Good Advice

The weekend gardener

It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon right now in Toronto – the sun is out, but it’s a bit cool. The perfect time to do some gardening. If you’re considering selling, a well-tended garden is the easiest way to add a little curb appeal and entice buyers.

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Winning strategies for homestaging

Staging your home for sale is definitely an intensive process, and different tactics work at different times of the year. Your realtor may suggest undertaking staging to make your home more appealing to potential buyers.

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Recyclables make a greener home

The use of recycled materials in green homes and buildings proves to be one of the most common ways to show sustainability. Aside from economic benefits, recycled or salvaged materials can add character and unique appeal.

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Is your dream home a former grow-op?

Before you’re sold on a home’s granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, you should know that a previous owner might have cooked up a lot more in the basement, bedrooms or even the family room. There may be some stigma attached to buying or owning a home that was formerly used as a grow-op

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Let your kitchen see the light

Is your kitchen in need of a revamp? New appliances and counter space might be high on the list, but popular trends in finish-outs and appliances are also impacting kitchen lighting choices. And a look at trending tastes indicate that kitchen design is once again trending toward the contemporary side.

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Why you should house-hunt in the rain

As the old adage goes, April showers bring May flowers…but they may also help you find your next home, too. June through October are always the best and busiest months for house hunting – the sunshine of summer and full colours of fall have everyone and their homes looking their best

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How well do you know your home?

How much do you really know about your house?

So, after a long and extensive search, you’ve finally found – and fallen in love with – your new forever home. You know that you’ve bought it from Mr. & Mrs. Ramsey, who’ve lived in the house for 22 years, but who was there before that? And before that?

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Set in stone: give your driveway some love

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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Before you commit, date your prospective hood

“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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