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Tips for Selling Your Home During the Summer Season

If you’re planning on putting your house on the market this summer—and your hoping to have it sold by the end of the summer—the clock is ticking. Even before you meet with a real estate agent, you need to get your house, and yourself, ready to capitalize on the summer selling season! Here are some essential steps to take now in order to make your home ready to go on the market: Tackle ...

Home makeover projects that may devalue your home

Generally speaking, when you spend money on your home, you’re adding value to it. The costs of finishing your basement, replacing your furnace and windows or adding a deck will most likely be recouped when it comes time to sell.  But there are some renovations or home “improvements” that may actually devalue your home. Steer clear of these mistakes!  An elaborate garden ...

Effective Ways to Rethink Underused Rooms in Your Home

Many homeowners who have a formal living room and dining rooms rarely use them except for special occasions such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. The same goes for unused square footage such as breakfast nooks, laundry rooms, and hallways and even spare bedrooms—space wasted most or all of the year. There is a cure for all the wasted space in your home: rethinking your rooms. The fact is that a ...

Keep your Heating and Cooling System Running Smoothly - For the Transition from Heating to Cooling

  Finally the weather is warming up, and being typical Canadians the first hot, humid day we have we will be complaining and turning on the air conditioning and telling ourselves, and anyone who will listen  - " It's not the heat, it's the humidity".  As the changing of the seasons requires certain maintenance to our homes and properties—snow blowers become lawn mowers, ...

Things to do in and Around Your Home During the Month of May

Nothing rejuvenates your home and your spirit like the arrival of spring. As colour and warmth begin to seep back intoyour life, here are things to do (inside and outside your home) to celebrate spring and the summer months. Get your grill on: the central source of summer entertaining is to make sure your grill is in good working order. Scrub down internal tracks and change lava rocks that ...

Solar system

When was the last time you got something for nothing? PURE provides a free solar installation that will add value to your home, create jobs, reduce our carbon footprint, and earn you money. Turn the switch on solar. The Free Solar Program created by PURE offers homeowners the opportunity to participate in Ontario’s Green Initiative and get rewarded for it, without spending a dime ! At ...

Curb-appeal-decorative

Curb-appeal-decorative-concrete-landscape-borders There’s no doubting curb appeal is one of the most important factors affecting a home’s sale price. Beyond a well-manicured lawn, adding custom concrete curbing as a decorative finish to flower beds and walkways is an easy and cost-effective way to upgrade the aesthetics of your yard and improve your home’s first impression.  ...

Sell or Stay in your Home this Spring?

Spring home selling season is here which is the most active period of the year for single home titles changing hands, and this year the outlook for home-sale growth is up. Single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums are all expected to see stronger sales in 2014. Many homeowners now have to ask themselves: Sell or keep their homes? The answer involves everything from downsizing, to retirement, ...

Around the House Spring Chores

With winter almost behind us, it’s time to get your house and garden ready to not only face the warm weather, but also the damaging effects of the sun, wind, and rain. Choose a nice spring day to walk around the outside of your house and take inventory of what tasks need attending to before they become a major—and possibly costly repair. Don’t think of spring home maintenance as “chores”; ...

Attract buyers with an updated powder room

  If you’ve ever lived in a home without a powder room, you know all too well the hassle of keeping your family’s main bathroom in perfect order should a guest need to use it. Needless to say, a powder room is an excellent selling feature.  If you’re thinking of placing your home on the market this spring and your powder room has been a little neglected over the years, ...
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