6 Smart Ways to Add Value to Your Home in Unexpected Places

By now we all know the best places to add value to a home: kitchens are number one, with bathrooms following closely behind. And then there’s curb appeal, arguably just as important for making a good first impression. But what about the rest of the house? Don’t forget these six unexpected places when trying to…

5 Features Millennial Buyers Are Looking For

Millennial buyers are feeling optimistic, if not a little overwhelmed about taking the plunge into home ownership. According to the 2019 Better Homes & Gardens New Home Buyers report, 65 percent of Millennials see purchasing a home as a good investment, compared to 56 percent of both GenX and Baby Boomer buyers. Nearly 40 percent of…

10 Low/No Cost Tips To Sell Your House For More Money

Selling your home ain’t cheap. You’ve got to factor in the agent’s commission, essential repairs, closing costs, transfer taxes and moving fees, leaving little left over for professional home staging. Thankfully, there are several low and no-cost ways to whip your home into shape before planting that “for sale” sign in the yard. HomeLight, a real…

4 Reasons Your House Isn’t Selling… And How To Fix Them

Photo: christian koch / Unsplash If you thought selling a home was as easy as plonking a ‘for sale’ sign on the lawn and waiting by the phone, think again. In many competitive real estate markets across the country, it’s no secret that sellers have had the upper hand for a while — multiple offer scenarios, properties selling…

15 Home Decor Trends for 2020

MICHAEL KASKEL   If there’s one perfect moment to update your home, it’s at the start of a new decade. After 10 years of the same old, same old, now is the time to roll on one of the top paint colors, refresh the heart of your home with one of our favorite kitchen ideas, or simply…

2020 Real Estate Market Looking Up

After a disappointing 2018, when housing prices and sales declined, 2019 has been a year of resilience for housing markets across most of Canada. Not only did sales numbers stabilize and resume an upward climb, but prices also demonstrated some strength. As we move closer to 2020, those involved with the real estate industry and…

13 Ways To Decorate A Small Living Room

Turns out you can design a cramped space without cramping your style! 1. Choose an acrylic or glass coffee table to reduce visual clutter. Photo: anitayokota/Instagram 2. Select fewer, larger furniture pieces rather than several small-scale ones. Photo: _harlowejames/Instagram 3. Use a low dresser as a TV console if you could use some additional storage. Photo: girlandgrey/Instagram 4. Opt for mirrored decor pieces…

The Trust In Real Estate Services Act- What It Means For You

The Ontario government recently announced plans to change the rules in the real estate industry in Ontario. The proposed changes are fairly broad, and will impact several areas, some in particular will impact you directly as the consumer. The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), is mandated by the Government of Ontario to protect consumers…