Just Listed for Lease

By: Heather MacDonald

Just Listed for Lease

Tags: Lease, Just listed, New Listing, Rent, Mississauga, Mississauga Properties, Leasing, Port Credit, Lakeview, Lakeshore, Keller Williams, Realtor, Heather MacDonald, Invest in Real Life, Home

Check out this beautiful, 3 bed | 3 bath | fully renovated home in Port Credit. 5 Wanita Rd is located just a 1-minute walk to the lake and Waterfront Trail, large private balconies, and brilliant natural light throughout the home. Whether you have school-aged children, or a simple adult household this low maintenance home has lifestyle space for everyone including guests.   The o...Read More

How to Keep your House  Warm without Spending Extra on Energy?

By: Heather MacDonald

How to Keep your House Warm without Spending Extra on Energy?

Tags: Tips, House, Warming your House, Save Energy, Heating, Improve your Heating, Toronto, Housing, Home Care, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington.

HEATING YOUR HOME Adjust your thermostat and try zone heating Set your thermostat 3°C (5°F) lower while you're asleep or away from home, and you'll save up to six per cent on your heating bill during colder months Use a programmable thermostat to adjust temperatures according to your schedule  Install a thermostat with a zoning system to stop heating areas of your home that y...Read More

Icicles are not Always Beautiful- Look Up at your Roof!

By: Heather MacDonald

Icicles are not Always Beautiful- Look Up at your Roof!

Tags: Tips, Roof, Icicles, Insulation, Ventilation, HOMES TIPS, REALTOR HEATHER MACDONALD, MISSISSAUGA PROPERTIES, REALTOr IN MISSISSAUGA, ROOF TIPS, HOME WARNING, INVEST IN REAL LIFE

So you are standing on the porch, or on the driveway, and looking up at your roof.  If it is winter, has snowed, and stayed cold you are in luck!  If it is summer or otherwise, simply think back because this is important. Which picture most closely resembles your house? Picture A, Picture B, or Picture C. If it is either A or B, with clear evidence of icicles and/or nice shiny blobs of ...Read More

Bank of Canada Increases Overnight Rate Target to 1 1/4 per cent

By: Heather MacDonald

Bank of Canada Increases Overnight Rate Target to 1 1/4 per cent

Tags: Bank of Canada, Overnight Rate, Interest Rate, Mortgage, Variable Rate Mortgages, Mortgage Rates

Enter Blog Post HereThe Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 1 1/4 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 per cent. Recent data have been strong, inflation is close to target, and the economy is operating roughly at capacity. However, uncertainty surrounding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is ...Read More

Fit Home Challenge -Transfer your Weight

By: Heather MacDonald

Fit Home Challenge -Transfer your Weight

Tags: Home, Challenge, Fit 2018, Clean-Up, New Year Goals, Lose Weight, Transfer the Weight, Heather MacDonald, Invest in Real Life, Mississauga, Keller Williams, REALTOR IN MISSISSAUGA, PORT CREDIT, MISSISSAUGA PROPERTIES, FIT HOME, LOSE WEIGHT, TORONTO

Think about it… “one day” has past – that thing you bought 20 years ago is still unused. Or, maybe your grandchild’s parents do not really need the high school textbooks stored in your basement.  A new year inspires us to clean up and clean out. The average home holds extra pounds it does not need – we propose you lose or transfer the weight. Gi...Read More

A procrastinator’s guide to holiday shopping

By: Heather MacDonald

A procrastinator’s guide to holiday shopping

Tags: Shopping, Christmas, Gifts, Tips, Heather MacDonald

For those who celebrate Christmas, this is crunch week. The days and hours to the holiday are counting down, leaving little time to finish—or begin—your shopping. If that’s you—and there are many of you out there—don’t panic. To get those presents purchased in time just requires a bit of strategy. Follow these eight tips to get everything bought, shipped, and w...Read More

Tips for Selling your Home

By: Heather MacDonald

Tips for Selling your Home

Tags: Tips, Selling your home, Real Estate, Mississauga, Burlington, Oakville, Properties.

A home must become a house to sell.  What does that mean?  Today I’m featuring an example of preparing for a successful house sale, and I define success as “sold quickly at a fair market price”. A property, especially one with a residential building, has two primary uses.  It is both an asset of value, and a home.  The value as an asset serves our financ...Read More

3 Reasons to Renovate

By: Heather MacDonald

3 Reasons to Renovate

Tags: Renovations, Selling your house, Equity Management, Home Equity, Heather MacDonald,

Home equity is the NET investment value of your home.  Cost (or current market value) – debt = equity. It’s like having stocks, bonds, or other securities.   The hope and expectation is that equity grows over time – it is worth more over time. Like all things in a market economy lots of factors impact the value of your investments, and sometimes we don’t al...Read More

Tips to Choosing Your Representative

By: Heather MacDonald

Tips to Choosing Your Representative

Tags: Real Estate, Mississauga, TIPS, Agents, Properties, Home Buyers, Heather MacDonald, Invest in Real Life, Keller Williams, Real Estate Agent, selling, buying

Selecting a REALTOR® deserves some consideration. After all, this is a professional relationship just like your lawyer, doctor, or accountant – this person can be a part of your team over many years. They should be someone you respect and trust. The trust builds over time. So here is what I recommend: Make a list of the qualities and skills that are important to you. Do some on lin...Read More

Be Aware of Old Fashioned “Smoke & Mirrors”

By: Heather MacDonald

Be Aware of Old Fashioned “Smoke & Mirrors”

Tags: Real Estate, Marketing Tools, Selling, Buying, Technology, invest in real life, heather macdonald, tips

True – professional services that can use technology are more efficient and can communicate faster. False – professional service can be replaced by technology. In the North American real estate industry, the internet has transformed the way we advertise a property for sale.  Now a consumer can sit at home and window shop their dream home.  Since there is a lo...Read More