State of Emergency & Real Estate

The State of Emergency does not significantly impact real estate, as it continues to be an essential service. Live/in-person public open houses are prohibited, but Realtors may continue to help clients sell and buy homes. Impacts on Real Estate Short-term rentals for recreational purposes are effectively closed. If a booking was made prior to January […]

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Seniors’ Home Renovation Tax Credit

On November 5, the 2020 Ontario Budget addressed the well-being of seniors. The Province committed to creating a Seniors’ Home Safety Tax Credit. This fully refundable credit for the 2021 tax year aims to keep seniors safe, create jobs, and generate economic activity. The credit will be worth 25% of up to $10,000 in expenses […]

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The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation – Helping Canadians Reduce their Basement Flood Risk

Intense rainfall events combined with aging municipal infrastructure, increased urbanization and a lack of flood protection measures at the household level have resulted in losses in billions of dollars for Canada’s insurance companies, governments, homeowners, landlords and tenants over the past decade. The Intact Centre has developed a variety of resources to help Canadians take […]

Posted in Home Maintenance, Home Renovation

Getting the Best Return on Investment

The results are in from the Royal LePage survey and it provides useful insights into the expected return on investment for various home renovation projects. Interested in learning more? Visit this link: Kitchen renovation has greatest potential to boost a property’s sale price

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2018 Design Trends

The app Houzz is one of our favourite places to search for what’s new and trending in homes. They have great articles and a myriad of photos – so the perfect place to go for inspiration. Of course, we also have a number of wonderful stagers with interior design backgrounds that we work with – […]

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Current Colour Trends – Gray vs. Beige?

We are often asked about paint colours when helping clients get their homes ready to sell. Current colour trends can be found online (here’s the link if you’re a Benjamin Moore fan like me – Benjamin Moore – 2016 Colour Trends). It is not always necessary to hop on the bandwagon though. While neutral walls […]

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