Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Onward Willow & the numbers you need to know

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I love where I live, my favourite pocket in all of Guelph is between Alma & Silvercreek between Paisley and Willow, Onward Willow. Wartime houses all spread out on big lots, bungalows & one and a half story are for the most part what you see.  There are other houses, like mine, built in the 70’s side splits, raised bungalows and a few two-story houses built in the 70’s and 80’s.  Not to forget the picturesque Applewood area.  Big trees, parks, big lots with generously sized houses.  The Applewood area has its own trailed park and again those generous lots…

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Increasing the value of your Guelph home

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So you’ve decided to increase the value of your home. Fabulous! But it’s also a little intimidating, right? There are so many things that you need to consider to make sure that you do in fact, add value to the home rather than create more work for yourself and potential buyers. Before you choose a paint colour, plant a garden, or call a contractor these are things that you should think about. MAKE A PLAN Your first move should be to make a plan. Make a list of the things you would like to change and talk to a professional…

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Top 10 Things to do in Guelph

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Guelph is a vibrant, beautiful and lively city; one in which I was very lucky to grow up in. Mind you, it has developed a lot since I was a kid. Any Guelphite knows that if this blog was written several years ago, the number one attraction would be the Pergola…seriously, Google it! Whether you are visiting Guelph for the first time, a brand new U of G student or a lifetime veteran and want to be a tourist in your own city for a day (as I did), this list of must-sees includes a handful of my favourite spots….

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Three Questions to Ask a Listing Agent

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The fall market is a-foot in Guelph, and people are once again turning their attention to buying and selling homes. Things have changed, though, as everyone knows. We had a wild Spring market, the after-shocks of which we’re still experiencing on a few levels. The summer was quiet in accordance with seasonal averages. And now… here we are. Today, we’re in a balanced market. Nothing has crashed; prices are not steeply declining… we’ve just returned to Buying and Selling environment that we used to call “normal.” If you’re buying a home, this pretty much means only good things. You might…

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