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Reasons to Buy a Vacation Home

Niagara on the Lake has a lot to offer the aspiring purchaser of a vacation home. The quaint small-town feel, the beauty of our historic buildings, a great relaxed atmosphere and a way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life are all major draws to this area.

Many people wonder if purchasing a vacation home is the right move. For the prospective buyer, a home away from home has a lot to offer. Here are a few reasons why you should consider purchasing a vacation property through Niagara on the Lake Realty. Continue reading

4 Tips for Finding a Rental Home in Niagara on the Lake

Many people relocating to the Niagara on the Lake area decide that finding a short or long term rental before purchasing real estate is the best option. This route gives you extra time to shop as a buyer and get to know your new location. There are many rental options available in NOTL, but finding one that fits your short or long term needs may be a hassle. Use these tips to quickly locate a great rental home. Continue reading

Tips for Renting Your NOTL Home

If you own a piece of Niagara on the Lake real estate and have decided to use the home as income property, finding good renters is a top priority. It is important that you familiarize yourself with tenant/landlord laws and screen for individuals that will treat your home as their own. Being a landlord can be very stressful, but the finding the right renters for your home can lead to a beneficial experience for all involved. Here are a few tips to be aware of when renting your home.  Continue reading

Maintaining a Concrete Driveway

A concrete driveway is a welcome addition to nearly any new home. It adds that finishing touch on the exterior of a home and definitely adds value to the house as well. Although concrete driveways are almost hassle-free, they still need routine care and maintenance from time to time. We here at Niagara on the Lake Realty feel that this timely upkeep will help preserve the life and the look of your driveway allowing you years of enjoyment. Continue reading

Financial Benefits of Owning a Condo

If you are looking to purchase a Niagara on the Lake home, considering a condominium can provide you a great opportunity. There are many benefits to owning a condo, the greatest of which are financial. Both young and more mature buyers will find that the advantages of owning a condo are unmatched in comparison to owning a detached property. It is an easier way to live the luxurious lifestyle that you desire without breaking the bank — and you may earn a profit in the process. Before you begin searching for your Niagara on the Lake real estate, consider these financial benefits of owning a condo.

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Four Tips for Selecting the Best Property Management Service

Investing in Niagra-on-the-Lake real estate can offer an excellent opportunity. However, you may not have the available time or resources to maintain your property over the long term.

If making monthly trips to pick up rent and keep up with maintenance does not sound like something you want to do, you still have options for obtaining steady rental revenue. A property management service can perform valuable tasks that save you the hassle of doing them yourself. As long as the services are adequate, you can simply watch the revenue come in with little effort on your part.

The key is to find a property management service you can trust. Your valuable assets and revenue stream should not be jeopardized by a property management service that is literally more trouble than it is worth. Here are some tips for finding someone worthy of managing your properties:

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Top Trending Styles for Your Bathroom

When you consider your bathroom space, adjectives such as beautiful, relaxing and luxurious may not be the first to come to mind – but they should be. With as much time as we spend in the bathroom, making a space that is enjoyable should be a priority. One of the top features buyers are drawn to when searching for a home is a great bathroom. Do not simply make your space functional, use these trending styles for your bathroom to make it the highlight of the house.

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De-Clutter Your Home and Work

So the holiday season has come and gone and it is a brand new year. With every New Year comes a chance to start all over again, leave the baggage of yesteryear behind, and look to the future with hope and a determination to clean up your life. At Niagara on the Lake Realty, we know that January is a perfect time to take a look at your life and work towards downsizing. De-cluttering your home and work space not only makes room for all those new things you got at Christmas, it helps you to break down and simplify your habits.
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Winter Maintenance to Keep Your Home Warm

The full brunt of winter is here. If you have not taken the time to perform regular maintenance, you may be feeling it right now. Without yearly care for your home, drafts and inadequate insulation can make your teeth chatter and send your energy builds sky high.

This aspect becomes especially crucial when trying to sell your home. Buyers want to be convinced that their home will be comfortable. If they cannot make it through a viewing without shivering, it will be taken as a bad sign. Here are some ways to keep them warm.
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