By: Ricardo Medeiros

Beyond Boxes: Packing Materials You May Need for your Move

Tags: Packing Materials

As you can probably guess, when you're preparing to move, you'll need boxes and tape — and, perhaps some bubble-wrap or old newspapers to use as protective wrapping for delicate items. But that may not be all you need. Take a look at this list and see if you'll want any of these on hand while you’re packing or on moving day. • Colour markers for labelling boxes. (Ti...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

6 Affordable Ways to Boost your Home's Curb Appeal

Tags: Driveway sealing, Exterior window washing, Maintaining shrubs, hedges and flower beds, Front door painting, Garage door painting, Removing unsightly items

            When buyers come to see your home, the first thing they notice is how your property looks from the curb. That first impression is powerful and lingering. If buyers don't like what they see, it can influence how they judge the rest of your property, regardless of how great it looks on the inside. You definitely want to do whatever you can to b...Read More

Buying Extra Storage for your Electronic Records

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Buying Extra Storage for your Electronic Records

Tags: Portable storage, Cloud storage, Large backup units

There are many storage options for your household items. For example, receipts and other paper records can be stored in a file box. Seasonal items, such as winter clothing, can be put in the basement. You can even rent a local storage unit to help with decluttering. But what about stuff that exists electronically? These days, many important records -- vacation pictures, tax receipts, home videos...Read More

 What to Fix Up in your Home before You Sell

By: Ricardo Medeiros

 What to Fix Up in your Home before You Sell

Tags: Repairs, Painting, Kitchens & Bathrooms, Floors, Outdoors

          If you have a home that is overdue for a renovation, you might be worried that it will be difficult to sell as a "fixer-upper". In fact, you might delay listing your property for that reason.           The good news is, you don’t need to fix up everything in your home to prepare it for sale. You can be selective and choos...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

DIY-Friendly Bathroom Makeovers

Tags: Bathroom, Makeovers

  Want to make your bathroom look fantastic without having to do a major renovation? There are a lot of projects you can do yourself. In fact, there are some improvements you can get done in less than a day that will transform the look and feel of your bathroom. Check out these ideas: • Update the sink.If you have some basic plumbing knowledge, this is a project you should be abl...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

4 Steps to a Stress-Free Sale

Tags: Steps, Stress-Free Sale

      Ideally, when you sell your home, you want the process to go smoothly and relatively stress-free. While things may happen that are outside your control, there is a lot you can do to ensure that the selling experience is a good one. Consider these four steps to reduce worry and stress when listing your home: Step 1: Learn the selling process. Find out what to expect when th...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

The Latest Options in Outdoor Lighting

Tags: Options, Outdoor, Lighting

  Outdoor lighting has come a long way from the days of patio lanterns and strings of lightbulbs. These days, there's an exhaustive array of options available to illuminate your outdoor space, and make it more appealing and comfortable, particularly in the evenings. Here are just a few ideas: • Solar garden lights. These lights are on stakes that can be easily inserted throughou...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

One Hour Ideas for Boosting Curb Appeal 

Tags: Ideas, Boosting, Curb Appeal

  You've heard of the term "curb appeal". It refers to the initial impression buyers get when they first see your property from the street. If the impression is a good one, it sets the right tone for the rest of the home viewing. How do you boost curb appeal? Here are some proven ideas that you can get done in an hour or so:          • Wash both...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Cutting Renovation Costs without Cutting Quality

Tags: Cutting Renovation Costs

  Blog Article 2 Cutting Renovation Costs without Cutting Quality   As you probably know, it's easy to lower the costs of a renovation. Just hire an inexpensive, fly-by-night contractor — and hope for the best!   Chances are, you won't want to take that risk. So how do you ensure you get quality work while keeping your budget in check?   Here are some tips: &n...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

How Much Should You Budget for your Next Home?

Tags: Budget ,Home

  Blog Article 1   How Much Should You Budget for your Next Home?            If it’s been a while since you last moved, you might be wondering how much you'll need to spend on your next home. That's an important question to answer, even if you're just at the "thinking about it" stage and haven't d...Read More