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Monday, October 2, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes

The Transformative Power of Paint: A Guide to #PaintLikeAPro

Have you ever walked into a room and felt an immediate sense of calm or excitement but couldn't pinpoint exactly why? Chances are, it's all in the paint. As a seasoned realtor, I've seen firsthand how a fresh coat of paint can completely transform a space, whether you're staging your home to sell or simply looking to refresh your living environment. In this blog post, we'll explore the transformative power of paint and offer tips on how to choose the right colors, finishes, and even undertones for your home.

The Psychology of Color

Colors have a profound impact on our emotions and perceptions. Blues and greens often evoke feelings of calm and tranquility, while reds and oranges can energize a space. When selling a home, the color of a room can significantly influence a buyer's decision. Neutral palettes tend to make a home feel more inviting, allowing potential buyers to envision themselves in the space. On the flip side, overly bold or personalized colors might limit a buyer; ...

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes

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

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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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Friday, December 3, 2021   /   by Evelyn Lopes

20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List

Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded last-minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly stressful, even when it comes to people you’ve known for years.
But have no fear! We’ve lined up a list of gifts for every “type” on your list. And since we work in real estate, they’re all centred around home life. From the coffee snob to the sports enthusiast, these presents are the perfect way to bring beauty, function or a touch of whimsy to your loved one’s home this holiday season.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALWAYS IN THE KITCHEN
We all know someone whose kitchen is their happy place—but once all the basics are covered, it can be hard to find the perfect present. These gifts will be a treat for the chef, baker, or food lover on your list, no matter how well equipped they are.
1. The Coffee Snob
Glass Pour-Over Coffeemaker - $75
Have a java lover. ...

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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.
 
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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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Wednesday, October 21, 2020   /   by Evelyn Lopes

5 Secrets Buyers and Sellers Must Know About Virtual Home Tours

5 Secrets Buyers and Sellers Must Know About Virtual Home Tours

For years now, virtual home tours have helped real estate buyers far and wide find the perfect home. From long-distance military personnel being relocated, to investors expanding their portfolio, to homeowners looking for a vacation getaway, this technology makes finding a house that’s a bit out of driving distance much easier. And for real estate agents, virtual tours have been a useful way to help buyers with their home search and to assist sellers in creatively marketing their listings.
 
Because of the pandemic, virtual home showing options recently experienced a huge spike in popularity. One survey found that nearly 33% of recent home tour requests were for virtual tours, as compared to just 2% pre-pandemic.1 And it’s easy to see why.
 
Buyers want to quickly find their next safe haven, one that may need to serve as their office, gym, and even classroom for months to come. And sellers wa ...

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