Posts Tagged“home”

When I decorated my home last year I had a chance encounter which changed my complete outlook on home renovation. I bumped into an old school friend Steve Silvers who gave me some education on how to decide on flooring in my home. After discussing flooring with him, I decided to completely alter my plans and in fact, begin with which flooring I would start with. Flooring follows throughout your home and has a profound impact on how the home looks on the whole. If you are redecorating your home, or at least planning to do so, here is how…

Some people rudely refer to New Brunswick as the armpit of Canada. This is not only unfair; it is also plainly untrue. Between the booming cities of Saint John’s, Fredericton and Moncton, the small province that lies between Quebec and Nova Scotia (more traditional destinations for tourists) has plenty to offer by way of industry, education and tourism. In particular, it has been interesting over the past few years to watch the real estate climate in Moncton shift from a buyer’s market to a more balanced market. Investors who were able to catch this trend early are likely patting themselves…

Taking pride in your home is something most homeowners do. This may be your largest investment, and you’ll want to do all you can to maintain the value of your home. Of course, there are numerous home improvement tasks you can complete that will allow you to enjoy various parts of your property more. It’s essential to take the appropriate amount of time and do some research to assist you in finding the best ones to meet your needs. Here are some ideas to improve the look of your property today. Creating an outdoor kitchen If you love being outside,…

The experience of raising young is a nurturing experience and some say the best experience that a person can have. As you grow as a family, you’ll want to turn your house into a home and here are five ways that you can do exactly that. Display your memories A person’s home should help tell the story of their lives. Display your favourite photographs of you and your partner, your children, other family and friends and adorn the walls with souvenirs from special trips of journeys home and abroad. Another great tip is to show off any and all of…

Buying a house is a confusing ordeal, filled with many processes that may seem arbitrary and time-consuming—this is especially true for first-time buyers. Among these many confusing pieces is the closing cost. Most buyers don’t quite know what to expect or how much they’ll have to pay. This article is going to go into detail about everything related to closing costs so you can better relay this information to your clients. What is the Closing Cost? Investing in a home isn’t as simple as paying the asking price and calling it a day. The closing costs are the fees for…

Ten years ago, the notion of trying to live off-grid evoked pictures of long-haired eco-warriors leading an anti-establishment nomadic lifestyle, or perhaps of suburban social misfits like Tom and Barbara from TV’s “The Good Life” attempting to farm pigs and make their own shoes to the consternation and bewilderment of their middle class neighbours. It was certainly not something that your average middle-class, middle-aged family would realistically consider as a way of life. Today, though, the world is a different place. Political instability is rife on a global scale and property prices are going through the roof as quickly as…

Your house is more than your home if you own. For the average American, a home is the biggest investment they’ll ever make. Unfortunately, the 2008 recession showed just how closely people’s wealth is tied to their home. Buyers have learned that value is something that should at the top of the wish list. But how do you know if a home is a good value? Working with a real estate agent is a good first step. They can use information on recent sales to determine if a home is priced well. There are also several home value indicators you…

Homes, like all properties, lose their shine with time and it is important to constantly make improvements to keep your home a comfortable and pleasant place to live in. We spend more time in our homes than almost anywhere else, and the condition of our living environment has a pronounced effect on the way we feel about life. However, many of us lead busy lives, which makes it easy to ignore maintenance tasks in our homes and it can be difficult to find the time to make the necessary improvements. To keep your home in tip-top shape, you need to…

Do you ever walk through the rooms in your house and feel like something is off? You can’t quite put your finger on it, but something just isn’t working. You rearrange the throw pillows on the couch, cut flowers from your garden and arrange them beautifully in a new vase on the coffee table. You stand back to look at your handiwork, and…nothing. No change. It’s not right, what else can it be? You’ve already rearranged the furniture three different times in the last few weeks and have played with the idea of repainting the walls. Then it hits you:…

Moving into a new home in a new neighborhood can be stressful. Humans don’t like the unknown. New environments put us a little on edge until we settle in. Fortunately for us modern day homo sapiens, we can now scope out a new neighborhood before making the migration. Researching neighborhoods can help decrease the stress of moving. If you have kids involve them in the process as well. They can stress out about a move even more than adults if it means leaving their friends and school behind. While you’re comparing neighborhoods look out for these six characteristics. Crime Statistics…