Preparing Your Outdoors for Spring

Clean the exterior of your home to wash off all the winter dirt. Depending on the exterior finish of your home, either a power wash, light hose or scrubbing with warm water and soap will make your home sparkle again. And don’t forget to touch up any chipping or peeling paint.

Check the gutters to make sure they are not loose or leaking. Improper drainage can lead to water in the basement. Make sure downspouts drain away from the foundation and are clear and free of debris. This is a great time to address any grading issues as well, by adding compacted soil around the foundation of your home and any low spots in your lawn.

Examine Roof to see if any shingles were lost or damaged over winter. Make necessary repairs before the summer sun hits your roof, which can make any damage worse.

Spruce up your deck by creating an outdoor living space. If new furniture is not in your budget this year, add pops of colour to your existing furniture with bright pillows, flower pots and outdoor lighting.
Bring your garden back to life. Some of your gardens just need a quick weeding and others may need a complete overhaul. Pinterest is a great place to get amazing garden ideas and remember mulch and garden lights can go a long way in creating that perfect curb appeal.
Inside Real Estate Market Report
We are currently sitting with 3.1 months worth of inventory which keeps us in a Seller’s Market . Niagara Real Estate Market is remaining strong with the average sale price showing steady growth (we are up from last year, 2017 had the highest increase Niagara has ever seen). We are anticipating a Strong Spring Market . If Selling is a possibility for you this year, now is a great time for us to give you a value for your home and start discussing how to best position your home for a successful sale!
184 Merritt Street, Welland
Luxury meets character in this amazing Tudor style home located just steps from Chippawa Park! You are met with elegance from the moment you walk in to this meticulously maintained 2.5 storey home, built in 1929 with over 2800 sq ft of living space. This home boasts incredible architecture, charm, perfectly finished updates, double detached garage, and 5+ great sized bedrooms. This stunning property is move-in ready!

252 Carlton Street, St. Cath
This charming home has been tastefully updated and features awesome curb appeal and an incredible back yard! This 2 storey home boasts a large living room with gas fireplace, eat-in kitchen with garden doors, main floor laundry, 3 good sized bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a finished rec room, and a remarkable entertaining space out back. Centrally located to all amenities. Nothing to do but unpack and enjoy life in your beautiful home!

23 Herrick Avenue, St. Cath
You are welcomed into this spacious character home by a stunning foyer and beautiful staircase! The main floor continues throughout, with original hardwood flooring, a large, open concept living room and dining room, great for entertaining. The second level features 3 good-sized bedrooms with updated flooring, and a 4pc bath. In the basement you will find a recroom, 3 pc bath and laundry. This home is centrally located close to shopping, major highway, schools and hospital.

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