Since homeownership is ranked at the same caliber as a graduation, marriage or the birth of a child in terms of life-changing events, it's no surprise that for some, taking the jump into have a home to call their own can be an intimidating process. When all is said and done though, homeownership provides a number of benefits that not only enhance quality of life, but also improve financial stability.
Buying a house is more than a financial transaction: It’s a life-changing event that involves interacting with neighbours and becoming part of a community.
It makes sense to learn everything you can about a neighbourhood before you sign any deals.
There are thousands of home-staging consultants in business for good reason: staged homes sell faster. Why? Successful home staging enables a buyer to see themselves in your home, and not how you’re currently occupying it. Professional staging consultants accomplish this by following some simple guidelines.
Whether you are buying your first home or have been a home owner for years, when you are looking at purchasing a property, finding the best mortgage solution for your specific situation can be an intimidating experience.
The following is an article regarding the f C's of Credit by Kelly Hudson of Dominion Lending.
One of the most important decisions you make when selling your home is setting the listing price. That can be tricky. After all, if you price your property too low, you leave money on the table — perhaps thousands of dollars. On the other hand, if you price your home too high, many buyers won’t even bother to see it, believing it is too expensive.
Winter is not typically the most popular time of the year to sell and it may be hard to ready your home for an open house, but these tips can help buyers see past the cold & snow and dream big.
A fresh snowfall can be a picturesque advantage, provided walkways are cleared and a cozy interior awaits prospective buyers.
Have you made your plans for New Year's Eve yet? Do they include eating grapes, hanging onions on your door or throwing dishes at family and friends homes?
Around the world, cultures welcome the change of the calendar with unique New Year’s traditions. Here are some of our favourite New Year’s traditions around the world.
From expecting Santa to fill our footwear with gifts to eating cake that looks like tree bark, the holidays are filled with traditions—some of which are downright odd, when you stop and think about them. Where did they come from? Wonder no more. Here are the origins of 12 Christmas traditions.
‘Tis the season for holiday cheer, which means it's the perfect time to get into the spirit by crafting some cute and creative DIY decorations. Kids love the holidays and creating crafts is a great way to make some beautiful memories as a family. Check out some fun and festive ideas you can do easily at home–just add treats (and giggles!).
If a fake Christmas tree just doesn't cut it anymore and you're looking to make a family tradition in the great outdoors, look no further. The lifespan of a well-watered cut pine is about a month, so now is the time to get outdoors and find the perfect tree for your home this holiday season. Luckily, Guelph is surrounded by tree farms that offer cut-your-own options to make this festive outing a memorable experience for the entire family.
During the fall and winter months Real Estate cools down along with the weather. While many people are hibernating and waiting for the flurry of spring to arrive you could be adding impressive value to your home or saving a bundle by scooping up a great deal!
So you’ve found a house you love. Great backyard, gleaming hardwood, and the kitchen of your dreams. But what about the furnace? The wiring? Leaks in the basement? Before you buy, have the home inspected; no matter how experienced you are as a homeowner, it’s the best way to make sure you really know what you’re getting into.
The holiday season is in full swing and what better way to get in the spirit then to go out and enjoy your local holiday parades. There are lots to choose from around Wellington County. Be sure to check out one or two or ALL of them!!! Read more to find dates and times for 5 local area parades.
The red poppy, a native plant along much of the Western Front during the First World War, has become a powerful symbol of remembrance. It is the principal emblem of the Royal Canadian Legion, which distributes several million each year to be worn by Canadians on Remembrance Day.
During the Halloween season it is important to keep your child's safety in mind when planning costumes, decorations, treats and activities. Make sure that Halloween is a safe and happy experience for the whole family by preparing ahead of time.
Autumn is the perfect time to lay the groundwork for a gorgeous spring garden. Experts say this time of year is critical for how your yard will look year-round.
Have you ever driven up to a restaurant and your first impression was disappointing? Perhaps the windows looked dark and gloomy, the façade was worn and unattractive or for some other reason it just didn't look like a tempting place to eat.
Many homeowners think there’s not much they can do about telephone, heating, water and other utility expenses. Sure, you may grumble about a high heating bill one month, but what can you do about it?
When you’re selling your home, first impressions are everything. A prospective buyer will decide in a single glance if they want to consider purchasing your home, or even step inside and take a look. How does your home look at first glance? Stand on the sidewalk in front of your home and take a good long look. Do you like what you see? Will anyone else?