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Home Maintenance: Fall Gardening Checklist

Tuesday Sep 29th, 2020

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Fall gardening checklist Oakville

There is so much to enjoy in the fall season! However, as we watch the leaves turn into vibrant colours, it does serve as a reminder to home owners that now’s the time to get started on fall home maintenance. Whether you’re already in your forever home or you’re thinking of selling your Oakville home this fall, make sure you stay on top of seasonal chores so that your home remains well cared for. When it comes to making sure your garden is ready to handle a Canadian winter,... [read more]

How to Pick the Right Neighbourhood When Buying a Home

Monday Sep 21st, 2020

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Find Oakville realtor

There are so many things to consider when searching for a new home, including finding the best Oakville realtor who will listen to your needs and help you make the right purchase for you and your family. However, how do you know what type of neighbourhood you’re looking for without doing a bit of research first? When you're trying to find the best places to live, choosing a neighbourhood ranks right up there with making sure you get the number of bedrooms you need or whether or not... [read more]

Want The Maximum Price For Your Home? Find Out Why You Need To Sell Now

Sunday Aug 30th, 2020

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Top Oakville Realtor

The world has been cloaked in uncertainty due to COVID-19 and we know that this unprecedented scenario can make it hard to move forward and make decisions. We know many home owners that are thinking of selling their homes but just aren’t sure if now is the right time. Well, we can say with confidence that now is absolutely the right time. 3 Reasons Why Selling Now Is The Best Decision You Can Make While there can be many different benefits that come from selling your home, getting... [read more]

Still Plenty Of Time To Get In On The Hot Summer Real Estate Market

Monday Aug 10th, 2020

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The impact of COVID-19 is still influencing the way we complete real estate transactions, but it is no longer causing a negative impact when it comes to the vibrancy of the current market. July was a record-breaking month for real estate sales across the GTA. Not even a nearly 17 per cent price spike in Toronto prices seemed to stop homebuyers from making offers. Sue Heddle Homes certainly noticed the uptick in market activity and ended the month of July as the top realtor in the Century 21... [read more]

Real Estate Open Houses - A Reality Again As Ontario Enters Stage 3

Sunday Jul 26th, 2020

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Open House During COVID in Oakville

Most of Ontario has now entered Stage 3 of the COVID-19 re-opening plan, with the final few regions likely following shortly. This next phase brings several changes, one of which is the ability to host gatherings of up to 50 people. As larger groups are now allowed, Oakville realtors prepare to host Open Houses once again. It’s important to note that although Open Houses are now possible, they will still look different from Open House events we knew before the global pandemic. Signs... [read more]

Will Adding A Pool Add Value To My Oakville Home?

Tuesday Jul 7th, 2020

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adding a pool in Oakville

Top Oakville realtor Sue Heddle has been experiencing the busiest summer market of her 12 year career! The housing market has definitively picked up speed after being slowed considerably due to the COVID-19 outbreak. While some people are actively buying and selling homes in Oakville and throughout the Halton area, others are taking this time to upgrade their space since we’ll all be spending more time at home this summer. The warm temperatures and the... [read more]

Virtual Home Staging- Sue Heddle Homes Now Offers FREE Virtual Home Staging

Wednesday Jun 17th, 2020

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Sue Heddle Homes continues to transcend the limits for home sales and has expanded her knowledge and skill set to deliver even more options for clients by utilizing virtual staging. What is virtual staging? Virtual staging is done digitally using 3D virtual staging software. Using this technology, we’re able to create, customize, and re-size furniture to fit seamlessly into an existing room for outstanding results that captivate potential buyers. Home staging is one of the most... [read more]

How COVID-19 Has Changed What People Want In A Home

Wednesday Jun 10th, 2020

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COVID Real Estate News

Oakville real estate agents deal with a wide variety of housing needs. From clients looking for a home to renovate, to those wanting a central location that supports an easy commute, there are plenty of different reasons that drive someone to want to buy or sell a home. However, with people being at home more than ever before, what home owners want in a home is changing. COVID-19 means that people are working from home, working out at home, teaching their children at home, cooking and baking... [read more]

Why Your Real Estate Listing Needs A Real 3D Virtual Tour

Tuesday May 26th, 2020

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3D virtual home tour Oakville

Oakville realtor Sue Heddle has been using high quality 3D virtual tours as part of our listings for the last six years. Not only does this increase the marketability of any listing, it also supports buying and selling properties for out of town clients, and makes it much easier for prospective buyers to really get a feel for any property they’re interested in, from the comfort of their own home. At Sue Heddle Homes, we’ve always considered 3D Virtual tours a top level service... [read more]

What To Know Before Buying A Rural Property

Friday May 22nd, 2020

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buying a rural property

With years of experience helping people buy and sell suburban homes, Oakville realtor Sue Heddle also has knowledge and expertise when it comes to purchasing or selling a rural home or property. For many people, the thought of living away from a city with more space to enjoy can be quite appealing. However, if you’re thinking of buying a home in a rural area, there are plenty of things you need to consider first. Rural real estate transactions include many factors you may not typically... [read more]

Tips For Making Your Windows Shine This Spring

Sunday Apr 19th, 2020

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Oakville window cleaning

Cleaning the windows in your home may seem easy enough, but there are indeed a few tricks that will help you get the results you want. If you’re cleaning your windows in preparation for selling your Oakville home, your work will certainly be worth it. Clean and sparkling windows are a great task to take on in hopes of selling your home for the price you want. In addition to cleaning and decluttering your home, professional home staging is the next best thing that will help your home... [read more]

Does Your Oakville Realtor Have The Technology You Need To Be Successful In The Current Climate?

Saturday Apr 11th, 2020

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3D home tour

The world has certainly changed a lot in the last few months. And while staying healthy is a top priority, there are many people that still need to either buy or sell a home. The current real estate market is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. But while other Oakville realtors are struggling to catch up when it comes to using the technology now required to support clients, Sue Heddle Homes continues to be ahead of the curve. Sue Heddle Homes has been doing 3D virtual tours for the past... [read more]

Your Spring Time Yard Clean Up Checklist

Monday Mar 23rd, 2020

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Oakville realtor spring year cleanup checklist

You know your yard needs some work this spring, but you’re not sure where to start. Well, now’s the time to tackle that chore and make sure your yard is well on its way to looking its best. Whether you know you want to sell your Oakville home this springor you want to be prepared just in case, your curb appeal can play a huge role in enticing prospective buyers. As a top realtor in Oakville, Sue Heddle Homesoffers free home staging to all of our listing clients. This... [read more]

Market Update: Bank of Canada Drops Key Rate By 50 Basis Points

Thursday Mar 5th, 2020

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The Bank of Canada recently announced that it is lowering the benchmark rate by 50 basis points. What does this mean? Essentially, the typically hot spring real estate market is about to get even hotter. As a result, there is no better time to contact Sue Heddle Homes to find out what your home is worth and to get your listing on the market. If you are thinking of selling in the near future, know that the just announced interest rate drop means people can afford more and housing prices will go... [read more]

What Your Realtor Really Means When They Say They Offer Home Staging

Wednesday Feb 19th, 2020

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home staging in Oakville

As an Oakville realtor, we’ve shared our thoughts on why home staging is so important, how it works and how clients can benefit by being able to sell their home quickly and for a higher price. Most people have heard of home staging and understand that it helps present their home in the best light possible by removing clutter, placing furniture in a way that maximizes the space and helps the space look as inviting as possible for prospective buyers. With that in mind, people who are... [read more]

Hockey Cares - 3 Things You Need To Know

Friday Feb 7th, 2020

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In 2017, Sue Heddle founded Hockey Cares as a way to bring Indigenous youth and Non-Indigenous youth together. Through hockey as a shared passion, participating youth learn about each other as individual people, their cultures, realities of life and get a chance to listen to one another’s personal stories. 2020 marks the fourth time Hockey Cares will enable this life changing opportunity for young people and we want to make sure that everyone who may be interested gets a chance to... [read more]

Smart Tips For Keeping Your Home Warm This Winter

Friday Jan 31st, 2020

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Whether you’re thinking of selling your Oakville home this winter or not, most people are looking for ways to keep their home warm without paying sky high heating bills. In addition to saving money, when the weather is cold and damp outside, it’s much nicer to stay comfortable and cozy at home while we all wait for spring to arrive! The age of your home can certainly play a factor in how easy it is to keep it consistently and evenly warm, but regardless of your type of Oakville... [read more]

Gong Hei Fat Choy – The Year Of The Rat

Wednesday Jan 8th, 2020

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This year, Chinese New Year officially begins on January 25 and ends on February 4, 2020. When the New Year begins, it will be the year of the Rat, the first of all the zodiac animals. In Chinese culture, rats are seen as a sign of wealth and abundance. Because the Rat is the first sign in Chinese Astrology, 2020 is also considered a year of new beginnings and renewals. Chinese New Year often kicks off a surge in the real estate market. If you’d like to sell or buy a home in the coming... [read more]

3 Reasons Why January Is A Good Time To Sell Your Home

Friday Dec 20th, 2019

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Oakville Realtor January Sale

We get it. January is not considered a favourite month among very many. In Oakville, it’s typically cold and snowy and people are caught up in making new year resolutions! However, if you’re thinking that 2020 may be the right time to find an experienced Oakville realtor and sell your home, you’re no doubt anxious to get started. You may be thinking that January can’t possibly be a good time to get your home on the market. In fact, if you poll your friends and family,... [read more]

Sue Heddle Homes Shares Top Real Estate Blogs Of 2019

Wednesday Dec 11th, 2019

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top real estate blogs in Oakville

The real estate market in Oakville and surrounding areas was much different in 2019 than it was in 2018. However, the changing market didn’t stop Sue Heddle Homes, a trusted Oakville realtor, from continuing to support our new and returning clients! From Toronto to Grimsby and many locations in between, we worked hard to ensure our clients had a successful experience and look forward to celebrating even more accomplishments in 2020. As we get ready to start a new year, we will continue... [read more]

Tips From Sue Heddle Homes: Why Listing Photos Matter

Friday Nov 22nd, 2019

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Oakville realtor on why listing photos matter

While our society continues to become increasingly visual, when it comes to selling your home the images used have always been important. The pictures included as part of your Oakville real estate listing are the main element used to advertise and market your home. So, what do you want your pictures to say? From using outdated photos, to photos that include clutter in every room, and even photos that are grainy and out of focus, it’s really quite easy to find listing photos that... [read more]

Tree Lighting Ceremonies In Oakville

Wednesday Nov 6th, 2019

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Oakville tree lighting

Tree lighting ceremonies in Oakville are an excellent way to kick off the holiday season and spend some time as a family. It’s always heartwarming and uplifting to see our wonderful Oakville community come together and revel in holiday cheer, beautiful décor and twinkling lights. If you’ve never been to an Oakville tree lighting ceremony before, keep in mind that it is a popular event. Plan to arrive well before the ceremony starts. Thankfully, each tree lighting event... [read more]

The Best Ways To Make Your Home Smell Good For An Open House

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 2019

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Oakville Realtor Sue Heddle Home Staging

It’s been common past practice to add a synthetic air freshener to your Oakville home when you’re trying to make it smell pleasant for an open house or a showing. However, if you’re doing so in the hopes of improving the chances of selling your home, you might want to think twice. Smell is one of our most important senses and is closely linked with memory. Good smells can evoke happy memories and experiences while bad smells can do the opposite. Smell is also highly... [read more]

Is There A Difference Between A Showing And An Open House?

Wednesday Oct 9th, 2019

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Open House Oakville

When you’re looking for the right Oakville realtor and are about to put your home on the market, you may be wondering what lies ahead. Once your home is listed, you’ll want to be ready to welcome as many potential home buyers as possible in hopes of a quick sale and a good sale price. When you work with Sue Heddle Homes, you’ll receive free home staging to ensure your home presents the best first impression, but as you start to have potential buyers step into your home, there... [read more]

Buying A House With An Unfinished Basement

Saturday Sep 21st, 2019

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Oakville realtor Sue Heddle

Working with an experienced Oakville realtor, like Sue Heddle Homes, means that you’ll have an expert on your side, working hard to find you the home you want. However, what if you come across a beautiful home that checks off all the boxes on your list, except for the fact that the basement isn’t finished? We understand that this scenario may be a deal breaker for some, but we also want to remind you that an unfinished basement also presents a lot of possibilities. While the cost... [read more]

Staging And Selling A Home With Kids

Tuesday Sep 10th, 2019

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how to stage your home with kids

Home staging is known to be one of the most important and beneficial things you can when it comes to successfully selling your home. Sue Heddle Homes provides free home staging to all listing clients, making it an easier and less stressful process, but if you do have kids at home, there are a few extra steps you can take to help your home appeal to potential buyers. While no one expects a home occupied by children to be perfect, these extra elements of staging and cleaning can go a long way in... [read more]

Tips From Sue Heddle Homes: Should I Hire A Family Member Or A Friend As My Real Estate Agent?

Monday Aug 19th, 2019

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Tips From Sue Heddle Homes

We’ve talked before about what to expect from an Oakville realtor and why you need an experienced realtor on your side, but we’re often asked what we think about hiring a family member or a friend to act as your real estate agent. First of all, it’s really important that the family member or friend offering their services is an active, full time realtor with proven experience. And even if they are, it still may not be the best idea. You can have a lot of confidence in your... [read more]

5 Myths About Selling Your Home This Fall

Monday Aug 12th, 2019

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Sell Your Oakville Home This Fall

Summer time certainly brings more people outside and it may seem like your neighbourhood is buzzing with families, activities and new people moving in. However, before you know it you’re hearing ads for back to school shopping, registration for fall activities and browsing for some new cozy sweaters. If you’re thinking of selling your Oakville home, you may wonder if the arrival of fall changes the way you need to be prepared to sell your home. In fact, there are many myths around... [read more]

5 Things To Expect From Your Oakville Realtor When Selling A Home

Thursday Jul 25th, 2019

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Oakville Realtor Sold Sign

It’s extremely important to select the right Oakville realtor to sell your home. While there are many realtors to choose from in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Mississauga, know that every real estate agent is different when it comes to selling techniques, marketing strategies, and negotiating skills. So, what should be expected of an Oakville realtor when selling your home? If your home is currently listed by a real estate agent and the following things are not being practiced, you... [read more]

Best Neutral Paint Colours For Updating Your Home

Thursday Jul 11th, 2019

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best neutral paint colours

One of the best ways to update and refresh your home before putting in on the market is to add a fresh coat of paint. Between new paint and home staging, you’ll be more likely to sell your home quickly, and for the price you want. That being said, if you want to sell your home, the updates you are making should be neutral and appeal to most potential buyers. While there are literally hundreds of paint colours to choose from, there are certainly some tried and true colours that deliver... [read more]

Simple Home Maintenance Ideas To Increase Home Value Before Selling

Tuesday Jun 18th, 2019

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Once you’ve decided to sell your Oakville or Halton area home, there are several things you can do to help get the best price possible. While home staging will absolutely help entice potential home buyers, there are also some small updates or modifications that you, the home owner, can do in order to increase the value of your home and ultimately get the most out of your real estate sale. Working to improve your home before you put it on the market is a smart idea. But know that the... [read more]

Canada Day Fireworks In Oakville, Burlington and Milton

Wednesday Jun 5th, 2019

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Oakville Canada Day Fireworks

Canada Day in Oakville, Burlington and Milton includes lots of family fun and fireworks!  Sue Heddle Homes has rounded up the main events for your convenience. Here’s what happening on Monday, July 1, 2019 in the Halton area. Canada Day Fireworks in Oakville, Burlington And Milton Burlington Canada Day Celebrations Time: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. Location: Spencer Smith Park There will be live performances, face- painting, balloons and fireworks. Take the free Canada Day... [read more]

5 Ways Sue Heddle Homes Can Help You Sell Your Home

Tuesday May 28th, 2019

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Home sales in Oakville and throughout all of Halton and Mississauga have slowed down compared to this same period last year. With the changes in the market, homes may not sell as quickly, which means that selling your home can be a bit more challenging. So, what can you do to make sure your home sells during a market slowdown? Most importantly, make sure you’re working with an experienced realtor that consistently demonstrates success and has the tools and abilities to make sure your home... [read more]

Need Home Staging In Oakville?

Wednesday May 8th, 2019

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If you’re looking for home staging in Oakville, then you’re probably already aware that home staging delivers some of the best return on investment when it comes to real estate transactions. Statistically speaking, homes that are professionally staged tend to sell at higher prices and within a shorter amount of time. If you’re trying to stage your home on your own, you’ll quickly realize that undertaking the process single handedly can be expensive, hard to do... [read more]

Changing Your Address In Ontario

Wednesday Apr 24th, 2019

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changing your address in Ontario

Once the celebration of buying a new home or selling your current home wears off, next up comes the practicalities of moving. Not nearly as fun perhaps, but ultimately once you are settled to your new space, it will certainly be worth it! Changing your address can be a cumbersome task and is often a more involved process than you might think. Use the Sue Heddle Homes checklist below to help you make sure you don’t miss anything.    Change Of Address Checklist From Sue... [read more]

The Added Costs Of Buying A Home

Thursday Apr 11th, 2019

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Sue Heddle Homes Helps Home Buyers

We’ve talked before about the difference between a deposit and a down payment, but those who are in the market to buy a home in Oakville, Milton, Mississauga or Burlington also need to be prepared to handle the many other costs that can come with buying a home. Working with an experienced Oakville realtor can set you up for a smooth buying experience and help you understand what costs may pop up and when. Potential costs when buying a home should be carefully considered ahead of time in... [read more]

Good News For First Time Home Buyers

Sunday Mar 31st, 2019

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Help For First Time Home Buyers

While the complete details won’t be released until the fall, the proposed 2019 federal budget does include some relief for prospective first-time home buyers. More specifically, the budget aims to offer a program, known as the First Time Home Buyer Incentive, designed to help with housing affordability. In simple terms, the option would function like an almost interest-free loan, with repayment not starting until several years in the future. In order to qualify, applicants need to have... [read more]

Tight Halton Real Estate Market Means Now Is The Time To Sell Your Home

Thursday Mar 21st, 2019

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Tight Real Estate Market Halton 2019

Prospective home buyers in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Mississauga are finding it increasingly difficult to buy a home as the market continues to tighten and prices remain high in Halton and the surrounding municipalities. Last year, we wrote about the federally-implemented stress test and what that meant for prospective homeowners and sellers. Now that the market has adjusted to these new regulations, it certainly appears to be affecting both buyers and sellers. As we move towards a... [read more]

The Downsides of Trying To Sell Your Home Yourself

Friday Mar 1st, 2019

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Downsides of selling your oakville home yourself

Selling your home can be a stressful and difficult process. Trying to sell it yourself in Oakville, Burlington or Mississauga without the help and expertise of a real estate agent is an enormous undertaking that is often vastly underestimated. Most people try to tackle it on their own for cost savings. However, any potential savings on fees will be lost many times over due to stress, wasted time and more than likely extended mortgage payments. In addition, private real estate sales almost... [read more]

Sue Heddle Homes Named Top Realtor In Oakville

Saturday Feb 16th, 2019

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Top Real Estate Agents In Oakville

Rate My Agent just released the top Oakville, Ontario real estate agents for the year of 2018 and Sue Heddle Homes is ranked in the top five out of almost 50 agents! The ratings and reviews used to determine the top agents have been verified by Rate-My-Agent.com. Know that you can trust the ratings and reviews at Rate-My-Agent.com because it’s not an option to delete or hide negative reviews. View the complete list here. We’re very proud of the work we do and of the high... [read more]

How To Prepare For Selling Your Home In The Spring Real Estate Market

Friday Feb 8th, 2019

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Spring real estate market in Oakville

Every year, once January gets underway, homeowners who have decided they’ll be selling their home during the upcoming spring real estate market start making decisions, doing research, and preparing themselves and their home to be listed on the market. In general, real estate markets are most active in the spring, making it one of the best time to sell a home, for multiple reasons.  Some of the most common reasons why the spring real estate market is a good time to sell... [read more]

Reflecting On 2018 For Sue Heddle Homes

Monday Jan 21st, 2019

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As we're firmly rooted in 2019 and gearing up for another busy year in the Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Mississauga real estate markets, we're still taking the time to celebrate and reflect on a successful and rewarding 2018. We're pleased to share the latest recognition for Sue Heddle Homes - an Award of Excellence for Exemplary Performance for the Fourth Quarter of 2018. In addition to our latest accomplishment, we also celebrated the following in... [read more]

6 Spaces To Declutter Before Selling Your House

Tuesday Jan 15th, 2019

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The process of selling your home starts long before the ‘for sale’ sign goes up. If you’re thinking of selling your Oakville, Burlington or Mississauga home this year, there is no time like the present to start decluttering and make it more appealing for potential buyers. Sue Heddle Homes offers free home staging to all of our clients, but when you work to clear out unused items and clutter ahead of time, it makes it even easier to showcase all the benefits your home has to... [read more]

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year From Sue Heddle Homes

Wednesday Dec 19th, 2018

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It’s hard to believe that the holidays are upon us! I hope that you've had a wonderful 2018.  May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2019.   Please reach out if there is anything I can help you with, even if it’s just to say hello. In the spirit of holiday giving, should you wish to make a donation to Hockey... [read more]

Most Popular Real Estate Blogs In 2018

Wednesday Dec 12th, 2018

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Sue Heddle Homes Top Real Estate Blogs 2018

In 2018, Sue Heddle Homes continued to grow and so did the resources we were able to offer our clients and our community. We continue to be grateful for all of our clients and their referrals, and are looking forward to another positive year in 2019. We’ve rounded up our top real estate blog posts which indicates what resonated most with those looking for real estate news and support around Oakville, Mississauga, Milton and Burlington this year. We hope you find it helpful and that you... [read more]

Where To Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree Around Burlington, Oakville and Milton

Thursday Nov 15th, 2018

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If you’d like the experience of heading out with your family to cut down your own Christmas tree this year, the Sue Heddle Homes team has compiled a list of local options (updated for the 2019 season) around Oakville, Milton and Burlington. Adding a beautiful fresh tree to your home is lovely way to decorate for the holidays. Before you head out to select that perfect tree, here are some helpful tips to know when selecting a fresh Christmas tree: Figure out where you want to... [read more]

Sue Heddle Homes Now Uses Zillow To Market Listings

Monday Nov 5th, 2018

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Did you see our recent announcement? Sue Heddle Homes is now using even more ways to market your home and get your property sold quickly and for the price you want. The CENTURY 21 Network is first in Canada to announce a marketing partnership with Zillow, a fantastic competitive advantage for all of my clients. If you aren’t familiar with Zillow, it is the leading real estate and rental marketplace dedicated to connecting consumers with the best local professionals to help them find... [read more]

Why You Need An Experienced Realtor On Your Side

Tuesday Oct 16th, 2018

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Ready to buy or sell a home? While you may be tempted to try and tackle the process on your own, know that an experienced real estate agent can provide you with invaluable expertise and support. Below you’ll find five reasons why it’s essential to work with a professional real estate agent for any type of real estate transaction. 1.  A Good Realtor Will Educate You, Not Sell To You. Obviously, a real estate agent wants to help clients buy and sell homes. However, a good... [read more]

Buying A House - Is A Deposit And Down Payment The Same Thing?

Friday Oct 5th, 2018

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Just as with many financial transactions, buying a house comes with its own process, terminology and regulations that can feel daunting to those making the purchase. This is just one area where a qualified real estate agent can be a huge help, as they will offer guidance and advice on what to expect, as well as what you’ll need in order to complete the transaction. Before you even start to seriously look for your next home, take the time to find the right real estate agent that will... [read more]

Sue Heddle Named One Of Real Estate Magazine’s 25 Top Elite Women In Real Estate

Friday Sep 21st, 2018

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Congratulations to all the outstanding women listed as Top 25 Elite Women in Real Estate. It is an honour to be  recognized alongside them in the most recent issue of Real Estate Professionals magazine. This accolade not only recognizes my successes in the real estate field, but also my commitment to giving back to the community through my Hockey Cares initiative. In addition to being recognized by the real estate industry, our busy summer in both the Oakville real estate market and... [read more]

5 Signs It's Time To Move To A Bigger House

Tuesday Sep 11th, 2018

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5 Signs It's Time For A Bigger House

Whether you chose a newer home or a home in a more mature neighbourhood, when you bought your current home, you did so based on it having features you love and enough space inside and out to accommodate your family and your lifestyle. However, over time, things change. Undoubtedly, there will most likely come a time when you start to feel like moving to a bigger home in Oakville or Halton is the next logical step. If you’re still not sure and want more information before you take the... [read more]

Fall Events Happening In Oakville And Halton - Mark Your Calendars!

Saturday Aug 25th, 2018

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We know it can be hard to say goodbye to summer, but thankfully there is still so much to do in Oakville and Halton during the fall season. If you’ve got buying or selling your home on your to do list for the fall, Sue Heddle Homes would be happy to help. But in the meantime, check out these great fall events happening in Oakville and the surrounding areas. Kerrfest 2018 - Friday, September 7, 2018 - Sunday, September 9, 2018 A free outdoor street festival that takes place in Kerr... [read more]

Should I Buy A New Home Or An Older Home?

Thursday Aug 16th, 2018

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Buying a new or older home in Oakville

After the decision is made to buy a house, many people debate about whether they should buy new or purchase an older home. If you are looking to buy a house in Oakville, you will certainly have options when it comes to the type of home you might be looking for. Interestingly, real estate stats report that percentage of those who strongly or somewhat prefer buying a newly built home weighs in at 41%. So, for the most part, prospective home buyers still favour existing homes. View homes for... [read more]

Ready To Buy Your First Home? Consider These Things First

Wednesday Jul 25th, 2018

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buying a house in oakville

The real estate market has faced rapid change in the last few decades, making it a much different market for first time home buyers. However, many young people are still actively considering whether or not now is a good time to buy their first home. It can seem overwhelming to begin your home search, but a good real estate agent can help you find listings that suit your budget and help you focus on finding a property that will work for you. Sue Heddle Homes works closely with first time home... [read more]

What You Need To Know About Listing Your Home In The Summer

Monday Jul 9th, 2018

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Selling Your Oakville Home In The Summer

Sue Heddle Homes helps clients in Oakville, Mississauga, Burlington and Milton sell their home, no matter what season. However, if you are planning on listing your home this summer, there are a few key things to make note of. In addition to the regular tasks required when you decide to sell your home, such as home staging, we’re letting you know about some other important summer selling tips worth considering. As an experience Oakville real estate agent, we know that home owners want... [read more]

Fun Summer Activities In Oakville And Surrounding Areas

Monday Jun 25th, 2018

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The kids will be out of school very soon and summer will be in full swing. Luckily there is so much for Oakville families to do, not only in Oakville but around all of Halton too. The Sue Heddle Homes team has put together a list of family friendly activities to help you plan out those hot summer days. If moving is on your list this summer, Sue Heddle Homes would be happy to help. It’s important to find the right Oakville real estate agent, so we’d be happy to talk with you to... [read more]

Ready To Buy A House In Oakville?

Thursday Jun 7th, 2018

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Buy A House In Oakville

So, you’ve made the decision to move and have decided to buy a house in Oakville, Ontario. Now what? We’ve talked before about the importance of finding the right Oakville real estate agent and some top house hunting mistakes, but what can you do to get familiar with your new town?  Plenty! A great Oakville real estate agent will spend some time going over different areas of Oakville and share some advice on what neighbourhoods might be best for you, based on your needs... [read more]

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 three 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... [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 8th, 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 7th, 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 7th, 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 8th, 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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