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Scents that SELL your Home.

Monday Oct 08th, 2018

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What kind of smells can help sell your home? While it may be common to fill a house with the smell of fresh baked cookies prior to an open house, doing so can actually hurt your cause. Every house smells like something. We all know that no matter how scent-free our homes seem to us, someone else can walk in and instantly pick up on last night’s sautéed fish or the garlic that went into Wednesday’s spaghetti. Maybe the recycling needs to go out,... [read more]

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Sunday Mar 11th, 2018

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Spring Cleaning Checklist After a long winter, spring has finally sprung. But before you can open up the windows, you must clean them. Yes, we’re talking about spring cleaning. And to make this daunting task seem a little more manageable, we’ve created a handy-dandy printable spring cleaning checklist. We’ve organized the cleaning checklist room by room. We recommend starting with the All Rooms tasks first, and then finishing each room individually after that.... [read more]

How to buy your first home with your spouse

Sunday Jan 07th, 2018

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If you're planning to buy the home of your dreams with the partner of your dreams, make sure you've been together for at least five years. That's the best way to keep arguments at bay, according to a new survey from LendingHome. Among millennial and Gen X couples buying their first home, twosomes who have been together for five years or longer disagreed only 14% of the time during the homebuying process. That number more than doubles for partners together for four... [read more]

5 New Year's Resolutions For Your HOME

Sunday Jan 07th, 2018

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Contemporary White Living Room with Neutral Exposed Beams Jennifer Boomer/Verbatim Photo A In the spirit of new beginnings, HGTV has consulted the experts and come up with some resolutions that will make your home a more beautiful, efficient, clean and green place in the coming year. Here are our five picks for the best home improvement resolutions for the new year and how to achieve them: 1: Streamline the stuff One of the best and least expensive ways to feel better about your home is to... [read more]

How to Keep your Christmas Tree FRESH Longer

Thursday Dec 07th, 2017

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    These simple tips will help make your Christmas tree last through the whole joyous season. GETTYTOM MERTON     By Brian Clark Howard Sep 28, 2017 528       Keep your Christmas tree alive and fresh by following these basic steps. If you're getting a real Christmas tree this season, as nearly 29 million households are (according to the National Christmas Tree... [read more]

HOW AN IN-LAW APARTMENT ADDS VALUE

Monday Dec 04th, 2017

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How an in-law suite can add value to your house Multigenerational living arrangements are becoming more common and in-demand Suzanne Eakin’s 500-sq.-ft. in-law suite above the garage at her daughter Laurel Cholmsky’s Rothwell Heights home. SUZANNE EAKIN ADAM STANLEY SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 30, 2017UPDATED NOVEMBER 30, 2017   For just more than five years, Suzanne Eakin's grandson... [read more]

SUPPORT CANADIANS IN NEED

Monday Dec 04th, 2017

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Gearing up for the holiday season: a few ways to support Canadians in need   November 02, 2016 The holiday season is the quintessential time to think about ways to spread good cheer and help put food on the tables of those in need.  Supporting food banking is the perfect way to participate in the spirit of the season.  Here are some ways you can incorporate helping Canadians in need into your annual holiday traditions.   Raise Food At your next holiday... [read more]

11 Ways to Add Style to Your Pet Proof Home

Monday Nov 27th, 2017

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11 Ways to (Stylishly) Pet-Proof Your Home by Grace Bonney     In addition to my IR Repeater revelation this weekend, I also fell head in heels over love with the rug we got to replace our earlier living room rug. As much as I loved the black and white stripes (and I love a good stripe) we had before, they just weren’t working for our real life. For the past 10 years I’ve been used to having just a cat. He shed a... [read more]

8 Ways To Start The Home Buying Process

Saturday Nov 25th, 2017

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Real estate isn’t just a place to live anymore, it’s now an integral part of your financial plan. But that doesn’t mean you should get in at all cost. To make it work, you need to consider the purchase of a home as part of your overall financial plan. To help you stay on track, here are eight simple steps you can take to start the home-buying process in a fiscally responsible way. 1. Start budgeting Most people start their home buying process by going... [read more]

volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in your home

Saturday Nov 25th, 2017

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The 10 Most Common VOCs: Are They in Your Home?  By Stephanie Saulsbury January 13, 2016 in Decorating Ideas  0     Image: Feldman Architecture     You probably don’t think twice before lighting some mood candles or polishing the living room floor. Yet, surprisingly, these seemingly innocent household products are full of potentially harmful chemicals that you should be... [read more]

REAL ESTATE IN A SOFT MARKET

Saturday Nov 18th, 2017

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f you're listing your home during a downswing, you'll need to follow a specific plan of action to ensure you receive the most amount of money possible.  Here are some strategies to assist you in selling your home during slower times:   Buyer Incentives - Many sellers offer incentives such as appliances, furniture or help with closing costs to make their home more attractive during a competitive market.  These little extras can... [read more]

Bank of Canada Rate Update

Saturday Nov 18th, 2017

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BANK OF CANADA RATE UPDATE  Bank of Canada holds rates steady at 1%. On October 25, 2017, the Bank of Canada announced it was keeping its trend-setting overnight lending rate on hold at 1%. The rate rose by 0.25% in July and again in September.  Since then, the Bank has cautioned that future interest rate increases depend on whether economic data suggest that inflation is starting to... [read more]

Here are some tips to help you sell during the Winter months!

Sunday Jan 15th, 2017

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So you have decided to sell during the winter months... bad idea?  Not in today's market.  Homes are selling for record amounts.  There is very little supply and the demand remains high.  This equals record setting prices in all areas of the market.   Here are a few tips to help you get on your way! Staging The dreary season makes staging even more important. By putting some time and effort in making your home look its best, staging can enable your house... [read more]

How to choose where to live?

Saturday Dec 31st, 2016

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  Home is where the heart is, but what if your heart doesn’t know where it should be? From low crime rates to a great education system, there are many variables to consider when choosing that perfect place that you and your family can call home. To help you make this important decision, I’ve provided an analysis of the most important factors to help you find a home that suits the needs of you and your family. How to Choose a Place to Live Begin by determining... [read more]

Finding a real estate agent?

Monday Dec 19th, 2016

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Finding a real estate agent is pretty simple.   You can pull up google - type in your area and punch in "real estate agent".  Here you go - --  1000 agents at your beckon call.   But hold on - not all agents are created equal.  Yes they will all want to be paid the same though! Most agents will charge you between 4% and 6% commission depending on what company they work for.  But whether they have 1 year experience or 30 years experience they still... [read more]

5 Things that can save you thousands!

Monday Dec 19th, 2016

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    1)  "If your home doesn't sell during the contract period I will buy it myself".  Now ask yourself... does this make sense?  If no one else was interested in your home during the contract period, a real estate agent who specializes in buying and selling homes probably isn't either.  What the agent will do is come back to your home after its listed, and give you an offer sheet that is far below what you'd ever sell for.  Great... [read more]

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