Old & New : Blending a New Floor with an Existing Floor

When I bought my one bed, one bath condo I knew that it wasn’t going to be my forever home. I was in my late 20’s, single and no kids (other than the dog). Logistically a one-bedroom condo wasn’t going to work long term. To have two people in this home would

Rental Income : Preparing your Home for a Tenant

There may come a time where you decided to turn your primary residence into a rental property. This could be part of a long-term plan (like part of your retirement plan) or maybe comes out of a need. In either case, there are some things you should consider before turning

My House is Your House : Short-term Rentals

Short-term rental properties are a growing trend. It offers an easy way to supplement your income and for a relatively inexpensive startup cost. Then with apps like Airbnb and Home Away, getting people to see your rental is right at your fingertips.   Why is this trend spreading?  Let’s be real.

Simple Must-Do Updates for Any Home

Summer is in full swing and so is the real estate market. Spring through to the end of Summer is prime season for home sales with multiple new listings coming up daily. The market is HOT and the competition is real.  When a home buyer is walking through a house, especially an older

Curb Appeal

Most of the time, when someone talks about curb appeal, it’s when the house is on the market. Yes, curb appeal is important when you are selling your home but it’s not just about selling your home. The idea behind Curb Appeal is to make you home welcoming by creating

Airbnb Designing – How to Standout in the Market

I was recently planning our summer road trip, and of course, that involved looking for places to stay. Deciding where to stay turned out to be the most challenging part of the whole thing – location, space, the appearance of the room, amenities and of course price. After flipping between

Home Staging – Part 2: Take it to the next level

In Home Staging – Part 1: The Basics we talked about basic things every home owner should do before listing their home for sale. But some homes need a little more finessing in order to get the value out of the home you want. So; let’s take home staging to the next level.  Why use a professional Home Stager? 

Home Staging – Part 1: The Basics

The real estate market in areas like the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the Greater Vancouver Area (GVA) over the last few years has skyrocketed. If you are lucky enough to have been able to get into the market, if you have decided sell, you will want to get top