'Pine'-ing for a New Look? 3 Ways You Can Use Wood Features to 'Spruce' up Your Home

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Whether you are renovating an older home or putting the finishing touches on a new one, you would be amiss if you did not consider how to include furniture and other items made of wood. With a diverse range of colors and textures, wooden features are a must-have for any modern home design. Let's take a look at three ways that you can use wood to ad...
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Downsizing? Here's What You Can Expect When You Move From a House to a Condo

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Whether the kids have moved out or you just aren't using the extra bedrooms, having a house that feels 'too big' is rarely fun. In today's post, we will share a few changes you can expect when you downsize from a large house to a smaller apartment or condo. Why Downsize At All? As you might imagine, having too much space is the primary reason that ...
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Should You Get a Home Inspection Before Selling Your Home? Let's Take a Look

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Is it time to upgrade or move on to a new home? If you are planning to list your home for sale soon , you will have a few key considerations to make. Do we paint? Finish the basement into a suite? Renovate the bathroom, or leave it? However, before you start worrying about renovations it can be helpful to understand how your home has stood the test...
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Make 2018 the Year You Escape the 'Rental Trap' by Buying Your Own Home

Are you growing tired of paying rent each month and not building your net worth? Being stuck in the 'rental trap' isn't much fun, but if you are determined, you can break out. Let's explore some of the steps that you can take to make 2018 the year that you become a homeowner. Rent Money Is Lost Money First – why homeownership? As you may already un...
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Are You Ready for Home Ownership? Find Out by Answering These 4 Questions

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Have you been dreaming about a larger, roomier, or more luxurious living space? Or perhaps just want to experience the joy of owning your own home and building your net worth instead of renting? Let's explore a few questions that can help to answer whether you're ready for a new lifestyle as a homeowner. Can You Realistically Afford To Buy A Home? ...
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Appliance Therapy: What to Do If Your Dishwasher Is Terrible at Cleaning Your Dishes

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As kitchen appliances go, there are few loved more than the dishwasher. They can be a major time saver – that is, if your dishes are coming out clean. Let's take a quick look at a few steps you can take if your dishwasher is not doing its job. Give It A Good Cleaning It may seem a bit strange to think about having to clean the dishwasher, but they ...
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Should You Get a Home Inspection Before Selling Your Home? Let's Take a Look

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Is it time to upgrade or move on to a new home? If you are planning on listing your home for sale in the near future, you will have a few key considerations to make. Do we paint? Finish the basement into a suite? Renovate the bathroom, or leave it? However, before you start worrying about renovations it can be helpful to understand how your home ha...
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​Learning to Love Technology: 3 Tips That Will Help You to Embrace Home Automation

​Learning to Love Technology: 3 Tips That Will Help You to Embrace Home Automation
Are you still using a key to unlock your door and twisting a dial on the wall to set the temperature? Home automation technology has made considerable strides in the past couple of years, so it might be time to invest. In today's blog post we will explore three tips that can help those looking to make the leap into a fully automated home. #1: Start...
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​It's Hammer Time: 4 Common Remodeling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

​It's Hammer Time: 4 Common Remodeling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Investing in your home by remodeling or renovating is an excellent way to increase its value. However, a significant renovation project can quickly turn into a disaster, especially for those who are inexperienced. Let's take a look at four of the more common home renovation mistakes that homeowners make and how you can avoid them. Mistake #1: Skipp...
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3 Key Ways That Driverless Cars Are Going to Reshape How We Design and Use Our Homes

3 Key Ways That Driverless Cars Are Going to Reshape How We Design and Use Our Homes
Are you ready for the coming shift to driverless cars? While it might seem like some sort of futuristic vision, the truth is that driverless vehicles will be on the road within a few short years. Let's explore three key ways that driverless cars are going to help to shape how we think about our homes in the very near future. 1: Goodbye, Garages It ...
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4 Home Staging Ideas That Are Heavy on the "Wow" Factor but Light on the Wallet

4 Home Staging Ideas That Are Heavy on the "Wow" Factor but Light on the Wallet
Staging is one of the most important aspects of any home sale. The more attractive your home is to potential buyers, the faster you can finalize the sale and move on. With that in mind, let's explore four home staging ideas that won't cost a fortune but are sure to impress your buyers. #1: Clean The Place Until It Shines The first and most obvious ...
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Buying a New Home? Four Key Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Advisor

Buying a New Home? Four Key Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Advisor
Are you in the market for a new home? If you are planning on borrowing some or most of the home's purchase price, you'll want to prepare yourself for the mortgage process. Let's take a look at four key questions that you will want to ask your mortgage professional when you first meet to discuss your home loan. What's The Best Mortgage Option For Me...
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Flood Insurance

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Because flood insurance is not covered by your standard homeowners policy, you will need to consult your insurance agent or mortgage professional to determine if it is required for your property. If there is the possibility of a chance of flooding, it is wise to purchase a policy that covers the structure and your personal belongings. Your lender m...
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Did You Know: Your Choice of Community Will Impact Your Mortgage – Here's How

Did You Know: Your Choice of Community Will Impact Your Mortgage – Here's How
If you are in the market for a new home, you've probably begun the process of choosing the neighborhood or community in which you want to live. The perfect spot to call home will depend on your age, the size and composition of your family, your working life, and other factors. However, one thing you may not know is that the community you choose to ...
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Brighten up Your House With These Autumn-inspired Home Décor Ideas

Brighten up Your House With These Autumn-inspired Home Décor Ideas
The kids are heading back to school, the leaves are starting to turn and the weather is getting cooler. Yes, autumn has arrived, but the end of summer does not mean that your home décor has to suffer. Let's take a look at a few ways that you can brighten up your home and give it that warm, autumn feeling. Start With Oranges, Yellows And Light Brown...
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5 Key Maintenance Tasks to Prepare Your Home for the Winter

5 Key Maintenance Tasks to Prepare Your Home for the Winter
The days are getting shorter, the temperature is dropping and the kids are heading back to school. The approach of autumn means that winter is just around the corner. The question is – is your home ready? Break out your checklist and let's run through five key maintenance tasks that will get your home prepared to face the winter. Pack Up And Protec...
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Baby on the Way? Learn How to Child-proof Your Home so Your Baby Is Safe From Harm

Baby on the Way? Learn How to Child-proof Your Home so Your Baby Is Safe From Harm
Do you have a baby on the way? If so, you are likely already wondering how you are supposed to make your home safe from harm. The good news is that with a little work, you'll be able to make your house or apartment that much safer. Let's take a look at how you can child-proof your home in under a few hours. Start With The Baby's Bedroom For the fir...
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Upgrading Your Home? 5 Great Reasons to Make the Switch to Hardwood Floors

Upgrading Your Home? 5 Great Reasons to Make the Switch to Hardwood Floors
Are you tired of scouring the internet, trying to find the secret recipe for whatever will take stains out of your carpet? And the irritating annual steam cleaning ritual where your whole home is soaking wet for a couple of days? Ugh. If your old carpet has you down, it might be time for a change. In today's blog post we'll share five great reasons...
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Go Big or Go Home: 3 Reasons Why Your First Home Should Be a Spacious One

Go Big or Go Home: 3 Reasons Why Your First Home Should Be a Spacious One
Buying a home for the first time? One of the key considerations you'll need to make is just how much 'house' you want to buy. While going minimal might seem like a good idea to save on costs, having a smaller living space can end up cramping your lifestyle in many ways. Let's look at three great reasons why your first home should be roomy, spacious...
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Kids Moving Out of the House? Here Are 3 Tips for Creating a Warm, Welcoming Guest Bedroom

Kids Moving Out of the House? Here Are 3 Tips for Creating a Warm, Welcoming Guest Bedroom
If you're a homeowner with children, at some point, you'll be saying goodbye. They'll move off to college or to start their career and adult life. As children move out, you'll discover that you have extra bedrooms and other living spaces that will need a new purpose. Let's look at three ways that you can transform an unused bedroom into a welcoming...
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