Buying your first home can be a daunting task. Many first-time home buyers don’t know how to beginning the process, what they should be focusing on or how to select a real estate agent that understands their needs. Based on a panel of RE/MAX Sales Associates across Canada, here are their top 5 tips for first-time buyers. To view list, Click Here
Now that spring house-hunting is in full bloom, spotting potential problems before making an offer may save any unwelcome surprises in the long run. With the snow gone and sun out, spring is the perfect time to spot any cracks, hidden moisture in basements, yellow spots on walls or water damage. To go fully prepared to your next showing, Click Here
Tesla isn't a stranger to making headlines, with electric and solar innovations hitting the news on a regular basis. Their new solar roof tiles, however, are an achievement, not sacrificing looks for functionality. Read more here!
Making roof shingles out of solar material addresses a couple of the major flaws in current solar panel applications (aesthetics and mounting hardware penetrating the roof surface) and also replaced a big-ticket item people have to buy anyway (fibreglass or asphalt shingles). The future is coming.
Buying vs. renting? This new program introduced by the Provincial and Federal government should make your decision a little easier. As of May 1st, modest income families or individuals struggling to save for a down payment may qualify for an interest free loan. To see if you qualify, read full article Here
There's some interesting, earth-positive architecture right here in the Maritimes.. Have you heard of the Prince Edward Island Ark?
This type of technology could be a great help to people with older homes for whom wired systems can be expensive or destructive to install and also could save some cost and complexity from new construction builds by eliminating the need to rough in wiring during construction for alarms and sensors. It's also a novel idea for surveilling properties without physically watching the occupants- so you can monitor security or productivity without actually watching the people conduct their business. To read full article, Click Here
To many buyers what’s on the outside of your home is as important as the features inside. Investing in your yard can have a big payoff if you focus on these trends: color blocking, designated play space and foodscaping. To read full list of trends, Click Here
Guilt free products that are friendly to the environment? Yes, please!
Spring is one of the best times to sell your home but also one of the most competitive; with the rising temperatures you will also see a rise of new homes on the market. A panel consisting of RE/MAX agents across Canada came up with the top three ways you can set your home apart from the competition. To read list, Click Here
Interesting article on the pros and cons of rent control in the residential rental property market and its affects on long-term pricing and levels of new construction- if you have questions about rental trends in the Halifax area, send us a message. To read article, Click Here
Working on reducing the impact of constructing new buildings in pedestrian-centric areas and in dense spaces where lots of others live very close is important for our city, and it's nice to see that it's being taken into account by some local developers. To read article, Click here
With spring on the horizon, thoughts of how to keep your thirsty plants watered comes to mind. Rainwater collection is becoming more and more popular, is it right for you?
Has your home had the same décor for the past 30 years? Then it’s time to update! Get rid of the popcorn ceiling, orange carpet and brass fixtures. Check out the full list of home features that will make your home less appealing to buyers. To view list, Click Here
Spring is officially here and as soon as the snow goes away, it will be time to give your lawn the much needed attention it craves. A beautiful lawn will not only give your neighbors’ lawn envy but it will boost home curb appeal. To view tips, Click Here
Canada is known for some of its amazing landscapes and views, these homes for sale embrace that, and add with their breathtaking architecture. Check them out here, all in one list.
Now that spring is here, take the time to freshen up your home especially if it’s on the market. These easy and inexpensive tips will impress potential buyers and improve your selling price! To view tips, Click Here
Love burgers? This is the week you've been waiting for!
New data release by the top provider of Insurance reviews in Canada, InsurEye, aims to improve consumer awareness among Canadians with over 1,000 reviews available online of mortgage and credit cards currently available in the market. To read full article, Click Here
CMHC raises rates on mortgage insurance today, which affect anyone purchasing with less than a 20% down payment. Talk to us if you'd like to know better how this could affect you. For more info, Click Here
According to StatsCan, prices for new homes (excluding condos and apartments) have seen an increase in price 3.1% year-over-year in January 2017. This represented 0.1 per cent growth compared to December 2016. To read for article, Click Here
You’ve finally made the decision to sell, but as you sit in your kitchen and look around, you realize the space could use a little love to attract the kind of buyer you’re hoping for. Here’s how to get top dollar for your place without spending a penny over $1,000. For list, Click Here
Moving can be a stressful period, especially for kids. They can go through an array of emotions; excitement, uncertainty, fear and sadness. Check out a list of tips provided by HGTV, to help minimize negative reactions before your next move! For list of tips, Click Here
With economy showing strong growth, no wonder Halifax is among best the cities to buy property according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. To check who also made the list, Click here
See list of 7 often forgotten dirt traps that can make or break the potential of a property for any buyer. Taking the time to clean these areas can boost your home’s appeal without requiring any financial investment. To view the list, click here
The Queen's Marque project is going to mean major changes along the waterfront on the Halifax side for the next three years, starting with a diversion of foot traffic around the build and across a floating bridge. Click here to learn more
Thinking of renovating? Whether you’re getting ready to list your home or customizing to reflect your personality, take a look at the top decorating trends for 2017 to get your home up to market standard. Take a look: 2017 Top Trends
Skating party hosted by Dalhousie's varsity hockey teams is this Sunday, January 29th, 2017 from 1-3 pm. Don't miss out on a fun family day! Free Hot Chocolate! Free Cake! Free Rental Equipment and Much More! For more info visit: Dalhousie Skating Party
If you are thinking of starting a household DIY project, The Tool Library offers an economical and sustainable solution with a selection of over 1,300 tools available for rent. Started in 2013 by a crowd funding campaign The Tool Library has substantially grown by donations from individuals and companies and a passionate group of volunteers. Click here to learn more about The Library Tool
This is not necessarily great news for residents of Miller Lake West or anyone with ties to the Fall River area - many had considered this proposed quarry a dead issue, but it sounds as if the process is beginning all over again. New Application for Fall River Quarry Project
The site of the formal coast guard property in Dartmouth has landed a $20 million government investment. The 8.5 acres of land owned by the Waterfront Development Corp. will be known as COVE, Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurs. As the name suggests the facility will be a place for researchers and businesses to come together, the facility is set to open April 2018.
The 2017 Housing Market Report: Halifax Real Estate Market Expected to Increase! The Halifax residential market has experienced positive growth in 2016 with average residential prices increasing by 4% over 2015. It is expected to continue an upward movement in 2017 thanks to an increase in immigration and the ongoing $26 billion Royal Canadian Navy Shipbuilding contract. View 2017 Housing Market Report
Take a look at these beautifully designed kitchens currently listed with The Bagogloo Team!
Homes often look their best during the holidays; here are some great tips for using the holidays to your advantage to quickly sell your home
Halifax has been named one of Canada's best cities for jobs and affordable housing, competing alongside major cities such as Toronto and Vancouver. Atlantic Canada has made its way to the top of the list thanks to shipbuilding activities that has soared the manufacturing sector by 5%, projecting the city to have the third strongest economic growth this year and in 2017.
What is a PCDS form? Property Condition Disclosure Statement is a form completed by the Property Seller, disclosing all "known" problems or concerns with the property prior to sale. This document is relied upon by the Buyer, to be correct, to the best of the Seller's knowledge so Buyer is aware of potential issues or repairs. The following article demonstrates how important a PCDS can be to Home buyers in Nova Scotia, complete honesty is imperative when completing this document as it has been relied upon to settle many lawsuits from new Home Buyers mislead by false claims.: Seller to...
There's lots of activities to enjoy this Thanksgiving weekend in Halifax and throughout Nova Scotia. Thanksgiving has always been one of our favourite holiday weekends. Not just because of the beautiful fall colours, Turkey feasts, and a day off from work; but mostly because it's such a diverse and personalized Holiday. Everyone has their own personal and unique Thanksgiving traditions. For many, the traditional turkey feast and time with family is complimented with special family traditions. Its wonderful that we can all be thankful for what we have, who we are and where we live plus enjoy it with the...
We are excited to share the current issue of REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL magazine where the Cover Story features 2016's TOP REAL ESTATE TEAMs across Canada! THE BAGOGLOO TEAM, RE/MAX nova is Honoured to have been selected to be among the 2016 BEST REAL ESTATE TEAMS in Canada in the current issue of REP (Real Estate Professional). Check out the article for fantastic information on some of the best Real Estate Teams in Canada, who they are and what makes them continually successful in this competitive industry.
This weekend don't miss Halifax's Premier Home Show - the IDEAL HOME SHOW - the big one! Halifax Exhibition Centre Sept 30- Oct 2
For this weeks #myhalifax Adam was at the Greek Fest! where it was a true celebration of all things Greek! Some fantastic food and entertainment! Next week will be at the ArtBattle! If there is anywhere you think we should make a video? Let us know in the comments below! Thanks for Liking, commenting and Sharing! Music by: Next to You by jimmysquare https://soundcloud.com/jimmysquare Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music provided by Audio Library https://youtu.be/gJGoEPryKmI
This week's My Halifax, Adam takes a tour of Halifax's Seaport Market. Located on the waterfront this a great place to get fresh and healthy produce, baking, crafts etc. and enjoy a day out all in one place. You can also find some amazing food and live music too. To top it all off there is a roof top terrace where you can enjoy a coffee and look out to the Harbour. For more info check out their website: http://www.halifaxfarmersmarket.com
This week, Adam takes us on a fabulous hike to Duncan's Cove. There is a rich military history surrounding this area, the Chebucto Peninsula, about 20 mins outside of Halifax off Route 349 which became a fo rtified coastal battery. Duncan's Cove was founded in 1752, a small fishing community named after Admiral Adam Duncan who defeated the Dutch at the Battle of Camperdown. The hike along the trail to the ruins, with it's breathtaking views and natural tranquility, is almost surreal. The view of Halifax from the Lighthouse, is one of the best!
Halifax is home to many famous military sites dating back to the early 1800's as the Halifax Harbour was and continues to be an important naval port of call. Halifax was ideal for a military base, with the vast Halifax Harbour, among the largest natural harbours in the world, which could be well protected with artillery battery at McNab's Island, the Northwest Arm, Point Pleasant, George's Island and York Redoubt. In its early years, Citadel Hill was used as a command and observation post, before changes in artillery that could range out into the harbour. This week Adam takes us...
Listeria linked illnesses and death have sparked thousands of frozen fruit and vegetable recalls in Canada and several other countries. Among the long list of recalls, authorities now suggest checking foods dating back as far as 2014 for possible contamination. The following is just a sample of some of the items that may be tainted: Wal-Mart Great Value Cut Green Beans Great Value Mixed Vegetables Great Value Peas & Carrots Great Value Whole Kernel Golden Corn Costco Organic Butternut Squash Organic Vegetable Medley For more information and a full list of recalls, click here
Come along with Adam in this week's MY HALIFAX as he takes his buddy, Tobi-Won-Kenobi for a walk and playtime in beautiful Kingswood park . Kingswood is full of woodland with scenic trails and now includes an Off-Leash Area for extra exercise! Where do you walk your dogs?
With summer fast approaching and the number of Condo-Living-Haligonians on the rise, there's been a sharp increase in creative approaches to gardening. Check out some of these fantastic ideas for Condo Gardens. Just because you're living "multi-unit" does not mean you have to give up eating fresh and enjoying outdoor life. Urban Gardening
This week Adam is visiting the The Board Room Game Cafe, it is Nova Scotia's first Cafe of its kind - it has a library of over 500 games, serves food, snacks and is fully licensed! They host a variety of events and activities such as Movie nights and Trivia Nights. It's a fantastic spot for couples (and first dates), alone or with a large group of friends. Definitely a place everyone should check out!
On this weeks episode, Adam takes a tour of the Discovery Centre, where we meet Sue the T-REX and he also races Usain Bolt and WINS!!(Although, we think he cheated.) If you would like more information about The Discovery Centre and any of their up coming events check out their website. If there is anywhere you think we should make a video - LET US KNOW!!
More good economic news today for Halifax, NS. Fleetway Inc and Irving have announced a local Halifax company, Bluedrop Training and Simulation, will receive impressive $15M contract under the National Shipbuilding Program, for the design of the training and simulation software for the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) vessels under Canada's National Shipbuilding Strategy. To date Nova Scotia companies have been awarded over 405M in contracts to support the strategy and the AOPS combat vessels currently under construction at the Halifax Shipyard. Halifax Company Awarded $15M Contract to Support Shipbuilding Initiative
This week's episode of MY HALIFAX Adam takes us on a tour of the beautiful Halifax waterfront, taking full advantage of Earth Day and the beautiful weather to show you the sites and attractions of the waterfront. For more information on Earth Day in Canada