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First Time Homebuyer Programs

Mar 2, 2011

Blog posted by Shana Fellows Views (5445)

1st Time Homebuyer programs:   1)  Land Transfer Tax Refund for First-time Homebuyers Land Transfer Tax applies to all transfers of land in Ontario. First-time homebuyers may be eligible for a refund of all or part of the tax. (maxiumum $2,000) For... [ read more ]

Which home reno will make you the most money?

Jan 22, 2011

Blog posted by Shana Fellows Views (2338)

~ ATTN: Sarnia Real Estate Sellers ~ A few key upgrades can improve the marketability of your home, increase its value and help to sell it quickly! Here are five renos — from minor to major — But WELL worth the effort: Outside The exterior of... [ read more ]

Your Winter Maintenance Check List

Jan 11, 2011

Blog posted by Shana Fellows Views (3144)

Check and clean or replace furnace air filters each month during the heating season. Ventilation system, such as heat recovery ventilator, filters should be checked every two months. After consulting your hot water tank owner’s manual, drain off a... [ read more ]

Top TEN ways to save Money

Jan 4, 2011

Blog posted by Bryan Murray Views (12025)

10. Resist Eating Out Taking the extra half-hour at night to make your own dinner, or the extra ten minutes to prepare lunch for the next day, may save you a host of worries when it comes time to pay the bills. If you feel a bit in the dark when it comes to... [ read more ]

Top TEN ways to cut down on Air Pollution

Jan 3, 2011

Blog posted by Bryan Murray Views (6322) (2 comments)

As we enter into this New Year, I will be doing a segment on the top made New Years Resolutions. Resolution One: Being Green  1. Get a summer tune-up "The biggest source of [polluting] emissions in Canada is passenger road transportation. It's... [ read more ]

A Good Sales Representative is Essential - Interview Questions for Sellers

Nov 30, 2010

Blog posted by Shana Fellows Views (3176)

Whether you're looking to buy or sell your home, a good sales representative is essential – and can be hard to find. Here are the top 10 things to look for in a potential sales representative. Response Time From your initial call to contact the sales... [ read more ]

Added value to your home ? Think Again

Oct 5, 2010

Blog posted by Shana Fellows Views (2712)

Every homeowner must pay for routine home maintenance, such as replacing worn-out plumbing components or staining the deck, but some choose to make improvements with the intention of increasing the home's value. Certain projects, such as adding a well... [ read more ]

Selling Your Home in THIS MARKET

Sep 30, 2010

Blog posted by Shana Fellows Views (3157)

So we all know that the market is tough for sellers right now in Sarnia Lambton. Buyers have lots of inventory to choose. A real estate agent can do everything in the book but right now its in your best interest to GET YOUR HOME IN EXCELLENT SHOWING CONDITION !... [ read more ]

Home Buying Costs

Sep 29, 2010

Blog posted by Shana Fellows Views (3053)

So experts say, now is the time to buy! History proves that when the market is soft its the BEST TIME TO PURCHASE OR UPGRADE your home.  So Once you have figured out the home price range you can afford and the type of mortgage you... [ read more ]

Sarnia's 2011 Dream Home Lottery

Aug 25, 2010

Blog posted by Shana Fellows Views (4834)

SARNIA –“ To honour the legacy of care and compassion that Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater Health has provided our rural community, we are pleased to announce the building of Dream Home 2011 in Glenview Estates Petrolia,” said... [ read more ]

How Much will it Really Cost Me ?

Aug 10, 2010

Blog posted by Shana Fellows Views (5870)

How Much will it Really Cost Me? Once you have figured out the home price range you can afford and the type of mortgage you qualify for, you will need to calculate all of the associated costs of the transaction to make sure you are financially ready. Upfront Costs... [ read more ]

Selling Your Home this Summer ? Get it SOLD quickly !

May 4, 2010

Blog posted by Shana Fellows Views (4597)

When getting your home ready to sell, you need to look at your house in a new way. Think of your house as a product about to go on the market where it is probably competing with brand new housing. It needs to show well – which means clutter-free and well kept.... [ read more ]

Steps to Make Your Home more Energy-Effcient

May 4, 2010

Blog posted by Shana Fellows Views (2575)

If You Own a Home and are Thinking of Renovating to Make your Home More Energy-Efficient: Step 1: Obtain an energy rating for your home If you plan to use CMHC insured financing to make energy-saving renovations, a 10% mortgage loan insurance premium refund and... [ read more ]

New Mortgage Rules in Canada

May 4, 2010

Blog posted by Shana Fellows Views (2427)

New Changes to Mortgages: 1. Helping home owners to keep more equity in their home, home owners can only finance up to 90% instead of 95% based on appraised value. This change is geared to keeping home owners from over extending themselves and, therefore,... [ read more ]

Spring Cleaning Tip #4

Apr 21, 2010

Blog posted by Debra Heaton Views (12605)

Bedroom - Search and destroy all dust mites. These little critters get under the covers with you each night. Put an upholstery attachment on your vacuum and take it to your mattress and suck them up with the dirt and dust. Another bedroom item that could be crawling... [ read more ]


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