Best Investments to Make Outdoors For Listing Your Home This Summer

If you’re considering listing your home this summer, curb appeal is paramount. It’s the first thing prospective buyers see when viewing your home, and can set the tone for the rest of the tour. Check out the list of  things below that could help you sell your perfect oasis.   Exterior Paint A relatively inexpensive…

12 Kitchen Organization Ideas We’re Trying This Month

If you’re looking to get organized in your kitchen, Instagram is chock-full of ideas.  1: Colour-Code Your Glasses Even if you don’t have glassware in quite so many colours, you can create a similar display with just a few different hues. For smaller collections, use a more petite shelf or glass-front cabinets.  2: Label Your…

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…

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…

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…

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…