The summer is a great time to reassess your home security system. Look up a local professional to evaluate what you already have in place, make sure all the windows are covered with windows or blinds, ensure that your home’s doors and windows can’t be easily penetrated, or install a new security system altogether that can be easily accessible via smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
We at Pinnacle believe that staying in is the new going out. There’s been a huge paradigm shift when it comes to outside entertainment. We expect to see bigger TV screens complemented by comfortable lounge seating areas and robust sound systems, as many people hope to recreate the movie theater experience in their own homes but incorporating their personal taste.
Because most real estate platforms have more or less transitioned to a fully online space, it is key to invest in professional photography. As the old adage says, a picture is worth a thousand words. Those professional photos will give potential buyers a very good look into your residential unit, inclusive of surrounding views and other key features.
Did you know that 18-hour cities and 15-minute cities are concepts that are transitioning into the mainstream? An 18-hour city is a medium-sized city which is less intense, low cost of living, and has attractive amenities. Kitchener-Waterloo, London and Ottawa are three Ontario examples.
A 15-minute city offers residents access to daily necessities – groceries, drug stores, libraries and schools – within a short walk or bike ride. According to the Globe and Mail, only 23% of urban Canadians live in this type of area.
There is light at the end of the tunnel with approved COVID vaccines making the headlines, but many Canadian employers are rethinking their entire workflow. Many are realizing they don’t need to live in close proximity to their offices, and are now eyeing properties in the suburbs of major cities, and this trend is expected to continue, even post-pandemic.