Set in stone: give your driveway some love

March 8, 2018

Whether you go with classic black or a more modern concrete or stone, a neat and presentable driveway is not only functional but also attractive to look at. A well-maintained driveway can also improve your home’s curb appeal and increase its resale value.

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Property to Sell

March 2, 2018

You expect to get a top dollar offer when you put your home on the market, but are you taking the necessary measures to make sure that happens? If you’re getting ready to sell your home, there are a few essential things that should be done to ensure that you bring in the highest offer…

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Our Magnum “Opal”

March 1, 2018

Have you had a chance to stay at our San Diego vacation property, The Opal? No? You’re truly missing out. It’s always been a beautiful property, but we’ve been putting some serious work into making that house into a truly luxurious vacation getaway.

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Before you commit, date your prospective hood

February 26, 2018

“So what’s the neighbourhood really like?” It’s an oft-asked question from prospective homebuyers when they’re on the hunt for a new address. It’s a loaded one, taking into account their lifestyle preferences, and whether or not the area is family-friendly or suitable for first-time home buyers.

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Hot ticket: Canadian International Autoshow

February 21, 2018

The problem with February is that it’s the longest-shortest month. Beyond the hullaballoo of New Year’s Eve/Day and Valentine’s Day and the impending arrival of Spring, there’s not a helluva whole lot to do. Enter the Canadian International Autoshow – or just “the autoshow” for short.

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Green renovations might be good for your home – and wallet

February 15, 2018

Thinking of renovating your home? Did you know you could get paid to pimp your crib? For every energy-efficient installation or upgrade that reduces your  carbon footprint, the Government of Ontario is offering Ontario homeowners cold, hard cash. 

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The air in here

February 6, 2018

When we think of pollution, the thick plumes of exhaust from cars or billowing smoke from factory chimneys often come to mind. However, according to some researchers, indoor pollution is an equally dangerous and pervasive issue, one that impacts the health of thousands of North Americans every year.

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Handle moving day like a boss

February 2, 2018

So you’ve ditched renting for homeownership, or you’ve sold your condo and are moving on up to bigger digs. Once the ink on the papers has dried and the dates have been set, now you have to tackle the beast that is Moving Day. No one likes moving, but some people handle it better than…

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health

January 31, 2018

Today is #BellLetsTalk day. It’s a day we open the lines of conversation and discuss mental illness, and mental health. According to the latest statistics, “One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime…two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help.”

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Getting all up in your ceilings

January 29, 2018

Few things date your home more than the craggy, pockmarked facade of an acoustic – or popcorn – ceiling. The spray-on technique for finishing ceilings was made popular in the 50s and fizzled out somewhere in the late 80s. Once the standard for bedroom and residential hallways, it was favourited for its ability to hide…

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