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What is home staging and is it worth it?

What is home staging and is it worth it?

When you have lived in your home for several years, you become accustomed to it having a certain layout and appearance. However, you need to consider that potential buyers may

Are Condos a Good Investment Property?

Are Condos a Good Investment Property?

Are condos a good investment property? They can be. There are some pros and cons to purchasing a condo as a rental property or rental property investment. Condos are often

Selling An Investment Condo: 7 Tips to Get the Best Price

Selling An Investment Condo: 7 Tips to Get the Best Price

So, you’re thinking of selling a condo that is an investment property. There’s a lot to consider when selling an investment property and this blog will share our top tips

4 Things to Consider When Selling a Rental Property

4 Things to Consider When Selling a Rental Property

So, you’re thinking about selling a rental property. The reasons for considering selling your investment property can vary, and the right timing comes down to the individual, but here are

Maintaining Your Investment Property

Maintaining Your Investment Property

Owning an investment property is a great way to supplement your income and have money still coming in even when you retire. Managed well, a good investment property will make

Is it worth renovating your stairs when selling your house?

Is it worth renovating your stairs when selling your house?

When thinking about what makes sense to renovate to sell your house, it’s always a good idea to think about the first impression your home makes. In many homes, a

How to Create Curb Appeal: 5 Tips for Making Your Home More Attractive to Potential Buyers

How to Create Curb Appeal: 5 Tips for Making Your Home More Attractive to Potential

We’ve all heard that you aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover. When it comes to selling a home, though, the outside of your home can have a

How to Choose a Front Door Style

How to Choose a Front Door Style

When you hear the phrase curb appeal, most people think of landscaping, paint, siding, and even driveways. But a stylish, modern front door can have a huge impact on the

Window Replacement: How much and will it add value

Window Replacement: How much and will it add value

Is it time for replacement windows for your house? Window replacement cost in Ontario usually averages about $8,000 – $10,000 for a home with 10 windows, but the range is

How Much Does a Condo Bathroom Renovation Cost?

How Much Does a Condo Bathroom Renovation Cost?

All bathroom renovations are added value to your property, however, some carry larger costs than others. The average cost of a condo bathroom renovation is between $5,000 and $13,000, but

7 Bathroom Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

7 Bathroom Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

We’ve seen and done a lot of bathroom remodels over the years and also seen our share of bathroom renovation mistakes along the way. This list isn’t in any sort

8 Easy Ways to Update a Bathroom Without Remodeling

8 Easy Ways to Update a Bathroom Without Remodeling

Renovating a bathroom is a great way to increase the value and enjoyment of your home, but it can also get expensive fast. Here are 8 easy ways to update

The Ultimate Bathroom Renovation Checklist

The Ultimate Bathroom Renovation Checklist

Use this handy bathroom renovation checklist when you’re planning a bathroom remodel to get the most out of your project, with the fewest surprises. Bathroom renovations can seem overwhelming when

How Much Does a Kitchen Renovation Cost?

How Much Does a Kitchen Renovation Cost?

When you ask how much does a kitchen renovation cost, the answer is always it depends. The average cost to renovate a kitchen is about $30,000 according to HomeStars, but

A Simple Home Maintenance Checklist for Selling

A Simple Home Maintenance Checklist for Selling

When you’re selling a home, the temptation is always to focus on the visual appeal of kitchens, bathrooms, and curb appeal. These things are important for sure, but if you

5 Budget-Friendly DIY Kitchen Upgrades

5 Budget-Friendly DIY Kitchen Upgrades

Renovating the kitchen is a big job and can cost tens of thousands of dollars to completely redo yours. But if you’re updating on a budget, here are 5 budget-friendly

First time Home buyer – What Can I Expect?

First time Home buyer – What Can I Expect?

This week’s blog is the second of two by guest contributor Mandy Szucs, AMP. Mandy is a mortgage expert and the Principal Broker at Signature Mortgage Group in Oakville. This

3 Critical Things to Consider to Get the Best Mortgage for You

3 Critical Things to Consider to Get the Best Mortgage for You

This week’s blog is the first of two by guest contributor Mandy Szucs, AMP. Mandy is a mortgage expert and the Principal Broker at Signature Mortgage Group in Oakville. Why

Selling a house with pets? Read these 4 top tips first

Selling a house with pets? Read these 4 top tips first

Are you selling a house with pets in it? According to a survey by pet website Pawzy, 57% of Canadian households owned a pet in 2019. We’ll bet that number

The Pros and Cons of Selling A House As-Is

The Pros and Cons of Selling A House As-Is

Anyone who is looking at selling their home is usually faced with one really big decision: Should you put some money into upgrades for your home to entice buyers, or

5 Spring-time Maintenance Tasks for Your Condo

5 Spring-time Maintenance Tasks for Your Condo

With the warmer weather coming, it’s time to start thinking about getting your condo ready for spring. There are a few simple tasks you can do now that will make

Why you should understand the cost of selling a house

Why you should understand the cost of selling a house

What is the cost of selling a house? That’s a question we get from a lot of clients, so if you’re not sure, you’re not alone. But it is information

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Selling Your Investment Condo

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Selling Your Investment Condo

Are you thinking about selling your investment condo? Here are six questions to ask yourself before deciding. 1) Do I need the money? This is an important question because if

5 Condo Renovations That Add the Most Value

5 Condo Renovations That Add the Most Value

If you’re thinking of updating your condo to get yourself a better selling price in today’s market, that’s a smart move. But do your research because not all upgrades are

5 Best Renovations to Sell a House

5 Best Renovations to Sell a House

Here are five of the best renovations to sell a house. If you’re looking to get the highest sale price possible, consider these renovations. This post is an excerpt from

The Dangers of Selling A House for Cash

The Dangers of Selling A House for Cash

It can be very tempting to want to sell a house for cash; after all, cash is king, right? You have probably noticed those strange little handwritten signs on the

The Key to Selling A Condo: 5 Renovations That Make the Most Impact

The Key to Selling A Condo: 5 Renovations That Make the Most Impact

With home prices at an all-time high and the Bank of Canada making helping to keep mortgages at all-time lows, it’s a great time to be selling a condo. The

10 Secrets to Selling Your Home Fast for the Most Money

10 Secrets to Selling Your Home Fast for the Most Money

It’s the Holy Grail of real estate sales: selling your home fast for the most money. And in today’s real estate market its achievable for any seller. To better your

Selling a House During COVID-19

Selling a House During COVID-19

Is it a good idea to be selling a house during COVID-19? A lot of homeowners are asking themselves that very question, and for good reason. This pandemic has turned