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Finding a Reliable Contractor

Finding a Reliable Contractor

A recent conversation with our friends Matt and John King from Kingsgate Construction inspired us to speak out about various ways you can reduce your risk when hiring a contractor.  There are SO MANY horror stories of people being drained of their life savings by contractors who never show up, don’t finish their work or do

Bidding War Basics | How to Win a Bidding War When Buying a House

Bidding War Basics | How to Win a Bidding War When Buying a House

Even in slow markets, if you’re looking at a very desirable home, multiple offers are a possibility.  Never let the idea of competing against other buyers scare you off from taking a shot at it.  Just because there is more than one offer doesn’t mean the house will sell for more, or much more, than

Top Ten Most Neglected Home Maintenance Items

Top Ten Most Neglected Home Maintenance Items

Based on our team’s experience buying and selling houses, we have compiled our list of the TOP 10 most neglected home maintenance items that you need to check off of your list: Smoke and CO Detectors We’ve been in a lot of 30-year-old houses with 30-year-old smoke detectors … insert hand slap here!  Smoke and

Using Home Automation to Sell Your House

Using Home Automation to Sell Your House

If you ask one-hundred people where to invest money in a house to get the best ROI, ninety-nine of them will say “Kitchens and Bathrooms.”  And they’re right, for the most part. However, with increased popularity in home automation, these gadgets are now among the top things on our personal list of how to increase

Ten Times Your Investment

Ten Times Your Investment

Did you know that it DOESN’T take tens of thousands of dollars to freshen up your home? Well, it’s a true story and it brings us to our review of episode 48 of #KTQuickTips! When you’re considering freshening up your home (whether for yourself or for sale) it’s always good to know which items will

How to Pick The Perfect Paint Colour

How to Pick The Perfect Paint Colour

It’s simple, hire a professional! You’re reading this because you, like 90% of the population, can’t decide which of the 1000 shades of white or 1,000,000 other colours look best with your brown floors and off-white kitchen cabinets, let alone the couch and accessories. Selecting the right paint colour is an art form; one best

June’s Monthly Home Checklist

June’s Monthly Home Checklist

It’s June and we’ve got warm weather, sunlight and what we’ve all been waiting for .. SUMMER! Summer is a time we all like to enjoy and to make sure you can appreciate all that it has to offer, here are some tips to get you on your way. WINDOWS Let the sun shine through

Envy of Your Neighbours

Envy of Your Neighbours

First impressions are everything! The clocks have moved forward, the snow has melting, and the sun is shining – Today we’re reviewing episode 8 of #KTQuickTips to provide you with helpful real estate tips to get a jump start on your spring gardening to make sure that your lawn is the envy of your neighbours.

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