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Money is tight – isn’t it always. Perhaps compounded by the affects of COVID, getting access to funds can be a convoluted process. We reached out to Harcharan Upal, Mortgage Broker with Sherwood Mortgage Group, for his insight on a product making trends in the lending space; the Reverse Mortgage. “As of late, the term ‘Reverse Mortgage’Continue reading “Reverse mortgage—what is it and who is it for?”
When I was a kid I used to spend long days in the pool. I was a ‘water baby’ no doubt about it. As an adult I reminisce back to those long summer days and when the weather heats up, I’m tempting to take the plunge and have one built. Pools and property values It’sContinue reading “Choosing the Right Pool for Your Space and Lifestyle”
Bronte Harbour, Oakville, Ontario’s village-by-the lake, is a daily destination for dog walkers, runners, boaters and window shoppers alike. Commuters will love the proximity to the Bronte GO station and VIA Rail line, making downtown Toronto a 50-minute traffic-free breeze. Founded in 1834, the small fishing village was established where Twelve Mile Creek feeds into LakeContinue reading “Oakville’s Bronte Harbour: The Village by the Lake”
Older homes have those unique features that you just can’t replicate: soaring ceilings, gorgeous trim and solid construction are just a few reasons people fall in love with these charming properties. When buying an older home you may feel compelled to gut everything to get a fresh start. I get it. I felt the sameContinue reading “5 Things You Should Keep When Renovating an Older Home”
Already a trend, homesteading is all about sustainability and self-sufficiency. I couldn’t think of a more appropriate time than now to consider some of the practices. With the pandemic having made its mark, it may be useful for many of us to turn to new ideas on sourcing and providing for ourselves. Whether you’re easingContinue reading “How to Start Homesteading”
When we completed our first renovation we only had one little. We also had the luxury of organizing it so that we could continue to rent while not living in the chaos that was. This time will be very different. We now have a 2 littles both under the age of 5. So how doContinue reading “How to Survive a Home Renovation With Kids”
I wish I had thought of this when we recently replaced our front and rear door. When it comes time to replacing our garage access door I will not forget. Our new bathroom will require a rustic mirror. Upcycled doors can be repurposed in dozens of creative ways, adding a vintage-chic feel to any room.Continue reading “5 Ways to Upcycle Old Doors”
I went a little crazy with gallery walls a few years back; first when I was married, and subsequently thereafter with each addition to the family. I’ve toned it down but still attest that a gallery wall is an excellent way to create a unique focal point, share memories and declutter. Choose Your Wall GalleryContinue reading “How to Hang a Gallery Wall”
Many homeowners recognize the value of additional living space in their homes. Perhaps you’re expecting a new addition to the family, or are planning to move in a parent under the same roof. No matter the reason, it can be a big undertaking, one that requires a good team. When it comes to creating moreContinue reading “The Complexities of Attic Conversions”
Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. This is my opportunity to tell you a bit about myself. I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother to two young crazy boys and REALTOR®. I like the lighter side of life and have always rallied for the underdog. I’m a supporter and nurturer andContinue reading “It Begins”
I was flat out terrified when I started. I was on maternity leave, at home with my second son enrolling with CREA in order to obtain my licence. He was just born. As a family we were exhausted. Not unlike other families, the toll of a newborn and the changing family dynamic made us cranky,Continue reading “And then came CRET.”
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