Monthly Archives: November 2017

Holiday Decorating Tips from staging experts Cathy & Tanya Rocca

pexels-photo-196648.jpegAs we head into the Holiday Season, we at The Rocca Sisters & Associates want to share some helpful Holiday Decorating tips to keep in mind when preparing for all of your warm holiday gatherings! Having your home on the market in December can bring wonderful opportunities. The emotion of the holiday season compliments the emotion of buying and selling. This holiday season, don’t hold back, just follow our tips for decorating and selling!


Incorporate Greenery.  Adding fresh greenery to your home for the holidays such as pine, or juniper not only gives your home that pop of colour, but a lovely festive smell that welcomes your guests!

Decorate your Banister. Entice your guests to explore more of your wonderfully decorated home by adding a twist of ribbon, white lights, or garland around your banister.

Display Your Holiday Cards. Laid out nicely on a shelf, or secured to a string with clothespins, your messages of love and holiday wishes can become the perfect display. 

Don’t Forget the Bathroom! A little goes a long way in terms of bathroom décor. By hanging a decorative ornament, or placing a holiday scented candle on the countertop really goes along way and adds that extra touch to impress your guests!


Our years of incorporating our Staged & Sold Strategy when selling homes has taught us so much about how to stage your home perfectly for the holidays in a way that suits your own personal style!  “We’re most impressed with Cathy and Tanya’s knowledge of what was necessary to effectively stage our home. Our experience with Royal LePage Burloak and the Rocca Sisters in particular, couldn’t have been better!” Says satisfied clients of The Rocca Sisters Rita and Patrick Soule.


Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for more holiday decorating tips & tricks and the opportunity to win our awesome Christmas Prizes including a $100 gift card to Winners, HomeSense & Marshalls!


To learn how to get your home holiday ready and to know more about how The Rocca Sisters Staged & Sold Strategy ensures you get the best price for your home, visit or call the experts Cathy and Tanya at 905-335-4102. 

Stay up to date: Interest Rates Likely on Hold Until Spring


The Real Estate Market is a unique, ever-changing market that is constantly exposed to a wide a range of external factors that can affect the processes of both buying and selling. We at The Rocca Sisters & Associates are committed to ensuring our clients stay informed and up to date with changes that affect the Real Estate Market.

The November 16, 2017 CIBC Capital Market Economics Insights Report announced that The Bank of Canada has made the decision to wait until at least April of 2018 to change interest rates. The CIBC Report explains that this delay will allow some time to watch NAFTA negotiations and the direst Q4 GDP data before taking any other steps. The Bank of Canada maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1% on October 25th, saying it expects the recent strength of the Canadian dollar to slow the rise in the pace of inflation. It also pointed to unknowns around NAFTA renegotiations.

The CIBC Capital Market Economics Insights Report explains that since Canada’s fourth-quarter GDP numbers are not out until the spring, the central bank will likely delay another increase at its next announcements in the coming few months. This will also allow more time to monitor NAFTA discussions. Holding interest rates would allow the bank to assess how a breakdown in negotiations would impact business confidence and capital spending, the report says.

The best thing anyone can do right now is speak to a professional like The Rocca Sisters & Associates, and go to the bank and re-evaluate your overall financial situation to see where and how your bank can help you. If you are not working with anyone, The Rocca Sisters & Associates’ partners at CIBC would be happy to talk to you at a time that is good for you.


To Read the full CIBC Capital Market Economics Insights Report please visit:


The Rocca Sisters are award winning sales representatives with Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage – they are #3 in Canada and #1 in Burlington and area for Royal LePage in 2015 based on sales production and volume. Cathy and Tanya can be reached at 905-335-3042, directly at 905-335-4102 or by email at Learn about our featured listings at

Holiday House Tour successfully kicks off the Christmas Season

Fun was had by all who attended the Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington’s 35th Annual Holiday House Tour of Distinctive Homes that took place this past weekend at three unique homes in Burlington, Waterdown and Ancaster.

As a proud sponsor of this community organization’s event, The Rocca Sisters were thrilled to take part in kicking off the Holiday Season and igniting the Christmas Spirit in the Burlington and surrounding community.

“We always enjoy expressing our sincere gratitude to the community for their generous support over the years and at this past Holiday House Tour was no different,” says Cathy Rocca.

The inspired twinkling decorations and ambient candles provided warmth and good cheer to tour goers as they admired the gorgeous show homes and picked up lots of great decorating tips for this holiday season!

“It was such a great weekend, filled with so much Christmas spirit! The decorations and displays the Junior League creates are truly spectacular.” says Cathy.

The Rocca Sisters & Associates provided 4000 tote bags to the homes for people to use while touring and admiring all the wonderful Christmas décor.

 “The Holiday House Tour is always a great opportunity to re-connect with members of our community who we have not seen for a while,” says Cathy. “Even to meet some new faces, new family members that we may not have met otherwise!”

For more coverage on this event, visit our Facebook Page at or for information about our upcoming events, visit the “Upcoming Events” section of our website,

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