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Holiday Chore Countdown - Week One

Wednesday Dec 05th, 2018

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  Week One: The countdown is on and this week is all about prep! The more you can do to prep for the holidays the more you can sit back, relax and enjoy time with your family.   Send out Cards/gifts: Before everything gets too crazy, send your holidays cards out to tick one thing off your to-do list.  Prioritize which gifts to send off based on how far away they are, send out all international gifts this week to make sure they arrive on... [read more]

How to Paint Your Home for a Quick Sale?

Friday Jun 22nd, 2018

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  Selling your home? If so, never underestimate the value of curb appeal. Buyers will often pay a premium for the prettiest house on the block, and paint colour plays a huge role in that determination. Check out these top paint colours that increase the value of your home, and consider giving your exterior a colourful facelift before putting out the “For Sale” sign.   Exterior Paint: When choosing an exterior paint colour, you can’t go wrong with... [read more]

How to create an Urban Garden

Tuesday Apr 03rd, 2018

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Having plants in your home not only brings life to a room but they also have incredible health benefits. They can make you feel less tired, decrease your chances of catching a cold and purify the air. It is recommended to have one potted plant per 100 square feet to feel the benefits. Whether you live in the country with acres of land or in a condo downtown Toronto, you can enjoy the pure and simple joy of gardening. Here’s how to create a... [read more]

5 Steps for a New Years Home Makeover

Monday Jan 08th, 2018

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The new year is the best time to give your home a makeover. In keeping with your New Year’s resolution to “finally save money this year” follow this list for 5 inexpensive and easy ways to give life to your house this year!   1. Remove bathtub rings... [read more]

Winter Home Care

Thursday Nov 30th, 2017

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Television shows focusing on home renovations, do-it-yourself projects and home flipping have become enormously popular. It’s difficult not to be drawn into the dream of a luxurious bathroom, gourmet kitchen or beautiful garden. But winter is coming, and it is important to take care of our current properties, protecting our housing investment for the long term. Here’s is a quick checklist of things to do each autumn before the snow flies. Furnaces and Air Conditioning Have... [read more]

How to Protect your Carpets this Winter?

Thursday Nov 30th, 2017

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Taking care of your floors all year round is key for keeping your home healthy and protected from germs. The top priority to keeping your home well groomed is well maintained carpets. Although most carpets have a long shelf life maintenance can be difficult especially during rain and snow. However if you plan in advance for the changing seasons you can enhance the self of your carpets by twice. Developing a Winter Carpet Care Plan: It's difficult to prevent all the mess... [read more]

How to update a room like a professional?

Monday Nov 06th, 2017

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You don’t have to hire a decorator (or break the bank) to give a room a quick update with lots of impact. So whether you’re getting ready to sell, have just moved in or feel like a mini overhaul, these five tips will have you enjoying the room of your dreams in no time. Change Your Fabrics : Replace your curtains, re-cover your throw pillows, buy a new rug, Any one of these easy fixes can make a big impact; but all three will completely change the entire room! And if... [read more]

FINDING THE RIGHT MATTRESS

Monday Nov 06th, 2017

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You’ve got more options than ever when mattress shopping these days with no shortage of brick-and-mortar and online-only retailers to choose from. Here are the factors you should consider when you’re shopping for a perfect night’s sleep. Mattress construction: The most popular mattress types are inner spring mattresses, memory foam mattresses, and adjustable air mattresses. Each has pros and cons when it comes to durability and comfort customization. Firmness: Mattress... [read more]

How to Maximize Your Selling Potential During Winter?

Monday Nov 06th, 2017

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Often it is debatable topic whether to sell in winter or not the answer really is very simple in winter the market is at its best to bag a great real estate deal. You cannot deny the challenges definitely with regards to the weather.  Often making the first lasting impression can also be tough in winter, read below few expert tips to keep things organised and avoid the winter woes while selling a home in winter as well as maximize the showing potential of your home... [read more]

How to Care for Indoor Plants in Winter?

Monday Nov 06th, 2017

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Indoor plants are a great way to add color and life to your home without having to use paint, fabric or furniture. However, if you do decide to grow houseplants in winter, you need to make sure that you know how to take care of them. In the fall and winter time, the climate in your home changes and therefore the way you care for your plants needs to change, too. So let’s look at some of the main things you need to know in order for your plants to stay as happy and healthy as... [read more]

What Are The Factors That Affect Resale Value?

Friday Nov 03rd, 2017

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Here's why your neighbor’s house could be worth a lot more than yours. In my experience if you are looking to score the face value for your home there are some renovations to increase the value of your home for sale with the reasons why they help impact the value.  Location: Proximity to a busy highway, proximity to a large vacant lot, home placement almost always guarantees a stagnation of value. This is why two identical homes in the same... [read more]

Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Friday Nov 03rd, 2017

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Did you know that spring is the hottest real estate season? The MLS is on fire and first-time home buyer’s everywhere are looking to buy. According to studies, Most of the Canadian and first-time home buyers are millennials. If you’re looking to buy your first home this spring, here are a few tips to beat competition. Tip #1: Prioritize  April is the busiest month for real estate transactions. You hear from your real estate agent non-stop; you seem to run into... [read more]

Thinking of Downsizing? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions First

Friday Nov 03rd, 2017

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When is the right time this topic is often one of those debatable areas; but the answer is very simple. If you think maintaining your current space is hard at your age or your home is a empty nest and you want a cozy home. Sometimes you just agree more with the less is more principle whatever may be the reason when you think its right personally and you are ready to make final decisions then be sure to answer the questions below;  What is your budget? If you’re planning to... [read more]

5 Incentives for first time home buyers

Friday Nov 03rd, 2017

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Right now is a fantastic time to be a first time home buyer in Canada and with so many programs to help you lock down your home, the process couldn’t be simpler. Whether you’re looking for your dream house or an investment opportunity, now could be the best time to get started. Here are 5 great reasons to buy your first home right now.   Many financing options. As long as you have a decent credit score and steady income, there is a lot of programs... [read more]

Foreclosure v.s. Power of Sale

Tuesday Dec 27th, 2016

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In the unfortunate circumstance that a homeowner is past-due on their monthly mortgage payments, they pave the way for a “foreclosure” on their property. In today’s market, banks and other lenders do not turn to foreclosure to take away the homes of homeowners who are in arrears. Instead, they perform a "Power of Sale" which is wholly different from a Foreclosure. What is a Foreclosure? Foreclosures are laborious, grueling, and costly to both the... [read more]

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