London and St Thomas Real Estate Market Booming

London and St Thomas Real Estate Market Booming

Knowing that your local real estate market is on a roll is always great to hear when you have invested in property! The London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS (LSTAR), a member of the Canadian Real Estate Association, represents 1,500 REALTORS in Middlesex and Elgin Counties, which is a trading area of 500,000 residents.

Renovation and Home Insurance

Renovation and Home Insurance

After careful planning and budgeting, you have finally decided to complete that home renovation you have been looking forward to. Before you begin knocking down walls and drilling holes, you must inform your home insurance company of the upcoming renovations.

Mortgage DownPayment: What Are the New Rules?

Mortgage DownPayment: What Are the New Rules?

Consumers and professionals, as well as media outlets, seem a bit confused about the new mortgage guidelines. Here is some accurate information regarding the new rules.

OPEN HOUSES ; PRIVATE SHOWING ETIQUETTE

OPEN HOUSES ; PRIVATE SHOWING ETIQUETTE

VIEWING PROSPECTIVE PROPERTIES CAN BE A MINEFIELD OF UNWRITTEN RULES. Here are buyer’s most frequently asked questions about holding an open house and private showing etiquette IS IT OK TO TAKE PICTURES OR RECORD VIDEO? Until the property is Sold, the property you’re viewing is still someone’s private residence. So the rule here is, always ask for permission first. Understandably, some Sellers have security…

[Recipe] Christmas Sugar Cookie

[Recipe] Christmas Sugar Cookie

It’s Christmas eve. The tree is ready and so is Christmas dinner. Greet santa with these delicious sugar cookies and a glass of milk.

[Recipe] Christmas Turkey with Gravy

[Recipe] Christmas Turkey with Gravy

Turkey is the star of Christmas dinners everywhere, and the key to success is in making sure that the breast stays moist. Your guests will rave at how tender, juicy and flavorful yours is this Christmas. Recipe is below!

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Last Minute Gift Ideas

With less than 3 days before Christmas day, you may be feeling the pressure because you need to find quality last-minute gifts. Here are ideas that will help you find a perfect last-minute gift for your parents, siblings, spouse or significant other.

Christmas Tree Guide

Christmas Tree Guide

It’s time to decorate your Christmas tree! Decorating your tree doesn’t have to be a chore. Follow these easy steps to ensure a stress-free and fun tree decorating experience.

Guide to Christmas Lights

Guide to Christmas Lights

Holiday decoration displays are an enormous part of modern winter culture – so much so that many private homeowners and businesses have begun to hire professionals to decorate for them. While this is certainly an option, not everyone has the disposable income for it. DIY decorating is less expensive, can involve the entire family, and, let’s face it, is far more fun!

How to set the dinner table

How to set the dinner table

Create the perfect Christmas dinner presentation with this deluxe dinner plating guide.