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…

25 DIY Headboard Ideas

Why spend $1,200 on an upholstered headboard when you can DIY instead of buy? We’ve come up with 25 creative ideas for decorating a bedroom sans headboard. 1. Glue together various size birch slices for an earthy look. Photo: coffeepaintrepeat/Instagram 2. Reclaimed wood wall art will do the trick. Photo: eleventyonestudio/Instagram Browse EleventyOneStudio’s Etsy shop for similar products. 3. Or go with plywood…

How to Prepare Your Home for Cold Weather  

With autumn’s arrival and winter shortly behind, it’s time to get your new home ready for winter before the inclement weather arrives.

It is important to keep an eye on your house, especially before wintery weather arrives. Every little drip, creak or crack is important to address early before it becomes a costly expense. With the cooler weather fast approaching it is good home ownership to take a look and get familiar with your house during the seasonal change.

Winter Moving Tips

While purchasing or selling a home can be an exciting event, the cold winter weather can put a damper on moving day. Here are 4 tips to help make you winter move smoother so you can get in your new home comfy,  cozy and with everything in working order. As Canadians know best, wintery weather…

Putting Your Lawn to Bed Before Winter  

Just like all living things, your plants need food. This also includes your lawn. Preparing your garden and lawn for winter helps make spring easier on your garden. Proactive lawn care before winter helps aid in a stronger lawn come springtime. A lawn fed three to four times a year develops a deep root system…

Affordable Winter Warmth Ideas 

Whether you prefer to stay indoors during the chilly winter weather or get outside and get active, it’s nice to have your home be a warm refuge after a long day. As we transition from fall to winter, the air becomes cooler and the humidity begins to drop. While our heating systems in our homes…

Kitchen trends 2020 – these latest designs are ahead of the curve

We talked to the trend experts to find out what kitchen trends will be big in 2020. With cool new kitchen brands popping up and lots of innovative design ideas on display in kitchen showrooms across the country, there are plenty of on-trend looks and state-of-the-art appliances to pick from. 1. STONE AGE It’s the time of…