What Renovations Won’t Increase Your Home’s Value?


Renovations

Homeowners start renovating for various reasons – function, style, design and sometimes to increase the future value of the home. But what happens when proposed renovations conflict with the future resale value of the home? Let’s say, for example, that you, the homeowner, have your heart set on giant marble showers, with two rainfall showerheads, […]

January 9, 2019

4 Home Improvement New Year’s Resolutions


Renovations

New Year’s isn’t just for making personal resolutions such as getting fit and spending more time with family. For homeowners, it is also a chance to plan out what they want to do around the home, and to set deadlines for getting it done. Whether it be renovating to sell in a market like the […]

January 2, 2019

Does Your Condo Need a Renovation Gut Job?


Renovations

“Does it need a gut job or can I get away with a cosmetic refacing?” That’s the question every condo buyer asks themselves when they put in their offer and start thinking (or dreaming) about what they want to change to make their new home fully their own. On the one hand, sometimes it takes […]

December 17, 2018

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