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Tuesday, August 8, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes

DIY Easy and affordable ways to Remodel and Update Your Home - Part 2


Top DIY Renos to Elevate Your Home's Value - Part Two-    Elevate Your Space on a Budget
Hello again, Home warriors! Welcome back for Part Two of our Top DIY Home Renovation Tips series. Whether you're a seasoned homeowner or a first-time DIY enthusiast, embarking on a home renovation project can be both exciting and a bit intimidating. In Part One of this two part series, we explored some fantastic ideas to kickstart your home renovation journey. Now, in Part Two, we'll uncover some additional DIY tips that are sure to ignite your imagination and empower you to create a home you'll love. Focus on Energy Efficiency: Incorporate energy-efficient upgrades into your renovation plans. Replacing old appliances with new energy-efficient ones, upgrading to double-paned windows, adding insulation, and switching to energy-efficient LED lighting are excellent ways to reduce energy consumption and save on utility bills. Not only will this b ...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022   /   by Evelyn Lopes



You may be asking, what do you need to do to successfully stage your home?

Why staging a home is important?
And what are the benefits of a staged home?

What can I do to Stage my home?

How much does it cost to Stage your home?  

What is the meaning of a staged home and is home staging worth it? 

Let’s investigate the world of staging and uncover the tips and tricks you can use to stage your home for a successful sale. The do's and don'ts of home staging.  Whether you are preparing your home to sell, or it is already on the market and you are feeling frustrated because of a lack of showings and offers, learning what to do to successfully stage your home will help you sell faster and for more money. 

According to a 2015 home staging report, staged home sell 87 percent faster than un-staged homes.

Stay tuned, because at the end of this post, I'll tell you how you can g; ...

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Monday, August 8, 2022   /   by Evelyn Lopes- Klarine

Room to Grow

Room to Grow
Decorative Tips

Ever find yourself wishing for a bit more space? Whether it’s to gain storage, a home office, or an extra bedroom, additional square footage can always come in handy. It’s a boon for resale and, if it’s something you are longing for, can enhance everyday living. Ready to eke out some extra room but don’t want to change the footprint of your home? Then you might consider a stand-alone accessory dwelling unit (ADU, for short). An ADU is secondary to the main residence, and it’s ideal for creating rental income or accommodating multigenerational families. As housing needs change, more cities and towns are amending zoning regulations to include this addition. Of course, you’ll want to check with your county and neighborhood before breaking ground. Here, some things to consider when adding a detached ADU.

As with any investment, start with the finances. While a permitted ADU might generate substantial rental income, it ...

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022   /   by Evelyn Lopes- Klarine

8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022

There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from market conditions and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, the importance of design. It’s often one of the first things buyers notice when they walk into a home, and it’s also a detail that you, as a seller, can easily control.
According to Realtor.ca’s 2022 housing market forecast, October of 2021 saw record home sales.1 Even with the pandemic igniting new restrictions in some provinces, the Canadian housing market is expected to remain hot. This means, if you’re looking to sell in the near future, now is the time to consider how you can stand out.
Updating your home design is one way to do that. Changes like eco-friendly fixtures or upgraded siding can add value to your home now and be highlighted when you market it for sale later. To get the most out of your updates, focus on these popular home design features that will wow buyers in 2022.
Keep in mind, not a ...

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021   /   by Evelyn Lopes

New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You?

Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1
Nationwide, the number of newly listed homes dipped slightly in September, down 1.6% from August. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, that’s only about 2.1 months of inventory, which is far less than the five to six months that is generally needed to strike a healthy balance between supply and demand.2
Given the limited number of available properties, if you’re a buyer in today’s market, you may need to expand your search to include both new construction and resale homes. But it can feel a little like comparing apples to oranges.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the factors you should take into account when choosing between a new build or an existing home.
How quickly do you want (or need) to move into your next home? Your timeframe can be a determining factor when it comes to choosing between a new build or resale.
New Build/ ...

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