Articles About Owning and Maintaining a Home

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coffee table Home staging October 28 2016 | by Nathalie Champoux When visiting a home for sale, potential buyers only take a few minutes to make up their mind about the property. First impressions are very important, so hide your toothbrushes and macramé decorations! And to really add the perfect touch to charm visitors, you should turn to home staging. Here is how to make your house appealing to visitors. roof with autumn leaves Setting your home up for success to sell this spring October 26 2016 | by Nathalie Champoux Buy in fall, sell in spring! Have you heard that phrase recently? Spring marks the start of another busy selling season for homeowners. That in mind, we’ve put together a go-to guide of best practices on how to successfully sell your house for the best possible price this coming spring. From home staging to home cooking - we have all the tips and tricks of the trade to help you out. So you think you can hibernate till spring? Think again! How to effectively prepare your home before winter hits October 26 2016 | by Nathalie Champoux Autumn is upon us and time to take advantage of the final days of fall to prepare your home before another Canadian winter wades in. To make it easy as possible, prepare a detailed list (yes, a step-by-step go-to checklist!) so that you’ll be spending your time reading by the fireplace, rather than waiting by the phone for help. heating equipment Heating and air conditioning: taking care of your equipment September 28 2016 | by Nathalie Champoux Living in the cozy confines of your condo can make it easy to remember why you chose the ease of condo living. And regular maintenance of your heating and cooling equipment will ensure you continue to live the good life in the modern comforts of your condo. Inspecting your home’s roof: Where to start? September 14 2016 | by Nathalie Champoux Roofing professionals agree that annual maintenance on your roof will ensure that it doesn’t leak and prolong its lifespan. But what exactly has to be inspected? Do you need the services of a roofing professional? house and iphone The top 5 best gadgets for a smart home July 22 2016 | by Nathalie Champoux Controlling objects in your home with your smartphone is no longer science fiction—it’s a reality! In addition to helping you save money, these gadgets can enable you to save time and gain peace of mind when you’re not at home! Renovate to sell December 21 2015 | by Denis Doucet You're a bit of a handy person and would like the idea of doing it yourself? At first glance, this may seem like a good way to save some money. However, as you are not a professional, the time required to get the job done can be far longer than expected not to mention the risk of making mistakes.