If you’re itching for the arrival of spring (who isn’t?) and planning your outdoor projects, be sure they bring both enjoyment and a return on your investment.
A recent survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects found that people want to enjoy nature and
' (ALSA) 2017 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey found that people want to enjoy nature and connectivity simultaneously. That wish for wireless/internet connectivity popped up on its top ten project list for the first time this year. It looks like being able to surf the internet while enjoying an iced tea in the back yard is a must these days!
Here are the 10 Landscaping Projects the ASLA expects will have the highest consumer demand.
- Native/adapted drought tolerant plants – 82.31%
- Native plants – 81.60%
- Low-maintenance landscapes – 79.25%
- Food/vegetable gardens (including orchards) – 76.52%
- Permeable paving – 76.31%
- Reduced lawn area – 72.66%
- Fire pits/fireplaces – 71.51%
- Drip/water-efficient irrigation – 71.05%
- Wireless/internet connectivity – 70.77%
- Rainwater/graywater harvesting – 70.32%
Analysis paralysis is the state of over-analyzing a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome. We see this in today’s real estate market. Buyers and sellers aren’t sure which way the market is going because of
Downsizing? Decluttering? Getting your house in good shape is also a very good time to think about getting your estate plan in good order. After all, those things that you have decided were important enough to keep should also have a final resting place.
When you’re viewing a property that’s on the market, you’ll probably try to imagine how your furniture will fit and look in that space. Where will your desk go in the home office? How will you position the sofa and chairs in the living room?
Clutter causes more than just a mess, .it bombards our brain with stimuli, deterring our ability to make decisions and sapping our energy. Clearing the clutter is an essentioal task when we are thinking about selling our home!
When buyers view your home, they ask themselves whether they like it. Assuming that the answer is "yes", they try to determine how much work would be required before they could move in.
As we move further into spring and summer, growth in sales and selling prices is expected to pick up relative to last year.There's no question that prospective buyers are still coming to terms with the psychological impact of the Fair Housing Plan...read
For the first time, "wireless/internet connectivity" has made its way onto the American Society of Landscape Architects list of Top 10 Landscaping Projects according to their recent survey.
Curb appeal in today's market really means 'Web' appeal and it will be the quality of your photos online that determine whether buyers choose to visit your house offline.
If resale value plays a prominent role in your landscaping plans, then you'll want to take a look at which features Realtors think will most appeal to buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors.
You know autumn is here when the Markham Fair rolls into town, just like the CNE marks the end of summer. For the past 45 years, I have been going to the Markham Fair and I have a surefire way of getting the biggest bang for my buck!
If you are strolling down a picturesque Main Street with quaint shops, cafes, art galleries, and walking trails, then you have found the jewel of the GTA known as Unionville.
This 90,000 sq. ft. indoor bike park is the first of its kind in Canada. With a head start on indoor, all-season, multi-discipline bike activities, JOYRIDE 150 Indoor Bike Park brings riders from all over the province, and the country to take a run at the
Sometimes the best things are the simplest ones. There are lots of fantastic green spaces to spread your picnic blanket in Markham and Unionville. Here are some of my favourites:
Markham's Best Canada Day Party and Fireworks is at Milne Dam Conservation Park on July 1st from 3 - 7:00 pm. Food, acitivites for kids, music, FUN! People Parade begins at 4:00. Read more here
Want to help spread some Christmas cheer by helping others? Here is a list of some great local and unique ways to make the season merrier and brighter for others in our Markham community.
The extreme courage and sacrifice that our Veterans made for our Country is top of mind for many of us. One way to remember them and to say thank you is to plant a Garden of Remembrance.
The 2014 Halloween season is here with fun and frightening events in and around Markham. See photos of some of Markham's spookiest, decked out homes. Also, best spots to get your ghoul on in and around town!
What better way to enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend then to get out to some great local events in Markham and Unionville! Need ideas? Here are some to get you outside enjoying fall's bounty!
It's great fun to walk the streets of Markham and Unionville at Hallowe'en time. Creativity abounds as these homeowners try to spook the passers-by into a frightful state
When summer's bright light fades away and the days start to get shorter it is inevitable that staying fit becomes a little more challenging.
To keep from hibernating this fall check out these great local fitness groups in Markham and Unionville, Ontario
We’ve blinked and it’s now August! Even as summer is winding down there is still lots to do around town. Midsummer in Markham is a vibrant time of concerts, festivals, events and family fun.
There is just something about Markham. It is one of those places where people from all over come to get married. The diverse photo backdrops are breath taking. Old country charm, historic sites, and gorgeous parks a just a few of the many choices.
Nothing ushers in the summer like the May 2-4 weekend. You can hear the collective sound of BBQs and cars being packed up to open up the cottage. For those of us who are looking for some family fun closer to home, here are some great events in Markham.