Many financial planners will tell you that one of the best investment strategies you can adopt is to pay off your mortgage in the shortest time frame possible. Here are a few tips to put your mortgage repayment schedule on the fast track, and with a minimum of hassle and stress.
Energy costs can take a big bite out of any homeowner’s budget, so you need to know how to be energy-wise. Here are a few quick and easy ways to cut your energy bills with a minimum of time and effort.
Recently, Coldwell Banker released a Home Listing Report (HLR) that includes local real estate market data for more than 2,300 cities across North America.
Guelph’s rank on the list is 44th most expensive out of 64 Ontario markets. The average list price of a home in Guelph is $391,030 – just slightly [...]
Canada Day is just around the corner, and for a refreshing change it’s on a Friday which is an extra reason to celebrate!
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the day, consider the Rotary Club of Guelph’s Canada Day in the Park celebrations. The venue is Riverside Park and there [...]
Renovating a home can be a rewarding and exciting experience, but all too often it can also be costly, disruptive and stressful. Many homeowners feel that they have to make compromises in their ideal plan in order to accommodate their budget and their schedule. Granted, as with most things in life, compromise is usually a [...]
If you’re like most Canadians, you probably wince when you pull up to the gas pumps these days. It’s already having an impact at how many ‘day trippers’ drive out of the city each weekend for visits to the beach or lake. And it doesn’t look like the situation is going to improve any time [...]
Some years ago, before I got into the real estate business, I found the home of my dreams. Well, sort of.
I was renting in a historic Guelph neighbourhood and noticed a home for sale down the street. I asked my agent to set up an appointment and that evening we walked a few houses [...]
Today’s home buyers are often young parents, trying to find enough hours in the day to meet all their commitments. Many are responding to this challenge by having live-in help assist with childcare and household chores…and that means you’ll probably need an in-law suite. In some cases, you may be one of the fortunate homebuyers [...]
Now more than ever, Canadian homeowners are venturing into the domain of home renovating. Many Canadians look forward to enjoying the new, attractive or functional features that these renovations can bring to their everyday life. Yet more and more, market-savvy homeowners are spending thousands of dollars on home improvements, just to turn around in a [...]
An up-to-date property survey can have significant benefits, whether you’re a prospective buyer or a seller. Property surveys are usually done for the benefit of the buyer. The original survey is carried out with the construction of a house. Over time, improvements may be made to the property, such as fences, a pool, garden shed, [...]