Do's and Don'ts for First-Time Homeowners

By: Irene Bilinski

Do's and Don'ts for First-Time Homeowners

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Were you lucky enough to score the home of your dreams this past spring and are now blissfully settling into your new home? Congratulations, and welcome home! As a new homeowner, there are many ways that you can ensure that your first year as a homeowner is pleasant and stress-free. Take a look at these do's and don'ts for brand new homeowners: • DO enjoy the fruits of your labour. M...Read More

How To Price Your Home To Sell

By: Irene Bilinski

How To Price Your Home To Sell

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Price is often the determining factor for potential buyers. Location, layout and amenities are important but in the end most of us have to look at the bottom line. Some sellers believe that if they add a healthy percentage to the price they originally paid and wait for offers to come.  After a few weeks, they will need to adjust their price to market value. Try to put aside your partiality ...Read More

Tips So Buyers Will Love Your Home

By: Irene Bilinski

Tips So Buyers Will Love Your Home

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If you've ever bought a used car from a car dealership you'll notice that any used car they sell has been given a lot of TLC. The reason they do this is so they can attract buyers and get the best price for that vehicle. We believe we are getting a well maintained car because of how nice it looks in the lot.  As a homeowner, you want to make the best impression on home buyers when the...Read More

Top 5 Spring Home Maintenance Tips For Your Home

By: Irene Bilinski

Top 5 Spring Home Maintenance Tips For Your Home

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Spring is one of the busiest times for a home owner and it can be tough to tackle all of the chores that need doing.  With the days getting warmer and longer, now is the perfect time to get those spring chores started.  To help get you motivated and help keep you on tast, we have compiled a list of the top 10 you should take care of first. Replace Your HVAC Filter Although this should be...Read More

Tips For Making An Older Home More Energy Efficient

By: Irene Bilinski

Tips For Making An Older Home More Energy Efficient

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For some, owning an older home replete with character and charm is the only way to go. There certainly is something special about pocket doors, original stained glass windows, archways and basket-weave tile floors…features you rarely find in newer builds. But owning an older home does have a downside, namely energy conservation - or lack thereof. If you've recently purchased an older h...Read More

Sell Your Home Faster With Great Pictures

By: Irene Bilinski

Sell Your Home Faster With Great Pictures

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Before coming to a home seller's front door, homebuyers spend most of their time online checking out listings, scrolling through images and sizing up the competition. More than 90 percent of homebuyers start their search online, according to the National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, which is why having show-stopping photos of a home is a must in this digital age....Read More

Painting Your Front Door For Curb Appeal

By: Irene Bilinski

Painting Your Front Door For Curb Appeal

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Adding a pop of color to your front door is fun and pretty easy to do yourself. When you chose a colour you do need to think about the colour of the rest of the outside of your home. You can add bold, but it needs to be in the same family as the other colours on your home. The color of your front door, can invite someone in or turn them away. Here are a few suggestions you might like.  ...Read More

6 Details To Watch For At An Open House

By: Irene Bilinski

6 Details To Watch For At An Open House

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If you're on the hunt for a new home, that may involve visiting one, two, or half a dozen open houses. Some choose to visit open houses even if they are not ready to buy just so they have an idea of what the market has to offer when the time to purchase does come along. Whatever your reason for frequenting open houses, it's important that you are looking for and noticing the right things s...Read More

What's New in Bathroom Make Overs?

By: Irene Bilinski

What's New in Bathroom Make Overs?

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Bathrooms continue to be one of most often updated rooms in a home. Along with the kitchen, the bathroom is used on a daily basis and a major remodel will often see a high return on investment. These are factors that many homeowners consider when choosing a home improvement project. So what are the latest trends in bathroom design? According to a recent survey conducted by Houzz, a website and on...Read More

7 Tips For Protecting Your Home While on Vacation

By: Irene Bilinski

7 Tips For Protecting Your Home While on Vacation

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If you're one of the lucky ones, you'll be packing your bags soon and heading for some much needed fun. Vacations should be stress-free so be sure to take a few measures before you leave to ensure your home is just as you left it when you return. Don't share the details of your trip with friends on Facebook or other social media sites. No sense in letting the world know your home is...Read More