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5 Home Staging Ideas That Work Wonders During Winter

Posted on Dec 14, 2018 in Home Advice


Despite what you've heard, winter can actually work to a home seller's advantage. With fewer homes on the market, it's easier to stand out with some home staging—i.e., a few little tweaks to presentation that make your place shine like that crown jewel you know it can be.
Don't skimp on curb appeal
Turn up the heat
Fire up the fireplace
Add seasonal sc...

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5 reasons to house-hunt this winter

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 in Home Advice


Move over, summer real estate market: An increasing number of Canadians, including first-time homebuyers, are turning to winter house hunting. Here are five reasons why the off-season may be the most magical time of the year…to buy your first home!
 
1. There’s less competition
2. Sellers are motivated
3. You’ll get VIP treatment from your REALTOR®
4. Al...

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10 Budget-Friendly Holiday Decorating Ideas For A Luxurious Look

Posted on Dec 10, 2018 in Holiday


It’s easy to get carried away during the festive season, but you can rein in spending without feeling like your home is missing out. Here are some budget-friendly holiday decorating ideas to help make it look like you pulled out all the stops.
1. Custom Crackers
2. Gold Flatware
3. Velvet & Grosgrain Ribbon
4. Cloches
5. Faux Fur
6. Decorative Bowls
7. Pa...

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12 Delightful Ways to Make Your House Brighter in Winter

Posted on Dec 03, 2018 in Home Design Ideas


Here’s how to make your house lighter, brighter, and cheerier with more natural light indoors.

#1 Take the Screens Off Your Windows
#2 Hang Outdoor String Lights Indoors
#3 Steal a Little Swedish Chic
#4 Change Your Bulbs
#5 Hang Mirrors
#6 Replace Heavy Curtains With Blinds or Roman Shades
#7 Trim Branches and Bushes That Block Light
#8 Clean Your Windows...

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8 Tips for Staging Your Home this Winter

Posted on Nov 28, 2018 in Home Advice


Selling your home in the winter means paying careful attention to staging techniques. Why not take advantage of the drop in temperature (and perhaps a sheet of fresh snow) to help make your home feel warm and inviting? Be sure to notch up your furnace a few degrees and get the fireplace roaring to woo potential buyers.
1. Put your best foot forward
2...

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These 15 Things Will Brighten Up Your Space

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Home Advice


The days are getting shorter and when sunlight is at a premium, it’s no surprise we want to maximize the brightness in our homes. If your space is starved for some essential vitamin D, try these tips that will make your rooms lighter and brighter.
1. Metallics
2. White Furnishings
3. Reflective Floors
4. Low-Slung Furniture
5. Mirrored Furniture
6. White...

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