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Why You Should Move to Georgetown

Georgetown Is On The Up And Up

There is no doubt that Georgetown has become a popular area for people to move to. Whether they are coming from the fast life city or the depths of the country, it seems like everyone wants to live here. If you are thinking of moving to Georgetown, but aren’t 100% sure, here is why we love it.

Georgetown is really community driven. Everyone walks around enjoying their time rather than being in a hurry to get somewhere. It is full of wonderful people who are friendly and will make you feel at home right away. It is a little piece of paradise close to the city. Waking up with the birds and peaceful mornings is quite the contrast to fire trucks and the noise of people. It is serenity itself, and these days what most people look for. Most homes in Georgetown offer the right amount of property. The area is beautiful, the Bruce Trail runs through it and you could walk for days! It has fabulous restaurants and every store you need.

The prime location though, is what really sells Georgetown. It is far enough from the city for your small town needs but just minutes away from the highway, you have access to all of the neighbouring cities and more. The GO Bus and Train offer a way to the city as well. The homes, some old, some new, offer character and variety. It truly is a wonderful place to live, it is no wonder why it has become a hot spot for families young and old.

Orangeville Fall Events

Orangeville Fall Events, What’s Going On?

Fall is upon us and we can feel it. The crisp air and the changing leaves has provided a beautiful change of scenery. And while we are sad to see summer go, we can’t help but get excited for everything that the fall has to offer specifically in Orangeville. As if the landscapes weren’t beautiful enough in the summer, the fall makes reality look like a painting full of beautiful colours and textures that we are so happy to see. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but there are so many fun events happening in Orangeville that we do not want you to miss. So here they are!

Orangeville Farmer’s Market: October 1-October 22 87 Broadway, Orangeville Town Hall Local food is all the rage and the movement is gaining momentum as many people are starting to recognize the benefits of eating food that is grown and raised close to home. If the health and environmental benefits didn’t get you involved, then surely the taste will! Local food just tastes better. Now in its 26th year of celebrating, the Orangeville’s Farmer’s Market has a long history of offering the best and freshest food to your family. Celebrate small town living while getting to know your community and supporting local farmers while treating yourself and your family to better food. Savour the Flavours October 1,

Savour the Flavours October: 1, 2016 2:00-4:00 PM 87 Broadway, Orangeville Town Hall Join your community in this unique and exciting opportunity to experience and explore Orangeville’s vibrant downtown core. Savour the Flavours is a culinary adventure that you don’t want to miss. It is a great way to experience the amazing restaurants and culinary shops in town. Harvest Celebration October 22, 2016 The Harvest Celebration is an event to mark the closing of the Farmer’s Market and to celebrate everything autumn. Come and enjoy Halloween crafts, face painting, great shopping and so many other festive activities.

Halloween Free Swim and Skate: October 30, 2015 12:00-4:00 275 Alder Street, Alder Street Recreation Centre Join your community for a free Halloween Party with your family! Hosted at the Alder Recreation Centre, this is a great time for a family outing with free skating, swimming and other children’s activities. Free Skate is sponsored by Access Orangeville from 12:30-1:30 on Green Rink Free Swim courtesy of Access Orangeville from 3-4 Family activities in the lobby from 1:00-3:30 Moonlight Magic November 18, 2016 6:00pm A great end to the autumn season and a fantastic start the celebrate the beginning of the festive season with the tractor parade of lights, great sales, visits with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, face painting and more fun for the whole family. So whether it be the beginning of October or Mid November, we hope you enjoy these local events taking place in October during the Fall.

Using Top Orangeville Realtors Can Make For A Stress Free Transaction

Why Top Orangeville Realtors? Stressless Buying And Selling!

With so much information readily available online, many people wonder why it is necessary to hire a real estate agent. If you have ever wondered the same thing, here are 5 reasons why you should hire a professional real estate agent and more importantly, top agents in their market.

1. Experience & Education: You won’t need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire someone who does. The trick is finding the right person. Hire a person with more education and experience than you, hiring a professional will give you more precious time in your life while someone takes care of you.

2. Neighbourhood Knowledge: Agents either already have knowledge or know where to find the information about your neighbourhood. They can identify all of the comparables in your area and pass these facts onto you. The also cal point you in the right direction to find more information on schools, safety and demographics. 3. Handling Paperwork. These days, real estate transactions can run upwards of 10 pages. One mistake can cost you, so you want someone on your side who can handle the paperwork and guide you through knowing that you are getting the service you deserve. 4. Marketing Strategies. Hiring a professional means proper advertisement in all means necessary in order for your home to be sold. They have access to large networks with many professionals that they can market your home to to ensure they bring the most suitable home buyer. 5. Negotiation Skills. Top producing agents negotiate well because unlike most buyers and sellers, they can remove themselves emotionally from the transaction. It is a part of their job description. Good agents are not messengers, the are professionals who are trained to present their client’s case in the best light and hold client information confidential from competitors.

3. Handling Paperwork: These days, real estate transactions can run upwards of 10 pages. One mistake can cost you, so you want someone on your side who can handle the paperwork and guide you through knowing that you are getting the service you deserve. 4. Marketing Strategies. Hiring a professional means proper advertisement in all means necessary in order for your home to be sold. They have access to large networks with many professionals that they can market your home to to ensure they bring the most suitable home buyer. 5. Negotiation Skills. Top producing agents negotiate well because unlike most buyers and sellers, they can remove themselves emotionally from the transaction. It is a part of their job description. Good agents are not messengers, the are professionals who are trained to present their client’s case in the best light and hold client information confidential from competitors.

4. Marketing Strategies: Hiring a professional means proper advertisement in all means necessary in order for your home to be sold. They have access to large networks with many professionals that they can market your home to to ensure they bring the most suitable home buyer. 5. Negotiation Skills. Top producing agents negotiate well because unlike most buyers and sellers, they can remove themselves emotionally from the transaction. It is a part of their job description. Good agents are not messengers, the are professionals who are trained to present their client’s case in the best light and hold client information confidential from competitors.

5. Negotiation Skills: Top producing agents negotiate well because unlike most buyers and sellers, they can remove themselves emotionally from the transaction. It is a part of their job description. Good agents are not messengers, the are professionals who are trained to present their client’s case in the best light and hold client information confidential from competitors. These are all important reasons to go with top Orangeville realtors, the Paula Mitchell Group, top 1% in Canada!

Seasonal Decorating, The Orangeville Way.

Decorating With The Seasons in Orangeville

Changing seasons are the perfect reason to change your decor inside and decorating your home year round is super easy when decorating with nature, wreaths, table settings and more. Here is a Four Season guide to teach you how to embrace all the benefits each season offers.

Winter: As temperatures dip lower, you want to focus on bringing warmth in your home. An easy way to start is to pull pieces of furniture in toward the centre of the room and face them towards a central area – BONUS POINTS for fireplaces! Top it off with extra throw pillows and blankets for optimal cozy feelings. Remember that just because outside is cold and blue doesn’t mean that you have to be. Bright throws and pillows can brighten up your room and mood. Don’t forget the windows! Layering window treatments with thick draperies will add volume and warmth to the windows, therefore, making the room feel warmer. Give your fireplace a little face lift seeing that it will get the most attention around this time of year. Large mirrors about the mantel can instantly elevate the fireplace to bring it to the focal point. Don’t forget the scents! Scents are an easy switch up that go a long way. Warm scents such as cinnamon, pine needles, evergreen, peppermint and baked goods will do the trick to fill your home with seasonal cheer, the Orangeville way.

Spring: Paint is one of the easiest tools for changing a space. Pick a springtime colour that is soft yet bright that will make you feel happy. Grabbing new chairs, window treatments and fixtures that match your new colour will make you feel like it’s a brand new room! It is undeniable that floral patterns are always in trend in the spring. Whether it is a rug, throw, window coverings or a blossoming floral arrangement, it goes a long way in freshening up your home. Adding a pop of green will allow your home decor to blossom. Simple touches like green lamp bases or bigger adjustments like an accent chair will make your home feel bright and happy.

Summer: With the beautiful summer sun, there is no doubt that you will want to spend more time outdoors. Bring some furniture and decor outdoors to make a lovely space for you entertaining. Low tables, floor pillows and combinations of bright colours will set a happy mood for all of your events. De-clutter your home by removing the heavy and dark accessories from the Fall and Winter. Keep your home bright and airy, open up the windows and let the beautiful summer air in. Set colourful table arrangements with beautiful fruits and flowers. Bright pops of colour from early peonies or delcious ripe oranges will make your home fragrant with the natural aromas of summer and aesthetically pleasing with bringing in natures finest! Consider rearranging your furniture away from the fireplace in the Summer months. Reposition them closer to the windows and stow away the heavy draperies from the cooler seasons to give a new view to the same room.

Fall: A simple display of petite pumpkins can rise to the occasion and create a stylish and festive display in your home. Perch them atop centerpieces, overturned bowls, cake plates or candlesticks to add some height and variety. Update your basic fall palette by mixing in deep pinks and purples with your pumpkin displays. While golds, reds and warmer colours are always acceptable, change it up to elevate your decor. Bring your fall fun outside! It’s not fair to leave it all in. Fall is a beautiful time of year and a great time to boost that curb appeal. Mix and match colours like you have inside and create beautiful displays using flowers and pumpkins. The time of year is beautiful outdoors as well adding natural touches to your decor. Switch out your bright and simple home decor for something slightly heavier with texture to change up your room. Think natural textures for warm pillows and throws. Seasonal decor doesn’t have to be difficult, elaborate or fancy. In fact, the simpler it is, the better! Incorporate natural touches in your home to really bring the seasons to life inside. Simple things like scents can really elevate a room, adding simple things will change it up just for the season!

5 Tips When Buying Your First Home

Tips You Need To Know When Buying Your First Home

With increasing house prices, it is extremely important for first time buyers to get a foot on the first step of the property ladder. With the help of an experienced real estate professional, you can begin searching for you perfect first home and ensure that the experience itself is more exciting and less stressful. Here are 5 tips to get you started. 1. Know how much you can afford. Banks and other lenders have specific formulas to determine how much you can afford to borrow. Before going to see a professional, calculate the numbers yourself to make sure that you feel confident that you can afford the payments.

Don’t forget to factor in other expenses, savings and the cost of life. Just because the bank approves you for a mortgage doesn’t mean you can actually afford it after the factors have been weighed in. Don’t overbuy on your first home. You will end up better off with smaller payments on a starter home that you way you can move up later on. 2. What is on your wish list? Before you seriously start looking for your new home, you need to determine what your needs and wants are.

Create lists of what you are willing to compromise on, and things you absolutely need to have. This way, you can narrow the search for your home down to the properties that fit your needs. 3. Don’t forget about closing costs. The beauty of hiring a real estate professional is that they will keep you informed on the necessary closing costs of your home. 4. Get pre-approved! We cannot stress this one enough. After you have figured out all of the above, the next step is to contact a bank or mortgage broker in order to be pre-approved for a mortgage. This gives you one step in the door over the people who may be interested in the same property as you. Which is a vital thing to have in today’s market. The seller will know you are serious and gives you the confidence to negotiate the purchase of the home. 5.

Buy with your head, not your heart. The golden rule for making any large purchase in life. Think logically and realistically with the biggest purchase of your life. Letting your emotions overrule common sense may result in your paying much more for your home either at the point of sale or over the next few years. And sometimes, you can’t make that back.

As previously stated, hiring a real estate professional is first and foremost the most important step to take. Not only will they help you with the above tips, the will also make sure that your wants and needs are met to the best of their ability. Having a third party helping you with this can ensure that you won’t make any mistakes and that you will find the perfect home.

What to look for in a Georgetown Realtor

Looking For A Georgetown Realtor, Things You Should Know

Whether you have bought or sold a home in the past, you already know the value of working with someone who understands the market and the process, particularly in the area that you are looking to buy or sell. Not only can it save you loads of time and energy, it can and will save you money. The most important thing to look for in any agent is always that they are familiar with the local market. You want someone that knows the neighbourhood, local builders and the local market conditions. All markets vary, even if it is the next city down, it is a completely different ball game.

Here are some other things to look for in Georgetown real estate agents. You want someone who does Real Estate Full-Time. Someone that is passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated to finding you your perfect home or home buyer. Real estate is not a part-time job. You need to find an agent that is available when a potential buyer is or right when your dream home hits the market. This is also where an agent with a team is extremely beneficial. Teams help create a cohesive unit to go the extra mile to get the service that you deserve. You want an agent that is personable and knowledgeable. Although both qualities are great on their own, finding an agent that can do both can be difficult. You want to be able to speak to your agent, and want to speak to them not because you have to, but because they understand your needs. You also want someone that knows their way around all of the paperwork and how to negotiate. Someone with experience that can provide you with all of the information that you need to make the process as stress free as possible. Look for a well-respected agent in the area. Other agents deal with agents that they respect and trust. They work with whom they enjoy working with.

Finding someone that other agents enjoy working with will ensure a smooth process for your real estate transaction. Last, but certainly not least, you want to find an agent that you can trust. Someone that understands you, one who you respect and respects you. Someone who you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and your concerns with and that you can trust in the fact that they are doing everything in their ability to help you in your transaction. Finding a local agent will always be your best option when looking for a real estate professional. That way you know that you are getting the best service possible, that you and your wants are being fulfilled and respected. The PMG, your Georgetown realtor.