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Mar 22, 2018

Hamilton among Intelligent Community Forum's (ICF) worldwide Top 7 Intelligent Communities of the Year

Hamilton among Intelligent Community Forum's (ICF) worldwide Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year | Article from the City of Hamilton    February 8, 2018 - HAMILTON, ON – The City of Hamilton is pleased to announce that Hamilton has been selected by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) as one of the Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year, worldwide. The Top7 Intellig ...

Monday, Mar 19, 2018

Genworth infographic: Summary of our First-Time Homebuyer

Genworth infographic: Summary of our First-Time Homebuyer Royal LePage Canada / 10 hours ago  

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017

Federal Government Announces New Mortgage Rules for 2018

Last October the Canadian Federal Government added a stress criteria to insured mortgages for Canadians.  Well just this Monday October 16th, 2017 they have announced the stress test will be added to uninsured mortgages.  Even if you have 20 % or more to put down as a downpayment you will still be required to pass this stress test.    This impact could be as much as a 20-25 ...

Friday, Aug 04, 2017

Hamilton, Ontario July 2017 Real Estate Statistics

  Sometimes its difficult to dissect statistical information.   In a nut shell Hamilton and area is still a very postive market with incredible increases year to year.  What we are returning to is a more BALANCED market which is a healthier and more sustainable market. The incredible increases to home values has softened and I would say that as of July 2017 we have returned to ...

Sunday, Jul 23, 2017

How to Prepare My Home for Sale

I’ve written a lot about timing and this is also a factor in the time you take to prepare your home for sale.  Yes there are things you definitely should do, but there are things that can slow you down to the point of costing you money.   Not to mention the return on investment you get from different home improvements.  It is very important to get your Real Estate profe ...

Sunday, Jul 23, 2017

Why Are Torontonians Moving to Hamilton?

At first blush it is all about AFFORDABILITY but delve a little deeper and find out that the THE SECRET IS OUT. Hamilton, Ontario is an awesome place to live, learn, work and play. Some of the reasons: Nature and the privilege of being between a great lake and the Niagara Escarpment. Creating the Waterfall Capital of the World. Minutes from rich farm land and Wine Country ...

Sunday, Jul 23, 2017

Free Solar Panels for My Home. Good Idea or Bad?

I felt this Blog was worth repeating since I am still asked the question.   Question “what do you think about putting these free solar panels on my house?”   It seems there is a program being offered to put “free” solar panels on homes and pay the homeowner a cash outlay of approximately $3000 or a monthly fee over 20 years.  After 20 years you own ...

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