February 2017 TEMPO – RE/MAX Jazz Market Report

In February’s edition of TEMPO -RE/MAX Jazz Market Report

Why is Oshawa’s Market So RED HOT? | Your Roof and Ice Damming | The History of Valentine’s Day | Market Update Continue reading

Let The Nest Take Control Of Your Rising Energy Bills

the-nestWith the new Carbon Tax having already taken effect on January 1, 2017 and Kathleen Wynne’s ever rising hydro rates (Ontario is now #1 ahead of Hawaii in North America), Durham residents are starting to feel the pinch. Soaring fuel and hydro charges are not only putting huge pressure on homeowner’s budgets, but they are also causing many residents to rethink strategies on how to limit and reduce these enormous burdens on families.

Nest Learning Thermostats, a Google innovation, are beginning to have a significant impact on the utility bills of Durham residents. These smart devices are designed to learn your family usage tendencies and react accordingly. The Nest will learn how to keep your family comfortable when at home and how to save and reduce your utility bills when you are not. Although not the cheapest product on the market ($329 retail), it does come with a 5 year warranty and is packed with enough innovation and technological advances that will recoup its initial out of pocket expense in no time. Here are some features that make the Nest an excellent way to combat those skyrocketing fuel and hydro bills. Continue reading

5 Quick To Do’s For Your Home This Spring

5 Quick To Do's For Your Home This Spring

 

That trickling sound you hear outside in your downspouts is the sound of Spring. The temperatures are on the rise and the last piles of snow are gradually melting away. Soon the robins will arrive, worms in beak, and we will have the chance to look back and honestly say, “It wasn’t such a bad winter after all was it?” Now comes the task of surveying Old Man Winter’s damage and getting our homes ready for some glorious sunshine. Here are some tips that will help your home recover from winter: Continue reading

11 Easy & Inexpensive Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

11 Easy and Inexpensive ways to increase the value of your homeAre you looking to sell your home this year? Well, if you are, you’re obviously concerned about getting the right price. That’s understandable.  After all, you’re selling something that you’ve invested a lot of money, effort and time into. The very least thing you can expect is a good profit.

There are several inexpensive and easy ways to increase the value of your home. Here are a few. Continue reading

Should I Renovate or Sell My Home?

Should I Renovate or Sell My Home?

Home is where the heart is! While you may be well-versed with the concerned maxim, there could be times when you don’t find your heart at your home. Consequently, you might consider the idea of either renovating your home or selling it and moving to a new place altogether. While making such a decision, do consider the following points: Continue reading

How to Create Curb Appeal in the Winter To Sell Your Home

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So finally you got that promotion you were looking for. However, the position is in another state and you have to move. It is winter and you are worried that your house looks less appealing than in spring, so you might not be able to get a good profit. Well, you cannot really ask your company to hold off the promotion till spring or turn down the offer. What you can do is use your imagination, spruce up your house, and make it stand out from all the other houses in the area. Who knows, maybe you will even get a better deal. Following are some tips to create the much needed curb appeal for your home. Continue reading

What is Your Home Worth? Staying or Selling, It’s Important to Know

What Is Your Home Worth? Staying or selling its important to know.

A professional valuation of your house is an estimate of how much your house would sell for if it were on the market. It is specific to the time the appraisal is made in as property values tend to fluctuate over time and the condition of the house changes as time passes. Regardless of whether you are selling your home or staying in it, it helps to know its true value. Continue reading