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5 Things to Consider Before Downsizing, According to Scott McGillivray

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 in Home Advice


When it comes to houses, bigger is not always better, especially if you’re an empty nester or you’re looking for a lifestyle change. If you’ve decided to downsize – for whatever reason – there are a lot of things you need to think about before you make a move.
Reasons for Downsizing
Assess Your Needs
Decide on a Location
Think About Square Footage
Consi...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Posted on Jan 01, 2019 in Holiday

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Step Up Your Staircase: From Runners to Railings

Posted on Dec 30, 2018 in Home Advice


From traditional wood to Contemporary glass, a well-designed staircase isn't just functional; it can help elevate your home's look and feel. Put some style in your steps with these staircase renovation tips.

Moving a staircase

Building codes

Styles

Handrails and balustrades

Iron

Glass

Steel

Stair runners

Easy DIY upgrades

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Posted on Dec 25, 2018 in Holiday

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What you probably don’t know about renewing your mortgage

Posted on Dec 20, 2018 in Home Advice


Around half of Canada’s mortgages are up for renewal this year. If yours is one of them, you’d be justified for feeling blue.
You might actually be able to renew at a lower rate
You will probably pass the stress test
Variable rates are looking good
You can lock in a fixed rate four months in advance

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5 Home Staging Ideas That Work Wonders During Winter

Posted on Dec 14, 2018 in Home Advice


Despite what you've heard, winter can actually work to a home seller's advantage. With fewer homes on the market, it's easier to stand out with some home staging—i.e., a few little tweaks to presentation that make your place shine like that crown jewel you know it can be.
Don't skimp on curb appeal
Turn up the heat
Fire up the fireplace
Add seasonal sc...

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