Happy Halloween from Dewar Realty

Spooky Season is Here!

With Halloween just around the corner, pumpkins and fake spiderwebs have begun popping up all around the neighbourhoods. Like many parents, you might be wondering what to do with your little ones this year, as there is a lot of uncertainty to what is even available or open.

Luckily Waterloo Region has plenty to do! Here are some local fun ideas from TheRecord.com:

Family Fun at Snyder’s Farm

Open each weekend in October, Snyder’s Farm offers classic farm attractions like hayrides, a corn maze, haunted house, animal barnyard and more. This outdoor, physically distanced experience also includes a licensed patio and a bakery serving delicious food and drinks.

Go Thrill-Seeking at Bingemans Screampark

This is one…

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* UPDATE - City Council Approves Development, details below. [10.21.2021] *

Downtown Galt Ontario from the Grand River Big Changes May Be Coming To Downtown Galt's Skyline | Local News

In preparation for a potential LRT line through downtown, possible changes are coming to the Galt Core Area Height Guidelines. This could mean a new look for the core of downtown.

Some of the proposed developments would include a Park Hill Road 37-storey building containing 253 residential units, as well as 30-storey and 24-storey buildings on Shade Street boasting an additional combined 445 units.

The biggest development though is on Water Street, where the fate of 5 buildings totaling 991 residential units hangs in the balance of the City Council's decision on height limits.

Of course, as with any…

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Don't FALL Behind!

Home Maintenance TIPS

Just because you're set to sell your home doesn't mean that you can neglect to maintain it, especially with winter fast approaching. Not only can prepping for the winter season help showcase some of the features which make your home unique (like a cozy fireplace), but the failure to adequately prep it for the season can result in home hazards that could impact the sale of your home, even after you've accepted an offer.

Here are some winter maintenance tips that you need to be thinking about this fall:

Plumbing Prep:

Your home's pipes can be a big issue during the cold winter months, so blow out your sprinkler system and take any outdoor hoses indoors. Don't forget to shut off the water to…

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Renovations to avoidSellers: Avoid These Renovations

Recently I shared some of the things you can do to increase the value of your home when you're selling it. This week I wanted to share some of the things that you should avoid doing if you're trying to increase the value of your home. The following things aren't worth the time, money, or the hassle that will come of it. You want to make sure that every penny you spend on your home is going to give you a return that you can bank on.

Putting in a Pool.

Many families don't want to have to deal with the hassle of a pool, including cleaning it or maintaining it. Some people with children want to avoid the risk of accidental drowning that comes with a pool. In reality, even if you would like a pool, it can only be…

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Staging Your Home | The Dewar Realty BlogStaging Your Home

Before you place your home on the market you should try to achieve a show home quality. You want to highlight your home's strong points and minimize the weak points. You are trying to persuade someone to spend Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars on your home, so you should try to deliver a quality product.

Get your Home Ready for Showings by focusing on these areas:

Lighting.

Open blinds & drapes, make sure all light fixtures are on & have working bulbs during showings. Many houses don't have enough lighting to begin with but you can go to any big box store and buy beautiful fixtures or lamps for minimal investment.

Living Areas.

Make sure furniture isn’t blocking the flow of a room. You might have a great sectional…

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How to Clean Up Fast - Preparing for last minute house viewingsHow to Clean Up Fast

When it's time to sell your home, the presentation of the property will strongly influence whether buyers make an offer. If you're still living in the house, it can be difficult to prepare for last minute house viewings, especially if your personal belongings are left out. If you want to clean up the house quickly before potential buyers arrive, there are a few important steps to take.

Check Your Curb Appeal

The curb appeal of your home is the first impression that you make on home buyers. Make sure your lawn is nicely trimmed. Spend time daily making sure toys or yard tools are put away neatly. You'll also need to pick up after pets that may spend time in the setting every day.

Remove Clutter

Clutter is an…

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