Archives for Sellers

Short-Term Rentals

Today, renting a room in your house (or the entire house) via an online service, such as Airbnb, to unknown travelers is becoming quite common. Short-term rentals provide extra income for homeowners and a unique way for visitors to experience a city.   If you think you’re up to being a host of a short-term rental, here are three things to keep in mind.   Legality The rise in popularity of Airbnb and other sites hasn’t been without its controversy. There are concerns that short-term rentals don’t have to pass the same certifications and inspections of regular hotels. Some cities
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Hallway Hacks

Some people don’t give hallways much thought when painting and decorating. Instead, they focus on rooms. The fact is, a great looking hallway can have the same, if not more, impact than the most eye-catching family room or bedroom, especially when you need to go through the hallway to get there! Here are some painting tips that can bring a dull hallway to life: • Paint the hallway the reverse of the rooms around it. If the rooms are dark, use light colours in the hall. If the rooms feature simple colours, consider being more dramatic in your choice of
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Moving with Kids

Let’s be honest, no matter how well you plan and organize moving is not an easy task. It can bring about many feelings such as sadness, excitement and stress. Luckily, before the big day comes there are simple and effective ways you can ease these feelings – not just for yourself but for your children too. Here are some helpful ways to transition your kids to a new home. Involve Them There is enough activity that comes with purchasing a home so it may be tempting while you are viewing them to leave the kids at home or with a babysitter/relative. If
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Top Reno Tips

Spring is a very busy time for renovations – maybe you’re even renovating before you put your house on the market. For whatever reason, if a home renovation is in your future, here are 5 tips on how to get started!
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Spring Ahead!

Although it was a snowy start to the day, spring weather is just around the corner! By this time your house may be feeling a little drab and lifeless. With the upcoming mild weather forecast for next week, I decided to make this week’s blog about how you can get the interior of your house ready for spring. These tips are especially helpful if you are staging your home to sell to attract a potential buyer!
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Winter Curb Appeal

With freezing temperatures, salt, sand and everything in between the outside of your home probably doesn’t look as beautiful as it does during the summer months, when flowers are blooming! But just because temperatures have plummeted doesn’t mean the exterior of your house has too, especially if you are trying to attract buyers! Here are a few tips to help your home from feeling the winter blues!
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Mudroom Madness!

If you are living in the Leeds and 1000 Islands you are probably experiencing some nice mild weather, for January! You are likely also experiencing the downside to this with salt being tracked through your home and lots of coats and boots at your front door. With your family’s busy lifestyle; hats, coats, mittens and boots can cause major chaos at the front door! If you are lucky enough to have a mudroom here are some great tips on how to get it organized. Most of these tips can be used for the regular foyer as well. Read on for some simple
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2017 Home Trends

Whether you are staging your home to sell, trying to personalize one you just bought or just want to switch things up after your ring in the new year; below are 3 home trends that are sure to be out of style in 2016 and what’s new and in for 2017, according to design experts.
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Guest Room Tips

The holiday season is just around the corner! A time of year that involves lots of friends, family, guests and for most – travelling. If you are not travelling over the holidays chances are you have a guest room for those who are. Here are a few great and simple tips on how you can spruce up your guest bedroom to make your family & friends feel right at home!
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