9 Jun

Summer Backyard Reno Ideas

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Posted by: Mike Hattim

With summer underway, it might be time to consider a backyard upgrade! These don’t have to be luxurious or expensive, but a couple tweaks can give your yard a facelift and make your outdoor space feel brand new! Check out my backyard renovation ideas below: Revive Your Deck: You don’t necessarily have to tear it […]

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9 Jun

Thinking of Moving? Tips for Selling in Today’s Market

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Posted by: Mike Hattim

The housing market continues to favor sellers as we move into the summer months. If you’re thinking of selling, this is a great time to do so! Not only will your home likely be listed on the market for a shorter period of time, but most sellers are currently receiving multiple offers on their sale. […]

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9 Jun

New to Canada?

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Posted by: Mike Hattim

Canada has seen a surge of international migration over the last few years. With all these new faces in town wanting to plant roots in this great country, it’s a good time to review some of the details surrounding mortgages and how individuals new to Canada can qualify to be homeowners. Check out some details […]

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3 May

Home Security Tips

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Posted by: Mike Hattim

Looking for some tips to improve your home security? While there are many things you can do, the security you choose will depend on your comfort level and preferences. Check out these ideas below to help get you started! Reinforce the windows on your first floor with window stops Use deadbolts instead of spring-latch locks. […]

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3 May

Dreaming of a Home Away From Home?

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Posted by: Mike Hattim

If you are dreaming of your very own vacation home, there are ways to make it happen! Let me walk you through your options. When it comes to taking on a vacation property, you will need to have a minimum down payment of 5% of the purchase price. If you are purchasing a non-winterized vacation home, […]

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3 May

Reverse Mortgages and What to Know

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Posted by: Mike Hattim

For many Canadians who are looking to retire but currently facing high debt load and ongoing expenses, as well as reduced income, it can be a challenge. This is where the reverse mortgage can help! This product is also a great option for anyone wanting to assist their elderly parents. Instead of selling the home […]

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4 Apr

Gardening To-Do List!?

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Posted by: Mike Hattim

Calling all green thumbs and outdoor lovers, there are a few things you can do this April to get started on your garden and ensure it is looking its best for the seasons ahead! Check out my tips below. Enjoy! Work the Soil: Start adding compost and working your soil so it is ready for […]

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4 Apr

Purchase Plus Home Improvements?

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Posted by: Mike Hattim

When it comes to shopping for your perfect home, it can be hard to find the exact one ready to go! In fact, most homes come with flaws of a sort whether it is old paint or flooring, outdated fixtures or perhaps more extensive repairs are needed. While some buyers have no issues dealing with […]

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4 Apr

Have You Had Your Mortgage Check-Up?

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Posted by: Mike Hattim

Spring is a great time to consider doing an annual mortgage check-in! Organizing a quick mortgage review each year can help provide peace of mind and ensure you’re on-track your future goals while still ensuring you’re able to manage the monthly payments. With interest rates on the rise, a mortgage check-up is a great opportunity […]

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