Friday Nov 08th, 2019




It seems like the year has flown by. I hope it has been a good one for you.

As the end of 2019 approaches, you may be making plans for the coming year and thinking about what the new year will bring for you and your home.

You may, for example, be thinking of doing some renovations or redecorating. You may even be considering making a move in 2020, or at least exploring the possibility.

No matter what you’re planning, it’s not too soon to take some initial steps.

In fact, if you’re considering looking for a new home in the spring, this is the ideal time to start doing some preliminary work - such as determining the market value of your current property, getting a prearranged mortgage, and identifying neighbourhoods you’d like to consider.

Spring can be a very busy time in the real estate industry, so the relative calm of November and December can be the perfect time to get some plans in place.

We are always here to help if you need us. Call anytime!


Debbie DiMascio 

Sales Representative, DiMascio Group 

Direct: 905-330-6321
Office: 905-639-7676
Email: Debbie@DiMascioGroup.com



"Oh by the way...If you know of someone who is thinking of buying or selling a home, who would appreciate the kind of services I offer, I would love to help them. I am never too busy for your referrals!"



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Market Statistics - RAHB

October 2019 

The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 1,145 sales of residential properties located within the RAHB market area were processed through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in October 2019.

October sales are up from September and August, as well as up from October 2018 by 6.4 per cent.

The average price for residential properties increased by 7.1 per cent from October 2018 to $602,029.

The number of sales for detached single family properties within the entire RAHB market increased by 10.9 per cent compared to the same month last year, and the average sale price increased by 6.6 per cent.

Townhouse sales activity across the entire RAHB market area also increased from October 2018 by 6.8 per cent, and the average townhouse sale price increased by 8.7 per cent to $514,438.

Apartment-style property sales decreased by 4.2 per cent from October 2018, and the average price increased by 3.4 per cent.



How to Quick-Prep Your Home for Sale

Ideally, you should plan to have plenty of time to prepare your home for sale. You want to be able to get everything fixed and cleaned up, and perhaps even make a few improvements, such as installing a new countertop in the kitchen.

For any number of reasons, that’s not always possible. If you have to suddenly relocate for work, for example, you may have only days to make your home “show ready” for the market.

What should you do? The answer is: the essentials.

First, arrange to get any maintenance issues dealt with immediately. If you have a clogged shower drain or cracked windowpane, call a professional repair person. Even if those items don’t get fixed by listing day, you can inform buyers that the repairs are scheduled - and that receipts proving that the work was done professionally will be available.

Next, you need to do a thorough clean-up. Staging experts (those who professionally prepare homes for sale) unanimously agree that making each room look neat and tidy is essential. Even something as seemingly minor as dust accumulation on blinds can impact buyers.

If you still have time available before the For Sale sign goes up, consider doing some redecorating. Stand in each room and ask yourself, “How can I make this room look more spacious and appealing?” Oftentimes, simply rearranging the furniture and moving a few items into storage will make a dramatic difference.

Yes, prepping your home on a tight schedule takes some work. However, in just two or three days, you’ll have a property that is more attractive to prospective buyers. It will show better, and, as a result, it will likely sell faster.

Looking for more ideas for selling your home, quickly? Call today.


Lest We Forget

Honour our veterans at a Remembrance Day service in Burlington

Remembrance Day is close at hand — a time to honour those who served, fought and, in many cases, paid the ultimate price for the freedom we enjoy today.


Here’s a look at the Remembrance Day services coming up in Burlington.

Sunrise Remembrance Day Service
Monday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m.

This 30-minute ceremony takes place in Spencer Smith Park, at the Royal Canadian Naval Ships Memorial Monument (1400 Lakeshore Rd.).

Remembrance Day Parade

Monday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m.

The parade starts at Central Public School (638 Brant St.) and travels down Brant Street to Elgin Street, from Elgin to Locust Street, and from Locust to Ontario Street.

Remembrance Day Service

Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.

Lasting roughly an hour, the ceremony will be held at the Cenotaph, on the north side of city hall (426 Brant St.).

View more: https://www.burlington.ca/en/live-and-play/Remembrance-Day.asp


Burlington Santa Claus Parade

Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 2:00 PM

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Burlington’s annual Santa Claus Parade will feature bands, colourful floats, mascots, and jolly old Saint Nick himself.

Free event. Support your community and bring a non-perishable food donation to the Santa Claus Parade. The Burlington Teen Tour Boosters will be collecting in support of local food banks.

Date & Time: Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 2:00 PM
Venue:Downtown Burlington
Road Closures

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Prospect Street from Cumberland Avenue to Guelph Line with local access permitted.

1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Guelph Line from Prospect Street to New Street
New Street from Guelph Line to Martha Street
James Street from Martha Street to Brant Street
Brant Street from Baldwin Street/Victoria Avenue to Elgin Street.
Downtown Municipal Parking – Enjoy free parking during December in Burlington’s downtown municipal lots:

Waterfront Parking Garage, 414 Locust St.
Various municipal surface parking lots.



Notable, Quotable, Quotes!

“What comes from the heart, goes to the heart.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything.”
Johann von Goethe

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”
Sir John Lubbock

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