Michael Bennett's Blog Posts

A Guide to Purging and Decluttering Your Home

As a seasoned Realtor in Guelph, I understand the importance of presenting your home in its best light, especially if you're considering putting it on the market. Here's a comprehensive guide to

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Guelph Real Estate Market: A 2023 Overview with a Focus on the 2% Increase in the Composite Home Value

The Guelph real estate market has always been a dynamic and intriguing sector for both buyers and sellers. As we delve into the intricacies of the 2023 market trends, a notable highlight is the 2%

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Navigating the Financial Waters of Buying and Selling a Home in Ontario in 2024

In the ever-evolving real estate market of Ontario, preparing your finances for buying and selling a home in 2024 demands a strategic approach. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer in Guelph or

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Simplifying Your Finances: The Importance of Reviewing Monthly Statements

In our fast-paced lives, it's easy to overlook the little details, especially when it comes to our financial statements. Today, I want to talk about a simple, yet often overlooked aspect of

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Unlocking Savings: A Guide to Trimming Monthly Expenses

In a world of convenience, we often accumulate various charges on our monthly statements without giving them a second thought. It's like leaky faucets slowly draining our financial resources. Let's

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Smart Strategies to Save for Your Dream Home: Don't Hesitate to Seek Guidance

Saving for a home is undoubtedly a significant undertaking, and seeking guidance along the way can make the journey smoother. Here are some smart strategies to save for your dream home, along with

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Winterizing Your Classic Car: Essential Storage Tips

Your garage is part of your home, and sometimes a garage contains a classic car.  As the winter months approach, it's time to prepare your loved 4-wheeled friend for a period of hibernation. In

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Gearing Up for a Cozy Guelph Winter: Home Preparation Tips

As the leaves in Guelph begin to turn their vibrant autumn colors, it's a clear sign that winter is on its way. For homeowners in this beautiful city, it's essential to get your home ready for the

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September Surge in Listings Raises Questions

By Michael Bennett In our previous article, we delved into the dynamics of the Guelph housing market, highlighting its resilience and adaptability. On top of that, it seems that the real estate

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A Journey through Beaver Valley

Embracing the Kaleidoscope of Fall Colours in Southwestern Ontario: A Journey through Beaver ValleyAs autumn's gentle breeze ushers in cooler temperatures, the picturesque landscapes of

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September 2023: A Closer Look at Guelph's Real Estate Trends

By Michael Bennett, Your Local Realtor Single Family Homes: A Steady RiseWe'll start with some good news for homeowners in Guelph. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association's Home Price

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Why Professional Photography Matters when Selling Your Home

Selling your home is a significant undertaking, and it's not just about putting up a "For Sale" sign in the front yard. In today's competitive real estate market, making a lasting impression online

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Discover Your Dream Home at RiverMill Condos in Downtown Guelph

If you're looking for the perfect blend of urban living and small-town charm, look no further than the RiverMill Condo building, nestled in the heart of downtown Guelph. As a Realtor deeply

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Embrace Urban Living: Downtown Guelph's Metalworks Condos

In the heart of Guelph, where history meets modernity, lies a unique opportunity to embrace urban living like never before. Nestled in the vibrant downtown core, the Metalworks Condo Community

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Demystifying Mortgage Preapprovals: A Beginner's Guide!

Are you dreaming of owning your own home in the picturesque city of Guelph, Ontario? If so, you're not alone. Guelph offers a diverse range of housing options, from bustling city condos to serene

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The Secret Gem in Selling your Home: The Importance of a Thorough Clean Introduction

Selling your home can be an exciting but daunting task. As you prepare to put your house on the market, there are countless factors to consider: setting the right price, making necessary repairs,

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Homelessness in our community

Most of us are lucky enough to own our home, or enjoy a safe and secure roof over our heads. Unfortunately this isn't the case for everyone in our community.  No two people experience

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Yes In My Back Yard

, which I am very passionate about housing of all types and serving the needs of all of our neighbours.  This is a note from my friends at the Home For Good campaign in Guelph which talks about

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Despite what the media says, the sky isn't falling!

After 27 years working in media, and continuing to watch the changing faces of how stories are reported, my distrust for the angle media outlets portray grows deeper every day.  With over 20 of

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Why Love Guelph?

It's quite simple actually.  I love my hometown of Guelph and hope that everyone else does. Spending the first 27 years of my career working in the Advertising Department at the Guelph

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Investing in yourself through Home Ownership.

I remember buying my first home all by myself, and the immense sense of both accomplishment and worry that came with it.  In the first week, there are always sleepless nights thinking, what

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Taking the Time to Save

Banking and Bills Clean upThe period between Christmas and New Years' often leaves a lot of us with some extra time on our hands.  In the case of 2020, that extra time is highlighted by a

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Thank you for your help - Guelph Food Bank Parade

If you were one of the many people in Guelph and area who supported Foodbankparade.ca, a Food Drive presented by Brent Johnston from Wayne Pitman Ford and myself, Michael Bennett, Realtor with Royal

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Guelph Food Bank Parade - November 20, 21, 22, 2020

As you may know, every year my friend Brent Johnson from Wayne Pitman Ford starts the Santa Claus parade in Guelph with a team of volunteers collecting food for the Guelph Food Bank

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Changing your address

When you embark on the journey of a move, whether it's from a rental to your first home, from rental to rental or home to home, you have to change a lot of things.  One of the first is your

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Paint Touch-Ups, Declutter, and clean.

One of the occupational hazards of being a Realtor is seeing all of those homes as soon as they hit the market and eventually one pique's our curiosity and we find ourselves in the position of

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Getting Ready to Sell 29 Glasgow St. - Decluttering

Recently, while viewing our daily "Hotsheet" of new listings, I succumbed to an occupational hazard of Realtors everywhere and decided I wanted to go look at a new place for myself.  In all of

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Coffee and the art of finding a home!

While Realtors such as myself use many tools to find the right home for our clients, certain tools are often undervalued.  Coffee, of course, is taken for granted because we start each day with

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We Get Outside in Guelph

We’ve all heard that getting outside is important for our mental and physical fitness. Have you considered that there is another benefit to getting outside which we don’t often hear?

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