Breaking into the housing market: Go get that first home

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Breaking into the housing market: Go get that first home

Tags: First time buyer, Housing Market, Real Estate

(NC) Today’s sky-high real estate market can make buying a first home seem like a distant dream. Don’t be discouraged. It might take a bit more planning, but you can do it. Good financial strategy and some real estate research can help you get into your first home sooner than you’d think. Your first priority is to get your financial basics in order. Reach out to your bank or a f...Read More

Update your home with ethical décor using these tips

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Update your home with ethical décor using these tips

Tags: Decor, Ethical, Update, Home, Interiors

  (NC) Today, many of us are much more conscious about how our actions and purchases impact the world around us. If you want to give your home a refresh but are worried about affecting people and the planet, check out these useful tips and guidelines. Do your research. It’s important to know where your items are coming from to understand if products are made ethically and sustainably....Read More

Productive rainy-day activity: Tidy up your closet

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Productive rainy-day activity: Tidy up your closet

Tags: Cleaning, Closet, Tips, Rainy day, Home

(NC) One way to spend a rainy day is to binge-watch your favourite show. This can be fun, but if you are looking for something a little more productive, why not tidy up your closet? Here are some easy tips: Depending on how big your closet is, plan on spending from four to six hours sorting and organizing it. Set up an area in your room for different piles for items you will sort, donate, kee...Read More

Make this your summer of self-care

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Make this your summer of self-care

Tags: Self, Relax, Summer

Enter Blog Post (NC) Summer is a great time to relax and unwind, focusing on your physical and mental health. But sometimes the whirlwind of activities and having the kids home can get in the way of making this a time to destress. Get your self-care in check with these tips and ideas: Spend time outside. There’s nothing like enjoying fresh air, sun and nature to make you feel calm and...Read More

Not using air conditioning this summer? Here’s how to survive the heat

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Not using air conditioning this summer? Here’s how to survive the heat

Tags: Summer, heat wave, air conditioning, Canada

(NC) Despite our notoriously cold winters, many parts of Canada have very hot summers – and with climate change, the number of extremely hot days is expected to rise. Yet many homes in Canada aren’t equipped with air conditioners to help relieve the heat. Fortunately, if your home doesn’t have access to an AC system, there are plenty of things you can do to stay cool this summer...Read More

Choosing on-trend appliances for any décor

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Choosing on-trend appliances for any décor

Tags: appliances, on trend, new home

(NC) With a range of options on the market, it’s important to select an appliance finish that matches your design tastes. From classic stainless steel to elegant matte black, appliances are a new way to add style and sophistication to any space. Here is a helpful guide from Natalia David, trend and design manager at The Home Depot Canada. Matte black. Matte black is the new go-to fini...Read More

3 tips for aspiring home buyers

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3 tips for aspiring home buyers

Tags: Home Ownership, Millenials, Real Estate, Housing Market

(NC) As the seasons change, it means one thing for real estate — the next wave of home buying is on its way. According to a recent Ryerson University report, this year alone, potentially 50,000 new millennials in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area will be entering the market. To help you prepare, here are three tips to consider before buying a home: Make a list of your wants and...Read More

Decluttering? 5 tips to remember

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Decluttering? 5 tips to remember

Tags: Declutter, Organization, Insurance

(NC) Many of us are swept up by the current phenomenon of organizing and shedding any belongings that don’t spark joy. But beyond updating your home, your decluttering binge can also help you get organized in other areas of your life. For example, if you’re in the market for tenant or home insurance, it’s important to remember that one of the key things that providers look for i...Read More

3 ways to enjoy your backyard year-round

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3 ways to enjoy your backyard year-round

Tags: Home, Year Round, Outdoor Space

(NC) Just because we live in the Great White North doesn’t mean we should limit our time enjoying our outdoor space to just three months of the year. Although winter may feel like it will never end, looking for ways to maximize our time outside even before the snow starts to melt is always a good idea. Here are some ways to get your backyard ready for spring and get a full-years-worth out o...Read More

Asbestos – when should I worry?

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Asbestos – when should I worry?

Tags: Renovation, Asbestos, Contractor, Lisa Fox Homes

(NC) So, you’ve finally saved up enough money to renovate your basement. But what do you do when your contractor asks if you have asbestos in your home? Isn’t that only a problem in older homes built before the 50s and 60s? Asbestos is now banned in Canada, but it can still be found in many homes and buildings. That’s why you need to be aware when doing renovations. As long as i...Read More

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