My Top 5 Villages in Mississauga

Clients always ask me where I would live, Would you buy this house? Would you live in this neighbourhood? what do I look for?...etc. When I'm working for someone I try to see the world through their eyes, it's about finding them what is best for them. So today I decided to write this post to answer the question, partly for fun, and also so that you can get a little better sense of who I am, and how I look at the world as a home buyer.

Osprey Marsh

This morning I decided to take a stroll around Osprey Marsh in Lisgar and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by how serene and peaceful the area is.

Why You Should Live in Meadowvale

Meadowvale has been experiencing a rebirth and a new energy. Many of the original owners are cashing out and moving away, while hundred of young families are moving in. Over the last 5 years I have watched countless neglected homes receive new love with exterior facelifts and dumpsters placed in driveways while kitchens and baths are being gutted and updated. Prices have risen dramatically but they are still more affordable than the rest of the city, given that it's further north and Meadowvale has only just begun to rise in desirability.

Where NOT to Live in Mississauga

Since the "Great Panic of 2017", every neighbourhood has risen past the once prestigious $1 million mark. But area all villages worthy of equal stature? Let's take a closer look at some villages to learn what's worth the hype and what's not.
Why you should Live in Lisgar

Why You Should Live in Lisgar

Take a tour with me to learn about everything Lisgar has to offer. Very few people start their home search here because it is on the furthest edge of the city, far away from Toronto. But because of this, you get the most house for your money, and if you can get over the suburban feel, there's a lot to see and do, especially for families.
Whya you should live in clarkson mississauga

Why You Should Live in Clarkson

Let's take you on a tour of Clarkson so you can see all the wonderful things about this Village. Though not perfect, it offers a lot of opportunity, especially for those new to Mississauga, who still need quick commuting access to Downtown Toronto.

Moving to Mississauga from Toronto

Moving out to the west GTA might not be your dream move; you may not like the idea of the 'burbs and are worried that you'll loose all the great amenities and charm that you have enjoyed in Toronto. The Village Guru takes a lifestyle approach to get you into a new neighbourhood that will make your transition as successful as possible. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised!

Top 10 Upgrades to Increase the Value of Your Home

Here is THE #1 COMPREHENSIVE list of most effective upgrades to increase the value of your home! It is best if you give yourself the time to get the work done properly. Better yet, you don't have to make these material upgrade decisions alone. Hire us first, and receive weeks and months of advice, planning, sourcing and problem solving at no extra cost to you. This level of service is standard to all clients, no premium fees here.
Article giving advice on what to do to buy a house under $500,000

What to Do if Your Home Buying Budget is Under $500k?

If your home buying budget is less than $500k, i am sure you are feeling frustrated. Many recent articles are advocating for you to start anew out in Hamilton or beyond. But what if you have a job you love right here? Or family support is just 10 minutes away? What if you WANT to stay in the GTA but you don't think you can buy anything here? This article is for you.
tips on preparing your kitchen for sale

Let the Kitchen Sell Your Home

Let the kitchen sell your home! Read more to learn a few simple, economical and universally appealing principles that will get you top dollar.

Expert Series: Advice for Home Buyers

I was recently interviewed by Point2Homes about the current real estate Market and what advice for Home Buyers I had to offer.

5 Upgrades to Avoid When Selling Your Home

Especially in a sellers market, we often see home owners do the WRONG work on their home, in the hopes of maxing the sale price. Find out here the 5 Upgrades to avoid, as well as what work will get better results

The #1 Secret to Finding the Best Real Estate Agent

The hardest part in starting the process of buying or selling a home is trying to figure out who is the best agent for you. Who can you trust? How can you tell their motives? There is one simple and easy way to do this, and it's not through interviewing 10 agents until your head is spinning with information. This 1 step will save you a lot of trouble and make the process of hiring a realtor that much easier.

Choosing The Right Paint Colour For Selling Your Home

Choosing the right paint colour for selling your home isn't about personal preferences or current trends. Used strategically, colour can highlight your best features and downplay any negatives of your home. Find out which tried and true colours we recommend for an elegant and contemporary look.

How to Ensure Buyers Love your Bathrooms

Kitchens and bathrooms sell houses. Beautiful bathrooms help sell homes for Top Dollar. Although they are a more expensive room to tackle, we'll show you the most economical tricks to get a huge bang for your buck and make those buyers FALL.IN.LOVE

How To Update a Large Home on a Budget

In this case study, we were working on a large, executive home in Erin Mills. It was full of potential......and a lot of dated 1990's finishes. When you have a lot of surfaces to update, you have to make every dollar work hard, to keep to a proper budget. This is story about how to focus on the most impactful changes to get the best results.

Top Staging Tricks: Refresh your Kitchen & Baths

In this case study, we will review some of the most cost effective ways to refresh your kitchen and bath on a very tight budget.

How to Prepare Your Kitchen When Selling Your Home

If you want to sell for TOP DOLLAR, start in your kitchen. This is by far the most important room to buyers, and the price you end up with will largely depend on how happy the buyers are with the kitchen. Selling Your Home For Top Dollar - Part 5

Essential Tips for Increasing Your Home's Curb Appeal When Selling

Curb Appeal matters when selling your house. Tips to preparing your curb appeal and landscaping for selling.

Industry Article: Know Your Village

This is a quick link to the Interview I did with Point 2 Homes about the Mississauga Real Estate Market and what buyers need to know to get the home they want and need.

How Do I Find The Right Area to Live In?

[VIDEO] Finding the right area to live in can sometimes be a challenge for home buyers. Balancing factors such as budget, proximity to work, family and others can make the situation very complicated.

Younger Home Buyers Should Think Like Home Flippers

[VIDEO] Knowing what I know, if I was a first time home buyer I would be looking for something that needs a little work. By a little I don't mean a gut or the need for permits, but something that might be outdated cosmetically because here's what I do know- The majority of today's home buyers are

Home Buyer Series: My Favourite Streets in Meadowvale

Inlake Court, Lorca Cresent, Oka Road, Windwood Drive, Cheega Court, Oshkin Court, Barrisdale Drive, and Cobbinshaw Circle. These are some of my favourite streets in Meadowvale

Winter Farmers Market

Yesterday morning we packed the kids up and headed to the Winter Farmers Market at Terra Garden Centre in Milton. I love going to farmers markets because I like the idea of supporting local businesses and I believe that local food is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Lisgar Resident Appreciation Day

Last weekend I was happy to participate in the Lisgar Resident Appreciation Day. Jointly hosted by the Rotary Club of Mississauga-Meadowvale, Mississauga-Streetsville MP Brad Butt and Mississauga Ward 10 City Councillor Sue McFadden, the event was a celebration of the Lisgar community.

Port Credit Buskerfest

On any given summer day, Port Credit is great place to stroll and take in the sights but during the weekend of Buskerfest you're in for a treat. The area has a number of street "stages" set up where you'll see a number of talented street performers dazzle the crowds.
Port Credit Gelato at Amici Cafe

Port Credit Gelato- Amici Cafe

If you don't know me, then I have to tell you that Gelato is one of my favorite treats. Nothing finishes off a good dinner better than strolling along the Port Credit waterfront on a warm summer evening with a cup of Gelato.
Trelawny Woods, Lisgar Real Estate

Trelawny Woods

Trelawny Woods park is just one of many factors that make Trewlany Estates in Lisgar a fantastic neighbourhood

Pho Mi 89, Meadowvale Restaurant

One of my favourite places in Meadowvale to grab a quick bite is Pho Mi 89 at the Meadowvale Town Centre. Mississauga Restaurant Review.
luxury kid friendly neighbourhoods in mississauga

The Ultimate Guide to Luxury, Kid Friendly Neighbourhoods in Mississauga

Believe it or not, every home search has it challenges and this doesn't change even if you are in a higher price bracket when searching for a home. One buyer demographic that faces this challenge are families looking for a high end home in a kid friendly neighbourhood...

Interpretative Signs in Meadowvale Vandalized

Here are my thoughts about the Interpretive signs that were vandalized yesterday at Lake Wabukayne in Meadowvale, Mississauga.
Article about airplane noise in Mississauga

Airplane Noise In Mississauga

A great piece of advice I can give anyone looking to buy a home in Mississauga is to find out what neighbourhoods are affected by airplane noise in Mississauga.

Mississauga Population Density

[VIDEO] If you look at a Mississauga population density map, you will notice a very obvious correlation between population density and property value and the most expensive, exclusive areas of the city almost always have...

Older Suburban Homes are Back in Vogue in Mississauga

While many people dream of a new home, there is a growing trend among sophisticated buyers to look towards the traditional suburban neighbourhoods of the 1960's and 1970's to find their next home, because these areas offer a lifestyle...

The Battle to Save Ash Trees In Mississauga Is On!

Part of what makes living in the more mature areas of Meadowvale and Erin Mills desirable is the mature trees and that is why we need to do what we can to save them from Emerald Ash Borer...

Lake Wabukayne

Lake Wabukayne is one of the best hidden gems in Mississauga and over the past 40 years, the lake has grown into a naturalized area and is home to many species of birds and wildlife.

Credit River Homes Tour

*** This was an article and video created almost 8 years ago. A lot has changed since then (including my grey hair!) but I still find it entertaining. For more up to date information be sure to check out The Villages of Mississauga for the most…