Selling Your Home... [read more]

Positive News For Glen Abbey

Friday Sep 29th, 2017

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By this point, most Oakville residents are aware that ClubLink, the owners of Glen Abbey Golf Course, want to redevelop the land into a mix residential, office and retail space. Specifically, 3,222 residential units, 69,000 sq. ft of commercial/retail space and 107,000 sq. ft of office space. The planning for this redevelopment began back in November 2015 and since then, Oakville Town Council and Oakville residents have been fighting back in order to preserve the land that adds culture,... [read more]

Timeless In Toronto

Tuesday Sep 12th, 2017

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A Historic Townhome Gets a Modern Face-Lift WRITTEN BY BLAKE MILLER   PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA PETROLE It was a blank canvas for designers Ashley Tracey and Laura McLellan. The design principals behind the wildly successful firm The Design Co., which specializes in blending old with new, were tasked with designing the interiors of a three-story, circa-1910 historic townhome. Located in the Casa Loma neighborhood of Toronto, the property did not have a buyer but the duo... [read more]

Thinking Of Downsizing?

Wednesday Aug 23rd, 2017

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Have you been wondering if it’s time to consider downsizing your home? Whether you’ve recently become an empty nester or your current spacious home no longer meets your needs, downsizing may be the right option for you.  Downsizing your home can help you: Reduce expenses like property taxes and utility bills Reduce costs for required home maintenance Simplify your life as you pare down furniture and related household items Work With The Right Real Estate Agent... [read more]

How To Get Your Home Ready To Sell This Fall

Tuesday Aug 15th, 2017

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The market may have cooled off over the summer but the fall real estate market is always a hot season. Summer vacations are over, kids go back to school and everyday life routine settle back in. It’s a great time to sell a home. If you have been thinking of selling your Oakville, Burlington, Milton or Mississauga home and hope to have a for sale sign up this Fall, now is the time to prepare your home to attract buyers. Find The Right Real Estate Agent Sue Heddle Homes has... [read more]

It is tough out there for Halton home buyers

Wednesday Apr 12th, 2017

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I recently wrote the Premier to stand up for my buyers & neighbours who are seeing crazy bidding wars with over 14 offers and homes going 100’s of thousands of dollars over asking. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she won't follow British Columbia's lead and tax foreign buyers of residential real estate in the Toronto area. This is big problem for Halton residents looking to get into the market or move up. The Globe and Mail says, “What is happening in... [read more]

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