A New Home…Without Moving!

Research suggests that the average person will move over 11 times during their lifetime. Whilst moving is exciting, it’s expensive and can be very stressful. What if there was some way to get that ‘new home’ buzz without the hassle? Well, of course there is, and that’s why people spend time and money updating their…

Smart Ways to Save on Your Bathroom Renovation

Looking to liven up your bathroom? Better set aside some big bucks. According to HomeAdvisor, “The average bathroom remodel costs $10,354.” But, there are ways to get a fresh, new look at a fraction of the cost, with these money-saving tips and tricks. Keep the same layout You might want to chuck it all and start…

6 Tips to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Does your new home fit into your budget, but not your design wishes? Everyone wants to keep up with the Joneses, but not everyone can afford the price tag. Don’t worry, with the tips below you can make your home look expensive without spending big bucks to do so. It just takes a little creativity…

Tax Canadians’ Housing Wealth, Group Urges

Generation Squeeze is calling for Canadian politicians to address housing affordability in their platforms by taxing “housing lottery winners” who have benefited from home price appreciation. In the lead-up to the federal election this October, an advocacy organization for young people is calling for Canadian political parties to commit to taxing housing wealth. Generation Squeeze,…

The Drain Game: Fixing Drain Problems

We tend to worry more about certain plumbing issues at particular times of year. For instance, winter means it’s time to keep our pipes from freezing. If you live in a part of the country with a rainy spring, you’ll want to be sure and keep an eye out for any possible leaks. But unfortunately,…

Summer Chores for a Happier Home

Ah, sweet summertime. As the season of sun and fun gets underway, it’s also a great time to tackle summer projects to keep your home in ship-shape all year long. The Seattle-based real estate team, Get Happy at Home  of Coldwell Banker Bain, has provided a handy list below of “Summer Chores for a Happier Home.”…

5 Steps to Follow After House Fire Damage

Your home or business has caught fire, and after the emergency responders leave you’re stuck with water damages and other living areas that have suffered from smoke, soot, and flames. It is an emotional time, and you don’t want to have to think about what you need to do next. By knowing ahead of time…

Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe During Summer

Does your house turn into summer camp as soon as school gets out? Does it seem like you’re hosting the whole neighborhood on a daily basis? It’s great to be the “fun house”—the one where everybody wants to hang out. But, if that means you’re going to have a bunch of people coming through the…

How to Make Your Backyard Feel Like a Resort

Once summer arrives, we all go into vacation mode, right? But why should we only get to enjoy that feeling for a few weeks every year?! With a few simple updates to your outdoor space, you can be living that resort life all season long—and maybe even extend your summer well into the fall! Multiple…