Summer is the perfect time of year for a housewarming party! If you’ve recently settled into your new home, send out a few invites to friends and new neighbours and host your very first backyard soiree. You can make things as simple or as formal as you like, just remember to prepare as much as…… Continue reading
It’s not until you own a home of your own that you truly understand just how much work one is. Home maintenance isn’t just a matter of cutting the grass every so often and completing your weekly cleaning chores. When you had a home inspection done of your new home, the inspector may have given…… Continue reading Home maintenance issues you should not ignore
If you’re planning a move this summer, a garage sale is an awesome way to cut down on the clutter in your home while making some extra cash. But a successful sale isn’t an affair you can throw together overnight. To make sure your garage sale is stress-free AND lucrative, plan well in advance, spread…… Continue reading 10 steps to garage sale success!
Getting a high return on your investment is on most homeowners’ minds when planning a renovation project. Kitchen and bathroom remodels almost always increase the value of a home. Any project that adds additional living space to your home will likely be a smart investment, including finishing the basement or attic space or building on…… Continue reading Where to spend your reno dollars
Curb appeal is such an important part of selling a home and first impressions can drive buyers away or draw them in. Spending just a few hours sprucing up your home’s exterior can have a major impact on its curb appeal. Neat, clean and well cared for is what most buyers expect to see when…… Continue reading Make a great first impression!
It’s that time of year when we get busy cleaning our house in and out. By letting the fresh air in, and making our homes clean, healthy and efficient, we make our homes a happy place to be. Start on your exterior: The outside of your home has taken more wear and tear from the…… Continue reading It’s Spring! Lets get started on spring clean up.
With the rates that property values have grown in the last 10 to 15 years, many amateur investors have gotten in on the flipping game. Growing trends in the housing industry include buying fixer-uppers, foreclosures or investing in new construction with the intent to flip it ‘quick and dirty’ for profit. It has proven to…… Continue reading Things to consider before ‘flipping’ houses