5 Money Saving Hacks for Your Thermostat


Smart home

It’s getting cold out and that means the thermostat wars are starting: constant bickering with family members over your home’s ideal temperature. And let’s face it – it’s a challenge to please everyone, as what’s comfortable for one person will always be too hot or cold for another. Not only does this create chaos at […]

December 7, 2018

5 Tips For Staging Your Home During the Winter


Selling Your Home

Winter typically ushers in the slowest real estate market, as home buyers are scarce and available houses for sale sit idly until the coming spring. This means that it makes sense to hold off from putting your home on the market until things pick up. However, don’t be discouraged if you’re trying to sell your home […]

November 28, 2018

What Bathroom Jobs are OK to DIY?


Renovations

Sometimes homeowners are looking to save some cash and a bathroom renovation is where they choose to do it. It seems easy enough – bathrooms are fairly small and a few changes can lead to huge improvements in daily life. A longer counter, a double showerhead, and more storage can really make a difference to […]

November 12, 2018

How to Prep Your Lawn for Cold Weather


Outdoor space

Not much survives a Canadian winter, and especially not your green grass. Yet, it’s still important to prep your lawn for cold weather after a long, hot growing summer. Just look at pictures of Toronto real estate and the homes for sale online to see what a difference a well-kept lawn in the winter makes […]

October 19, 2018

How to Prep Your Home for a Fall Sale


Renovations, Selling Your Home

What’s not to love about fall? The weather is neither too hot or cold, leaves are becoming various beautiful shades such as orange and red, and most people actually take this opportunity to prep their home to sell, especially in Canada’s largest markets, such as the Toronto or Vancouver MLS. While getting ready to sell […]

September 18, 2018

5 Fall Maintenance Tips for Townhouse and Condo Owners


Renovations

With fall being just around the corner, homeowners are prepping for the inevitable arrival of winter. When buying a semi-detached or detached home, it comes with a list of things that need to be accomplished every season. To avoid this, people look to condos and townhouses for sale where most of the maintenance tasks are […]

September 13, 2018

The Best Renovations to do in Autumn


Outdoor space, Renovations

Ah, autumn. Pumpkin-spice lattes, red leaves and curling up under a wool blanket. It’s also a great time to tackle a renovation project. The brisk days of fall are more motivating than summer, when you’re busy at the cottage, stuck under an air conditioner or desperate to embrace the dwindling days of sunshine. That’s why […]

August 31, 2018

5 Tips: How to Dispose of Leftover Renovation Debris


Renovations

Summer! The time of year where you’re likely making some upgrades to your home or when home owners are preparing their houses for sale. Whether it’s a simple paint job or a complete overhaul of your kitchen, you will likely be left with scraps of renovation materials. Here are some tips on how you can […]

August 21, 2018

3 Reasons to Replace or Repair Your Windows


Renovations

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul and the same holds true for your home; windows lend personality to your abode, creating an inviting exterior aesthetic, and offering a peek to the décor inside. However, rather than just being decorative, windows play a very important role in your home’s energy efficiency, and […]

July 30, 2018