Make a Power Switch!
If you’re looking for ways that you and your family can reduce your energy use, keep track of your consumption by saving your bills, and noting the dates of any major changes (eg. severe weather, new appliance, change of routine, etc.). Then compare your consumption and spending ... Continue Reading
Imagine this scenario. You hire a Home Inspector to inspect a house you’ve made an offer on. The inspector goes over everything with a fine tooth comb, outside-to-inside, basement-to-ceiling.
Great so far.
Then he presents you with his findings, points out areas that need repairs – and then offers to do this ... Continue Reading
No one buys or sells a home alone. You need the help of a professional – and likely a whole team of professionals – to assist you in achieving your goals and protecting your interests.
A real estate transaction can be stressful enough. So when it comes to choosing professionals to ... Continue Reading
Getting bored of the four walls that surround a particular room? Want to redecorate, but worried that you don’t have the budget? Here are some low-cost ideas for revitalizing the look of just about any area of your home.
Paint. It’s amazing what a $30 dollar can of paint can do. ... Continue Reading
An effective technique to help you sell your property quickly and for the best price is to put yourself in the shoes of a potential buyer. Don’t just visualize this. Actually do it!
Drive to your property and imagine that you’re seeing it for the first time. What’s your impression? Is ... Continue Reading
Cynics may scoff, but finalizing a contract when purchasing the right home can turn even the most stoic shopper into a bit of a dreamer. From paint colors to planting a garden, picturing yourself in that property is critical for many buyers.
But leave a little room for pragmatism. Remember that getting ... Continue Reading
When you put your home on the market, it’s important that you make the indoor living space as attractive as possible to potential buyers. The foyer should look spacious and inviting. The bedrooms, neat and uncluttered. The basement, clean and well lit.
All good advice.
But don’t forget the outdoor living space. ... Continue Reading
There’s a long list of ingredients needed to sell your home quickly. Obviously, you want to make your home as clean and uncluttered as possible. You should also make sure any outstanding repairs are done. And, of course, all the little things you can do to make your home “show” ... Continue Reading
When shopping for a new home, create a wish list of the features and characteristics you want. After all, there’s no sense looking at properties with kitchenettes when you won’t settle for anything less than a full-sized kitchen that Julia Child would envy.
But there are probably some features that are ... Continue Reading
House prices and market activity continue to increase especially in Vancouver and #Toronto even after measures taken by Finance Minister Bill Morneau which took effect in February. Increasing the required down payments for home purchases valued above $500,000 was intended to stabilize a hot #realestate market but the fact is ... Continue Reading