Thinking of Upgrading Your Kitchen? Ideas for less than $2000

Remodeling a kitchen is still one of the best value-enhancing investments you can make in your home. Remodeling Magazine’s 2011-2012 Cost vs. Value Report says that even minor kitchen remodels return more than 72 percent of your investment at the time of resale. Yet the cost of even a “minor remodel” doesn’t look that minor – $19,588 on average, according to the report. What if you don’t have … [Read more...]

Tidy Home = Better Chance Of Selling

Prospective homebuyers want to see the best your house has to offer, not the worst A basement bunker surrounded by curtains and empty beer cases reminiscent of a university frat room; the pelt of a large animal proudly displayed like a tapestry; papier-mache artwork of a pregnant woman's tummy hung in her child's bedroom; a worn bathrobe left hanging in the bathroom. Those are but a few examples … [Read more...]

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...]

Moving? Don’t forget about your pets!

Moving a few kilometres or across the country can be a stressful experience for everyone in the family, including your pet. Along with your vet, your REALTOR® can offer helpful advice that will make the progress a smooth one. Before the Move Similar to humans, pets have their own habits, so it’s important to maintain your animal’s routine prior to and after the move. Since animals easily get … [Read more...]

Tips For Preparing Your Home For Viewings

First impressions  are so important when selling a home.  Making potentional buyers picture themselves in your home is critical.  Experience has taught us the following: Clear all clutter from floors to countertops (this makes rooms appear larger) Tidy children's room Touch up with paint any rooms that require it, including your front door Open all curtains and blinds Replace any burned out … [Read more...]