Not long ago, home sellers were in their heyday, as historically-low mortgage rates triggered a real estate buying frenzy. However, the Bank of Canada shut down the party when it began raising interest rates last year.1
Now, it’s not as simple to sell a home. While pandemic-era home buyers were racing ... Continue Reading
Whether you’re considering buying a particular home, selling your current property – or doing both – a home inspection can help.
This inspection is conducted by a qualified professional who takes a close look at every aspect of a home – structure, wiring, plumbing, and more – and identifies issues you ... Continue Reading
New synthetic fabric dumpsters offer a flexible method of holding and disposing of renovation waste – without the need to order a large and unsightly metal bin that sits on your front lawn or driveway for weeks on end.The industry calls them FIBC’s, or Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers, but they’re ... Continue Reading
Let’s face it. Life can get complicated, complex and stressful very easily. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to simplify your life, especially at home. Here are some tips from the experts:
Don’t be ruled by the TV guide. Instead, select the shows you want to watch and record them. That ... Continue Reading
If you’ve ever been on a cruise ship, you know that rough waters can result in a miserable experience. Even on modern ships equipped with stabilizers, choppy seas and bad weather can leave you stuck below deck – and possibly sea sick!In fact, the expression “smooth sailing” comes from a ... Continue Reading
To avoid buyer's remorse, be sure to consider your future self when shopping for a home.
Most new homebuyers don't regret becoming homeowners. In fact, according to a recent survey, 80% of Canadians who purchased a home during the pandemic say they're glad they bought their current homes.1 But ... Continue Reading
Does your spouse like to practice the drums in the evening? Does your teenager like to play video games, with the volume turned up high? Are there other sources of noise you’d like to minimize?
There are many ways to soundproof areas of your home to reduce noise. Here are some ... Continue Reading
Items that remind us of special people, events, milestones and interests are an important part of what makes a house a home. Pictures on the fireplace mantle, for example, showcase family and friends that are important to us. You might also have trophies, certificates, greeting cards, and other mementos on ... Continue Reading
Does your current home no longer serve your needs?
If not, you may be torn between relocating to a new home or renovating your existing one. This can be a difficult choice, and there’s a lot to consider—including potential costs, financial implications, and quality of life.
A major remodel can be a ... Continue Reading
When you’re shopping for a new home, you want to find a property that has all the features and characteristics you want. Perhaps you’re looking for a large deck surrounded by picturesque landscaping, a beautiful kitchen with gleaming marble countertops, or a cozy living room with a fireplace.
You should be ... Continue Reading