Winter is Here!

In this issue:
·      Winter Activities
·      Winter Driving
·      Sharing Good People
·       Out with the Old
·      No Chill on Sales

It can be a long winter and we tend to stay indoors a lot more so here are some fun ways to get out of the house but still stay warm.
1.  Escape Rooms - they're still here and they're still popular! An escape room is an adventure game where you solve puzzles and riddles using clues, hints and strategies to complete the game.  
2.  Entertainment Centres - You can bowl, play video games, jump on trampolines and more!  Keeps kids occupied for hours!
3.  Climbing Gyms - Indoor climbing gyms are still very popular for young ones and old ones alike.
4.  Indoor Go Karts
5.  Board Games - many coffee shops now offer board games
6.  Indoor Archery
7.  Indoor Golf
8.  Movie Theatres
9.  Aquariums
10. Museums 
This list should keep you and your family busy over the winter!


Take it all off!  Always clean your vehicle thoroughly.  Clear off all the ice and snow not only from your windows, but from the rest of your vehicle so it doesn't fly off and hit someone's windshield.  
Be Canadian!  People are always saying how polite we are so show them!  It's harder to merger into traffic in winter for many reasons so be polite and let your fellow drivers into your lane to help the flow of traffic.  When someone does let you in, give the old 'rear view window wave' to let them know it was appreciated.
Stay Calm!  Winter driving is stressful at the best of times.  Stay calm, breath and stay focused when you're behind the wheel.
Don't Rush!  It will likely take you longer to get to your destination than it does in the summer so leave in plenty of time, check the weather reports before you leave and adjust your time accordingly.
Space!  Give yourself plenty of space between you and the vehicle in front of you.  That will give you more time to react if there are any unexpected stops.
Photo courtest of Direct Energy

Myself and my clients are always looking for good people and the more good people we know, the more we can share and refer to others.  Let's face it, referrals are the best way to get business and referring the right people for the right job is very important.  So if you know someone who is great in their field, maybe a drywaller, an electrician, a plumber, maybe a structural engineer or any other specialty service, I'd love to hear about them.  Please email me or call me with their contact information and your experience with them and I'll keep it on file.  

OUT WITH THE OLD!  Speaking of 'sharing good people'....
With the colder weather here, we find ourselves spending more time indoors.  What better time to de-clutter or downsize your space and get organized?  Arlene has been a professional organizer & downsizer for well over 20 years.  She's helped people organizer pretty much everything - from bathrooms, to basements, to kitchens to bedrooms to kids play areas, to home offices!  The list goes on.  Whether you're downsizing, moving or you just want to get organized, she can help!  Her company, 'End the Chaos' has helped people get their life and their homes back on track.  Over the years, she's been featured in local newspapers as well as on CHCH TV!   It's a job she really loves.  You can reach her at


No Chill on December 2017 Sales

The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 753 sales were processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in December, 16.4 per cent fewer than the same month last year but 5.2 per cent higher than the 10-year average.

All property listings were 11.4 per cent lower than the same month the previous year and 10 per cent lower than the 10-year average.

“December is traditionally the slowest month for listings and one of the slower months for sales,” said RAHB CEO George O’Neill. “Sales were actually quite good for a December – better than average and better than the comparison to the previous year might suggest. We saw record sales for the month of December in 2016, so it’s no surprise that this December’s numbers were lower.”

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