The Blog

Common Moving-Related Injuries and How to Avoid Them
Aug 30th, 18

Along with the joy and anticipation of the process of moving into a new home, there is often a great deal of unpredictability and at times, frustration, which can leave even the most good-natured optimist feeling emotionally drained and physically…

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Fire Safety in the Summer
Aug 24th, 18

Fires can happen at any time of year, but in the summer, there are extra precautions that need to be taken to help prevent unwanted and unexpected fires from starting and spreading.


BBQing is an essential part of a Canadian summer,…

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Myths About Household Pests
Jul 31st, 18

Homeownership can come with a wide variety of challenges and keeping up with them can be tough. That’s why it’s important to identify which issues are worth investing your time and money in addressing.


Pests, aka common household insects and rodents,…

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Making the Most of your Balcony
Jul 27th, 18

For many renters, a balcony is your only hope of having any outdoor space.
But sadly, many balconies end up neglected, and that precious outdoor space becomes a bit of a mess to keep behind closed doors.


How do you make…

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Changes are Coming for Toronto's Airbnb Hosts - Are you Ready?
Jun 29th, 18

No doubt you’ve heard the name – Airbnb. Seemingly overnight, the American-based online marketplace and hospitality service created for users to lease or rent short-term lodging, including holiday homes/cottages, apartments, hostel beds or in some cases, hotel rooms, exploded in…

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Is it Illegal to Cut the Trees in your own Back Yard?
Jun 27th, 18

It may seem like owning a home with a yard would mean you would have ownership over the trees within it, and total control over trimming them, pruning them, or cutting them down. But did you know that in the…

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Get the Look for Less: Custom Closets
May 30th, 18

Closet space is a coveted thing, and even if you own a house with a walk-in closet in every room, there still just never seems to be enough closet space. And chances are that you aren't in a house with…

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Getting Around when you move Downtown
May 28th, 18

The big city offers an array of potential advantages, one of the most obvious and important being the availability of work, along with being both the financial, cultural, and corporate mecca of Ontario. So now, more than ever, Ontarians are…

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Things to Know Before Buying a House (or Having One Built)
Apr 29th, 18

Buying or building a home can be a daunting process, particularly for first timers. There are numerous potential stumbling blocks and pitfalls that can rapidly complicate what may have previously appeared to be a straightforward, low-risk transaction.


Fortunately, there is no…

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Buying a New Home in a New Community
Apr 19th, 18

For buyers looking to find the right home at the right price, the sheer number of things to consider can be downright overwhelming.


And so, it’s no surprise that prospective homeowners often find themselves bogged down by so many small, specific…

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Real Estate in the GTA: Spring 2018
Mar 30th, 18

Last summer, Toronto's real estate market was unlike any year before. Houses were selling at record speeds, for record prices. Common buyer protection measures like home inspections went out the window with offers containing conditions not even being considered. Even…

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Get the Look for Less: Garage Organization
Mar 26th, 18

You've seen those man-cave garages in commercials and movies, but how on earth could you go from your existing avalanche-in-waiting to a sleek magazine worthy stylish garage?


Believe it or not, it is possible. It may take some elbow grease, but…

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