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Home Automation

You’re at work when the thought hits you, “Did I lock the door when I left this morning?” You check your smartphone, see that you didn’t, and click the“LOCK” button. Now your house is secure. That’s home automation for you! But, is home automation a good idea? That depends on a number of factors. On the pro side, home automation can improve your quality of life. There are automation products that will adjust heating/cooling depending on whether or not you’re home, make your morning coffee when you get out of bed, and the list goes on and on. These conveniences
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Dog Days of Home Buyers

This topic has been in papers, on the news and discussed on every platform of social media – millennials. Many articles and some of my blog posts have mentioned millennials in the real estate marketplace. If you have read any of these articles/blogs you will know that millennials want a more tech savvy and eco-friendly living environment. However, 42% of these buyers want something that hasn’t been touched on until recently and that is additional yard space. Not for their kids – but for their four-legged companions. Only buying a house for more space and to build up equity surpassed
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3 Reasons to Talk to a Realtor Today

You might naturally assume that it is most important to talk to a Realtor when you’re selling or buying a home. But there are many other circumstances in which it makes sense to give me a call. Here are a few examples. 1. When you’re at the “thinking about it” stage If you’re just thinking about selling your home, and haven’t made a firm decision yet, you might feel uncomfortable calling a Realtor. Don’t be. In fact, I welcome your call. We can discuss what your current property will likely sell for on today’s market, and determine the type of
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Back to School Home Organization

For many parents, the first day of school for their children is around the corner. This can be a very exciting time but with it comes the stress of supplies, school lunches, paperwork etc. Google is loaded with lots of ideas for keeping organized during the school year. However, too much information can be overwhelming so here is a list of my four favourite simple yet effective ideas.   Make a Separate Email Account Just as your house may feel cluttered and disorganized around back to school time so can your email. Notes, schedules and permission slips are most likely
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