By: Gary Singh

Your Monthly GTA Real Estate Newsletter - August 2018

Tags: Homes for sale, Toronto, MIssissauga, Milton, Brampton, Oakville, Vaughan, GTA

3 Not-So-Obvious Indicators it's Time to Sell

There are many good reasons to put your property on the market.

Some examples include a relocation, the kids leaving the nest, the
need for something bigger or smaller, and the list goes on and on.

However, there are also some less-than-obvious indicators that it
may be time to sell. Consider the following:

1. Your Property is no longer a Good "Fit"

Your home may have been perfect for you when you bought it. But
things change. Families grow. Needs evolve. For any number of
reasons, your property may no longer be a good fit for you. If that's
the case, it makes sense to at least take a look at what's available on
the market. Who knows? Your next "perfect" home may be for sale
right now — within your price range!

2. The Neighbourhood is Changing

You may have been in love with the neighbourhood when you first
moved in. But, over time, the characteristics of any area can change.
Those changes don’t necessarily mean the neighbourhood is getting
worse. In fact, it may be changing in a positive way; perhaps
becoming more urban. But, "more urban" may not be what you want.
So take a look at the direction your neighbourhood is heading. Ask
yourself, "Do I still want to be living here in two years?"

3. You're Ready for Your Dream Home

Remember when you purchased your current property? Did it have
every feature you wanted? Was it your dream home? Or, did you
have to compromise on a few things, such as the size of the kitchen?
If you had to make some tough choices back then, it might be time
for you to finally get the home of your dreams.

Those are just three indicators it may be time for you to make a
move. Of course, there are many others.

If you've been entertaining the idea of selling your property and
finding your next dream home, give me a call. I can show you what's
available on the market, and keep you informed of new listings that
match what you're looking for. Contact me anytime.


4182 Credit Pointe Dr


4182 Credit Pointe Dr

Mississauga, ON

 |  3 bds , 4 bth

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BBQ Maintenance that Will Save Your Life

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more
than 160 people are injured each year in BBQ mishaps. That doesn't
sound like a lot considering the thousands of people who flip burgers
on their backyard grills each year. But, you certainly don't want to be
one of those injured!

The best way to prevent fire and injury is maintenance. Remarkably,
few people are even aware that BBQ maintenance is necessary. But,
it is.

Every spring, experts say you should clean out the venturi tubes.
Those are the little metal pipes that carry propane or natural gas.
Pipe cleaners work well, although hardware stores also carry
specialized tools for this purpose. The goal is to clean out any builtup
dirt and debris. Don't be surprised if you find spider webs inside a
venturi tube!

Your BBQ grills should also be cleaned with soap and water each
year. Just scraping them before barbequing isn’t enough. Fat and oils
from cooking can build up on grills and harden. If you're getting a lot
of flare-ups, this may be the cause.

Finally, make sure nuts and bolts are tightened regularly, and replace
any rusty hardware. Regular use, heat and weather can loosen or
weaken bolts, particularly on the frame. Several fires each year are
caused by BBQs tipping over or collapsing.