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By: Megan Scott

Do You Know the Basics of Home Security?

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Most people feel confident that they know the basics of home security. For example, they know to: keep all doors locked; have a light on in the house while away; and, never hide a key outside in an obvious place, like under the mat. Yet, almost a million and a half properties get burglarized in North America each year. So, how can you prevent that from happening to your home? Here are a few lesse...Read More

By: Megan Scott

What Home Inspectors See that You Can’t

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When you make an offer on a home, it’s a smart idea to have a professional home inspector check it out from top to bottom. This inspection will ensure that the property doesn’t have any unexpected “issues”. After all, you don’t want to buy a home only to discover that the roof needs to be replaced, immediately, for thousands of dollars. Nevertheless, you might questio...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Retrofitting Houses and Condos for Seniors

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Many seniors are reaching the stage in their lives when they are choosing to downsize their homes for lifestyle or financial reasons. Other seniors are faced with a more difficult decision. Health and/or mobility concerns may require them to either retrofit their existing home to meet their changing needs, or to seek a more accommodating home. The decision can be difficult because many simply don&...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Cost-efficient Ways to Prepare Your Home for Sale

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If you want to improve how your home shows to potential buyers, you don’t necessarily need to invest in a costly remodelling or renovation. In fact, there are some simple - and relatively inexpensive - things you can do to make your property look significantly better. Let’s take a look at some of the options available: Paint it. There’s no doubt about it. A fresh coat of paint ...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Affordability Challenges Keep Millennials on the Sidelines

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Affordability is fading fast—and although millennials are eager to enter the market, and succeeding, they're bearing the brunt of the challenge, according to recent research. Sixty-three percent of millennials under 29 are challenged by the cost of homeownership, according to a CoreLogic and RTi Research study. The expense, in fact, is their No. 1 reason for remaining a renter. "...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Making your home as attractive as possible

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Imagine if, for some unexpected reason, you had to make a move right away. What could you do with your property to make it as attractive as possible to potential buyers? The simplest and most inexpensive way: Paint. In just one day, with just one gallon of paint, you can add a crisp new look to a front door, a fence gate, a kids room, a bathroom, several yards of trim, a window frame, a fireplac...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Houseplants: What to Consider

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Looking to add a little lush life to your living space? Just like picking paint and furniture, it's important to spend time choosing the best plants for your interior. Not only should you be considering the care your new plant friends will need, but also how they will impact your space as they grow to their full forms. Below are several tips for picking the best houseplants. Understand sun ex...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Eco-friendly Choices for Household Floors

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Choosing new or replacement eco-friendly flooring is one of the emerging trends among house and condo owners. Eco-friendly flooring is generally identified as being made from and with more sustainable resources; materials that don’t deplete or permanently damage the environment (such as toxic laminates); or, material that is easy to reuse or recycle after its intended purpose. Here are some...Read More

By: Megan Scott

How to Decide If You Should Replace Your Windows

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One of the most prominent features of any home is the windows. If they are well maintained, they will have a positive impact on the impression potential buyers have of your property. Of course, the opposite occurs when your windows look old and worn. So, does that mean you should replace your windows? That depends on a number of factors. Window replacement can be an expensive renovation. Here ar...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Lighting Matters When Selling Your House

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Remember the last time you were in a furniture store or other major home retailer? Remember the fully decorated displays of furniture, appliances and other products? Some of those may have even been organized as model rooms. What did most of those displays have in common? Chances are, they were well lit. In fact, in the retail industry, there are professionals who specialize exclusively in disp...Read More