Real Estate Tips

September 2020 – Calculating closing costs

House hunting is lots of fun but once you purchase a home, there are various fees you’ll be responsible for when closing time rolls around. Your mortgage and down payment will cover the cost of your home but it’s important to proactively factor in the extra fees so you don’t get caught off guard. Here…

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August 2020 – Selling your home should never be a DIY Project

If you’re planning on selling your home, you may have considered putting up a “For Sale” sign and doing it yourself but there are many potential pitfalls that could end up costing you far more than you’d save. Just as it’s not recommended to represent yourself in court, marketing and negotiating your biggest asset on…

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July 2020 – How to create a functional Home Office

Many of us are now working from home as a result of the pandemic. Whether it’s working at a desk in a closet or converting the garage into an office, we’re quickly learning to appreciate the benefits of a functional workspace. There are many advantages to working from home, but it also comes with a…

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June 2020 – Get the most out of your next Virtual Tour

COVID-19 has affected various aspects of the real estate industry, but a wide array of digital tools have helped ensure a smooth process while providing peace of mind to buyers and sellers. For instance, video previews and virtual walkthroughs have recently become crucial elements in the home buying process. Here are a few points to…

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May 2020 – Future Home Design Trends from COVID-19

The past few months at home have definitely made us more aware of the space we live in. Here are a few home design trends that are likely to emerge as a result of the pandemic: Hands-Free – We’re bound to see an increase in hands-free faucets and light switches along with voice-activated windows, appliances and…

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April 2020 – Put a Damper on Dampness

We’ve been spending more time at home lately, so indoor air quality is an understandable concern. Mould and mildew are serious problems that shouldn’t be ignored as damp homes can cause serious health issues. Damp conditions can also cause other issues such as peeling paint, wood rot and structural damage. Here are a few things…

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Renovating your home can be exciting, and yes, knowing your budget is a huge consideration but one of the first things you need to determine is exactly why you want to renovate. For example, are you staying put in your current home for 10+ years so you can enjoy your updates, or are you looking…

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February 2020 – Get Your Home In Shape For Spring

Spring Painting – Spring’s right around the corner, so it’ll soon be time to take care of those jobs that you may have put off in the fall. Here’s a checklist that will help you protect the future health of your home: Roof – Repair missing or cracked shingles. Outdoor Wiring – Check thoroughly for wear and tear.…

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January 2020 – Fixing Yourself Up with a Fixer Upper

Do you have what it takes to turn a dump into a dream? It’s easy to fall under the spell of reality TV’s quick and dramatic fixer-upper transformations, but don’t be fooled into believing that every project has a fairy tale ending. Buying a fixer-upper is a great way to get into the market, but…

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December 2019 – Hot Home Trends for 2020

The holiday season is almost over and a new decade is upon us so it’s the perfect time for homeowners to start thinking about revamping and refreshing their space! If you’re wondering how to freshen up your home in 2020, here are a few ideas to help get your creative juices flowing: Gone to the…

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