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If you are thinking of selling your property, it is important to update and maintain your home regularly. 

1. Wash the exterior. Over the years, dirt, grime and cobwebs can collect on your homes exterior. A pressure wash can remove this build up and give your home a fresh look. Washing the windows inside and out, cleaning out the gutters, downspouts and all doors including garage doors can give a surprising effect.

2. Paint. Update your home with a coat or two of paint in the same colour or choose a new shade. If you'd like to paint it the same colour, scrape a small swatch and bring it to the paint store to match it. Also paint the door, trim and shutters in a shade that complements the rest of your home. Remember to prep the surface area before

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Barnes Farm Estates is a community of homes located in the small rural town of Mount Pleasant. The name comes from each estate property on spacious lots on Barnes Farm Road.

Steps away from shops and restaurants, the “Rail Trail” and Mt. Pleasant ponds, these luxury estate homes are in a neighbourhood sought after by many. One view through the large bay windows and you will see why these estate homes sell themselves.

With unique and open floor plans, you will have no problem entertaining guests in your home and make it the place for epic gatherings to be held. All kitchens have large customized cabinets that reach the ceiling, and an island in the center of the room, allowing for many hours of taste testing and late night stories to be told. Each

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Valley EstatesValley Estates is an elegant, luxurious estate community located on the far side of Mount Pleasant Road in Brantford. It a neighbourhood that is exquisite and upscale, with each of the 84 homes centred on a lot that spanning three-quarters of an acre.

Decorated with the finest interior, these homes are available for anyone, whether wanting to raise a family or just wanting to enjoy life. Each home is equipped with a fireplace in the spacious living room, and a top-quality kitchen furnished with a double-door refrigerator and a microwave installed in the wall.

The subdivision is close to the Trans-Canada Trail, and also has a park inside the property for homeowners and families to enjoy. Regardless of the time of year, there is always something for

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Royal Highland Estates

Royal Highland Estates is not only one the most attractive estates in Brantford, Ontario to live in, but it is also the place I call home. Its tranquil environment is one of the things that attracted me to it.

Royal Highland Estates showcases a collection of luxury homes built to serve the expectations you have only dreamed of. With the vast country-sized lots, you will be able to live out the life that you want for you and your family without having to spend nearly as much as you’d think.

The luxury estates were built using a variety of materials and techniques to make all of the design plans unique. Between stone skirting, stucco, brick, extended life roof shingles and quality custom-built kitchens, each home was built to exceed the

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Hunter Estates featuring The Diamond, Bungaloft CollectionLocated in the small town of Scotland, just 15 minutes outside of Brantford’s South-West end, is a group of luxury estate homes known as Hunter Estates.

The charm of the small town is just one thing that will draw you to this community of luxury estate homes for sale. These ranch-style homes bring a mix of rural and urban qualities to your lifestyle. With each estate property on a spacious lot, it's a great place to live for adults and children alike.

Floor plans come in eight different variations, all named after jewellery stones, and three styles of homes including ranch-style, bungaloft and two-storey.

The Pearl, the Sapphire, and the Jade are the ranch-style homes in the collection. The Bungalofts in Hunter Estates include the Webber, the

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If you are longing to live a country lifestyle, but still have a heart for the city, then estate living is for you.

Freedom and security, higher property values, and the feeling of being part of a community is just the icing on the cake when it comes to living within an estate. I should know.  Not only do I sell estate homes but I also live in one with my family.

Don’t get me wrong, city living is fantastic for those that need to be near all that a city offers but if you can handle an extra few minutes drive to the city in exchange for a yard that the kids can actually run around in and a house that looks picture perfect, then start packing because I have a few luxury estates to show you.

Why You Want to Live in an Estate Home

Living in an

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If you are looking to make a large purchase or you are applying for a job, a high credit score may give you an advantage. It not only helps you secure a lower interest rate and save money over the life of your loans, it also demonstrates to lenders and potential employers that you are financially responsible, and likely responsible in other areas of your life. Financial institutions and employers put their trust in this score and are more inclined to trust if you are a low risk candidate.

Great credit is within reach if you follow these timeless tips.

Always pay your bills on time. This simple act each month will build great financial habits that will pay off over the long run.

Keep your balances low. Credit issuers often report your balance to

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If you find that you are ready to seek the services of a financial professional be sure to keep the following things in mind.

1. Review their credentials. There are different designations that can be found in Canada CFA-Chartered Financial Analyst, CFP-Certified Financial Planner, ChFC-Chartered Financial Consultant, CIM-Chartered Investment Manager, CLU-Chartered Life Underwriter, CMP-Certified Management Professional, RFP-Registered Financial Planner, and TEP-Trust and Estate Practitioner.

2. Talk to them ahead of time. It's important to feel comfortable working with your planner. Therefore, call your list of potential planners and ask if they have minimum financial requirement. Some may require clients to have more than a specific amount to

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Many misconceptions revolve around the use of financial planners some people think only multimillionaires benefit. The truth is many people will find value in the advice of a financial expert. 

What can a financial planner do for you?
Review your financial situation by looking over your tax returns, income sources, assets, wills, insurance policies and retirement and estate planning documents.
Help you craft financial goals and identify your needs, now and future.
Create a financial plan.
Explain the different savings & investment options, like mutual funds, RRSP's, retirement savings and pensions, college saving plans, stocks, bonds, etc
Guide you through the types of insurance that may help best protect you.
Reduce the impact of taxes so you can keep more of…
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