Tag Archive: #renovations

Pulling Together the Records you Need when Selling

Imagine you’re viewing a home for sale. You venture to the basement, check out the furnace room, and notice the water heater. Is it owned or rented? As a potential buyer, you’d want to know. Now imagine a property you’re viewing has a brand-new gas fireplace. Nice! Is it under ...

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June 2021 Real Estate Update

Click here to watch it! In the days before the internet, when people were looking for a professional – a contractor, for example – they would often ask a friend or neighbour, “Do you know a good [insert profession]?” Well, guess what? The same thing still happens today! It’s just done a ...

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The Psychology of Choosing House Paint

Whether you’re painting your home to prepare it for sale, or simply to make it more attractive for your own enjoyment, choosing the right colour is important. A colour isn’t just a matter of taste, it’s also, to a large extent, about the emotions it elicits. If you’re painting your ...

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How Emotions Can Get in the Way of Selling

Like most homeowners, you probably don’t think of your property as just a building with rooms and a backyard. To you, it’s much more than that. It’s a home.  When you walk into your dining room, for example, you don’t merely see the table and chairs. You see memories. You ...

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Bathroom Staging Tips from Professional Home Stagers

There’s a reason why there are “kitchen and bath” stores, and even design magazines devoted to these rooms. A well-staged kitchen and bathroom can make the entire home look better. So, it’s no surprise that professional home stagers pay particular attention to these spaces. What do these pros have to ...

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Getting a DIY Renovation Done On time and On Budget

Two of the biggest stressors for DIYers are projects that cost too much or take too long. Unfortunately, there’s no sure way to guarantee that one or the other (or both) won’t happen. But there is a lot you can do to minimize the probability. When budgeting, a big mistake ...

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Is it Time to Re-Shingle Your Roof?

No matter what you think of snakes, you must agree that they have a unique way of dealing with worn-out skin. When the time comes, they simply shed it — like an old jacket — revealing a fresh new skin underneath.  Your home’s roof doesn’t have that advantage! So, when ...

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Front Walkway Improvements that Boost Curb Appeal

Your front walkway is one of the first sections of real estate a buyer will set foot on when coming to see your home. So, it makes sense to make that pathway to your front door as appealing as possible. The obvious way is to make it as clean and ...

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Selling when You’re Going to be Out-of-Town

If you’re going to be out-of-town but need to sell you home, you might be concerned about listing your property while you’re away. After all, you won’t be around to show your property, schedule viewings, consider offers, etc. While it’s ideal that you be close to home when you’re selling, ...

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Buying a Home that Needs Some Work

When you’re shopping for a new home, you probably want the property to be as “move in ready” as possible. That way, you can… well… just move in! However, there are a lot of fantastic properties on the market that need some work. For example, you might see a home ...

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