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5 Essential Questions to Ask at an Open House

Friday Dec 29th, 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!

Friday Dec 29th, 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

Friday Dec 29th, 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!

Friday Dec 29th, 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

Friday Dec 29th, 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 Dec 29th, 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 Dec 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

Friday Dec 29th, 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?

Friday Dec 29th, 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

Friday Dec 29th, 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

Friday Dec 29th, 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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