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Get set for the autumn real estate market

Aug, 29 2016 1:28 PM
Leslie Bullock

Many of you know how hot the real estate market has been in Burlington, Hamilton and the rest of southern Ontario this spring and summer. Early signs suggest no slowdown is on the horizon, even with the traditionally slower fall season creeping closer.

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Tips on building a drought-resistant garden

Jul, 21 2016 8:24 AM
Ian Turner

The current drought-like conditions we’re experiencing in Burlington and the rest of Southwestern Ontario reminds us that with a beautiful summer come challenges that homeowners must face. One such challenge would be building a garden that is less susceptible in hot temperatures and minimal rainfall.

We’ve compiled the following pointers to help you create a more drought-resistant, easy to manage garden. The key is to plan for this and not make changes when it’s already hot and dry outside. Then it’s likely too late to do anything.

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Dealing with a leaky basement

Jun, 23 2016 8:46 PM
Leslie Bullock

One of the biggest fears for many homeowners, particularly those with finished basements is coming home to a wet or partially flooded basement due to a leak in their foundation. And with the threat of severe thunderstorms in the coming summer months, it’s indeed something to be weary of.

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Yard Sale for the Cure aims to make a difference

May, 18 2016 11:36 AM
Leslie Bullock

Clearly this isn’t your typical yard sale. Yard Sale for the Cure, sponsored by The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), is an annual grassroots event that enables anyone across Canada to host a yard sale that benefits the Foundation. This year’s event will be taking place nationally on Saturday May 28th.

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Jane’s Walk Aldershot/Burlington 2016: Walk on the wild side

Apr, 28 2016 9:45 AM
Leslie Bullock

Last year at this time we profiled a community event sponsored by former city counsellor and current RE/MAX Centre Ltd. real estate agent Leslie Bullock. The event, known as Jane’s Walk will be taking place again this year on Saturday May 7th from 10am-12pm. This walk will take place rain or shine so come prepared in case of inclement weather.

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Dealing with an overheated real estate market - 5 Tips for buyers

Mar, 28 2016 4:38 PM
Leslie Bullock

We've barely reached the official start of spring and already signs point to a very hot real estate market in Burlington, Hamilton and most of the Greater Toronto Area. There’s currently a very low inventory of homes for sale in Burlington and area, and while it’s still early in the traditionally hot spring season, there’s no clear indication this will change anytime soon.

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Taste of Burlington provides a time to indulge

Feb, 20 2016 1:14 PM
Leslie Bullock

What happens when twenty three of Burlington’s finest restaurants get together to offer customers new and old a unique, value-filled culinary experience? Why that would be the semi-annual Taste of Burlington event of course! Taking place from Sunday February 21st through to Sunday March 13th, the Taste of Burlington offers the public a prix fixe menu consisting of an appetizer, entrée and dessert for lunch and/or dinner, providing you with a really good excuse to get out and try a new restaurant or return to an old favourite!

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4 winter home maintenance tips that can save you money

Jan, 22 2016 10:10 AM
Leslie Bullock

The winter is by no means an easy season for anyone, and your house is no exception. There are a multitude of things that can go wrong when the mercury plunges below zero. In order to avoid major catastrophes and big repair bills, homeowners need to be proactive and informed around these issues.

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Team Bullock’s Inaugural Aldershot Christmas Home Decorating Contest

Dec, 21 2015 7:57 AM
Leslie Bullock

Do your neighbours compare your house to the Griswold’s at Christmas time? Or do you prefer to take tips from Martha Stewart? Either way, we want you to capture your snowmen, reindeer, lights and the rest of your (exterior) holiday decorations in photos and send them to us! Get creative, take your best pictures and upload them to our Facebook page now!

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‘Tis the Season…for having fun

Dec, 11 2015 6:53 AM
Leslie Bullock

The holiday season can be an extremely hectic period to say the least. Many of us have a long list of things to do, from Christmas shopping to baking to attending holiday parties to decorating the house to name but a few things.

Unfortunately, such a frenzied schedule can leave little time to truly enjoy the holidays. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of family-friendly holiday events in and around Burlington that will help you get into the spirit of the season. Best of all, many of them are free!

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