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To-Dos: Your January Home Checklist

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Protect your home from harsh winter weather and get a jump-start on your top projects for the year

January may be cold and dark, but it can also be a time for bold beginnings. Make the most of your month by clearing space in your home, boosting warmth and dreaming up plans for the year ahead. Here are 13 to-dos to give your home a little midwinter TLC.

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Red Diamond Award 2017 – Top 2 per cent in Canada

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We are proud to announce that our team has achieved the new Red Diamond Award for 2017 – Top 2 per cent in Canada for Royal LePage.

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No Chill on December 2017 Sales

The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 753 sales were processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in December, 16.4 per cent fewer than the same month last year but 5.2 per cent higher than the 10-year average.

All property listings were 11.4 per cent lower than the same month the previous year and 10 per cent lower than the 10-year average.

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To-Dos: Your December/Winter Home Checklist

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Get your home spruced up for days and nights spent indoors with family and friends

With those in cold regions preparing for snow, plus holidays and social gatherings everywhere you turn, December is a notoriously busy month. But with a little preparation (and some extra time carved out for finding your Zen), you can savor the best of the season, from winter walks to hot cocoa. Check off these tasks for a less hectic, more harmonious month.

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More Listings for Home Buyers in November 2017

The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB)reported 1,096 sales were processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in November, 16.7 per cent fewer than the same month last year but 3.3 per cent higher than the 10-year average.

All property listings were 8.7 per cent higher than the same month last year, 18.9 per cent higher than the 10-year average, and fell just short of the high for the month of November.

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10 Ways to Secure Your Home Before Travelling

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If travelling is in the cards this holiday season, make sure your home is secure before packing or printing your plane tickets. Peace of mind while on the road is worth a lot — so is not having to file an insurance claim.

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The 7 Do’s of Holiday Decorating When Your Home Is for Sale

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You can still be festive. These tips will help you celebrate — without alienating would-be buyers

Selling your home through the holiday season can certainly come with a few challenges. Chilly, wet weather and falling leaves in November and December might mean more raking and shoveling to keep your home pristine. However, the damp weather and dark skies don’t have to squelch your holiday spirit. In fact, the holidays are a perfect time to showcase the warmth and character of your home to prospective buyers.

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To-Dos: Your November Home Checklist

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Get a jump on preparing your house for the holidays so you can relax and enjoy the season’s simple pleasure

With the winter holidays just around the corner, there’s a lot to look forward to (and prepare for) at this time of year. Batten down the hatches for winter weather and get a jump on holiday hosting prep, so you can relax and savor the many simple pleasures of the season, like big family dinners and walks in the crisp air outdoors.

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Market Bouncing Back in October 2017?

The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB)reported 1,317 sales were processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in October, 6.5 per cent fewer than the same month last year and 10.9 per cent higher than the 10-year average.

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Prepare Your Home for Trick-or-Treaters

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Bright lights, festive decor and clear paths help make Halloween night safe for all ages

Your home might not need a costume on Halloween, but it does need to be ready for any neighborhood ghosts, goblins or witches who drop by for a treat. If you plan to participate in the festivities, here are a few helpful tips to help ensure that trick-or-treaters have a safe, yet haunted, night.

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