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Marc Smith

The Latest Options In Outdoor Lighting

Wednesday Jun 24th, 2020

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Now that the nice weather is here, it’s time to think about your outdoor lighting.    Here are just a few ideas:   Solar garden lights Powered by the sun, they generate enough energy to cast a soft, pleasant glow along walkways or in flower beds in the evenings.   Deck post lights. These are easy to install because they're designed to sit on top of a standard 4x4 wood deck post. Most are solar powered.   Street-style... [read more]

What To Fix Up In Your Home Before You Sell

Monday Mar 16th, 2020

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If you have a home that is overdue for a renovation, you might be worried that it will be difficult to sell as a "fixer-upper". In fact, you might delay listing your property for that reason. The good news is, you don’t need to fix up everything in your home to prepare it for sale. You can be selective and choose only those projects that are most likely to help your home show well and sell quickly.   Here are some projects to consider: Repairs. Few things stand... [read more]

Buying a Home in a Competitive Neighbourhood

Monday Mar 2nd, 2020

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Imagine you’ve dreamed of living in a particular neighbourhood, perhaps for years, and then, when you're finally ready to make a move, finding out that the area is competitive and buying there is definitely a challenge. A disappointment? Not necessarily. There is a lot you can do to buy into a popular neighbourhood, even in competitive offer situations like in today's market. Your first step is to start targeting that area now. Find out about property types, prices and... [read more]

Stay or Move? 5 Questions That Can Help You Decide

Monday Feb 17th, 2020

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It can be tough to make the decision to sell. In fact, for many homeowners, it's overwhelming. If you're considering making a move and struggling with the decision, here are five helpful questions to ask yourselves: 1. "What are our practical reasons for selling?" This question refers to what you'll get by moving to a new home. The reasons could include a bigger backyard, shorter commute to work, an extra bedroom, a more desirable neighbourhood, etc. ... [read more]

Tips On How To Avoid The Flu

Monday Feb 3rd, 2020

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This is the time of year where we need to be extra cautious with our health due to the spread of flu causing bacteria. It is important for us to take the necessary steps in order to avoid the spread of harmful viruses, especially since there is a growing concern of the Coronavirus that has now arrived in Canada.  Here are some tips on eliminating germs in your home. These are based on recommendations from the Canadian Government. You're much more likely to catch a bug... [read more]

DIY-Friendly Bathroom Makeovers

Monday Jan 20th, 2020

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Want to make your bathroom look fantastic without having to do a major renovation? There are a lot of projects you can do yourself. In fact, there are some improvements you can get done in less than a day that will transform the look and feel of your bathroom. Check out these ideas: Update the sink. If you have some basic plumbing knowledge, this is a project you should be able to do on your own. A new sink can make the entire vanity look like new. Buy new decor. New shower curtains,... [read more]

6 Affordable Ways to Boost your Home's Curb Appeal

Monday Jan 6th, 2020

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When buyers come to see your home, the first thing they notice is how your property looks from the curb. That first impression is powerful and lingering. If buyers don't like what they see, it can influence how they judge the rest of your property, regardless of how great it looks on the inside. You definitely want to do whatever you can to boost curb appeal. Here are six affordable ideas to consider: Driveway sealing. This makes the pavement look darker and less faded. It also... [read more]

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