Where to find thanksgiving treats

By: Kim & Jeff Osborne

Where to find thanksgiving treats

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Well, it’s happening, summer is slipping away, and we are getting into the autumn season. Along with autumn comes Thanksgiving. Are you looking to wow your guests at Thanksgiving dinner this year? These places will help you by giving you unique choices for your dinner, or excellent gifts for your host! Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival Balls Falls Conservation Area   In its 44th yea...Read More

It's Coffee Season

By: Kim & Jeff Osborne

It's Coffee Season

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Now that the extra long heat of summer is behind us, we can finally focus on what’s really important: coffee. Autumn brings out the infamous pumpkin spice latte, but let’s not forget about the cozy, hidden coffee shops that can be found in downtown Hamilton and Burlington.  Lets get started: 1. Lakeshore Coffeehouse – 2007 Lakeshore Road, Burlington Along with their fresh...Read More

Success Steps To Selling Your Home

By: Kim & Jeff Osborne

Success Steps To Selling Your Home

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Home sales (and values) have been on a strong uptick nationwide thanks to low interest rates, freer lending standards and a drop in the foreclosure rate. Sellers everywhere are breathing a giant, collective sigh of relief! But for all of the buyer activity, it seems like most houses sit on one end of two extremes: they either get snatched up the moment they hit the market (with multiple offers an...Read More

Sources Of Down Payment Money

By: Kim & Jeff Osborne

Sources Of Down Payment Money

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Whether you are planning to put down a full 20 percent or pulling together the cash for a 5 percent down loan, your down payment might be the biggest single cash expenditure you ever make. Some scrimp and save for years, while others can ready the cash with less difficulty, but no buyer in the history of home buying has ever said they have too much down payment money. Here's an insider secre...Read More

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

By: Kim & Jeff Osborne

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

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Burlington and Hamilton both have great destinations for all your dessert cravings. Whether you’re dairy-free, gluten-free, or just have personal preferences for your desserts, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll enjoy! Every one of these shops has different savoury and sweet options, so whether you’re a fruity-dessert person, or a savoury-chocolate person, you&rsqu...Read More

Holiday Events That Are Sure To Please

By: Kim & Jeff Osborne

Holiday Events That Are Sure To Please

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Between the hustle and bustle of getting prepared for the holidays, you may want to take a break and relax with the family. While being close to home is always nice, you might want to branch out a bit this year. Below are some family-friendly events for the holidays:   Burlington Festival of Lights 1400 Lakeshore Road, Burlington (Spencer Smith Park) Running all through December into the b...Read More

Great Gift Ideas

By: Kim & Jeff Osborne

Great Gift Ideas

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With the holiday season underway, you’re probably going to want to start thinking about special gifts for the people in your life. Now, it’s hard enough finding a gift for everyone, but it’s even harder to think of new and creative ideas. Well - we’ll give you a hand. Below, there are some fantastic stores in downtown Burlington that sell a variety of products that are perf...Read More

Home Buyer Turnoffs

By: Kim & Jeff Osborne

Home Buyer Turnoffs

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Selling a home in today's market can be a bit frustrating. There's all sorts of home staging and property preparation advice out there, and some of it seems daunting or impossible to follow unless you already live in a haute home or have a serious bankroll set aside to whip your place into shape. You can't turn a rancher into a Victorian – so don't bother trying. But you do...Read More

Signs This House Is The One

By: Kim & Jeff Osborne

Signs This House Is The One

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You might have heard that saying about the number of fish there are in the sea – the sea of prospective dates and mates. The same goes for homes on the market. Even when the market heats up as it's doing now, it's not uncommon for a buyer to visit 10, 20 or even more homes before finding the property they want to make their home. These numbers can be daunting, but even the most part...Read More