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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 Real...
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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 W...
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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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