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5 budget-friendly flooring facelifts

A smart way to increase the value of your home, or to sell it quickly, is to update your flooring. Hardwood is a popular option, but you may want to consider a few alternatives that could be easier on your … Continue reading

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Five easy tips for a healthier home

Today’s homeowners are busier than ever, which can cause us to put off many small, yet important details in the home. However, tackling a few easy initiatives can pay dividends for the health of your home and, ultimately, your family. … Continue reading

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Helpful tips for the big move

You’ve found your dream home, made your down payment and closed the deal. Now, with moving day just around the corner it’s time to really get organized. “Mail forwarding, utility changes and packing supplies are just a few items you … Continue reading

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Protect your home against inclement weather

Over the last century, global temperatures have increased by 1.33 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. While the change may seem insignificant, with rising temperatures, the risk of severe weather grows. “As Canadians, we are no … Continue reading

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Top tips for fire-proofing your home

It is always important to employ fire safety procedures in your home, but it is especially important as warmer temperatures return. “Your home is a major investment, both financially and emotionally,” says Royal LePage broker Steve Gray. “That’s why it’s … Continue reading

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Top tips for first-time homebuyers

More than ever, first-time homebuyers are considering housing affordability. “We want consumers to be comfortable with the financial responsibilities of owning a home, so it’s important to determine what you can afford in order to maintain a reasonable lifestyle once … Continue reading

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Questions to ask your roofing contractor

A strong, durable roof is an essential component of your home’s overall health and functionality. “If you want lasting and reliable results, choosing a qualified roofing contractor is the first step,” says Steve Gray, a broker with Royal LePage Kelowna. … Continue reading

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Five tips for a safe open house

Hosting an open house is an effective sales tool that your agent will likely recommend, but how can you be sure your security will be kept in check? “Ask your REALTOR® questions about how to prepare for visitors,” says Carla … Continue reading

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Top reasons to finish your basement

Can you recognize a strategic opportunity when you see it? If so, a finished basement may be something you want to consider. “Whether you’re looking to increase the value of your home or save on energy bills, completing your unfinished … Continue reading

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Make your home safe for children

Whether you are bringing home your new baby or preparing for guests with young children: safety is of the utmost importance. Hazardous household items may be easily overlooked by an adult but could spark a child’s curiosity and have tragic … Continue reading

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