Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Betty's Pics of The Week Lorne Park

Prestigious Lorne Park is located east of Clarkson, south of Erindale, west of Port Credit and the Credit River, and north of Lake Ontario. The area is mainly residential. 

My web site is a sought after resource for the weekly postings of available Lorne Park properties.  By accessing Betty's Pic of the Week and signing up for the instantly downloadable report, you can receive up to date information of some of the homes that are available in this elegant community.

Here is an updated list of Homes for Sale in the Lorne Park Community of Mississauga.   I will be updating this list on a regular basis, so please feel free to come back several times and see what's new.

Click here to view Properties of Interest

With just a click of a button, you can get a free market evaluation at  Now, wasn't that easy? 

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative ASA
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
Fine Homes In Nine Oh Five

Office: 905-828-3434
Direct/Text: 416-427-1875

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Toll Free: 1 866 838 3434
his is not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Home Maintenance

Congratulations! You’ve purchased a new home and are all moved in! There’s been a lot to take care of, like emptying boxes, loading up cabinets and drawers, and maybe even painting and decorating, but here are a few around-the-house tasks you may not have thought of that need to get done.

The secret to a well maintained home is to start early. Now, don't get nervous, it's not all work, work, work. Doing your home maintenance bit by bit is a great way to accomplish it all, but over time so that there's plenty of room for relaxing too. Also, preventative maintenance now, will reduce the liklihood of unwlecome (many times costly) surprises down the road.

What to do when you first move in!

Change the locks, reprogram garage door opener codes, and check that all window locks operate properly. If there's a security system, learn how it operates and sign up for any maintenance or monitoring plans that that yours requires.  At least re-key the locks for the all outside doors if changing the locks is not on your agenda.  This should be planned prior to the day you get your keys so that you can feel truly safe in your new home!

Locate emergency shut offs. Know how to shut off the power, water, and gas in your home.   If the cold weather is settling in, make sure your outside water taps are shut off and drained.

Have a "fix it" kit. Get a toolbox and stock it with all your frequently used home repair tools and supplies and a first aid kit. 

Change the batteries in smoke alarms and CO monitors. 

Check pilot lights - in your fireplace and/or gas stove.

A Few Days/Weeks Later:

Perform necessary seasonal maintenance. Do this when you have time. 

Change filters in you furnace.

Address items that need attention that were mentioned in your home inpsection report.  If something on this list can wait and do in time, then do so.  Like I said earlier, it's not all 'work, work, work'.

Well, welcome to Home Ownership.  Remember, keep up with little repairs and it won't be so daunting.  Enjoy your home!  Getting yourself settled will take a few months and don't be surprised if a year from now, you are still changing things around.  There will come a day when you want to paint and put your finishing touches on your new home.  ABSOLUTELY!!!  If  you need some help, I can arrange for a home stager to come in and talk to you about decorating and give you some ideas.
It's these little things that I will help you with that makes me stand out!  I will keep in touch!

If you're a First Time Home Buyer, or a seasoned home owner, feel free to give me a call and let's chat.  Call be directly at 416 427 1875.  I have enough patience and passion in working with Clients in Real Estate to go around.  I truly love what I do!

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
905 828 3434
416 427 1875

not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Retirement Living In Mississauga

As the years start to slip by us, we start wondering whether we have saved enough for our retirement and look forward when our time will become our own.

We look forward to being able to go on outings to the casinos or even to sporting events.  If you are a golfer, or like me pretend to be, those snowbird trips south sound more and more appealing.  So, if we're going to participate in all of this activity are you ready to downsize from the family home?

The decision to make a move from your current residence into a retirement community is a difficult one.  We hear horror stories about the treatment of the elderly in some of these homes.  We don't want to put our parents into them, and we certainly don't want to live in them!

This type of move is one of the biggest challenges we, as Canadians, have to face.  And, we do it with our heals dug into the ground.  How does anyone expect us to leave our home where we have so many memories and prized possessions that we have collected over the years.  These possessions are dear to us, to others they are just things.  But as the years go by, we may in fact need more assistance with the day to day routines we currently do in our lives.

I watch my mother, and at times, yes, she is capable of living alone, but then there are those times and days were it not for my sister living so close that she is incapable of handling things on her own.  She becomes forgetful and lost.

Boomers of this day and age are starting to change things a little bit and now are starting to plan ahead.  Do you really need that huge yard and it's upkeep?  Do you use ALL the rooms in your home or just 3 possibly 4?  When was the last time you went to the basement to check out those boxes that are neatly packed in a row?  Have you become a storage facility for your children, if you were so blessed, because they don't have the space to keep their 'memory boxes' in their own place?

Many mature buyers and sellers have unique requirements, inclusive of needing knowledge of future housing options, transition to your new home, taxation and estate regulations, and there's more.

Let me help you make the best decisions for YOU when it comes time to make a change in your residence.  Don't let the years slip by and find yourself making this decision due to CIRCUMSTANCE instead of BY CHOICE.  Making the change due to circumstance is not the most satisfying way, nor the best solution.

I have a team in place that could guide you in your move.  Call me today and let's set a time to talk about your optionsClick here to find out the great Retirement Communities that are available in Mississauga.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative  ASA
RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage


not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract