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What happened in 2020? And where are we now?

What a year… in all ways we were tested. Could we really stay the fuck home? Our understanding of the dire situation out there and our desire to be good citizens, humans contributing to the collective good, came into direct conflict with our need to GET OUT. And that’s exactly what people ended up doing. They … Continued

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5 Things We Discovered About Burlington in 2020

1. Nature is Necessary (and all around us). When you’re in a lockdown, and it’s strongly suggested that everyone just stay home, you tend to get cabin fever very quickly. With offices, malls, libraries and community centres all closed, we were left with few options for escaping home.Burlington has no shortage of trees, trails and … Continued

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Did 2020 Prove That it’s Time For You to Leave Condo Life Behind?

The COVID-19 lockdown has been rough for everyone. But if you were in acondo in Toronto, it has probably been god-awful.When you buy a condo in Toronto, you’re buying a certain lifestyle. You’re not terribly concerned with living space. You want simple and easy access to:·  Restaurants, bars, and coffee shops·  TTC·  World-class shopping·  Museums, … Continued

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The Muskoka Myth: Cottage Country is Way Bigger Than You Think

People in the GTA have somewhat of a hilariously distorted view of Ontario’s geography. I’ve met people who have called Barrie “Northern Ontario.” I wish I was joking. When you say the words “Cottage Country” around most GTAers it will conjure up images of two areas: Muskoka, or maybe Kawartha. Maybe it’s because I grew … Continued

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Everything You Need to Know About Burlington’s New Open House Rules


After months of lockdown, the Ontario Government has lifted restrictions in York, Halton, and Durham Regions as of Friday, July 24. The bad news is that the “new normal” for open houses and viewings comes with its own list of restrictions. The good news is that you will probably find them less stressful than a … Continued

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How Lockdown Has Changed the Way You Look For Your Next House

It’s funny how a case of cabin fever will change how you look at your home. You have probably felt the walls close in around you during this lockdown. You may also be kicking yourself for not getting a house with a finished basement, bigger yard, or home office… Or soundproof dome. Not a lot … Continued

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Lockdown Projects: 3 Valuable Home Improvements You Can Make Right Now

We are over a month into social distancing. That means you probably need a project for your idle hands… So those hands don’t end up murdering your family. If you were looking to make some updates to sell your home this spring/ summer, the bad news is you won’t be able to get any contractors in to … Continued

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What Can We Do For People Who NEED to Buy or Sell a House Right Now?

The Coronavirus has taken over our lives and brought an uncertain future to nearly everyone. This is scary AF. Now, imagine if you HAD to buy or sell a house right now.  This is a reality for some people. Just 4 weeks ago the market in Burlington was HOT. I mean multiple offers on anything … Continued

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Is Now a Good Time to Sell?

It’s the end of January and something is happening in the Burlington housing market. A house lists in an afternoon and is sold by night fall. A private evening showing with my client is attended by 5 other realtors and their clients also. No offers until Tuesday! “I must inform you, you will be one … Continued

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Will the Burlington Real Estate Market be Good in 2020? Yes it Will!

How can we say this with such certainty? There are at least 3 solid indicators: #1  2019 is Ending Very Strongly All property types in Burlington have seen gains in 2019. But the “condo apartment” market has experienced the most dramatic increase in value this year: a remarkable 20%, with a 12% bump in October alone. … Continued

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