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Joshua Creek – Oakville

Joshua Creek is one of Oakville, Ontario’s more prestigious neighbourhoods. Since the mid-nineties, the community has attracted savvy homebuyers with larger family homes and some finer town houses. The neighbourhood is situated amidst green space and amenities like excellent public schools and arenas. The Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, hiking, golf, tennis and shopping are

About homes in Milton

Follow the Bruce Trail to southern Ontario and along the edge of the Niagara Escarpment and you’ll find the beautiful town of Milton. Crawford Lake, Mount Nemo and Kelso are just a few of the coveted conservation areas that draw visitors and new residents to this rapidly growing jewel north west of Toronto. Whether you

Mortgage Approval

Your new home doesn’t come with mortgage advice so we can help with that. Make sure you get the home you want with flexible financing solutions that work for you. Jennifer Bissonnette will help you achieve your homeownership goals with a mortgage that suits your needs. Supported by the considerable resources and expertise of RBC

Home Seller’s Checklist

This worksheet gives an overview of the entire home selling process. Use it to keep organized and on track as you prepare to sell your house. The links provided will take you to articles with more detailed information. Educate yourself Just as you are reading this page now, continue preparing yourself by reading up on

Referral vs. transactions

Many real estate agents take a transactional approach to sales – identifying clients, closing the deal, and then moving on to the next one. We believe you deserve more from the professional you decide to work with. That is why we work by referral. Since our primary source of new business is referrals from people

Taking the “scary” out of real estate

Even homeowners who have moved a few times can be intimidated by the real estate market in general, and the buying and selling process in particular. First of all, making a decision to sell your home can be difficult. There are so many questions, such as: • Is “now” a good time to list? • How

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About Land Transfer Tax

Most Canadians purchasing new real estate must pay Land Transfer Taxes. Some provinces are exempt: Alberta, Saskatchewan and rural Nova Scotia. Land Transfer Taxes are sometimes called LTT or PPT (Property Purchase Tax). All homeowners pay property taxes, municipal taxes and other fees associated with the privilidge of owning a home. What are land transfer

Home maintenance checklist

Regular Maintenance is the Key Inspecting your home on a regular basis and following good maintenance practices are the best way to protect your investment in your home. Whether you take care of a few tasks at a time or several all at once, it is important to get into the habit of doing them.

Home maintenance checklist – Winter

Tips for maintaining your home in the winter • 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 dishpan full of water from the

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall Maintenance Tips for Homeowners • Have furnace or heating system serviced by a qualified service company every two years for a gas furnace, and every year for an oil furnace, or as recommended by the manufacturer. • If you have central air conditioning, make sure the drain pan under the cooling coil mounted in

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