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The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021

November 26, 2020
A Strong Housing Market

Circumstances like a once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic and historic inventory shortages might have made you assume that the housing market would lose steam, but there is plenty of evidence to the contrary. As Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) senior economist, Shaun Cathcart noted, “records [are continually] being broken” in the residential property market and a strong housing…

5 Secrets Buyers and Sellers Must Know About Virtual Home Tours

October 8, 2020
Virtual Home Tours

For years now, virtual home tours have helped real estate buyers far and wide find the perfect home. From long-distance military personnel being relocated, to investors expanding their portfolio, to homeowners looking for a vacation getaway, this technology makes finding a house that’s a bit out of driving distance much easier. And for real estate…


Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. But the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold. In April, sales volume fell to its lowest…


Win a Gift Card to OCCO Kitchen

SHOP LOCAL. EAT LOCAL. SPEND LOCAL. Win a $100 gift card to OCCO Kitchen SCRATCH ~ LOCAL ~ CRAFT OCCO kitchen is a local culinary project by Chef Mark Steele which has introduced Orleans to a gourmet artisanal approach to…


Real Estate Pivots in the Age of Covid-19

As we settle into this season where real estate pivots in the age of Covid-19, we’ve been anxiously waiting for the month of April to wrap up. We’ve wondered: “What will the numbers look like”? From our perspective, last month…


20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps that you can take to reduce your household expenses without making any radical changes to your standard…



From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious…