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Andrew Caton is passionate about two things - Real Estate and the Greater Hamilton, Ontario area including Hamilton Mountain, Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Dundas and Waterdown. Through the blog we hope to share the best of our city as well as provide timely and helpful real estate advice - whether you're buying or selling a home.

Who is "He" Working For?

Who is "He" Working For?
Real Estate is an interesting sales career.  In most sales careers, the individual is working for a company selling their products (eg. The Xerox sales rep) or might be selling their services (a mechanic, a lawyer, Molly Maid).  What's unique about Real Estate is that the real estate Sales Representative is really selling his/her "skill s...
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The Magic of the MLS....and why it's not ALL you need!

The Magic of the MLS....and why it's not ALL you need!
The Magic of the MLS ... and why it's not ALL you need! My wife loves her Facebook Mommy groups ... and who can blame her. For centuries people have formed clubs, organizations, fraternal groups all for the purpose of camaraderie and association of like interests. It was from one of these groups that she recently read to me an interesting comment. ...
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9 Things you MUST know when purchasing a NEW BUILD in Ontario

9 Things you MUST know when purchasing a NEW BUILD in Ontario
Recently a certain builder in Waterdown released a new "Phase" of homes they were building in the area. What I found shocking was the response of potential purchasers. They camped outside the builder's Sales Center overnight, just to get a chance to buy one of the new homes. It gave me visions of the Apple Store when they release a new iPhone... bu...
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Red Rice, Cucumber and Avocado Salad

Red Rice, Cucumber and Avocado Salad
Red Rice is a little exotic and can be hard to find, but it is worth tracking down. The blend of the mild flavours of the avocado and cucumber married with the roasted flavour of the pumpkin seeds and heartiness of the red rice make this salad delicious! We loved it! Red Rice, Cucumber, and Avocado Salad 1 cup Bhutanese red rice, rinsed and drained...
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Hamilton's 105 Years of Supies!

Hamilton's 105 Years of Supies!
Here's a piece of Hamilton Trivia for you?  Where was Hamilton's first playground?  This summer, Hamilton celebrates 105 years of "Supies" running programs for our kids in local parks.  It was in July 1909 that Hamilton's first playground program was launched.  It was created by the local women's council for the purpose of provi...
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Food Truck Frenzy

Food Truck Frenzy
It is the latest rage in eating out.  A food truck by the side of the road, at a street festival or catering your wedding.  Wait!  What was that?! Yep, as I speak a food truck or two is prepping to cater a wedding tonight in Burlington.  It suits the happy couple so why not?  I love the way weddings are becoming m...
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Condominiums - FAQs {Part 2}

Condominiums - FAQs {Part 2}
More answers to your condominium questions! Q) What is a reserve fund? Is it the same as a reserve fund study? A) A reserve fund is a fund that is used for the purpose of major repair and replacement of the common elements and assets of the corporation. It is not the same as a reserve fund study. A reserve fund study is a periodic review to determi...
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Things to do in the Greater Hamilton Area this May long weekend!

Things to do in the Greater Hamilton Area this May long weekend!
For those of us not headed to the cottage this May Long Weekend, here are a few events you can check out in and around the city of Hamilton. Victoria Day Fireworks - May 18, dusk What family doesn't like packing up a blanket and heading out for some firework gazing?  Bundle up and head to Dundas Driving Park at dusk on Sunday, May 18th (rainda...
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Pesto Pasta with Chicken

Pesto Pasta with Chicken
Pesto Pasta with Chicken Easy and delicious pasta with chicken that received a hearty two thumbs up from my whole crowd. Serve with GF crusty bread and salad for a quick dinner.  Using homemade pesto will taste even better but will add prep time.   •    1 (16 ounce) package rice pasta •    1 teaspoon olive oi...
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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
It seems as though Spring may finally be here to stay.  As wonderful as spring is, it is also a busy time of year for home owners as outside maintenance is added to the demands of inside maintenance. Seeing as I am not a handyman and don't really have much authority to speak to those kinds of issues, I turned to the experts to help me with my ...
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