The Blog


Want to Buy a House? Secure your Finances First!
Aug 23rd, 17

You’ve saved up a down payment.  You’ve scoured the House For Sale ads.  You’ve even been to some open houses.  You’re ready to buy a house.  But have you secured your finances?  Are they strong enough to support a mortgage?  …

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Thinking about Moving? Now may be the Moment!
Jul 31st, 17

Relax….it’s looking like we can all breathe again.  After a fast paced, whirlwind market the past while, things are finally starting to slow down a little.  This is great news for those who have been waiting to buy or sell…

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Moving to the USA from Canada
Jul 21st, 17

If you're a Canadian Citizen considering a move to the United States, it may seem a daunting task.  But in reality it really isn’t that much different than moving within Canada.  You just need to plan everything well in advance,…

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Moving to a Cottage
Jul 1st, 17

Ah, summer.  Long sunny days, the smell of fragrant honeysuckle on the breeze and- what’s that?- the noise of traffic horns blaring outside your window?  The noisy sounds of the city sure don’t belong in a relaxing summer’s day.  Take…

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Sharing the Expense: Living with Others
Jun 21st, 17

Although some may cringe at the idea of having somebody live with them, others might find the idea appealing.  You may find your financial situation doesn’t allow you to move on your own, or you may like the idea of…

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You’re moving- but did anyone tell the kids???
Jun 1st, 17

Moving can be both an exciting and scary endeavour for adults.  But imagine how it must feel for a child.  It has the potential to be quite terrifying- unless the experience is approached carefully.  Below are a few ideas to…

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Garden Anywhere with Container Gardening
May 23rd, 17

Moving to a new home doesn’t always include a large yard to garden in.  As home prices continue to rise, more and more people are moving into apartments or condominiums.  Or perhaps downsizing is the reason for moving.  For those…

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An Updated Kitchen is a Great Selling Feature!
Apr 30th, 17

It is often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home; and rightly so.  This is where we gather, break bread together, and share our time with family and friends.  But what if your kitchen is less than…

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Make your New Home Yours with a Garden to Call Your Own
Apr 20th, 17

Moving brings with it the excitement of a fresh start- new house, possibly some new furniture, fresh paint on the walls.  It might also mean a brand new garden.  Carving out a fresh garden into your landscape takes a little…

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Declutter for Cash
Apr 1st, 17

When you’ve decided to take the plunge and are going to put your house on the market, a crucial thing to do before any prospective buyers walk through is to DECLUTTER!  Sure, it may be tempting to throw everything in…

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Space-Saving Tips for Apartment Dwellers
Mar 26th, 17

Living in an apartment has its share of ups and downs. One great thing about it is the lack of maintenance you have to do yourself – if something goes wrong with the plumbing, you just make a phone call…

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A Bathroom Reno can REALLY Pay Off!
Feb 28th, 17

Do you want to put your house up for sale, but are worried your bathroom will deter a potential bidding war?  Since bathrooms are one of the biggest selling features of a house, this could actually be the case!  So…

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