Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Taking the "scary" out of real estate

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 long will it take to sell – and what if it doesn't?

Then there's the buying and selling process:
•How do you find homes that meet your criteria and are within your price range?
Yes, there's a lot to think about. That's why finding a good REALTOR® who is an expert on the local market is so important.

A good REALTOR® will help you understand the market, the current market value of your home, and what you can expect should you decide to list.

A good REALTOR® will also walk you step-by-step through the home selling and buying process, and work hard to make sure everything goes smoothly.

So if you're considering buying or selling a home, take the time to find a good REALTOR®. It makes all the difference.

Looking for a good REALTOR®? Call today.

Wally, Cyndy & Cole Metherall
Cell: 905-830-8611

RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc., Brokerage
430 The Queensway South Keswick, Ontario L4P 2E1

Creating quiet in a (sometimes) noisy home!

Creating quiet in a (sometimes) noisy home!

Does your spouse like to practice the drums in the evening? Does your teenager like to play video games, with the volume turned up high? Are there other sources of noise you'd like to minimize?

There are many ways to soundproof areas of your home to reduce noise.

Here are some ideas:
•Furniture placement
. Surprisingly, where you place furniture can dramatically reduce incoming noise. For example, a bookshelf covering a third of a wall can muffle sound from an adjoining room by 25%.

•Noise harmonization techniques
. Soft music, air fans, and other sources of rhythmic noises can actually reduce the unpleasantness
of incoming sounds.

•Area rugs
. Adding an area rug, even on top of existing carpeting, can significantly reduce noise coming from the floor below.

•Acoustic tiles and panels
. These are special ceiling tiles and wall coverings that are designed to diffuse and reduce sound infiltration. There are some products on the market that are remarkably easy to install.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Find The Perfect Home

Find The Perfect Home!

It's there, it's just a question of finding it.Your dream home is out there but it may take a little work to find it. We'll help.

Your next home could very well be your dream home. It might be the home you've wanted in your heart all along and, for one reason or another, you just haven't found it yet. But it could come on the market soon. Maybe today, or perhaps tomorrow, next week or next month. We could very well be the broker to help you find it.

Here's how we'll help ...
(1) You tell us what you're looking for. Click here to fill out the form detailing the key characteristics of the home you really want.

(2) We'll add your home requirements to our "email alerts" and the minute a home appears meeting your criteria, we'll send an "alert" to your email address telling you about the property. It's a great way to ensure that your dream home doesn't come on the market and get purchased by someone else without your ever knowing it!