Finding ice buildup on the inside of your home’s windows during the frigid winter months is probably a little unnerving. Whether you have an old or new home, this is a tell-tale sign that you’re spending more on your energy bills than you should.
Now, before you lose sleep worrying or try to get a second job to pay for your high heating bills, you should consider yourself lucky. Even though it may seem contradictory to consider ice on your windows even remotely lucky, you now know that your home has a problem, and you can take steps to correct it. Continue reading
Whether this will be your first winter in your home or your 30th, it’s important to take care of some essential home maintenance projects before the weather turns. Don’t get caught off guard in the middle of a snow storm with a leaky roof or a cold house, act now to ensure your family will be safe and comfortable all winter long.
It’s time to “batten down the hatches,” so gather your team of helpers and get started. Continue reading
If you’re a homeowner in Canada, the winter season may feel endless. While you’re probably anxious for temperatures to warm up, the snow to melt, and to get started on your spring cleanup, you can still get a few things accomplished before the season starts to change. Continue reading
Who doesn’t want to save money?
With so many Home and Garden shows and YouTube videos giving step-by-step instructions on how you can do home improvement projects yourself and potentially save thousands of dollars, who wouldn’t want to give it a try?
Unfortunately, every situation is different and everyone’s capabilities are unique. While some projects can proceed seamlessly, others can snowball into bigger and bigger problems that end up costing you more to repair than the original job would have cost in the first place. Continue reading
Winter in Winnipeg seems to be the time when homeowners start to worry about the condition of their windows.
If you’ve noticed some signs that your windows are not performing at peak efficiency—rotting frames, broken glass seals, cold air leaking in—it’s definitely time to consider an upgrade.
There are many common misconceptions about replacing windows, so before you start searching for a window replacement contractor, review this comprehensive outline to learn Continue reading
Let’s face it: the process of selling your home can be a massive undertaking. The list of things to consider before, during, and after the sale of your home can be lengthy and overwhelming to say the least. After proceeding with repairs and/or renovations of your home, a thorough cleaning and decluttering, packing, and preparing for public viewings, you’re really only part way there. You still have to find your next home, arrange financing, and plan the actual move. All the while, you’re faced with the challenges of living in your staged home. You have a lot on your plate, but the right REALTOR® can make the process much easier, and much more enjoyable.
A REALTOR® is an experienced negotiator, whose interest is in saving you time and money in the sale of your largest asset. They know your options, your rights, and are continuously updating their knowledge by taking courses and workshops relevant to the current trends in real estate.
Read more in our related article about the advantages of using a REALTOR®, over selling your home yourself. If you are considering selling a home in Winnipeg, contact us today and we would love to make your selling process a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
You’ve downsized, cleaned, and de-cluttered. You’ve re-arranged furniture and replaced your 1980s plaid couch with a chic, modern sectional. With the family pictures removed and much of the “you” stripped from the rest of your home, you ultimately now find yourself living in a museum. Wonderful. While this may not be ideal or easy, there are ways to develop a routine in keeping your home looking great, without feeling like you can never move or touch anything. Much like the revitalized feeling you have after the “extra thorough” clean you’ve done for your Friday night dinner guests over the years, it’s important that this round of cleaning stays top-notch, and that the clutter of day-to-day life does not slip back into your on-call, show home. Here are a few tips that can help make that process easier:
The prospect of moving can feel overwhelming because there are so many things to do. A checklist can help you keep track of moving tasks and give you peace of mind. You can download our checklist as a PDF to print out and use during your own move.
Have you seen the television show where the host – an experienced contractor – comes to a home to fix a bad renovation? Episodes typically feature leaking bathroom showers, fallen decks, creaky flooring, and other examples of shoddy workmanship. For the homeowners, it’s a nightmare. That’s why it’s so important to select a reputable renovator – one who has the experience and track record to do the job right.