Shopping for a new home can be intimidating. With so many things to do and think about, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some good tips for making the home hunting process less stressful.. Read More...
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 it comes to home fire safety, a little preparation and precaution go a long way to ensure your family, your home, and your valuables are protected. Consider the following important information about preventing, fighting & escaping residential fires.
There are many good reasons to put your property on the market. Some examples include a relocation, the kids leaving the nest, the need for something bigger or smaller, and the list goes on and on.
It has become standard for retailers to offer low cost supplementary “insurance protection plans” on appliances and electronics. These plans may seem like a good idea, but before you buy one, be sure the plan actually offers real added value.
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?
Have you ever driven by a For Sale sign and wondered, “That house has been on the market for a long time, I wonder why it isn’t selling”? Are you worried the same thing could happen when you put your own house on the market? The 3 most common reasons...
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.
The last thing you want on moving day is a problem with the moving company. Ideally, you want them to show up on time, handle your possessions with care, and act professionally. Helping aging parents? You may want some extra services... read more
The use of sensationalized headlines and the reporting of only a sliver of the story can be misleading. What they failed to mention is that...Click to read more.
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!
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
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.
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
Older homes are great. They ooze charm, are nestled in established neighborhoods, and have solidly built foundations and interiors. But beware, there are some things you need to know BEFORE you buy one!
Markham's many baby boomers are moving into their golden years, retiring and looking for a low-maintenance lifestyle. With these aging numbers, it’s no wonder communities are preparing for the retiring population by creating various retirement developmen
Moving can be very stressful for everyone, especially your kids. Regardless of their ages, packing, saying goodbye to friends and getting used to a new home and neighbourhood can be difficult.
As the housing market continues to boom, home buyers find themselves duking it out for their dream house with many others. Here are some tips to help you stand out from other bidders.
Essential tips for getting the condo unit you love. Whether you are looking to make the leap from renting or downsizing, a condo has lots of perks.
Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22nd, and what better way to spend it than to plant 10,000 trees! Come out and help plant native trees and shrubs along the Rouge Valley to help support wildlife habitat restoration.