Protect Your Cottage from Burglary

By: Irene Bilinski

Protect Your Cottage from Burglary

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After a relaxing, fun-filled summer at the cottage it's time to get back into a routine, which means closing up the cottage for another long winter season. You are likely well aware of all the maintenance tasks that need to be tackled in order to ensure your summer home is protected from the elements during the harsh winter months, but what steps do you take to protect your cottage from intrud...Read More

How To Care For Pets During A Home Sale

By: Irene Bilinski

How To Care For Pets During A Home Sale

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We all know that moving is considered one of life's most stressful events. Between preparing your home for photos and showings, dealing with negotiations and packing, it's a hectic time. Since they can't voice their concerns, don't forget one member of the family that shouldn't be overlooked during this whole process – your four-legged friends! The first thing to do is f...Read More

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