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Ring in the Festive Season with a Holiday House Tour

The Rocca Sisters & Associates are proud to support the Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington‘s 33rd Annual Holiday House Tour of Distinctive Homes on November 13 – 15th.  Each year, generous home owners loan their houses to the Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington so that they can be transformed into a festive holiday home.  This year, talented design professionals have decorated three beautiful houses, showcasing some stunning holiday décor. These properties consist of a gorgeous modern custom-built home in Dundas, a completely renovated Aldershot home and a fantastic new lakefront property in Burlington.

This event is a great way to kick off the holiday season.  Stores have already started stocking their shelves with holiday items so it has probably made you begin to think of ways to decorate your own home this Christmas.   Why not come along to get some fun & creative ideas to try this year!  Learn what the Christmas 2015 trends are and find out how you can incorporate them into your home.

Giving back to our local communities is a passion that the Rocca Sisters share with the Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington.  They have been part of an international network of women for the past 80 years.  Their Mission and Purpose is to develop the potential of women, improving the community and promoting voluntarism.  The funds generated from the Tour go towards supporting the Junior League Mission and their community programs.

We are proud to sponsor and show our support for this wonderful organization and to provide special bags to this year’s house tour visitors.

For Holiday House Tour ticket information, please visit www.holidayhousetour.ca.  Tickets will also be available at the door for $30.  You can also view a selection of stunning photos from last year’s event by visiting ‘Gallery’ on the website.

3 Ways You Can Win in the Real Estate Market This Season

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The booming spring market is in full force this year as the seller’s market has set the tone. This means homes are on the market for fewer days, prices are driven up and bidding wars are not uncommon as home inventory levels shrink in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and surrounding areas.

Here are three market tips that will keep you ahead of the pack!

Set the timing right.
To take advantage of the busy spring season it is best to get your house on the market now, before a wave of sellers lists homes in May and June.

Stage your home. Statistics show that a properly staged home will sell for as much as 10 per cent more than its not staged counterpart and is some cases 10 times faster. Effective staging can be accomplished quickly with the right professionals. And you don’t need to worry about hiring a separate stager. When you have the Rocca Sisters and Associates as your realtor, the staging is provided absolutely free.

Set the right price. Setting the price too high for current market standards can deter buyers from considering your home. Make sure to hire a knowledgeable realtor who can ensure your house gets listed at the right price.

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