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How To Create A Great Accent Wall

Monday Mar 6th, 2017

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  Bringing color into your space doesn't require you to splash paint up everywhere. Sometimes, focusing on just one wall can have even greater impact, or at least allow you to slowly get used to the idea of color before you take the four-wall plunge. "An accent wall can be a perfect way to break up a large room, to emphasize a particularly great architectural feature, or to instill a sense of the extraordinary in an otherwise completely ordinary... [read more]

Bank of Mom and Dad Helps First-Time Buyers Drive Market

Wednesday Mar 8th, 2017

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  Despite rising price houses across Canada and much concern about affordability in hot Ontario and British Columbia markets, young people are still buying homes. The Toronto Real Estate Board reports that just over half of the buyers in the Greater Toronto Area in 2016 were first-timers. The board predicts that percentage will rise this year, even though the price for an average property rose by more than 17 per cent last year. milton homes for sale A new global survey by... [read more]

Going Exotic: Countertops With Personality

Tuesday Apr 4th, 2017

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Granite, quartz, marble, concrete - there are so many relatively standard options for countertops. But what if you want something a little different? Go exotic, and you'll never be worried about someone coming over and pointing out that they have the exact same countertop in their bathroom. Make a smart choice, and even though your upfront cost may be greater, you just might get paid back in the end. "Indeed, unique kitchen countertops add a ‘wow' factor to your home,... [read more]

How Older Homes Beat New Homes

Tuesday Apr 4th, 2017

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For a society that likes shiny new things, the latest research could foreshadow a surprising trend -- homebuyers choosing older homes over new construction. Why? The prices and operating costs can vary widely. In August 2014, the median sales price of new homes sold was $275,600, while the median price of older homes was $219,000. Taxes and insurance may cost less for an older home. People are often wowed when they go into a builder's model and see how beautiful it is. It has the... [read more]

Does Your Front Door Need A Makeover?

Tuesday Apr 4th, 2017

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It's been proven that the No. 1 mot valuable makeover in terms of return on investment is a front door redo. A new front door returns 96.6 percent of the cost, according to Remodeling magazine's annual Cost vs. Value report for 2014. But not just any front door will do. Choosing the right door, and, specifically, the right color, is critical for adding value, but also for enjoying your home. It's the first thing people see and the last one on many homeowners'... [read more]

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