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Come Experience Late Summer in Niagara on the Lake

There may be no better time to indulge all of your senses than in late summer in the Niagara region. The weather has cooled just enough that all activities are enjoyable, the humidity is starting to subside and the fruits and vegetables that are harvested in the area are all ripe and ready to be tasted in a multitude of culinary offerings.

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Summer Events in Niagara on the Lake

There may be no better time to enjoy Niagara on the Lake than the summer. With long days and hot weather, summer is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the events that abound here at Niagara on the Lake. With such a large and diverse set of events that occur over the summer, there is sure to be something for everyone. We here at Niagara on the Lake Realty would like to offer you this brief look at what we feel are some of the highlights that will be taking place in and around the area this summer. Continue reading

New Developments are Perfect for Growing Families

There are many beautiful new developments in the Niagara on the Lake area. These residential communities draw people from all walks of life who are looking for a quiet, homey place to live in this vacation town. Buying new has many benefits, including greater customization options, the peace of mind that the home has been cared for properly as well as the ability to live in a more energy efficient house.

Though these advantages are for everyone, new construction is particularly good for young, growing families. The atmosphere of the community coupled with a good investment that could yield a great return makes newer developments a great place to start your real estate journey. Here are just a few reasons why new developments are perfect for growing families. Continue reading

Why You Should Consider Repainting Your Home’s Exterior Before You Sell

A home’s exterior paint is not just a way for it to look pretty; it actually has an important purpose. Like your skin, the paint serves as a barrier against outside elements that would either deteriorate the outside finishes much quicker or, worse, could infiltrate the inner structure of your house.

Aside from that, yes, it does look pretty. The first impression your home gives can have quite an impact on a buyer’s desire to commit to a sale, and the condition of the house as well as its color will play into this effect. To decide whether or not your home’s exterior paint might just need a few new coats, here are some benefits repainting can offer: Continue reading

How Niagara on the Lake is Growing

Niagara on the Lakes real estate is currently reasonably priced, but those prices will not last for long. The impending shift is due to exciting developments all throughout the area. Companies and contractors are flocking to this region, building communities and bringing new businesses that promote growth. Niagara on the lakes is already known as a popular place to buy a retirement or vacation home, but its rapid growth has turned it into one of the most thriving places to settle in Ontario. Here are some of the new commercial buildings that are going up in the area. Continue reading

3 Reasons to Garden

Longer days and warmer weather can only mean one thing: summer is finally here. This is a great time to get out of the house and enjoy the great outdoors, or at least your own backyard. If you haven’t started already, this summer is also a perfect time to start your own garden. Here are 3 reasons why gardening is a perfect hobby for this summer. Continue reading

Choosing the Right Type of Carpet

Your choice of carpeting is one of the most important decisions you will make when furnishing your home. Your carpeting choice is not only pretty much permanent, it is also one of the most expensive decisions you will make. So do choose the one you love, but also keep in mind the potential buyer in case down the road you decide to sell.

Colour, style and functionality will all come to play some role in your final decision. Carpet is made of four different types of fiber: wool, nylon, polyester and a material known as Triexta. Each has distinct advantages and disadvantages. We here at Niagara on the Lake Real Estate would like to offer you a quick breakdown of each type of carpet. Continue reading

Taking Advantage of a Bathroom Makeover

In any home, the bathroom is usually one of the smallest rooms, but one in which you tend to spend more time than you think. From showering and bathing to scrubbing and primping, that small room gets a lot of use. Everyone wants a bathroom that they feel comfortable in and that is an appealing place to spend time. Here are a few quick tips from us at Niagara on the Lake Realty to help give your bathroom that personal feel that won’t blow your budget. Continue reading