Rebecca Keddy's Blog Posts

Try These Home Repairs To Add Immediate Value To Your Home Before Selling

Try These Home Repairs To Add Immediate Value To Your Home Before SellingSo you’re ready to put your home on the market, and to you, everything looks great. Unfortunately, much of the wear and

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Congratulations! You Listed Your Home; Here's What You Should Expect Next.

Congratulations! You Listed Your Home; Here's What You Should Expect Next.After all of the preparation required to list your home, painting,  pre-packing, upgrades, curb appeal and stagging, I

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Selling Your House? Make Sure You Price It Right.

Selling Your House? Make Sure You Price It Right. There’s no denying we are still in a hot sellers’ market. With low inventory and high buyer demand, homes today are selling above

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Should You Remodel Your Kitchen Before Selling?

Should you remodel your kitchen before selling?According to a 2018 housing trends report, 58% of buyers said having their preferred kitchen style was extremely important to their home-buying.

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Burlington Shopping - J&G Quality Meats

Burlington Shopping - J&G Quality Meats"A high-quality Aldershot Butcher Shop for the discriminating carnivore, specializing in dry-aged beef, Ontario lamb, and gluten-free sausages."This tiny

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Burlington Restaurant - The Block Co.

Burlington Restaurant  - The Block Co.A definite hot spot where the locals go, I Gouda not to share with everyoneA simple showcase of two beloved foods: cheese and charcuterie, curated by two

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How Much Does it Cost to Flip a House?

How much does it cost to flip a house?Flipping a house can be super exciting. But it can also be a significant wallet drainer. Make sure you’re prepared for all the costs before you sign the

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Five Rules to Follow When It Comes to House Hunting

Five rules to follow when it comes to house huntingREAL ESTATE SCHOOL 101: NEW BUYER RULES ?Before class starts (aka: before we start house hunting), I have a few rules to cover to make sure you're

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How to Attract Home Buyers with Pet-Friendly Yards

Having a great outdoor space for your dog is the best—and it’s super attractive to buyers, especially in the millennial buyer group. After all, 54% of Millennials view themselves as

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The Pros and Cons of Refinancing

A mortgage refinance is when you break your current mortgage and start a new one, either with the same or a new lender. Low interest rates have many homeowners wondering if it’s a good time to

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Local Agents Wins Company Award

One of my favourite celebrated quotes: "It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed." – Napoleon Hill.This is why I celebrate my success with our

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7 Tips for Stress-free Downsizing

7 Tips for Stress-free Downsizing When I work with clients who are downsizing to a smaller home, one of the most burdensome chores they face is letting go of sentimental belongings they no longer

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Five Simple (But Important) Things To Remember About Home Equity.

Home equity…Everybody wants it, but what exactly is it, and how do you get it? Equity represents the degree of ownership an individual or entity has in an asset after subtracting any debts

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3 Top Tips for Moving Day

Your future self will thank you (save this)!

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THE MODERN AGENT ADVANTAGE (Read this before hiring an agent to sell your home)

THE MODERN AGENT ADVANTAGE  (Read this before hiring an agent to sell your home) Here’s what you can expect when working with someone who follows less traditional (aka more modern)

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Burlington History - Emma's Back Porch

The Porch Goes BOO!For over ninety years this property located at 2084 Old Lakeshore Road has brought people together at the lake. It has been a venue for good food, (and good drinks) music, and

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Burlington History - Burlington's Oldest Church

Burlington's Oldest ChurchSt. Luke's is the oldest church in Burlington. St. Luke's is built on land that was given by Chief Joseph Brant, for his services to British-Canadian forces during the

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Burlington Parks - Cherry Hill Gate

Hiking and more at Cherry Hill GateIn his book “Garden with a View”, former Executive Director Dr. Leslie Laking explains RBG’s unique role in society:“Royal Botanical

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For the Love of Art

For the Love of ArtWhat is an Art Guild?For many years, craftsmen and artists have formed associations,guilds, and groups in order to preserve and perpetuate their various crafts.Art guilds provide

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Burlington Shopping - Miski Organics

Pass the Superfoods PleaseIs chocolate cake a super food? It is when made with Organic Green Banana and Cacao Flour from Miski Organic.Green Banana Flour...What? Banana flour is made of green

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Burlington Restaurant - Tamp Coffee Company

Pass Me a Coffee. I Want to Dance Like a Goat!Legend has it that coffee was discovered by a goat in Ethiopia. The most popular origin story of the beloved bean starts with Kaldi and his goats in 700

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Four "Must Do's" When Your Are Moving

Guest Post from Adele Lapointe. Professional Organizer and Owner of Chaos to Clarity.Real Estate sales is at an all-time high in most areas right now. Whether you have been in your home for a couple

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Burlington Restaurant - Dill Pickle Wraps

I became a pickle fan a few years back when a friend introduced me to deep-fried pickles. There's nothing like deep frying a veggie to learn to like them. After I ditched the frying and breadcrumbs,

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Top 5 Tips for House Hunting in 2021

Top 5 Tips for House Hunting in 2021 The real estate market has changed dramatically over the last few years. While conditions vary from city to city, the overall trend in GTA has been one of

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Three Home Buying Myths You Need to Know

hree Home Buying Myths You Need to Know If you’ve been thinking about buying your first home, chances are you’re getting tons of advice from everyone you mention it to. It can be

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Burlington Restaurant - Halibut n' Malt

Where Everybody Knows Your Name; some how this song resonates with me each time I visit my neighbourhood fish and chip joint. This family owned and operated restaurant knows exactly how to make you

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Winter Home Buying Advantages

Winter Home Buying Advantages Over the years quite a few people have asked me if they should buy a home in the winter.  The question is usually “is there any advantage to buying a

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The (Future) Home Owner's Club

Your secret weapon to becoming a homeowner within ONE year (or less) – without the overwhelm ?Enter – The “Future” Homeowner’s Club: your all access pass to the

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The Modern Real Estate Method

My heart goes out to everyone that has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It has effected all of us in many different ways. There are still a lot of unknowns, and our health & safety

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Burlington Shopping - Farm Boy

The Farm Boy Shopping ExperienceFarm Boy started as a small produce only store in Cornwall, Ontario in 1981. Today there are over 30 Farm Boy stores located throughout Ontario including a Burlington

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Top Lifestyle Considerations for Buying a Home

Top Lifestyle Considerations for Buying a HomeYou’re not just buying a house, you’re buying a lifestyle! That means when you’re writing out your list of must have home features and

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History of an Old Oak Tree

History of an Old Oak Tree This majestic White Oak tree, 30 metres (100 ft) high and with a circumference close to 500 cm (16.7 ft), is quite possibly one of the oldest and largest Quercus alba

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Meet Laura Costantiello; Burlington Abstract Artist.

Meet Laura Costantiello; Burlington Abstract Artist.The importance of art in our daily lives is very similar to that of music. Just like music, art can make life extremely joyful and can have a huge

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This is the One Thing You Can Do as a Seller to Impress Buyers When Selling Your Home!

When selling your home, there are a lot of things you can do to prepare your home for sale that will help attract buyers!However, there is one specific detail that really makes an impression that

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How to Make House Hunting as Easy as Binge Watching Netflix

How to Make House Hunting as Easy as Binge Watching NetflixYou know the feeling when you struggle to find something to watch on Netflix because it’s just so overwhelming with the number of

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Burlington Shopping -Bloomiss

Blooming for BloomissI would never have thought by starting a small entrepreneur support group on Facebook (The Burlington Entrepreneur Collaborative Movement) that I would be meeting so many brave,

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Burlington Shopping - Cottage Country

Find Cottage CountryGood News Burlington, you don’t need to drive to Muskoka to visit Cottage Country, especially if you need to feed your sweet tooth.I have seen the Cottage Country building

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Burlington Parks - Burlington Labyrinth

Walking the Labyrinth PathDiscover this wonderful oasis for your mind, body and soul in the heart of Burlington. Walking the labyrinth can calm and restore a sense of balance to the body, mind

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Make It Sparkle: Eight Tips for Adding Instant Curb Appeal

Make It Sparkle: Eight Tips for Adding Instant Curb AppealStart at the DoorGet out your paintbrush and spruce up the front door. A bright color will attract attention from the street, if that fits

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Burlington History - The Burlington Town Bell

Burlington Town BellThe Town Bell, commissioned and erected in 1894 in the bell tower of the Village Hall on Elizabeth Street, experienced a few ups and downs before being installed in its present

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The Answers You Need to Why Your Home Isn’t Selling

The Answers You Need to Why Your Home Isn’t SellingUpdated: Apr 1I see you out there… the For Sale sign is up in your front yard, people have come and gone to the Open House (or

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Burlington Parks - Kerncliff Park

Kerncliff Park is nestle at the top of the Tyandaga Neigbourhood, just south of Hwy#5 (Dundas St) and neighbours City View Park.Kerncliff Park is the site of the old Burlington Nelson Quarry. Until

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Burlington Shopping - Mirella's Ladies Boutique

"Who ever said money can't buy happiness, simply didn't know where to go shopping."And if you are in Burlington, that place is Mirella's Ladies Boutique.Embarrassingly, I have to admit, I was well

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Hayley Verrall; She's Got the Beat

Hayley Verrall; She's Got the BeatWhen I was in High School, we told out generation was expected to have at lease six different career professions. I approved that statistic to be correct. I had

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Burlington Parks - Mount Nemo

Finding Mount NemoMount Nemo is a smaller park, of the Halton's Park network, but still delivers a punch of nature, just when you to to escape the daily routine of city life. Just about 10 mins

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Let's Be Frank, Shall We?

Let's Be Frank, Shall We?Let’s be Frank. You can’t call yourself a Burlingtonarian, if you haven’t ordered a footlong frank at Easterbrooks.Tucked in behind the RBG building on

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Burlington Shopping - Chickadee Kids Company

Introducing the Chickadee Kids Company.A key question that all would-be entrepreneurs face is finding the business opportunity that is right for them is, “How do I figure what type of business

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How to Stage Your Home for a Successful Open House

How to Stage Your Home for a Successful Open HouseYou’re getting ready to put your home up for sale soon which has you making endless to do lists of things that need to get done. There’s

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Burlington Restaurant - La Crème de la Crème

I scream. U scream. We all scream for ice-cream!Why do I love this place?  It's one of Burlington's well kept secrets. Shhhhh. Don't tell anyone....wink, wink. La Crème de la Crè

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Mount Royal Family Restaurant

Happiness is... when you eat Royal.Food taste better when you eat it with family. You are not only eating with the family of Mount Royal Family Restaurant with every bite, but you are eating a good

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Burlington Restaurant - Easterbrook's

Let's Be Frank, Shall We? You can't call yourself a Burlingtonarian if you haven't ordered a foot-long frank at Easterbrooks. Tucked in behind the RBG building on Spring Garden Road in the

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COVID-19 keeps activity low for May 2020, but market improves over April

COVID-19 keeps activity low for May 2020, but market improves over AprilPRESS RELEASE via RAHB: The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB)reported 852 sales of residential

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Burlington History - Elgin Harris

Burlington's Paper GuyHey Burlington, do you know of Elgin Harris?In 1899, Harris moved to Burlington from Seneca Township. (Which I believe was in Haldimand County) Almost immediately, he purchased

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Movement Mechanics to Real Life - AMalignment

Movement Mechanics to Real Life.In life, we tend to do the same things every day. Get up. ?Grab coffee. ☕Get kids ready. ?Get spouse ready. ?Get in the car. Sit in the car. ?Sit in traffic.

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Burlington Restaurant - Sunshine Donuts

Donut worry, be happy ?The origin of the doughnut is heavily debated. The concept of fried dough is not exclusive to one country or culture and variations of the doughnut can be seen across the.

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Home Buyer Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make

Home Buyer Mistakes You Can't Afford to MakeWhether you're getting married, looking for more space to raise a family, want to stop renting and start investing, or maybe you're looking for a rental

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Striking the Right Deal Today—Despite the Pandemic.

Striking the Right Deal Today—Despite the Pandemic.The coronavirus crisis has thrown a number of wrinkles into the home-selling process. Stock market fluctuations and job layoffs have some

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COVID-19 AFFECTS RAHB MARKET AREA IN APRIL AND REALTORS® WORK VIRTUALLY TO SLOW THE SPREAD

COVID-19 AFFECTS RAHB MARKET AREA IN APRIL AND REALTORS® WORK VIRTUALLY TO SLOW THE SPREADPRESS RELEASE via RAHBThe REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 482 sales of

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Burlington Restaurant - Stacked

Stacked Up!Those who know me, know my two of my favourite things are hitting the trails and going out for breakfast. There is nothing like weekend breakfast out. Six weeks into "quarantine," I heard

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How To Negotiate an Offer on a Home in the Age of Coronavirus

How To Negotiate an Offer on aHome in the Age of CoronavirusAs we all know the real estate market—and daily life—has been completely turned upside down in a matter of a few weeks. Yet

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Your Essential Guide To Selling in the Age of Coronavirus!

Your Essential Guide To Selling in the Age of CoronavirusShould I Sell My House Now?Spring is usually prime home-selling season—but this spring is a whole different ballgame.With the

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Burlington Rocks!

Burlington Rocks!Burlington Rocks is a game of hide and seek, but with rocks.A means of a low cost activity, the hope is that kids and families will have fun painting, hiding and finding rocks

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The HGTV Effect. Do You Have It?!

The HGTV Effect. Do You Have It?!Who doesn’t love watching an episode of Fixer Upper and waiting in anticipation for the grand reveal of the beautiful renovation (has anyone else ever fast

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The Ultimate Seller's Guide to Showing Your Home with Virtual Tours and More....during a Pandemic

The Ultimate Seller's Guide to Showing Your Home with Virtual Tours and More....during a Pandemic As people practice social distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19, open houses cancelled, and

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Burlington Teen Tour Band | Band Together: World in Union

Band Together: World in UnionFeatured on CHCH Morning Live this morning, The Burlington Teen Tour Band performed their first-ever virtual performanceAs we Band Together and Stay Apart, the BTTB

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Burlington Shopping - Beautycounter with Christine MacDonald

Clean BeautyHey Burlington, have you met Christine? I met Christine through a new online networking group and we had an instant connection. We quickly realized we shared the same values in helping

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Three Home Seller Myths You Need to Know

Three Home Seller Myths You Need to KnowWhenever anyone mentions that they’re thinking of putting their house up for sale, it seems that everyone wants to give their opinions on the subject.

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Burlington Shopping - The Handmade House

Made With LoveAs you know, I love to promote life in Burlington and I love even more, when companies that help promote support people in our city.  The Handmade House supports local and

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Burlington Shopping - Flour Child Bakery

“From “scratch” really matters to me. It represents the value, art, and quality of baking.”This is what Flour Child Bakery stands for, and it delivers.An account by trade,

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Burlington History - Burlington Canning Company

Pass the Catsup, please.In 1903, a cannery was built by a group of farmers and landowners and operated as the Burlington Canning Company. It was located at the end of Brant Street.    ;

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How to Stage Your Master Bedroom to Feel Like An Oasis

How to Stage Your Master Bedroom to Feel Like An OasisOur bedrooms are our space to get a good night's sleep so we can wake up refreshed and recharged for the day! That's why it's important to

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Should I Buy a House During the Coronavirus Crisis?

Should I Buy a House During the Coronavirus Crisis?Spring is upon us, which typically involves a big peak of home buyers checking out properties, negotiating, and closing on new places. But the

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Burlington Restaurant - Charcoal Pit

Will the Charcoal Pit Ever Rule the World?They may not be ready to rule the world, but they have conquered Burlington; It's where the local's go!Burger lovers a like, know that sometimes to get a

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Burlington Restaurant - Sakis Greek

You had me at Greek: Μου είχατε στα ελληνικάYou know when the work day is almost over and

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Burlington Restaurant - Judge & Jury

You Be the Judge....& JuryI recently entered a contest on FB to win tickets to see Rod Stewart. I didn’t win the tickets, but the sponsor of the contest, The Judge and Jury, sent me a free

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How Much Below the Asking Price Should We Offer on a House in Burlington?

How Much Below the Asking Price Should We Offer on a House in Burlington?You’re getting ready to start the home buying process, browsing through all the real estate websites to see what&rsquo

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Downtown Burlington

Downtown BurlingtonDowntown Burlington is the heart of the city. Here you’ll find Burlington’s historic centre, the home of our local government and so much more. From great residential

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Burlington Restaurant - Boon Burger Cafe

Melty, meaty, cheesy, salty—poutine combines so many wonderful flavours and textures in one bowl, it’s hard to believe poutine is still an undiscovered treasure among most of the world.

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Living in Burlington - Shopping

Here a shop, there a shop, everywhere a shop, shop. Shopping is fun in Burlington! Discover one-of-a-kind treasures and uniques gifts, visit local designers, art stores, boutiques and more. Explore

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Living in Burlington - Restaurants

Burlington has quickly become a culinary destination with many great restaurants, pubs, cafes, and more!Chalked full of mouth-watering restaurants, whether you’re looking for a delicious boozy

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