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Real Estate Agent - Right at Home Realty Inc., Brokerage
Some sellers don't realize the importance of an uncluttered home.  I recently went through a newly listed home that had so much stuff that I didn't know where to look.  I almost got a headache thinking of packing it all up and moving it.  The homeowners where downsizing.  I don't remember much ab...
Be sure the neighbourhood you are looking at is where you want to live.  You won't be happy even in the nicest home if it is in a bad area. If you really love a certain part of town but it's out of your price range you may want to consider buying a less-than-perfect home then doing renovations.  ...
To most people, the thought or organizing their closet space is a daunting prospect.   The tiniest closet can be changed without breaking the budget.  Shelving units, baskets and bins or whatever fits in your closet can be used to add more storage.  Before your reorganize your closet, remove ever...
Open the space by tearing out unnecessary dropped ceilings / bulkheads, etc to lighten the space.  Beautiful floors in dark walnut, cherrywood or maple hardwood give a warm feeling to a home.  Choose wall-to-wall carpet in a sisal or low pile in a neutral shade to keep your home looking light and...
Before shopping for your first home, it is important to get preapproved with your bank or a mortgage broker.  They will be able to tell you what size mortgage you can afford.  They will also do a credit check.   A good credit rating will give you the best mortgage at the best rates.  You can stil...
Renovating your kitchen is a good investment in your home.  You can get 80-100% back on resale of your home with a well planned kitchen renovation.   You will get back the most on a resale if you don't go too high end.  Granite or solid surface counters are most attractive and will give good payb...
The Tyandaga area is in Northwest Burlington, west of Brant Street and running from the North Service Road to Dundas Street with easy access to the 403/QEW highways and Dundas Street.  It runs up the escarpment giving some areas a great view of the city and Lake Ontario.  Numerous homes surround ...
Choosing a contractor or renovator is a very important decision.   The contractor that you hire should have good interpersonal skills, be well organized, know what materials and techniques are needed to do the job properly.    If your project is a large one, you can hire a contractor to oversee t...
When purchasing a home, take into account house insurance.   Insurance companies are becoming reluctant to take on risks that may not have bothered them before.  Check with your insurance company to make sure that they will insure you in your new home. Premiums have increased and so have deductib...
Did you know that there is no guarantee to the right to own property in Canada.  Your property can be expropriated without compensation.  A municipal council, legislator or a majority in parliament can overturn your property rights at any time. There are countless restrictions on property rights,...

Gail Fabiani

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I am a real estate salesperson in Burlington, Ontario mainly in the resale home market in detached, condo townhouses and condo apartments.