House hunting can be a very exciting time, but it can also be a stressful time – especially if you're 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 having your financing in order.

 

How can you really know what price you can afford without being pre-approved for a mortgage?  Sellers may actually be scared away by your offer without pre-approval as they will assume you aren’t really a serious contender. There were some big changes to mortgages recently, so be sure you know where you stand before you start shopping for your next home.


2.     House hunting on your own.

 

If you are serious about buying a house, you...

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Announced in late May, the government of Canada has launched a new program that offers Canadians grants of up to $5,000 for completing energy-saving home upgrades. From upgrading heaters, to installing solar panels or replacing drafty windows and doors, the program aims to help keep our air clean and our environment healthy. 


Worth about $2.6 billion over seven years, the grants will help approximately 700,000 homeowners lower their bills and keep houses warmer during our cold winter months. If you’re interested in accessing these funds and improving the efficiency of your Oakville area home, keep reading for more information on how the program works. 

How Do I Access the Canada Greener Homes Grant? 

For those home owners who are keen to get started right away, here are some details on how to participate in the Greener Homes Grant initiative.

  • Visit the program website to learn more.
  • Register and book your pre-retrofit evaluation with a certified adviser....
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Many people made the decision to focus on their space in 2020 as a result of spending so much time at home. Whether you worked with a top Oakville realtor like Sue Heddle Homes to find a new home or decided to undertake renovations, home owners were focused on finding an aesthetic and a layout that was as functional and as comfortable as possible. 


There was a bit of an anything goes approach to home design in 2020 as we faced so much uncertainty and change. As such, some of the trends that made their mark over the last few years are predicted to not make the transition into 2021.  

4 Trends That Won’t Make It Through 2021 

While you should always choose design elements that speak to you and that make you love your space, if you’re looking for inspiration for 2021 design projects, keep reading to learn more about what you may want to consider.


1 - Open Floor Plans.


The pandemic certainly changed the way people used their homes. As such, open concept...

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Located in Alton Village, a family friendly neighbourhood in Burlington, this new condo development offers a modern, contemporary design paired with a convenient location. Developed by Adi Developments, these units are a great choice for first time buyers, investors and for those looking to downsize.



Want to learn more about these highly anticipated units? Contact Sue Heddle Homes at 416-906-7998. We can help you navigate the options and help you fnd the right unit for your needs.

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https://freehomestaging.ca/assets/uploads/blog/20200810134931_039_ID772531..jpgThe 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 Miller Real Estate Ltd. brokerage. Sales activity was very strong for the first full month of summer! With buyers continuing to compete for homes as they are being sold faster than new listings are added, we don’t see a slowdown happening any time soon.


Now Is The Time To List Your Oakville Area Home


Sue Heddle Homes is well prepared to work with you to sell your home. Our expertise in digital tools for more than a decade means you’ll know you have an experienced agent who can maximize your...

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