Thoughts & Happenings

Posted 12.13.17 @ 0:0 by: Staff

We’re about halfway into the month and it isn’t too late yet to spruce up your home for the awesome holidays up ahead. What better time than now before winter fully sets in or before you’re too busy, right?

Here are some December home checklist for you ranging from the most time-consuming to some that can be done in just under an hour!

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Posted 12.6.17 @ 0:0 by: Staff

House-hunting is not for the weak of heart. It is more than just calling some real estate agents, seeing a few houses, and moving in right after you found one you like. Things can get very challenging when looking for a new home more so if you’re targeting buying a home in a hot neighbourhood. You need to be smart about your search and come up with a game plan for house-hunting success!

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Posted 12.5.17 @ 0:0 by: Staff

Being friends with your neighbours is good. It means having people you can count on you being able to borrow a lawnmower from, enjoy the benefits of your kids growing up with the kids next door, and it just makes for a better sense of community. However, some neighbours can be too chummy to the point of being uncomfortably friendly. Worse is when they seem to think that your yard is literally their yard! A line has to be drawn in such instances; hence,  why you must know what property lines are and who makes them.

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Posted 11.24.17 @ 0:0 by: Staff

Most of us think that it’s all about location when it comes to real estate, and that is true for the most part. However, there are a multitude of quirky or even unusual factors that can affect your home’s price; and we’re not just talking of lot size, number of bedrooms, total square footage, number of bathrooms, and when the home was built.

In this article, we’ll tell you about some factors that seem unimportant or of no value at first, but can have a huge impact on your home’s marketability and price. Keep on reading to know more below!

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Posted 11.8.17 @ 0:0 by: Staff

It seems most people wait for spring before buying a new home. It’s just that people equate the start of December with the holidays and go into a holidays frenzy, often contently waiting for warmer weather before going into home-hunting mode again.

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Posted 11.3.17 @ 0:0 by: Staff

Winter has officially started but it isn’t too late to winterize your home! We’ve compiled 15 amazing tips for a winter-safe home! Say hello to an energy-efficient warm and toasty haven that’s wallet-friendly and environment friendly too! Whether you’ve got only a few hours a day or just 1 weekend to fully prepare for winter, our list will take care of all your home’s winter woes.

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Posted 9.25.17 @ 0:0 by: Staff

Considering a fixer-upper can come at a considerable cost (for those who are not prepared) because older homes tend to need some expensive repairs. Another pit fall is possibly getting rid of a feature that actually adds value to the home. How do you avoid both? By asking the right questions, of course! Below are 10 of the questions you must absolutely ask before purchasing a fixer-upper.

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Posted 9.21.17 @ 0:0 by: Staff

Preparing to move houses soon? Oh, the excitement! You must be more than ready and really looking forward to it. Moving houses is a significant life event and just like most life milestones, it usually yields the best experience if you are truly prepared for it. Below is a list of the Things You Must Do Before Moving In a New House.

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Posted 9.13.17 @ 0:0 by: Staff

If you still think that the best time to buy a home is either spring or summer, you might miss out on what makes buying a home in fall such a great idea. While it is true that the buying frenzy is usually during spring and summer, taking advantage of the many holidays during fall can finally land you your dream home.

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Posted 9.5.17 @ 0:0 by: Staff

Having an energy efficient home will not only save you money while living in it but will also help you a lot should you decide to let go of your home. Energy efficient homes generate buzz among buyers because like you, they also want to save on bills on their future home. Because of this benefit, it is not surprising that an energy efficient home will net more in the market. So how do you go about starting to convert your home into a more energy efficient one? Where do you begin?

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