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Top Home Improvements to Help Boost Your Home’s ROI

When making the decision to put your home on the market, there are a number of different factors to consider, from when you’ll list to what your asking price will be. Every homeowner is looking to get top dollar for their home, which is why it’s important to take a look at your space and […]

Should You Sell Your Home During the Winter?

You’ve likely heard of spring and fall being referred to as the most popular time of year to sell your home, as many buyers look to make the move into a new home before the school year begins. While the winter months aren’t commonly thought of as being the best time to get into the […]

What You Need to Know as a First Time Home Buyer

The home buying process can be overwhelming when you’re a first-time buyer but taking the time to do your research beforehand can help you feel better prepared for the entire experience. Buying a home is likely one of the biggest purchases that you’ll make in your lifetime, which is why it’s important to do your […]

Tips for Downsizing from a House to a Condo

There are lots of different reasons why someone may choose to downsize, from children moving out to begin their own lives to simply not needing the space that you currently have. Regardless of why you may be choosing to downsize, there are a few things that you can do ahead of time that can help […]

Top Tips for Preparing Your Home for Fall

As the warm summer months start to come to a close, now is the perfect time to start preparing your home for fall. While breaking out the pumpkin-scented candles and festive fall décor may be part of your fall preparation, it’s important to remember that there are some household maintenance items that are best tackled […]

Top Questions to Ask When Attending an Open House

Open houses are a great way to see a property you might be interested in without having to set up a private showing. Often, the listing agent is the host of the open house, which can provide you with the opportunity to ask them detailed questions. It can sometimes be hard to know exactly what […]

Housing Correction According to RBC

Read below an article from CP24:   “A ‘historic’ housing correction is underway, RBC says. Here is how much prices could fall.”   “A ‘historic’ housing correction is now underway in Canada and costlier markets in Ontario and British Columbia are likely to be the ‘epicentre’ of the downturn, a new report from RBC suggests. […]

5 Home Staging Tips to Make Your Home Stand Out

Selling your home can be a stressful process – from making the initial decision to list your home to ensuring that your home stands out in a busy real estate market. While things like the neighbourhood and nearby amenities are important factors to showcase, one of the most important things that potential buyers will look […]

Bank of Canada Update

Read below for an update on the Bank of Canada’s latest update from our friend and Mortgage Broker from Mortgage Architects, Ana Cruz!   This update is geared towards those with a variable or adjustable mortgage; however, this is good information for everyone to know. Today the Bank of Canada (BOC) met to discuss their […]

5 Weekend Home Improvement Projects to Tackle This Summer

The sunny and warm summer months are a popular time for many people to tackle home improvements, both indoors and out. Whether it be freshening up a room with a new coat of paint or refinishing a piece of furniture to add to your home, there is no shortage of easy home improvement projects that […]

Why You Should Use a Professional Real Estate Photographer

One of the most important factors of the home buying or selling process is the listing. A large number of people, whether they are beginning their home-buying search or are looking at comparable properties that are already on the market, rely on listings and listing photos to get a better understanding of the different properties […]

Outdoor Kitchen Designs That Will Take Your Backyard to the Next Level

With the warmer summer months quickly approaching, more and more people are going to be going outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. This also means that outdoor entertaining is within reach, which might have some people considering revamping their outdoor space to maximize its livability. If you aren’t content with a simple barbecue […]

Top Tips for Seniors Looking to Downsize  

Everyone will go through the downsizing process at some point in their lives, whether it be because they are moving to a city, their kids have moved out, they’re going through a divorce or breakup, are aging, or simply want a change in lifestyle. Many families move into a larger home when their children are […]

How to Determine the Value of Your Property

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, a current homeowner, or a real estate investor, it is important to know the increased growth that your home has experienced in 2021. Not only will a property valuation tell you what your home could sell for, but it can also help you determine how much equity you can […]

5 Ways to Give Yourself a Luxury Kitchen

When it comes to either building a custom home or renovating your current home, one of the most important rooms in a house is the kitchen. Not only is the kitchen the focal point of a home when it comes to both cooking and eating meals, but the kitchen becomes a central gathering place for […]

5 Top Home Improvement Projects to Tackle This Winter

As the winter months settle in, many people tend to put their home improvement projects on hold. While working in your garden or installing a new deck isn’t ideal in the winter, the colder months are ideal for indoor projects. Without vacations, outdoor activities and warm-weather distractions, winter is one of the best times to […]

Condo Buying Guide: Is a Condo Right for You?

Condos are typically one of the more affordable housing options which makes them highly desirable to first-time homebuyers. Because they are often smaller in square footage they are also a great option for those looking to downsize. Additionally, because they often take the form of an apartment or similar style complex, they typically come with […]

2021 Fall Housing Market Outlook at a Glance

According to the RE/MAX Canada 2021 Fall Housing Market Outlook Report, the Canadian housing market is expected to remain strong this fall, despite the Delta variant. Young families are driving demand for single-detached homes in cities across the country. See more stats at https://blog.remax.ca/canadian-housing-market-outlook-fall-2021/

Decluttering Your Home to Sell

When it’s time to sell your home, a solid decluttering of your spaces can be almost nerve-racking but refreshing. The longer a home is owned and loved, the more “treasures” you find stored in odd places. Taking the time for decluttering is a must before listing and showing your home to potential buyers. When decluttering your […]

Housing Affordability: Canada 2021 at a Glance

Even though the housing affordability in Canada is looking like it’s nearly impossible to buy, people are still trying to find ways around moving into a new home. Roughly half the buying population are Millenials or Gen Z’s. 15% of people grew their savings during the pandemic’s peak in hopes to put a down payment […]

Home Design Trends for Summer 2021

Summer is full of unique colours, lots of natural tones and amazing home design ideas. These bright colours can be easily applied to the interior of your home when decorating for the season. Check out these home design trends we are currently seeing in the summer of 2021. Colour Pops and Back Drops!   Since […]

Downsizing Your Home

Downsizing is more common than we think. In 2020, we saw many families go from the hustle and bustle of the city to larger homes in the suburbs. People were opting for homes with more space and a higher comfort level. Although upgrading was a dominant trend, we still see many people looking to downsize. […]

How do you buy a home in a seller’s market?

Are you looking to buy? Have you seen some challenges while shopping? For the remainder of 2021, most homes will sit in a seller’s market. So how does one buy in a seller’s market? Here is what you need to know.   Firstly, what is a seller’s market? In a seller’s market, there are more […]

Renovations for Comfort & ROI

  Since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak and continuous shifting in restrictions, many have had to pivot their daily routine. Certain home renovations reflect these changes. The renovation shift comes from being out and about to in and at home. Thus renovations reflecting a more inviting home is needed. Work has navigated from an […]

Kid-friendly Spaces at Home. Under $100 but One Hundred Times Better!

We have all been home more this year than most, and no one has felt the impact more than our kids. Our youth have sacrificed their fair share from missed birthday parties and graduations to closed parks and schools. This month’s blog is dedicated to them; their resilience, and their adaptability. They are the bright [...]

Brighten Up Your Home & Combat the February Blues

If you're anything like me, you find the shortest month of the year feels like the longest. The days are cold, we are in between holidays, and we are wearing sweatpants far more than we would like to admit. It's quite common to have the February blues. This year with us all spending more time [...]

Making Decisions as a Family: Transitioning to Retirement Living

Are you finding it difficult to manage the process of transitioning to retirement living with your parents? They cared for us and now it's time for us to do the same for them, but many families struggle with the challenges of navigating the conversation in a way that is both loving and respectful. You are [...]

Design Trends for 2021

Although I don’t think any of us are sad to see 2020 go, one positive factor that came from such a crazy year is a refocus on family, home and the things that truly matter to us. Whether you plan a move to a new home or renovate your current home, you are likely wondering […]

Market Outlook 2021

2020 has been successful and impressive for home buyers. 2021 will be nothing less than promising as it follows some of 2020’s trends in the market. From impacts on the market due to the pandemic and an adjustment in living preferences, the new year will continue to show these aspects as we embark on 2021. […]

How to Use Natural Christmas Decorations to Spruce Up Your Home

This year seems like a fitting year to talk about decorating for the holidays with elements of nature. Whether the current times have developed a new appreciation for the outdoors in you, or simply a greater desire to use locally found decorations, mother nature is our go-to resource this season for holiday decorating. Let’s take […]

Aging in Place

What is becoming increasingly more common conversation with our clients is the topic of “aging-in-place”. How can we prepare today to comfortably remain in our home or residence and how can our spaces be optimized for later years?     In addition to the many wonderful services offered by our top notch assisted living residences, […]

Preparing Your Home for Fall

It is that time of year. The leaves slowly change from a vibrant green to shades of red, orange, and yellow. The temperatures shift from beach days to cafes. It is that time of year where your house goes from summer vacation to cozy fall vibes! As much as we hate to say goodbye to […]

Fall For Burlington Real Estate

It’s almost that time of the year where children go back to school and we slowly see a change in colour as we pull out the sweater weather attire. Everyday operations continue to pivot towards the “new normal”. The world of real estate will see a consistent rise in demand for homes of a more […]

5 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Realtor

Choosing the right real estate agent can make all the difference in your home selling or home buying journey. Your realtor is more than a salesperson. They’re your guide, coach, negotiator, confidante, and support network as you take your next big steps in the property market. 5 Tips to Ensure You Choose the Right Realtor […]

Real Estate Property Valuations: What determines the value of your home?

If you take two identical homes and place them in different locations, you’ll likely find that they don’t have the same real estate value. Have you ever thought about why that might be? This blog post will outline what goes into a real estate valuation and will show you how you can find out the […]

The Incredible Benefits of Professional Staging For Your Home

Home staging can dramatically increase the value of your home. Alongside financial considerations, buyers put offers on homes based on emotion. And your home is going to sell for more if they can imagine their new, perfect life in it. What is home staging? Simply put, home staging is the process of optimizing your home’s […]

Top 5 Questions to Ask During a Virtual Open House

While the pandemic made Virtual Open Houses a necessity, they’ve opened up doors for buyers and sellers looking to think outside the box. But there have been some teething pains for buyers and sellers alike. As you know, we’ve been running virtual open houses over the past weeks. Our agents have been fielding common questions […]

Team Logue on keeping connected during the COVID crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown all of us into new and novel situations. For us, we pride ourselves on our ability to build trust with our customers and contribute to our communities. Our ability to achieve customer excellence and community involvement has been tested by the pandemic. But some of our other strengths, which have [...]

Now to Wow: Team Logue’s Virtual Renovations add value to your home

Team Logue has recently introduced NOW to WOW virtual renovations. These 3D-reality tours walk buyers through your home, virtually, using ultra-realistic imagery. The potential buyers see the home as it is – and as it could be. Sparking interest from buyers who may not have otherwise seen the potential in your property.   It’s definitely […]

A Seller’s Market: The 2020 Outlook for Burlington-Hamilton and Oakville

2020 is shaping up to be another year of growth in Oakville and Burlington-Hamilton. According to the RE/MAX Canadian Housing Market Outlook, the price of the average Canadian home is expected to rise by 3.7% in 2020. Meanwhile, PWC noted that the square footage of a home is becoming less important when compared to the […]

The Major Benefits from Buying a Home During the Winter Holidays

The holidays may not seem like the most opportune time to buy a home at first glance, but there are actually plenty of good reasons to do so. People are much busier this time of year which passes a variety of benefits onto you. For one, this sets you up to snag that dream piece […]

How to Handle Holiday Entertaining While Selling Your Home

With the holiday season upon us, many home sellers are wondering if they should take their homes off the market. The timing can feel off with few people looking to buy homes and the pressures of entertaining family and friends. However, selling your home doesn’t have to wait until next year just because you also […]

Seasonal Decorating Ideas for Burlington Homes

Changing seasons outside are the perfect reason to change your décor inside your Burlington home. To help you embrace the beauty of the changing seasons, we’ll guide you from Fall to Christmas with some elegant seasonal decorating ideas. Seasonal Decorating Ideas for Fall 2019 The fall season is the best time to upgrade your Burlington or […]

Luxury Home Office Ideas for Burlington and Oakville Homes

Fall is now upon us and you may have found yourself googling the Internet for luxury home office ideas. Not only does Fall signify the beginning of pumpkin spice lattes, cooler weather and wearing earthier tones, but it also signifies the onset of creativity. Now that the kids are back in school, the quiet atmosphere […]

Wine Tasting Rooms: The Latest Design Trend in Oakville Luxury Homes

In luxury homes, wine cellars are no longer considered enough for the most serious of wine connoisseurs. The latest luxury design trends are homeowners pairing their cellars with premier wine tasting rooms, allowing them to provide the richest experience for themselves and their guests. A traditional wine cellar is designed to store wine, showcase collections, […]

Wellness Feature Ideas for Oakville Luxury Homes

Incorporating a wellness feature into your luxury home is a wise investment. The basement storage room that you throw odds and ends in, or the basement suite that no one ever uses, or, the empty “craft room” that no one ever does crafts in because your children are grown and you’re too busy to sew—these […]

Outdoor Luxury Kitchens in Oakville Luxury Real Estate

During warm summer days, it’s likely that you spend more time outside in your backyard cooking shish kabobs on the outdoor grill and spending time with friends and family. Imagine the convenience of having your very own high-end outdoor kitchen. With your guests eating and socializing outside, the last thing you want is to miss […]

Luxury Real Estate Trends in 2019

While navigating the real estate market as either a home buyer and/or seller, you may ask yourself: What qualities of my current or future home will increase the property value? What home features will ensure I am ultimately satisfied with my real estate purchase? What décor will be helpful in home staging for potential home […]

What Questions Should You Ask Before Buying a House in Burlington?

Burlington offers residents an exceptionally high standard of living and is consistently listed as one of the best places to live in Canada. If you’re house hunting in Burlington, you may be wondering “what questions should you ask before buying a house?".  There are a number of essential questions you should ask your Burlington real estate agent before signing the [...]

Home Staging Tips to Enhance your Burlington Real Estate Listings

When Lucy and her husband Holden were first married, Team Logue helped them find the perfect first home in Burlington. At the time, it was perfect for their lifestyle. However, a few kids, a dog, and some hobbies later, their home was beginning to feel too small.  Based on their past outstanding experience with Team Logue, the couple contacted one of [...]

Oakville Real Estate Listings: Find Your Dream Home

Ranked the best place to live in Canada in 2018 by Moneysense, Oakville is an extraordinary place to live.  But what exactly makes Oakville such a perfect place to call home and Oakville real estate listings so desirable? It offers residents an exceptionally high standard of living, an abundance of stunning green space, recreational activities, leisure opportunities, access to amenities, the best private schools in Canada, and family-friendly neighbourhoods.   [...]

Housing Market Trends in 2019

In a recent Housing Market Outlook by RE/MAX from 2019, RE/MAX outlined some of the housing market trends we can expect to see this year. Wondering how these housing market trends will affect Burlington real estate? Our Burlington real estate agents stay up-to-date on the latest housing market trends throughout Canada, and specifically Burlington real estate, in order to provide our clients with the [...]

New Year House Improvements For Burlington Homes

With the new year upon us, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the past year and create goals for 2019. If you’re a Burlington homeowner, you may have some home improvement projects or home renovation goals in mind to increase your property value or improve your quality of life. If one of your goals is investing [...]

Four Steps to Making the Holidays at Home A Most Wonderful Time

The holidays are the perfect opportunity to make your home festive both inside and out. However, decorating can quickly get expensive, so it's good to have a plan to keep costs down. Here are the four best tips to making your home a winter wonderland on a budget. Wrapping Up  Most likely, you're either going [...]

Pros & Cons of Buying or Selling Burlington Real Estate in the Winter

Most Burlington real estate agents agree Spring and Summer are the most popular times for home sellers and home buyers to purchase Burlington real estate or place their home on the housing market. Since the Burlington real estate market is one of the most competitive housing markets in Canada, buying in the off-season will offer [...]

House Hunting Tips To Help You Find The Right Home in Burlington

Jeremy and Susan are a young couple who recently got engaged. Amongst all their wedding to-dos, the couple decided to start shopping for their first home together. They know Burlington is one of the best places to live in Canada, so they started researching Burlington Real Estate. They chose Burlington because it offers residents an [...]

Burlington Real Estate: How to Choose the Best Neighbourhood For You

The Burlington real estate market one of the most competitive housing markets in Canada. Burlington homes offer residents a small town feel with big city amenities while being surrounded by stunning natural beauty and views of Lake Ontario. Burlington South and Burlington North offer residents top-tier schools, health services, stunning parks, exceptional sense of community, [...]

Top 5 Reasons to LOVE Burlington

If you are looking to purchase a new home, the city that you choose to buy in will have the largest impact on the lifestyle that you and your family will enjoy. For those that are searching within the Golden Horseshoe along Lake Ontario, you have many options to choose from. If you are looking […]

Sell Your Burlington Real Estate With Design & Home Staging

Making a lasting impression with your Burlington real estate listing will increase the price of your home and decrease the amount of time your home spends on the market. Home staging is the best way to get results, enhance your home’s best features and increase your home valuation. 62% of sellers’ agents agree that professional [...]

Why Homes for Sale in Burlington are a Buyers Dream

It’s no secret or surprise to real estate agents in Burlington, Ontario that our city is consistently listed at or near the top of MoneySense Magazine’s lists of Canada’s Best Places to Live. The quiet, yet vibrant, hustle & bustle of Burlington coupled with beautiful homes for sale makes this community a much sought after place [...]

Renovations That Will Increase Your Home’s Value

Renovating is a great way to add value to what is one of your biggest investments; your home. However, not everywhere in your home needs to be renovated. In fact, some renovations may cost you a lot without adding much return on the value of your home. Here at Team Logue we’ve compiled the top […]

The Benefits of Home Ownership in Burlington & Oakville

Burlington and Oakville are ranked among the top 5 best places to live in Ontario. It doesn’t come as a surprise to Team Logue in Burlington, but in case you are unfamiliar with these hidden gems, we’ve curated a list of benefits of owning a home in Burlington and Oakville. Oakville, South Burlington and North [...]

Top 5 Staging Tips for Selling Your Home

Effective home staging goes beyond decorating, decluttering and making repairs. Great staging enhances your home’s best features and makes each room look bigger, brighter, and more welcoming. The aim of home staging is to set a mood that makes potential home buyers envision themselves living in the space. Team Logue Real Estate is well-versed in [...]

A Room by Room Plan for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

If you’re planning to sell your home, home staging can have a significant impact on how it appeals to buyers. But it’s not always easy to figure out how to get each room in your house ready for sale. You want the potential new owners to be able to see themselves in your space and [...]

Ontario Homeowners: Save Money with Tax Rebates

The Canada Revenue Agency is launching the 2018 tax filing season, which means Canadians are preparing paperwork for 2018 tax returns and researching potential tax rebates. Team Logue Real Estate in Burlington believes homeowners and Canadians should have easy access to the credits and benefits they are entitled to. With that in mind, we’ve compiled [...]

The Winter Housing Market is Hotter Than You Think!

If you think home buyers hibernate all winter and don’t come out until spring, think again. Although the winter season isn’t the most active of real estate seasons, it’s still hotter than you think, and there are plenty of benefits of putting your house on the market at this time of year. As long as [...]

Design Trends for 2018: What’s Hot!

The start of a new year is the perfect time to think about buying a new home or remodeling the one you’re in. Either way, it’s time to spruce up on the 2018 design trends to make your home a stand out.  In 2018, homes are expected to be bolder than they’ve been in the [...]

Making the Most of New Mortgage Rules: Before AND After January 1, 2018

On October 17th, Canada’s banking regulator, the Office of Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) introduced three new mortgage rules that are taking effect come January 1, 2018. The changes won’t cost you more, but they could change how much mortgage you qualify for. Are you ready to make the most out of the rules before [...]

How Do Oil Prices Affect Your Mortgage?

While many economists were forecasting a cut in interest rates, the Bank of Canada announced it will maintain its target for the overnight rate of ½%. They acknowledged that commodities and oil prices continue to take a hit and negatively impact the economy. Since the last Governor meeting early December, the price of oil has [...]

Who Doesn’t Love an Afternoon Picnic

Whether in your backyard, local park or down by the water, an afternoon Picnic can be a fun and affordable activity to do with your kids this summer. Pack up their favorite sandwich, toys to play with, and lots and lots of sunscreen and you’re good to go! Although a picnic can sometimes feel daunting [...]

Out for a Spin

It’s time to dust off that old bike of yours hidden at the back of your garage, you know the one that’s been rusting away over the winter? Yeah, that one. No matter the age of your children, everyone loves a simple bike ride around the block, to the local park, or down by the [...]

Dive Into Your Local Drive-In

The summer season is the perfect time of the year to get your kids out of the house and moving. Whether you’ve tried hiking, biking, or going for a swim at the local pool, it is always good to have your kids enjoying some well-deserved fresh air. Unfortunately, not all days allow for outdoor activities [...]

How to Entertain Your Children during Summer Vacation

Our first activity for you and your family to enjoy is sweet and simple. With tasty fruits and vegetable in peak season, it is the perfect time for you and your family to take a visit to a local farm or farmers market to collect seasonal fruits and vegetables. No matter the age of your [...]

An Outdoor Trek Walking, Hiking, and Biking

With the local area crawling with provincial parks and conservation areas, the Burlington-Oakville area is the perfect place to get your kids out of the house and exploring! Not to mention the overload of waterfalls that call the Hamilton-Niagara area home. Whether you enjoy a relaxing afternoon walk, a hiking adventure, or a biking trip, [...]

Great news for first time home buyers!

With the new rebate on the land-transfer tax for first-time home buyers, half of the buyers entering the housing market are likely NOT to pay any land transfer tax to the province. The amount will increase to $4,000. As more focus is put towards home ownership in Canada’s long term financial security, this new rebate will aim to [...]

Need a Buyer’s Agent

Need a Buyer’s Agent? Here are 10 important questions to ask before deciding! When you are selling you tend to investigate your Real Estate Agent, but the same amount of background checks don’t happen when you are hiring a Buyer Agent. This is likely one of the most important purchases you’ll ever make. Take the [...]

The Perfect Day Trip

Whether it’s a Monday-holiday of a long weekend, or you’ve decided to stay home this summer vacation, day trips can be the perfect getaway to get you and your family out of the house and trying something new. Here are our top day-trips that are a guaranteed hit! The Beach Living in the Greater Toronto [...]

Burlington Clubs and Camps for Summer Kids

Sports Burlington Sail & Boating Club (All summer) The BSBC instruction centers around safety, learning, time, spirit and FUN! Whether you want to sail around the bay, or sail the world, start your adventure at BSBC. Can-Ian Ice Oakville ‘s Hockey Camp (July 4th – August) Future Girls Soccer – Immersion Camp (July 11th – 15th) [...]

Burlington – Your Child’s Hanging Spot this Summer

The sun is shining, the temperature’s rising and school is out of session. It’s fun spending time with your kids at home, but every parent’s nightmare includes hearing their kids whine about getting bored or just sit inside. They say every summer has a story to tell, let your children write their novel with fun activities [...]

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