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New windows will increase your home’s resale value and energy efficiency, but they can also play a major role in boosting your home’s style and aesthetics. With design in mind, here are some tips for your window replacement project.

Choose the right material.

The three main types of materials used in window manufacturing are wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Vinyl is the most popular choice for window replacements in Canada. Not only do they offer great energy efficiency, they also come in nearly every colour and can even mimic the look of wooden frames. Fiberglass window frames also have good thermal performance and have come a long way in terms of design choices.

Wood frames are timeless and a classy choice for your window replacement. You can

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How To Start Saving? Where Do I Start? 

I remember thinking when I was in my teens: “How can people afford to own a home?” “Where do they get the money?” I always knew home ownership was a goal I wanted to achieve at a young age, so I began my financial planning early! I planned and executed a savings plan that would allow me to eventually purchase my first home in my early 20’s. 

 I know thinking about finances isn’t very exciting…but planning for your future can be! Your first step to saving should be knowing how much money you are taking home per month after taxes. This seems like common knowledge, but lots of people I talk to do not actually know how much money the make per month or annually. (If you are in a commission or sales based

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The kitchen is the most important room in the house for buyers and it can make or break a sale. If you want a kitchen remodel that will help sell your home in the near or far future, you should choose things that will appeal to the largest audience of potential buyers. Here are more tips: 

Appeal to the masses. 

Kitchen renovations should appeal to the greatest number of people possible if you want to sell your home quicker and for a better price. Don’t think about what would suit your own specific taste, but what the largest number of potential buyers would prefer. Over personalizing the space can be a big mistake. Buyers don’t want to have to re-do a brand-new kitchen because it doesn’t match their style.

Find out what buyers want.

Your

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Thinking of Buying New...?

Things you NEED to know!

Have you taken a drive lately and noticed all the new communities popping up around the city? Exciting right! These new communities often offer beautiful condos, townhomes and single-family homes. Not only do they have a property for every buyer, but they also offer them at great prices! I mean… who doesn’t love a brank spankin new home with all the beautiful finishing’s that we dream of as home owners? I have a few tips which many people overlook when purchasing a new home that you need to know:

My first and MOST IMPORTANT TIP is to use a real estate agent that is NOT affiliated with the builder. Majority of buyers don’t realize that they are able to use their own agent during this transaction.

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What home improvements should you do? This is a very common concern home owners have. There are usually a few standard updates and upgrades to your home that will give you the biggest return on your investment.

Lets just preface this by saying if you have a home that is only ‘Land Value’ it will not be In your best interest to do extensive upgrades, as future buyers will most likely not see the value you have attempted to put in. Ask your real estate agent or a local contractor if it is worth your while.

First thing is a New Roof. This upgrade may seem like a no brainer, but I am still shocked at the amount of homes I see on the market that have not had the roof replaced in 50+ years! Even if you haven’t done many upgrades on the interior of your

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With the growing popularity of HGTV shows such as “Masters of Flip” we have all become immersed into this glamourized world of making quick cash flipping houses.  Is there money to be made buying and fixing properties? ABSOLUTELY! But there are lots of things to keep in mind before finding the cheapest house and going all in (Yes this happens more often than I would like to admit…)

If considering a flip project, the first question you want to ask yourself is “Can I afford to potentially take a loss?” As with any other investment, there are risks and no guarantee of “instant wealth.” There are a lot of carrying costs that come with renovating a property that you need to be aware of.  If the potential of losing money would be devastating to your

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