The start of every new year typically gets people thinking about goals and plans for the upcoming 12 months. While there are many areas you can focus your efforts, don’t forget that you can apply these same ideas to your home! 


Whether you’ve just moved into a new home in Oakville or have been living in the same place for decades, make this the year you dedicate some time to making your home the best it can be. 

How To Help Your Home This New Year 

When talking about home improvements, most assume it means renovations or perhaps a home décorupgrade. While those may be part of your plans, there are many other ways to improve the safe and functionality of your home without any major overhaul plans. In fact, investing time and effort into the ideas listed below will keep your home in good condition and help you retain your home’s value.


Take a look at a few ways to improve your home in 2022:


1 - Pay attention to your home’s exterior....

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In 2000, the Pantone Colour Institute created the Pantone Colour of the Year as a trendsetting concept. For the very first time, the Pantone Colour of The Year for 2022 has been created especially for the occasion. As this new year begins, the Institute wanted to recognize the significant ways our lives have changed with the pandemic and, as a result, how our collective creativity is expanding to new levels to meet our current reality. 


Prior to 2022, all previous colours were chosen from the existing colours in the Pantone Color System. Without further ado, the brand-new colour and the 2022 Pantone Colour of the Year is Very Peri!


Incorporating the Pantone Colour of The Year

For those looking to buy or sell a home this year, you may notice that this purple hue will start to pop up more and more. While it’s not always helpful to incorporate trends into a home you’re trying to sell, here are some smart ideas that can help your home look fresh and inviting...

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While the real estate market in Oakville and across Canada can experience many changes on a typical year, a full year of living in the COVID pandemic meant that there were even more ups and downs to handle!


The Sue Heddle Homes team had another positive year and it was our pleasure to help so many clients with their real estate needs in 2021. Despite uncertainty, price increases, limited supply and COVID restrictions, we were still able to provide top level service and help buyers and sellers navigate real estate during a pandemic.


In addition to working with our clients, we also provide helpful and insightful real estate content on our website blog. It’s always interesting to look back and see which posts resonated with people the most, so without further ado, take a look at our most popular blog posts from 2021.


1. Sue Heddle earns Scott McGillivray Trusted Agent endorsement for Oakville


2. Interior Design Trends Going Away in 2021


3. Top House Hunting Mistakes...

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When you’re searching for a home, making appointments to view listings can feel really exciting. You start to imagine yourself in these new spaces and it’s hard not to personalize things as soon as you set foot in a home that caught your eye.


As a top Oakville realtor for over a decade, I’ve certainly seen potential buyer’s excitement turn to disappointment when they finally get the chance to tour a listing that they were interested in. When you’re touring homes for sale, it really is important to keep an open mind, which can sometimes be easier said than done.

What’s Okay to Ignore When Looking for A Home?

Not to worry, as a trusted and experienced Oakville realtor, I’ll always make sure that important concerns are never overlooked. Things like electrical or structural issues, disrepair, or evidence of leaks certainly require attention and may be a reason to forgo putting in an offer on a home. 


However, there are three...

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