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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.

Hats off to the Holiday Train!

Hats off to the Holiday Train!
Half of our family and a couple of friends made our way down to Gage Park last Saturday, November 30th, for the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, along with thousands of other Hamiltonians.  It was a perfect Canadian night - cold and crisp, but not unbearable, with music that was truly Canadian.  The Brothers Dube, Great Big ...
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All Aboard the Christmas Train!

All Aboard the Christmas Train!
In just a couple of days the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will roll into Gage Park in downtown Hamilton.  This Hamilton Food Share fundraising event promises to be a great evening with performances by Tom Cochrane, Great Big Sea and Natalie MacMaster.  There will be interactive stations for the kids and of course, a visit with...
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How to Choose a Realtor

In a decade of Real Estate experience I have seen the good, the bad and the REALLY ugly.  Here are the top 5 aspects you need to consider when choosing a Realtor.   5.  Brand Recognition – While you might consider the brand a Realtor works for a moot point, it really is more important than you think.  Think about the credibility...
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End of an Era

After 100 years of making steel, word came on Tuesday that U.S. Steel, formerly Stelco, will permanently shut down its iron and steel making operations.  On one hand, it is sad - truly the end of an era for an industry which was formerly Hamilton's largest employer and the real backbone of a young Hamilton. On the other hand, we can throw a po...
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Easy Fall Home Decor

Easy Fall Home Decor
When I was a kid, not a season went by without my mom pulling out a few special items to tape to the wall or set on the table - Easter, Valentine's Day.... Now I do the same in my home, and I am always intrigued by simple (I mean, REALLY simple) ideas that create some interest and celebrate the season at the same time. Here is a really pretty ...
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Hamilton, Ontario - Address Change Checklist for Moving Day

Hamilton, Ontario - Address Change Checklist for Moving Day
The excitement is building as the time draws near for your move!  There are so many things to remember when it comes time to make a move.  Let us help.   Below is a checklist of the people you will need to contact regarding your change of address:   Canada Post – change your address online with Canada Post at www.canadapost...
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Top 5 Reasons to Make Your Home in Hamilton

Top 5 Reasons to Make Your Home in Hamilton
5.  Cost of Living – Hamilton offers amazing value when it comes to owning a home.  Compare the average sale prices in August 2013 in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) at $503,094 next to Hamilton's affordable average of $252,658.  Offering century old homes and brand new builds, Towns and Condos from 700-15,000 sq. feet, purchasing Rea...
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What a great party!

What a great party!
If they say a picture is worth a thousand words, then the photos from our First Annual Appreciation Party indicate that a great time was had by all! We had a perfect, sunny day for our event at TB McQuesten park in Hamilton. The kids had a blast riding the pony, having their faces painted and bouncing in the inflatable giraffe. Everyone enjoyed the...
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Gluten Free Baking Flour

Gluten Free Baking Flour   This mixture is a good basic substitute for all purpose four.  It doesn't work in everything, but it is a simple combination to mix up and is a great base for some GF recipes like our Cornbread and Apple Crumble recipe.  I always have some of this mixed up and ready to go!  Mix thoroughl...
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Gluten Free Cornbread

Gluten Free Cornbread
Gluten Free Cornbread 1 cup GF flour mixture* 1/4 tsp dry mustard 1 cup cornmeal 1 egg, slightly beaten 2 tbsp sugar 1 cup milk 1 tbsp baking powder 1/4 cup oil 1 tsp salt   Combine dry ingredients in medium sized bowl.  Combine wet ingredients and add to dry, mixing just until moistened.  Pour into a greased 8” round or square bakin...
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