TRICKS: To make a small space appear larger

It's a space you affectionately call "cozy" but in the eyes of a prospective buyer the word "cramped" may come to mind. There are tricks to making a small space appear larger and functional - even if it's a nook. Paint: Choose light wall colours in small spaces or even a mid-toned colour if the space is bright, says Allison Roberts of Burloak Home Staging and Design in Burlington. "It's … [Read more...]

How much house can you afford?

Along with the excitement of buying a home comes many challenges and questions. It's a complicated process and you'll need to ask yourself if home ownership is right for you, if you are financially ready for it and how much house you can afford. Many first-time buyers want their dream home right away. A white picket fence, trees shading a huge yard, several thousand square feet of living space … [Read more...]