Categories for Improvements & Renovations

How to Tell if your Neighbourhood is Improving ?

When you’re looking for a new home, you want to find one in a great neighbourhood – or, at least, in a neighbourhood that is on the upswing. How can you tell if a particular area is improving? Here are some common indicators: Pride of ownership. Take a walk around ...

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Putting a Price on Memories

You visit a garage sale on a sunny Saturday morning and find a bicycle that you think would be perfect for your child. You look at the price tag and it’s about twice as much as you would expect to pay. When you question the owner, he says, “That bike ...

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Inexpensive Ways To Reduce Your Energy Bill

You could get upgraded insulation installed in all the walls of your home, or buy a new high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner. These improvements would certainly reduce your energy costs – but they each require a significant investment. What if you don’t have the budget? There are a lot of ...

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To Paint… or NOT To Paint ?

Painting the outside of your home traditionally takes more time and expense than a comparable area on the inside. You have to deal with ladders, more paint and, of course, the weather. So when preparing your house for sale, you don’t want to do any exterior painting unless it is ...

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Surprising Secrets of Successful Home Staging

“Staging” is about setting up and decorating each room of your home so that it looks as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Studies show that a property is more likely to sell quickly and for a better price if it is effectively staged. Even if you haven’t heard of ...

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