6 Things To Banish From Your Bedroom
Home Improvements  Living

With the New Year upon us, we thought it would be a great idea to start a 2016 Detox series, where we let you know some great tips to get a healthier home, room by room.

The first post in the series will focus on a few things that you should banish from your bedroom in order to improve your overall health, get a better night’s sleep and create a space ideal for rest and relaxation. While there are a few tips in here you’ve probably seen before, there are a couple we’re sure will be new to you, so read on to find out how to successfully detox your bedroom in 6 steps.

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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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Cleaning  DIY  Home Improvements  Living

You know those people whose houses always look like they’re straight out of a magazine or like they secretly live somewhere else and this is their “entertaining” home? Yeah, we know a couple too but none of us are one of them. That’s why we decided to look up some tips on how to better keep our homes neat and tidy all year round since we are, in fact, in the home business. The tips we found from Trulia and beyond were so helpful, we decided to share them with you as well! So whether you’re home is a spotless show home, a less than tidy frat house or just somewhere in between, we have 6 secrets to help keep it that way, or get it back in shape!

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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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Top Home Improvements
Home Improvements  Real Estate 101  Renovations

When it comes to the top home improvements in the country, there are some key areas to focus on to ensure enhanced resale value of your home. These could be as small as what colour paint to choose for your living room to as large as which room is best to tear down and start from scratch. While no single remodel or upgrade is going to appeal to everyone, it’s obviously best to choose what will work for you and your family over the biggest increase in resale value. Here are our top 6 tips for what to splurge on when it comes to upgrading your home to get the most satisfaction and resale value.

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