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Make Smart Renovations!

Monday Jun 17th, 2019

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Make Smart Renovations! Taking down walls to create an open floorplan is a smart move that can have a positive impact on your home's value and also make it more accessible for aging parents. Call us today if you're thinking of starting a remodeling project. We have an extensive network of experienced professionals! Samantha Read, Sales Representative 416.951.7714 | info@readestate.com Tristan Kong, Sales Representative 647.409.5260 | info@readestate.com [read more]

Here to Help You Sell - Today's Market Myths

Monday Apr 29th, 2019

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Myth: It's a terrible time to sell. Truth: When properties are priced competitively, homes sell quickly - regardless of the market. We are here to arm you with the facts, data and insights you need to list your home so that it sells! Contact us to find out how much your home is worth in today's market. Samantha Read, Sales Representative 416.951.7714 | info@readestate.com Tristan Kong, Sales Representative 647.409.5260 | info@readestate.com [read more]

How to keep your appliances in tip-top shape.

Monday Apr 8th, 2019

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Appliances are a big investment, so it is important to make sure they are regularly maintained so they'll last as long as possible. Cleaning them regularly and checking them for any leaks or mechanical issues is the first step, but there are a few lesser-known maintenance tips that will help keep your appliances humming along for years to come: Clean your refrigerator's coils once every few months. Coils are located at the bottom or in the back of most models and can build up... [read more]

Spring Is Here!

Monday Mar 25th, 2019

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Helpful hints to get your home ready for summer... Trim branches so that they are 10 feet away from your roof Touch up peeling paint Have your air conditioning unit serviced and make sure that leaves and debris are removed Seal any leaks around doors and windows If you need recommendations for local professionals who can perform this or any other work around your home, we can help! If you are interested in a free consultation on how to get top dollar for your home in... [read more]

How to Find the Perfect Neighbourhood

Monday Mar 18th, 2019

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How to Find the Perfect Neighbourhood By David Hakimi Location, location, location. Half of buying a home is finding where you want to live. You may have found your dream house, but it might not be in your dream location. Here's how you can find the perfect neighborhood: Check It Out Online Look up what people are saying about the neighborhood you're interested in. Do people actually enjoy living there? What... [read more]

Try a few new ways to go green at home.

Monday Feb 11th, 2019

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Recycling is the norm in most communities today. You probably want to make more of an effort to protect the environment beyond recycling. Here are a few methods to implement to save the planet in effective yet convenient ways. Go "green" with your coffee. Brew a cup of certified organic coffee that is grown under sustainable conditions. If you use a "pod" type of coffee maker, buy reusable pods. This will help you save money as well. If you prefer your local coffee... [read more]

Take two minutes to get organized.

Monday Feb 4th, 2019

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Organizing your home can sometimes seem like a time-intensive endeavor. Breaking down projects into two-minute tasks every day could help to make clearing clutter more manageable and easily attainable. Two-minute task #1: Tackle desk and kitchen drawers one at time. Take two minutes each morning to sort through one. If you find something that doesn't belong there, put it in its proper place and throw out any unwanted items. Two-minute task #2: Organize and clean fridge and pantry... [read more]

Keeping You in the Loop

Monday Nov 26th, 2018

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Communication is the cornerstone of any relationship. As your agent, I'll make sure you're always kept in the loop. From listing to closing, you will know exactly what is going on with my marketing efforts, the offers on the table and each of the steps that take us through a successful closing. For example, I will provide you with a weekly recap of my marketing activities so you'll know who your listing is reaching. When potential buyers or agents visit your home, I will... [read more]

Looking to increase your home's appeal without breaking the bank?

Monday Nov 19th, 2018

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Here are five budget-conscious suggestions that you might even be able to do yourself: 1. Update your kitchen tile backsplash 2. Paint a room 3. Replace your kitchen or bath fixtures 4. Spruce up your front entry with healthy, potted plants 5. Add a fresh layer of mulch to your gardens   If you are interested in a free consultation on how to get top dollar for your home in today's market, I can help! Samantha Read, Sales Represntaitve | 416.951.7714 |... [read more]

Three Easy Ways To Brighten Up Your Home.

Monday Nov 5th, 2018

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A brighter home can help to create a more spacious appearance and potentially contribute to a higher resale value if you should ever put your home on the market. Here are a few easy ways to brighten up your home and let the sun shine in: Keep your windows sparkling. Deep-clean your windows and screens to make sure sunlight is able to find its way in. After removing any dust and debris from the window, spray a mixture of vinegar and water and allow it to soak in. Wipe clean... [read more]

Your Journey Home - Five Ways We Will Simplify Your Home-Buying Experience

Monday Oct 29th, 2018

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Five Ways We Will Simplify Your Home-Buying Experience                 Buying a home is much more complicated than any other purchase you'll make. That's why you need an experienced team to help you through the process. Here are five reasons why you shouldn't go it alone: 1. Let us be your guide. Home-buying is a complex process, but that doesn't mean it has to be a headache for you. We will guide you... [read more]

Halloween safety: 10 tips for keeping children safe when trick or treating

Sunday Oct 21st, 2018

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Keep your children safe and sound this Halloween with our top tips... 1. Plan a route in advance Trick or treating could take you several streets away from your house, which can cause sore feet and tired legs. Avoid long treks by mapping out a route before leaving the house. Stick to paths that you and your child are familiar with to avoid getting lost. 2. Wear comfy shoes Make sure you and your children are in comfortable, well-fitting shoes. Girls in dresses should avoid... [read more]

Checklist: 10 home maintenance tips for this fall

Sunday Oct 14th, 2018

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Get your house in order by taking care of these items on your fall maintenance checklist so you can save time and money. 1. INSPECT YOUR ROOF When fall's rains (and winter's snows) arrive, few things make the season more miserable than a leaky roof. Experts recommend doing a visual inspection of your roof, either from the ground with binoculars or heading up there with a ladder. Look for bent, cracked or missing shingles and replace them.  If there are a lot of... [read more]

Fostering great relationships with your neighbours is the key to a happy community.

Monday Oct 8th, 2018

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Whether you're just moving to a new neighbourhood or have lived in one for years, the following tips will help build connections with your neighbours and encourage a friendly rapport: 1. Introduce Yourself: Being on a first-name basis with all of your immediate neighbours will establish a warm and welcoming atmosphere. 2. Go for Walks: Regularly walking around your neighbourhood will increase your chances for meeting new neighbours and give you more... [read more]

Four Easy Ways to Update Your Home

Sunday Sep 30th, 2018

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Does your home look the same as the day you bought it? Unless that was either last month or long enough ago to exude retro cool, it might be time to give your home a modern makeover. Here are four simple ways to modernize your home: 1. Start painting Whether it's your home's interior or exterior that could use a spruce, grab that paintbrush and go for of-the-moment colours. 2. Curb the clutter Minimalism continues to reign as the top decorating strategy, so... [read more]

How I Can Improve Your Home Search

Monday Sep 24th, 2018

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  What factors are most important to you when searching for a new home? School districts, local amenities, and proximity to your workplace are all important considerations when choosing a home. Providing these details, helping you understand them, and finding a home that meets all of your needs is my top priority. I will optimize your home search through: 1) Access to the Most Current Market Data: Even if a particular home hasn't officially hit the market yet, I... [read more]

How to care for your garden and yard in every season.

Monday Sep 17th, 2018

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A garden can help you save money on groceries, while beautiful flower beds can add value to your home. Here are a few tips for maintaining your yard year-round.   Spring Now is the time to sow seeds and take care to prevent a late-spring frost from killing your plants. Divide and plant any leftover fall perennials. Plant vegetables that turn over quickly, so you can get more than one crop over the summer. Aerate and fertilize your grass to ward off weeds or... [read more]

Is Your Home Prepared for A Natural Disaster?

Monday Sep 10th, 2018

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                        Natural disasters can strike without warning. Take steps to prepare in the event that your home is impacted by a flood, hurricane, tornado or any other unexpected event. Use these four steps to assemble your disaster-readiness plan: 1)    Ask yourself the big questions. How will you receive emergency alerts and warnings? Where will you shelter in... [read more]

How Can Local Schools Impact Your Home Search?

Tuesday Sep 4th, 2018

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DOING THE HOMEWORK ON SCHOOLS Even if you don't have school-aged children, school ratings can have a significant impact on the value of a home. Often, homes that are located within the boundaries of highly rated schools will be highly sought after. As we search for your new home, we'll take into account the following: 1) If you're a parent, nearby school ratings will likely be a primary concern for you. By supplying you with details on school characteristics and... [read more]

Testimonial

Wednesday Apr 4th, 2018

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We feel humbled by the testimonial amazing #ReadEstateTeam clients Trevor and Ann-Marie left on our website! 😊 Thank you for trusting in our services, it was a pleasure to work with you both! The Read Estate Team can help you sell your home too! Give us a call for your free home evaluation. 📞 416.951.7714 | 📧 info@readestate.com | www.readestate.com [read more]

Vote Samantha Read as Best People in Real Estate Agent - Halton Hills Readers' Choice Awards!

Monday Jan 8th, 2018

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We are so honoured that our Team Leader; Samantha Read has been nominated as Best People in Real Estate Agent – Halton Hills Readers’ Choice Awards. We would like to ask for your support and vote for us. It takes under 2 minutes to visit haltonhills.communityvotes.com and vote Samantha Read – The Read Estate Team as Best People in Real Estate Agent! The nomination period runs from now to Wed February 28th. You can vote multiple times but only once a day. Many... [read more]

Remembrance Day

Friday Nov 10th, 2017

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Remembrance Day is a day for all Canadians to remember the men and women who served and sacrificed for our country. It is a day we encourage every individual, young and old, to pause, to give thanks and to remember. Here are the main Remembrance Day events in Halton and Peel: Mississauga Royal Canadian Legion - Port Credit Branch 82 35 Front Street North, Mississauga, ON Parade Time: 9:30 a.m. Start Location: Port Credit Branch 82 Church Service:Trinity-St. Paul, Port Credit,... [read more]

Market Summary of August 2017

Friday Sep 8th, 2017

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You may be curious about what's happening in the local real estate market in the month of August.   "Recent reports suggest that economic conditions remain strong in the GTA. Positive economic news coupled with the slower pace of price growth we are now experiencing could prompt an improvement in the demand for ownership housing, over and above the regular seasonal bump, as we move through the fall," - Mr. Syrianos, Toronto Real Estate Board... [read more]

Best places to live (Halton/Peel Region) in Canada in 2017.

Monday Jul 17th, 2017

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Best places to live (Halton/Peel Region) in Canada in 2017 (out of the 417 list). *Source: MoneySense* #9 Burlington #15 Oakville #128 Mississauga #151 Milton #198 Brampton Are you read to buy or sell a home? Have Real Estate questions? Call/Text: 416 951 7714 or email us: info@readestate.com. www.readestate.com [read more]

Check out the Market Summary in June 2017 in Peel and Halton Region!

Monday Jul 10th, 2017

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Toronto Real Estate Board reported 7,974 sales in June 2017 compared to 12,725 in June 2016. Selling prices for all home types continued to increase strongly in June compared to the same month in 2016. Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Got Real Estate questions? Just call/text Sam – 416 951 7714 or email her directly – info@readestate.com [read more]

Check out the Market Summary in MAY 2017 in Peel and Halton Region!

Friday Jun 9th, 2017

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Toronto Real Estate Board reported 10,196 sales in May 2017 compared to 12,790 sales in May 2016. Selling prices continued to increase strongly in May compared to the same month in 2016. Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Got Real Estate questions? Just call/text us: 416.951.7714 or email us: info@readestate.com   [read more]

Help Us Make History - Fly The Flag!

Monday Jun 5th, 2017

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The Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce is challenging the residents and businesses of Halton Hills to show their national pride by flying the Canadian flag for our countries 150th Birthday. We, The Read Estate Team at Coldwell Banker Fieldstone Realty, have accepted this challenge by participating in this exciting project! If you would like to register and receive a flag let us know and we'll drop off a flag for you! Visit  Haltonhillscanada150.ca to find out more info! [read more]

What’s open and closed on Victoria Day 2017?

Sunday May 21st, 2017

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All of us at The Read Estate Team would like to wish you a Happy Victoria Day! For those lucky people who will get Victoria Day off, here is a list of what’s open and closed around the city on Monday May 22, 2017 OPEN Toronto Premium Outlets – 930am to 7pm Square One Shopping Centre – 11am to 6pm Bramalea City Centre – 11am to 6 pm Eaton Centre – 10am to 6pm CN Tower Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada The Ontario Science Centre The... [read more]

OPEN HOUSE - 1204 Mowat Lane, Milton!

Friday May 5th, 2017

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Come join us at our OPEN HOUSE Saturday May 6th and Sunday May 7th 2pm - 4 pm 1204 Mowat Lane, Milton! http://tours.virtualgta.com/public/vtour/display/753564#!/ Call Samantha for more information or to book a showing! 416 951 7714 | info@readestate.com | www.readestate.com [read more]

COMING SOON! HUGE EXECUTIVE TOWNHOUSE!!

Sunday Apr 30th, 2017

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COMING SOON!! 1204 MOWAT LANE, MILTON In the Highly Sought After Community of Dempsey 3 Bdrm, 3 Wshrm, Large Kitchen w/ Breakfast bar Open Concept w/ Gas Fireplace, Hardwood on Main & Large Finished Bsmt Walking Distance to Schools, Parks and Close to 401 Call Us for More Information : 416.951.7714 (call or text) | info@readestate.com [read more]

Check out Sam and Jess’ big announcement for the Easter Contest!

Thursday Apr 13th, 2017

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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj3eiSCT2ME Closed Caption is available - you need to turn it on. Transcription below. [Transcription by Jamie Loiselle] Jess: Hi everyone, Sam and Jess here from the Read Estate Team. We want to thank everybody for all of your submissions on our Easter contest! It was such a hard decision and we love all of you for sending in your beautiful pictures. We have our winners, and we are going to start to announce them now. Sam? Sam: I’m... [read more]

Check out the Market Summary in March 2017 in Peel and Halton Region!

Sunday Apr 9th, 2017

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Wow! The Toronto Real Estate Board reported 12,077 sales in March 2017 which represented a 17.7% increase compared to the 10,260 sales last year in March 2016. Spring has sprung and this market is Hot! Contact us when you are ready to make a move @ 416.951.7714 | info@readestate.com| facebook.com/readestateteam | readestate.com   [read more]

Market Summary of Halton and Peel Region (Jan 2017)

Monday Feb 6th, 2017

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Here is the Market Summary of Halton Region and Peel Region in January 2017!   We also have attached some information about the Activity Sales/Average Price of January 2016 and 2017 in Greater Toronto Area. As it has proved that the price and activity sales of January has been increased from last year and this year.  If you are ready to discover your dream home or to sell your home, please call/text us @ 416.951.7714 | info@readestate.com | readestate.com   Source:... [read more]

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