The McDonald Real Estate Team

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The McDonald Real Estate Team, Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

By Sean and Aimee McDonald

As the year comes to a close and the holidays approach, many homeowners set their sights on repurposing underutilized areas within their homes.  For some, enhanced entertainment space is desired, fostering social engagement with family and friends.  While others, seek to escape the hustle and bustle of the season, creating private personal retreats.  The redefinition of these areas is a departure from traditional home-offices or dens.  For example, a dining room may lend itself to becoming a gamer’s paradise, a finished basement may be repurposed as a home theatre, an attic

The McDonald Real Estate Team, Creating a Spooktacularly Safe Halloween Home

Creating a Spooktacularly Safe Halloween Home

By Sean and Aimee McDonald

Halloween is nearly here!  Creating a welcoming home for this special evening’s festivities, is a focal concentration of many homeowners.  A few mild-frights, and even a surprise or two, are most certainly in order.

The McDonald Real Estate Team, The Autumn Real Estate Market

The Autumn Real Estate Market

By Sean and Aimee McDonald

As the seasons change and the transition from summer to autumn occurs, the real estate market undergoes its own unique transformation.  While the spring and summer seasons may be the busiest times of the year, times have also changed.  For many, the most advantageous time to buy or sell a home is in the fall. 

The McDonald Real Estate Team, Showcasing Outdoor Living Space

Showcasing Outdoor Living Space

By Sean and Aimee McDonald


As the seasons transition from summer to fall, thoughts of outdoor entertainment naturally come to pass.  As with a home’s interior, exterior spaces are also a widely sought-after element of home ownership.  Sellers mustn’t overlook the value of defining and showcasing their home’s exterior living spaces.  Enhancing the appearance and purposefulness of a deck, patio or porch, can heighten a home’s value; such improvements needn’t be an expensive nor arduous proposition, as the subtlest of changes sometimes produce the profoundest impacts. 

The McDonald Real Estate Team, Summer Vacation and Home Security

Summer Vacation and Home Security

By Sean and Aimee McDonald
Planning a summer getaway? 
Unfortunately, residential burglaries are at their highest during the summer months, often when homeowners are away on a well-deserved vacation.  Yet, simple considerations oftentimes profoundly enhance a home’s security and homeowners are encouraged to take precautions, safeguarding their homes from would-be thieves before leaving town.
 
The McDonald Real Estate Team, How to Light Up the Season

How to Light up the Season

By Sean and Aimee McDonald

With the passage of Thanksgiving, it’s time to infuse some illumination into the holidays!  There’s no better way to intensify the festive curb appeal of a home, than through Christmas lights.  For many, Thanksgiving serves as the demarcation of the holiday season.  There’re those who’re motivated to brighten the exterior spaces of their homes in anticipation of what is soon to come. 

 

The McDonald Real Estate Team, Entertainment Spaces and Quiet Places

Entertainment Spaces and Quiet Places

By Sean and Aimee McDonald
As the year comes to a close and the holidays approach, many homeowners set their sights on repurposing underutilized areas within their homes.  For some, enhanced entertainment space is desired, fostering social engagement with family and friends.  While others, seek to escape the hustle and bustle of the season, creating private personal retreats.  The redefinition of these areas is a departure from traditional home-offices or dens.
The McDonald Real Estate Team, The Autumn Real Estate Market

The Autumn Real Estate Market

By Sean and Aimee McDonald

As the seasons change and the transition from summer to autumn occurs, the real estate market undergoes its own unique transformation.  While the spring and summer seasons may be the busiest times of the year, times have also changed.  For many, the most advantageous time to buy or sell a home is in the fall.

The McDonald Real Estate Team, Making a Move in the Right Direction

Making a Move in the Right Direction

By Sean and Aimee McDonald

When purchasing a new home, the final step is making the move; however, transitioning presents its own set of unique challenges.  Sufficient planning is key, but often overshadowed by the many demands encumbered in buying.  Arguably, the thought of moving is both exciting and overwhelming, but simple considerations can make the process easier.

Create a Strategy for Your Move by Using a Budget and Checklist

The McDonald Real Estate Team, Kitchen Renovation: Redefining the Heart of the Home

Kitchen Renovation: Redefining the Heart of the Home

By Sean and Aimee McDonald

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Evolving from purposes focused squarely on functionality, the kitchen is a center for socialization. Current architectural movements commonly renovate kitchens into open-concept living areas, no longer independent from other rooms. When choosing to remodel, adequate planning centered on a homeowner’s needs and expectations helps create a practical layout not only aesthetically pleasing, but also financially sound.