Your Local Orillia Real Estate Agents

Your Local Orillia Real Estate Agents – Cashing in on the continuing increase of property values is one of the main benefits of owning your own home.  Home owners who only have a small equity investment in their homes can increase their equity as property values rise.   Just imagine if you owned a $150,000 house with

Buying or Selling a Home in Orillia

Buying or Selling a Home in Orillia.  There are a lot of emotions involved when buying or selling a home, but negotiating the price shouldn’t be.  Having a plan prior to negotiating is key to preventing stress during the turbulence involved in high-stakes negotiations.  Your Orillia Real Estate Agent can guide you and advise you

Buying Older Home – Typical Problems

Buying Older Home – Typical Problems.  When buying an older home you are usually buying a home with built in character which has withstood the test of time and is still in habitable condition.  There are some inherent problems that you might encounter when purchasing an older home.  I have listed a few basic ones

Masonry Block–Building Tips

Every block wall-regardless of height or length-should be placed on a secure footing of poured concrete. A block barbecue grill or outdoor fireplace requires a large concrete pad as a footing. The footing must extend down beyond the frost line to prevent heaving in the winter. For a footing poured in an area where drainage

Baby Boomers–Investing In Real Estate

According to a CBC poll, " 53 percent of boomers polled said they do not feel confident they’ll be able to afford a comfortable retirement. That’s up from 44 percent who were concerned about retirement finances in March." Did you know, the longer you live, the more you’ll benefit from delaying the start of your

Different Types of Hardwood Floor Systems

While today the idea to install hardwood floor is far from lacking in popularity, in the past, they have not always been an instant hit. In medieval times hardwood floors were used for multi-story buildings and usually consisted of two-foot wide planks of elm or oak. Parquet wood flooring became very popular, but its labor-intensive