Just one look. That’s all it took – The Importance of Curb Appeal

Photo of a House with Plenty of Curb Appeal
Keep your homes looking so good, you become "the envy of the neighbourhood".

That love at first-glance attraction, that real estate people call curb appeal, is becoming increasingly more important to the value of your home. These days, over 80 percent of buyers get their first look at a house from a picture on the Internet. If the “curbscape” is unappealing, most people don’t look any further. Even if your not planning to sell any time soon, you should think about keeping your biggest asset in an attractive and well maintained condition. Keep your homes looking so good, you become “the envy of the neighbourhood”. Remember, first impressions count when selling your home.

Improvements
Basic exterior improvements can dramatically increase the visual appeal and value of your property. Replacement of major items such as windows or the roof could play a part – but curb appeal is in “the whole package” which means that small details are also important in the big picture.

Landscaping
If you may be selling your home in the near future, attractive landscaping can significantly add to your home’s value. Even if you plan to stay in your home for a long time, there are many other benefits of landscaping. It plays a functional role in increasing the usability of your entire property.

Consultation
Thinking about selling your home or just wondering about things you can do to enhance you home’s curb appeal but don’t know how to begin? We give advice focused on improvements that tend to result in the greatest increase in property value.

The Importance of Tradition

Christmas time brings to mind all the comforts of a home – friends, family, love, tradition

Christmas Holiday Traditions
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

What is it about traditions and especially those associated with a holiday that make them so important to us? Family traditions provide great value, and the value lasts far beyond the moment. The value of a tradition isn’t in completing the ritual; the value comes from what it provides for those who participate.

First of all, traditions provide stability. Activities that are observed year in and year out become a means by which family members can build trust and security. Regardless of what else may happen, the traditions will not change. So much in our lives these days is temporary. Family traditions provide something for every person to hold on to and to rely upon.

Secondly, traditions give us a sense of identity. They are one of the things that make us unique to other families. Although our Christmas traditions may have some commonality with other families, each household still has their own way of experiencing those traditions. That is what is so special about them. Each family’s unique twist is what gives that family its identity and helps the members bond with one another. Ethnic foods, decorations, special activities, all help families become distinctive.

Third, traditions are important because they provide continuity between generations. It can be difficult to keep up with extended family members these days, and of course it is impossible to touch those who are long gone. But traditions create a bridge between the young and the old, between the past and the present.

Traditions are obviously good for families. We can build memories and share stories so that we draw near to one another. Traditions are a building block of what makes a house a home. Through creating and maintaining family traditions, we can offer stability, identity and continuity to our loved ones. We can look to the past and not be afraid of remembering those who are no longer with us. We can enjoy the present, knowing that we are building strong families – and we can look forward to the future, when our children will sit by the fire in their homes and tell stories of their Christmas traditions.

This holiday season, create some new traditions with friends and family – and enjoy everything this season has to offer.

From Team VanDinther – Burlington Real Estate to your Family – We wish you a Very Merry Christmas and all the Best for the Year to Come!

Tankless Water Heaters: A Big Change In Today’s Water Heating System

People are asking for more information with regards to heating home appliances. Most likely driven by the continuous increase in the price of heating, the unsure market, and last and unfortunately, often the minimum, priority for the environment, more and more individuals are seeking to search for techniques to improve their usage and bills.

Practically speaking, most are only just now coming to understand that a major chunk of their earnings, about 25% of their household’s power dollar expenses go to heating of water for all those nice and long warm baths, for washing dishes, for doing laundry, or for brewing coffee. With that conclusion, they now understand how essential it is to be more mindful to home appliance buys, specifically all those that includes heating.

That said, the fascination and need for gas tankless water heaters have gone to the roof. In the period of a couple of years, this product moved from a practical unknown to a actual home name. With the function of water heater company themselves and with the major nudge provided by the government towards a greener, much more energy effective household advances, gas tankless water heaters received an amazing surge.

Nowadays, even builders realize the worth of those home appliances. A lot of new improvements accomplish a lot of “green washing” but it’s tough to falsify responses to possible customers’ questions regarding technology they’ve read and searched about. Developers and real estate professionals are aware that consumers are on the lookout for certain features in a property. Where once a gas tankless water heater was a rare benefit, right now it’s an anticipated, common part of the package. In this sense, customers are more demanding, mainly because these days they are also much more energy-efficiency knowledgeable.

If there’s one great thing the financial crisis and the environmental turmoil has shown or continues to teach many people it is that many of us need to master to take care of our resources efficiently, in whatever form it comes.

Energy performance is the easiest method to begin conserving something and everything. Learn more about energy productivity and gas tankless water heaters now before you begin your personal home improvement, purchase a new product, or check out a brand new house.