G. Bruce MacDonald Real Estate

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cottage, summer, inspection, tips

Cottage Inspection Tips and Information

A cottage is your escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life - a place to relax and enjoy nature with family and friends. But nothing can spoil your summer fun like a cottage plagued with costly and time consuming maintenance problems. The best way to avoid these headaches is to know how ...

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selling, inspection, tips

Getting Ready For A Home Inspection

One step which is inevitable in the home selling process is a visit from a professional house inspector.The following are steps which should be taken to ensure your inspection is a success. It is a good idea to be aware ahead of time of any serious problems which may be present in your home so ...

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interior, tips, selling

Tough/Common Stain Cleaning Tips

We've all been haunted by at least one stubborn, nasty blemish on our otherwise spotless homes. You've scrubbed, scoured, sprayed and scorned it, but to no avail. Here are some tips and tricks that will hopefully solve some of the more common problems. First of all, carpets . Most of us have ...

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moving, tips

What To Do Before You Move

If you own your present home - Arrange to have your gas, water, and electric meters read on the day you leave and have the bills forwarded to your new address - Have your oil tank read and filled before your sale closes, and provide a receipt to your legal professional if required - If ...

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exterior, selling, tips

Why Landscape?

A well-landscaped yard can provide a lot more than scenery. Landscaping can also increase property value, offer home-energy savings and provide privacy and home security. Property Value Among real estate professionals it is called "curb appeal" - the impact a house has when viewed from the ...

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selling, buying

Why Use an Agent?

When you have decided to buy or sell a home, the services of a qualified real estate professional are of utmost importance. The ideal sales agent will have a good working knowledge of local real estate market conditions, be prepared to deliver a high standard of service to customers, and have ...

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tips, savings, interior, exterior

20 Low Cost Ways to Spruce up Your Home

Over my 30 plus years in the real estate business, overseeing 1000’s of sales, I have found that quite often a simple, cost effective action can help make a sale.  Here are some of my observations.   Trim bushes so they don’t block windows reducing light. Buy a new doormat. Put ...

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realty speaking

A Start in Sales

A marketing experience I enjoyed this week has caused some great chuckles. On returning from lunch, Tracey reported that her five year old daughter Alyvia (my grand-daughter) had a stand set up at the end of the driveway and was selling leaves. Now, these were not just any leaves, they were ...

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realty speaking

Count Your Blessings

Because of an appointment, I had to journey to Toronto on Thursday. Appointment 2:15. Location - Bloor and Avenue Road area. Left Hamilton at 11:00. Traffic! From Bronte Road to Spadina we were stopped at least five times. On other occasions, traveling at 120km we had aspiring NASCAR drivers ...

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realty speaking

Golfing with Russ Jackson

One of my first days at Caledonia High School, I recall Bill Prince mentioning that he was going to a Hamilton Ticat Football game ... I was awestruck! I couldn't, in my wildest dreams, imagine going to a real football game. A few years later, I too, got to go to "I never win" stadium and ...

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