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First Time Buyers  Home Buyers  Real Estate 101

House hunting can be daunting and unfamiliar territory for most people, especially those taking their first venture into homeownership. Since we’re here to help you get the home of your dreams, we thought we’d share with you some of the biggest real estate buzz words that will perk up your ears, but not necessarily mean good things ahead. Like any industry, real estate is all about the marketing, and the best tool you can have when braving this uncharted territory is knowledge of the local language – in other words, the “lingo”. Here we’ve found the top 7 buzz words used often to describe less than perfect homes, and now you’ll be able to spot them from a mile away!

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Decorations  DIY  Seasonal

With Halloween sneaking up on us this weekend, we thought we would share some of our favourite DIY decorations to make your home just a bit spookier! And whether you’re new to DIY or a seasoned pro, we’ve found something for you. Simply check out our pumpkin rating system below each photo to see if the project is 1 Pumpkin (super easy and kid friendly) or 5 Pumpkins (not for the faint of heart!). Which ever decorations you choose, make sure to have a safe and spooktacular Halloween!

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DIY  Home Improvements  Renovations

While large home upgrades such as renovating your kitchen or adding an extra room may be out of the budget, these simple and unique DIY upgrades just may fit the bill. Projects like these not only to give your home a bit more personality, but may also add a bit of resale value to boot.

Like we’ve said in previous posts, choosing upgrades that are functional and traditional are best for adding value to your home. But, there are some options that blur the lines and can add a touch of personalization as well as  functionality. Below we’ve listed 5 of our top picks for adding the best of both worlds to your home.

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Curb Appeal  Real Estate 101  Staging

Staging your home is an essential part of getting it ready to put on the market. Although it can seem intimidating and expensive at first glance, there are actually a lot of cheap staging techniques that you can use to appeal to more buyers and sell your home quicker! Here we’ve compiled a list of the top 9 inexpensive ways to get your home looking as though it was professionally staged.

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