Monthly Updates May 6, 2022

May Update from Kate Mammen, Fredericton REALTOR®

Well, we’re just past the quarter mark into 2022, and so much has changed in those three months.

In this blog post, I thought I would include three items of value, each containing valuable information that you may find helpful this Spring and Summer.

Given that most of us have not travelled for the last two years, I figure that many of us will take the opportunity to travel in the next little while.  Choosing the right credit card, and using it wisely is a great knowledge to have if you are thinking of obtaining a credit card and using it during your travels.

To help provide clarity, I’ve provided a three-step guide for selecting a credit card that aligns with your goals and spending habits. When you’re ready to apply, you’ll know how to determine which one will benefit you best. I’ve also included a few tips on how to use your credit card wisely, so you can help protect your financial future.

The second item of value is an outlook for the rest of 2022.  After a short sojourn away, most people find themselves in a refreshed frame of mind that lends clarity to the larger decisions that need to be made.  I hope that this outlook  helps you in relation to your housing thoughts and needs for the remainder of the year.

The third item of value comes from my colleague Carolann Young.  Carolann is a leading mortgage broker with The Mortgage Group and is an absolute wealth of information in relation to everything mortgages.  So, whether you are just getting started; or are considering re-financing an existing mortgage; or just want detailed information – she’ll be very wise counsel for your every need.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out. Either I or someone in my extensive network of contacts would be happy to assist you.




Oh, and by the way… if you know of someone who would appreciate the level of service I provide, please call me with their contact information.  I’d be happy to help.

Monthly Updates April 1, 2022

April Update from Kate Mammen, Fredericton REALTOR®


Spring is now actually starting to feel like the gifts that it heralds, and this month’s items of value are designed to provide you some valuable ideas to refresh your home!

At this time of year, I am often asked about remodelling trends and the importance of tackling the right projects within your home that will give you the highest return on your investment.  Oddly enough, I’ve had many clients who have spent springs and summers tackling sizeable projects in order to sell but have ended up falling in love with their homes all over again!  A great feeling of achievement for them, and a great idea to keep in mind when there is precious little inventory on the market.  Renovating your home, may make it feel new all over again!

The whole question of renovations leads to another huge consideration – should you do it yourself, or let a professional handle the work?

The first item of value found below is a brief guide on when you should do the work yourself and when it’s best to hire a professional.  I’ve also included a few tips on how to save money during a home renovation, because like any project, costs can get out of control quite quickly!

The second item of value refers to a series of exercises that generally bring considerable value to your home should you decide to put it on the market.  Home staging is a term that most people are familiar with now, thanks to the incredible amount of material available both online, and on television.

If you’re planning to put your house on the market anytime soon, you want it to look the absolute best for the potential buyers who walk in the door.  And that’s where the immense value of home staging comes in.  Knowing the best tips for prepping your home will come in handy anytime actually.

My brief guide on effective home staging will help you show off your home’s beset assets and impress buyers.  I’ve also included a few interesting facts on the power of staging your home.  When you are ready to sell, you will know exactly what to do to enhance your living space!

I hope you enjoy this material, and please let me know if you have any questions with which I can be of assistance.


Oh, by the way…  if you know of someone who would appreciate the level of service I provide, please call me with their name and contact information.  I’d be happy to help.