How healthy is your (future) home?

How healthy is your home (or future home)? We look at three common hazards in our latest post.


#NaptimeDIY: the hearth of the home!

If you know my husband and I, you know that we tend to move fast on projects around the house. So, before we had even moved to our new house, we started scoping out ideas for a blank wall in our new living room. The house was built in 1935 and its somewhat surprising that…

At mid-2016, here’s what we’ve been up to this year

The summer is a great time to stop and reflect on the first half of the year. So, I thought I’d take a few minutes to update you on what’s been happening with us at Hamiltonize – both virtually and in person – over the last 6 months. I’m sure you could use the reading…

Year One…done.

In May we passed a significant milestone for – we completed our first year as an official blog! A big thank you goes out to all those who gave up their free time and mental bandwidth to give our site a visit and consideration. As a whole, this has been a great experience. We’ve…

Real Estate Recap – May 6’16

April showers slowed sales but grew prices, Modern Family isn’t laughing about ad revenue, and what is happening in the Wild Wild West? Read about that and more, here!

Reviving a city, one house at a time! 

Just a quick one folks. Saw this great read on Buzzfeed telling a young man’s personal account buying a home in an urban Detroit neighbourhood. I noticed many similarities in the story to Hamilton, like the strong community feel and beauty of an industrial metropolis.  Have a read. We’d love to know your thoughts!  Enjoy!

Building community, one book at a time

There’s many factors which can make a neighbourhood a community. Parent associations, schools, recreational centres and churches all have a role to play in bringing people together over common interests. One community building initiative that seems to be popping up everywhere across the city are the Little Free Library boxes. The movement – which has…

Real Estate Recap – January 15/16

Hamilton market to stay hot After a record-breaking year, economists have predicted that the Hamilton market will remain hot in 2016. While prices in most of the country’s local markets is expected to remain stable, Hamilton may outpace much of the country, says CMHC. Though the federal agency noted that 2016 and 2017 may not…