By: RE/MAX ROUGE RIVER REALTY

4 Things to Consider & Look For When Viewing a Home or Open House

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Homes in Durham, Decor & More, First Time Buyers, Open House

Whether you are a first-time home-buyer or a current homeowner looking to downsize, more than likely you will be viewing houses or attending open houses while searching for the perfect home. Regardless of how experienced you are with home buying and home owning, there are always things that are missed when going through the house hunting and home buying process. We reached out to our RE/...Read More

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Best Places to Retire in Canada

Tags: Retirement, Baby Boomer, RE/MAX Rouge River, Homes in Toronto, House Prices

  As the tail-end of the Baby Boomer generation approaches its retirement years, the question of best places to retire in Canada is an inevitable dinner-table topic of conversation. On the one hand, the appeal of “aging in place” is clear, allowing retirees to stay in the home and neighbourhood they know and love, close to family, friends and frequented places. However ...Read More

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Millennial Homebuyers Want a Yard of Their (Pet's) Dreams

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Homes in Durham, Real Estate, Pet Friendly

  Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Millennial Homebuyers Want a Yard of Their (Pet’s) Dreams – Here’s How Sellers Can Appeal to Furry Friends What could beat out an updated kitchen as the most important feature millennials are looking for when buying a home?  Recent research shows that a nice-sized lawn is the No. 1 priority among those born between 1981 and 19...Read More

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From Recreation to Revenue: Maximizing your Cottage Rental

Tags: HOMES IN TORONTO, HOMES IN DURHAM, DECOR & MORE, FIRST TIME BUYERS, HOUSE HQ, SELLING TIPS, DECOR & MORE, HOME IMPROVEMENT, MAINTENANCE & REPAIR, CURB APPEAL, MARKET TRENDS, TORONTO REAL ESTATE NEWS, COTTAGE, RECREATION

A recent RE/MAX survey conducted by Leger found that 40 per cent of Canadians are in the market for a recreational property, and a whopping 56 per cent of millennials are interested in buying into the Canadian dream. The reasons for buying a cottage or cabin vary, from relaxation to retirement. Thirty per cent of survey respondents said they would purchase a recreational property as an inv...Read More

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7 Things To Consider Before Buying A House With A Pool

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Homes in Durham, Renovations, 2019

  Between hosting neighbourhood pool parties, the convenience of cooling off when the mercury rises, and having a solid excuse to buy cute, doughnut-shaped air mattresses, there are plenty of reasons why buying a property with a pool may seem like a no-brainer. But despite all the pros, consider the cons before you dive into a pool purchase. Inspector Gadgets If you&rsquo...Read More

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How to Increase Property Value: Scott McGillivray's TopTips

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Homes in Durham, Decor & More, First Time Buyers, HOUSE HQ, SELLING TIPS, DECOR & MORE, HOME IMPROVEMENT, MAINTENANCE & REPAIR, CURB APPEAL, MARKET TRENDS, TORONTO REAL ESTATE NEWS,

  How can you increase property value? It’s the eternal question being asked by homeowners, real estate investors and renovators. While the answer may seem simple enough, the wrong upgrades can actually decrease the value of your home.  According to television host, celebrity contractor and real estate investor Scott McGillivray, “It’s doing t...Read More

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Is a Renovation Worth the Return on Investment? Consumers Think So!

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Homes in Durham, Decor & More, First Time Buyers, HOUSE HQ, SELLING TIPS, DECOR & MORE, HOME IMPROVEMENT, MAINTENANCE & REPAIR, CURB APPEAL, MARKET TRENDS, TORONTO REAL ESTATE NEWS,

Is a Renovation Worth the Return on Investment? Consumers think so. One of your objectives as a homebuyer – and ultimately, a home seller – is to achieve the highest return on investment. A hot property value boils down to a number of factors, such as location, proximity to public transit, the local and greater economy, and the market conditions at the time you list your h...Read More

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Tidying Up Tips Hit the Housing Market

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Homes in Durham, Decor & More, First Time Buyers

  Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Tidying Up Tips Hit the Housing Market By Melissa Reeves Admit it — over the holiday break you found yourself binge watching the hit show with superstar organizing consultant Marie Kondo and quickly realized your place is not sparking much joy. Never fear! The KonMari Method is here and the tidying-up trend can give sellers a...Read More

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These Environmental Upgrades Could Save Money… and the World!

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Environment, Homes, GTA

These Environmental Upgrades Could Save Money… and the World! With all this talk of climate change, it’s easy to forget that it’s more than just a catchy phrase. The earth’s temperatures have reached a historic high, and natural habitats, resources and wildlife are experiencing a rapid decline. In honour of World Environment Day, here are some environmental up...Read More

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Micro-Condos: What They Are and Whether You Should Buy One

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Homes in Durham, Decor & More, First Time Buyers

Micro-Condos: What They Are and Whether You Should Buy One If the tiny house craze has piqued your interest, but you don’t want to leave the city, you might be intrigued by the micro-condo concept. With more and more Canadians facing housing challenges both for reluctant renters and hopeful buyers, finding innovative housing solutions has a lot more people thinking inside the bo...Read More