Is it Time to Re-Shingle Your Roof?

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Is it Time to Re-Shingle Your Roof?

Tags: Re-Shingle, Roof

No matter what you think of snakes, you must agree that they have a unique way of dealing with worn-out skin. When the time comes, they simply shed it — like an old jacket — revealing a fresh new skin underneath. Your home's roof doesn't have that advantage! So, when the shingles wear out or become damaged, you need to have them replaced.  Unfortunately, it's not alw...Read More

Dealing with Stress when Selling Your Home

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Dealing with Stress when Selling Your Home

Tags: Stress , Selling

Let's face it. Planning events, even exciting ones like an overseas vacation, can be stressful. So, it's not surprising that some homeowners — even those thrilled about moving — can slip into "worry mode" when putting their property up for sale.    Unfortunately, this anxiety can make the process of selling an unpleasant experience. Who wants that? So here ...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Getting a DIY Renovation Done On time and On Budget

Tags: DIY Renovation, time, Budget

Two of the biggest stressors for DIYers are projects that cost too much or take too long. Unfortunately, there’s no sure way to guarantee that one or the other (or both) won’t happen. But there is a lot you can do to minimize the probability. When budgeting, a big mistake DIYers make is not considering the little things. For example, you might budget for drywall panels but neglect to ...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

What if your Ideal Home Isn't Available?

Tags: Ideal Home, Criteria

Imagine you're looking for a new home. You have a list of all the features you want, just like you would have a grocery shopping list. However, when you explore the homes currently on the market, none meets all your criteria. What do you do? You have a few good options. First, you can take a second look at your list. Does your new home need every single feature on it? Are there one or two fe...Read More

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

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