Another renovation project under our belt! And what a learning experience this was. One problem after another, solved without trouble by my hardworking hubby. Tim - Engineer/Contractor extraordinaire! This wasn't an easy fix, a few of the more interesting... [ more
If you purchase a home or rental property, the following items will impact your home insurance premiums. Uncover these points before you make the investment.
Factor them in to the purchase price and budget.
* Age of the property: The newer the better.
* Location: Some... [ more
Article C/O Larry Hoover and Huronia Insurance Group
Water damage is the primary cause of damage to homes in Canada - and growing.
A "flood" can be caused by:
Spring run-off, melting snow, an overflowing river, lake, stream or swimming pool. If this... [ more
Planning to go away for March
break with the family?
Here are ten important tips for protecting your
home against break-ins while you’re away.... [ more
A great way to add flare to your home is to introduce splashes of wallpaper...below are a few ways to do it. I've included pictures below to demonstrate these ideas. Go to styleathome.com for more decorating tips and ideas.
A closet backed with a bold printed... [ more
As Halloween Night quickly approaches it wouldn't hurt to review a few basic Safety Rules with your kiddies. I've attached a pamphlet from the Barrie Police Website that is very imformative and can be printed off and conveniently shared.
The Halloween pamphlet covers several topics... [ more
The time you are able to move your things into the new house depends on what time the deal “closes”. A closing is completed when money has changed hands and the property is registered in your name. After these two things have happened your lawyer can release the keys to you.... [ more
When you purchase real estate, it is crucial that you obtain a property with clear ownership or “good title.” Title insurance can assist in ensuring that the quality of the legal title that you are purchasing is unproblematic thereby giving you peace of mind.
Title insurance can... [ more
Friday Harbour - http://www.fridayharbour.com/ga#!the_boardwalk
North America's largest new resort community...located on the shores of Lake Simcoe at Big Bay Point. "Cottage Living - Re-Invented"…combining cottage charm with urban flair.
The resort has... [ more
I have attached a link with the top 10 ways to increase your homes value. If you're thinking of listing your home, or simply just want to know what renovations will provide you the best pay back, this is a great article brought to you by the National Bank. It is a very... [ more
Thought this clip may be inspiring to some. A 14 year old girl saved enough money from selling recycled items on craigslist, to purchase her first home. She now rents it out at a monthly profit of $700. A great example of how to get ahead in a fallen market. ... [ more
If you haven't already got plans for Family Day, below are a couple links with great ideas for Barrie and Innisfil residents. I also included a link to the Weather Network to help with your planning.
Barrie... [ more
Sorry it took so long to post these final pictures of our renovation.
We finished the house last May and sold it to a friend that came through the house the night before we planned to list it. We were very happy with how it worked out and pleased that the house went to a young... [ more
Week 5 has mostly been spent renovating the exterior. We installed an interlock driveway and front step, painted the garage door, window and front door, replaced all the exterior lights, raked the front and back yard and cleaned up ALL the garbage from around the property.
We... [ more
Week 3 & 4 have been busy ones! We completed the kitchen - doors, drawers and cabinet handles were installed and the counter tops arrived. I am extremely happy with the way it turned out!
Both bathrooms are done now. Finishing touches such as pictures, towels and shower... [ more
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