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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.
Andrew is a qualified Sales Representative for ReMax Escarpment Realty, Inc., specializing in Hamilton and the surrounding areas. Andrew has an insatiable desire to expand his knowledge and in so doing is a copious reader. He is a dedicated husband and proud father of two young children

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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Should I ______ before I sell?

Often times when I visit someone to list their property for sale, I'm asked "Should I paint?", or "Should I finish the basement?", or "Should I reno the kitchen?" before we sell. The seller is thinking that by doing these improvements they will be able to net a higher price. Unfortunately the answer isn't always as clear cut as "Yes" or "No".  ...
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What Should I Do Before Selling My Home?

Often times when I visit someone who is considering listing their property for sale, I'm asked "Should I paint", or "Should I finish the basement", or "Should I reno the kitchen" before we sell? The assumption is that by making these improvements they will be able to net a higher price. Unfortunately the answer isn't always as clear cut as "Yes" or...
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Real Estate by the Numbers - August 2013

August was another great month for owning Real Estate in Hamilton. Average sales increased 8% while average prices increased a little more than 5% year over year, according to the Realtors Association of Hamilton / Burlington. Hamilton still offers considerable value compared to other areas, specifically the GTA. Average sale prices were: Hamilton ...
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Adventures in Real Estate - Episode 1 - The One With the Fleas

A few years ago the office I was working for had a contract to sell homes that the bank had "reposessed". To list the home, I needed to take photos and then recommend the repairs that were needed to bring it up to selling standard. After visiting one such property, I decided that there wasn't that much that needed to be done ... just a few patches ...
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