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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As a busy Oakville realtor, I hear from people all the time that they’re worried their children will never be able to afford to buy a home. It seems to be a common topic of discussion with home prices continually rising while requirements for down payments remain out of reach for many.


Whether you think your children will be interested in living in Oakville or another part of the GTA or would prefer to settle down in a smaller town like Guelph, the thought of buying a home as a young person just starting out can certainly seem overwhelming.

How Parents & Grandparents Can Help the Next Generation

Having the means to help your grown children or grandchildren buy real estate is a blessing and a luxury. However, before you hand over cash or sign on the dotted line, it’s important to take time to explore the best options for everyone involved. 

 

Based on current home prices it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that most young people receive some...

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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 the 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.

What To Consider Before Buying An Older Home

Here are some of the more popular reasons to buy an older home.

  • Old world construction. Older homes have stood for decades and tend to have genuine craftsmanship with meticulous attention to detail. You will often hear people say “they don't make them like they used to”!
  • Larger yard. Years ago, when land was cheaper, builders built on larger lot sizes.
  • More character. Interesting architectural features are more common in older homes such as arches or s...
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