OCTOBER 2019 REALTY INSIGHTS
Real Estate Questionsn? I Deliver Answers
As the days get shorter and nights become cooler, now's the time when many people are getting their homes ready for winter. Others are thinking that this is a wonderful season for a move.
Low Mortgage Rates continue to attract buyers. Ongoing trade disputes, "cloudy" forecasts for our economy, and the U.S. Federal Reserve lowering their Benchmark Rate has many economists speculating that the Bank of Canada may move the Key Rate down on October 30th. Many Lenders are already offering Fixed Rate Mortgages below Variable Rate options.
Buying or Selling, you may be wondering how neighbourhood statistics line up with what's happening in the rest of the market. And if you know someone who could benefit from my expertise, please share my name.
Before the snow flies put the air conditioner cover on. A secure cover will prevent damage from water getting into the delicate fins - freezing, expanding and causing costly, yet preventable damage.
Clocks "fall back" an hour on Sunday, November 3rd. Be sure you change smoke and CO alarm batteries when you change the time.
Replace the furnace filter to keep the furnace working efficiently. Keeping the furnace performing at its peak means more even heat distribution and lower operating cost.
Switch the direction of your ceiling fan. During the winter, the fan should run at a low speed in a clockwise direction. Reversing the fan creates a gentle updraft, recirculating heat down.
Draft-proof around windows and doors. Doing it while the weather is still pleasant means a better seal without the frozen fingers.
Disconnect the hose and turn off the outdoor faucet at the indoor source.
Check the emergency generator so it's ready in the event of a black out. Always run it outside, in a well ventilated area.
If you have a wood-burning fireplace, save the ash throughout the Winter. Wood ash can be mixed into a compost heap to create a valuable soil addition providing nutrients for the spring garden. Or keep slugs and snails out of the garden by spreading the ash around garden beds.
ENERQ Invisible Fast Wireless ChargerE
Love the convenience of wireless charging, but dislike the look of the wireless pads... and wires? The ENERQi mounts under the surface of a table, desk, or even a kitchen counter while the phone charges on the surface. Charging up to 40mm away, ENERQi can turn practically any piece of furniture into a Fast Wireless Charging Station. Unveiled at CES in January, this device is scheduled to be released for the holiday season. Find out more at: https://enerqi.co
Free Wifi....Is that a Good Thing?
Local coffee shops and restaurants often advertise "Free Wi-Fi" to entice customers to come in and stay longer. And while Free Wi-Fi can seem like a perk, the local barista is not a security expert, which may leave a user's computer open to hacking. Plus, it's easy for hackers to set up a "fake" connection that may seem to come from the shop but is really in place to steal information from unsuspecting users.aving spaces as small as 5x5 set aside as a roughed-in elevator shaft, for future use.
I hope you enjoyed reading this month's Realty Insights.
Angela Sardella, 416.709.0993
Royal LePage, Sales Representative
RCR Realty, Brokerage
1-12612 Highway 50, Bolton ON L7E 1T6
When it comes to Real Estate, trust is key!