Susan Scarlett Real Estate

Chattel Or Fixture? Which Is It?

By: Susan Scarlett

Chattel Or Fixture? Which Is It?

Tags: Durham Real Estate,Oshawa Real Estate, CHATTEL,FIXTURE

A chattel can be best described as any movable item which is not part of the land and not permanently attached to the property/house.  Common chattels are things like furniture, washer, dryer, fridge, stove, window coverings, rugs, garden shed, lawnmower, etc.   A fixture is any item that is attached to the structure and forms part of the property.  If it’s attached by glue, ...Read More

Climbing Ivy - Friend Or Foe?

By: Susan Scarlett

Climbing Ivy - Friend Or Foe?

Tags: Durham Real Estate,Oshawa Real Estate,Climbing Ivy Homes,Home Improvement Tips, IVY DAMAGE

Climbing ivy can be a beautiful enhancement to the exterior of a home.  It is very easy to grow and provides a thin layer of insulation on walls.  Heating and air conditioning costs can be slightly reduced as the ivy retains interior heat in the winter and keeps walls cooler in the summer.  As with most plants and bushes, proper maintenance is required.  Allowing your ivy to ru...Read More

Saving Money On Your Mortgage

By: Susan Scarlett

Saving Money On Your Mortgage

Tags: Durham Real Estate,Oshawa Real Estate,Mortgage Tips,MORTGAGE SAVINGS

As homeowners, we are all aware of how long it takes before we notice a dent in the principal of our mortgage.  The majority of our payment goes towards interest for the first many years.  As my husband said after our first year of paying into a mortgage: “Yippee, we might own a few of the doorknob screws now!”.  That is generally how most people feel when it comes to eq...Read More

Sprucing Up the Outdoors

By: Susan Scarlett

Sprucing Up the Outdoors

Tags: Oshawa Real Estate,Durham Real Estate,Outdoor Home Tips,Landscaping,Curb Appeal

Whether you want to give your house a great appearance just for you, or because you are moving, it is important not to focus only on the house itself, but your curb and yard, too. The exterior of your house is not only your walls, windows and roof, but the landscape that your home interacts with. Here are some easy tips that will keep your house looking well-loved and well-cared-for without having...Read More

Tips for Moving

By: Susan Scarlett

Tips for Moving

Tags: Oshawa Real Estate,Durham Real Estate,Moving tips, ON THE MOVE

You’ve made the big purchase, congrats! Now it’s time to get your things in order and get ready to move. The task can be stressful and  daunting. You’ll want to make sure you work as efficiently as possible to ensure less stress. Here are some tips to lessen the burden of your big move.   Clean out your current home before you even start packing. Take the time to d...Read More

How Soon Should I Start Packing?

By: Susan Scarlett

How Soon Should I Start Packing?

Tags: Oshawa Real Estate,Durham Real Estate,Moving tips,PACKING

  If you are moving to a new house, the whole process will probably take you a few months to complete. Although everybody has different situations, there is a general timeline that everyone should follow in order to move on time and with as little stress as possible.   One of the most important steps in the moving process is the preparation. Although many people don’t think of p...Read More

Lessons in Home Buying for Your Children

By: Susan Scarlett

Lessons in Home Buying for Your Children

Tags: Oshawa Real Estate,Durham Real Estate,Home Buying tips,Let Children Help,CHILDREN,Family

As you begin to search for your new home, consider this a great opportunity to teach the entire family about the listing and buying process. There will be ups and downs, twists and unexpected turns of events which makes buying a home a wonderful lesson for the children. Sure, they will probably be more excited about decorating their new home than actually what it takes to buy a house but they migh...Read More

By: Susan Scarlett

Barbeque Safety Tips

Tags: Oshawa Real Estate,Durham Real Estate,BBQ

Most homeowners can't wait for the summer because it brings out our inner BBQing bug.  As enjoyable and tasty as these meals can be, it is very important to remember that this can be a dangerous way to cook. Here are some helpful tips on making your BBQing experiences fun and safe.   Never place your barbeque in an area too close to tree trunks, bushes or where ther...Read More