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5 Renovations That WON’T Increase Your Home’s Value

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Just because you upgrade doesn’t mean you’ll profit when it comes time to sell. If you’re hoping to increase your home’s value (above and beyond the cost of an upgrade itself), you should know that the upgrades you value might not be valuable to potential buyers. In fact, you may never recoup the full cost of… Read more

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Three Major Factors to Consider When Buying a Home

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Buying a home is a stressful thing – I mean, it’s not something you do everyday so you want to make sure you’re making the right decision. But what should you look for? We’ve helped thousands of home buyers over the past couple of years and have found that ultimately there are three things you… Read more

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Declutter 101: Where Do I Start?

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Clutter can be incredibly frustrating. After cleaning sometimes you may be satisfied, but other times your house still looks dirty. What is all this stuff and where did it come from? There’s also multiple forms of clutter. Sometimes it’s obvious, like knickknacks or toys or books. (Things you said you were going to put away… Read more

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Yes It IS Possible to Sell Your Home During Christmas

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There are many reasons why you may be selling during the holiday season – maybe you’ve finally decided to move across the country in the New Year, you’re getting transferred to another office overseas, or you’re downsizing to a smaller condo so you can finally travel the world. What ever the reason, the holiday season… Read more

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Halloween Decor that Isn’t Cheesy

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Halloween is such a fun time of year, but over the years, there hasn’t been much progress in the decor department. Since childhood, you’ve seen the same pumpkins, plastic skeletons and hanging ghosts that have become Halloween staples but let’s face it, they ARE a little cheesy.  Since you’re grown up now, why not add some more sophisticated… Read more

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Be Comfortable In Your New Home

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Even if it’s not your first home, buying a new property is more than finding the perfect 2 bedroom + den with chef’s kitchen in the right neighbourhood and school district.  More than making sure you know about when the windows and roof were last replaced, there are some other factors to consider that go beyond that,… Read more

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Grandparents turn 2 old streetcars into a beautiful home

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We love homes with character, some kind of unique history that sets them apart from the rest. Well, have a look at this home built by Mary and Gerhard Ringel, retired grandparents who live in Santa Cruz, CA. Measuring a total of 750 square feet, the home includes a full living room, dining room, a bedroom, bathroom, and… Read more

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Genius! Turn a Garage Door Into A Dining Room Table

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Home renovations often birth beautiful new living spaces and, inversely, yield a lot of waste. We found a very creative use of an old garage door when Instructables user jmitch77 renovated his garage.  He swapped out his heavy, old, red pine door for a light-weight aluminum version and then he tasked himself with finding a creative purpose to upcycle the… Read more

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Prep your AC for Summer

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Finally the days are getting warmer — maybe a little TOO warm. But before you simply turn on your AC, make sure it’s in good shape and safe for your family when the weather is scorching. If you’ve got a central AC unit, it’s always best to to have a professional inspect the unit, check… Read more

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Buying Your First Home – DIY Savings on Your Decor!

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Remember back when you moved out of your parents’ house? That feeling of liberation and freedom that inevitably washed over you but you know what feels more amazing? BUYING your first home! Congratulations on entering the club of homeownership – you’ve taken the leap and put down a significant chunk of your finances and made… Read more

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