Archive for April, 2014

4 Tips to Handle a Bidding War

By SIRC

The Canadian housing market has been moving at a fast pace for some time now which has led to a seller’s market in many areas across the country. Supply and demand in the real estate market means that when supply outweighs demand, prices often rise and buyers can find themselves in multiple offer situations, otherwise known as bidding wars. A professional real estate agent will help guide and advise you through the process, but we have some tips to assist in the process.

Here are 4 tips to help you handle a bidding war:

1. Pre-Approval

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is really …read more

Source: 4 Tips to Handle a Bidding War

10 Simple Kitchen Organization Tips

By SIRC

Spring marks the time of year for renewal. What better way to do so than taking the time to clean and organize your home? Since the kitchen is one of the most used rooms in a home, starting your spring cleaning there will bring a sense of simplicity and organization to your living space and to your day. Here are ten easy ways to organize your kitchen: Consider See-Through Storage Make it a snap for kids to grab snacks on the go with see-through wire baskets. Stash Items Over-the-Door Stash pantry items in the see-through pockets of an …read more

Source: 10 Simple Kitchen Organization Tips

When is the Best Time to Sell?

By SIRC

The weather is finally starting to warm up and the snow is melting. The clean-up from the cold and messy winter months has begun. Thus marks the beginning of one of the busiest times of year for the real estate market. If you speak to any real estate agent, they will tell you that there are two seasons when the market tends to “heat up”: spring and fall. Traditionally, these are considered the ideal times of year to sell a home. While it’s true that these seasons can see a dramatic increase in real estate activity, determining …read more

Source: When is the Best Time to Sell?

At Home with Glen Baxter

By SIRC

Montreal-born, Toronto-based Glen Baxter is an accomplished bilingual broadcaster specializing in fashion, design, arts and entertainment. Over the last 10 years, Glen has been the host of CTV’s IN FASHION and has interviewed the likes of Valentino, Tom Ford, Frank Gehry, Piero Lissoni, Tom Dixon, Marcel Wanders and many others.

An accomplished photographer, over the last 25 years Baxter has traveled extensively in over 50 countries, always with his camera in tow. He has displayed his work in five solo exhibitions.

Glen currently sits on Right to Play’s Board of Champions and is the Founder and Chairman of The Annual Right …read more

Source: At Home with Glen Baxter