Den or Living Room — What’s the Difference?

When you’re scrolling through houses for sale on MLS, you’ve likely come across terms which are familiar, yet you really don’t know what they mean. Like, isn’t a den just a fancy word for office? Isn’t a family room exactly the same as a living room? And is there really a difference between any of … Continue reading Den or Living Room — What’s the Difference?

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Can You Buy a Home with Bad Credit?

So you want to become a homeowner — fabulous! But if you’ve made some less than stellar financial decisions or didn’t utilize your credit enough, you may now have a bad credit rating, something that can affect your chances of getting a mortgage. A bad credit rating plus a super hot Victoria real estate market … Continue reading Can You Buy a Home with Bad Credit?

Something Old or Something New — Which House Should I Buy?

No matter if you're new to the housing market or are looking for your next home, it can be difficult to figure out which type of house to buy. You may love the look of charming old houses but think it might be better to buy a brand-new modern house instead. Both types of houses … Continue reading Something Old or Something New — Which House Should I Buy?

How to Make the Most of a Tiny Bathroom

It doesn’t matter if it’s your main bathroom or a secondary one, having a tiny bathroom can feel awkward and cramped. Here are some fantastic tips on how to make it appear bigger than it actually is.   Mirrors Are Magical You may have heard this tip before, and that’s because it’s a good one! … Continue reading How to Make the Most of a Tiny Bathroom

How to Choose Between Urban & Suburban Living

You know all about Real Estate 101, and you’re excited to get into the housing market yourself. But do you think you'd be happier looking within an urban area or a suburban one? The housing market within Victoria differs greatly in both areas, and it's a personal decision as to which would suit you better. … Continue reading How to Choose Between Urban & Suburban Living

How to Reduce Heat Loss in your Home

In my last blog post, I shared some easy ways on how to prepare your home for the winter weather to save you from any potential damage — and costly home repairs. As we head deeper into fall here in Victoria, we're noticing how much cooler and damper the weather is. Before your hydro bills … Continue reading How to Reduce Heat Loss in your Home

How To Prepare Your Home For Winter Weather

Fall has arrived in Victoria – and while this brings beautiful fall foliage, pumpkin spice season and fun Halloween activities, it also brings rain and cooler temperatures. There are a few things you should do in and around your home now which will greatly help to protect it from weather damage and unnecessary home repairs. … Continue reading How To Prepare Your Home For Winter Weather

Freshen Up Your Home for Fall with These Money-Saving Decorating Tips

When spring arrives, you likely think of spring cleaning and freshening up your home for the upcoming seasons. But why not freshen up your home for fall, as well? After all, you’re more likely to be inside during the fall and winter seasons as well as entertaining guests during the holiday season.   I talked … Continue reading Freshen Up Your Home for Fall with These Money-Saving Decorating Tips

What Millennials Are Looking For When They’re Ready To Buy A Home

We all know many millennials have it harder than generations before did when it comes to getting into the housing market. We know how millennials can increase their odds of buying a house, but as a seller, do you know what they're looking for? This is a whole new generation, and their needs may look … Continue reading What Millennials Are Looking For When They’re Ready To Buy A Home

Renovations That Will Increase The Value Of Your Home

If you've been thinking about doing some home renovations, whether you're looking to sell or not, now's a great time to get started!   But where should you start? If you don’t already have a project in mind, there are some fantastic general home renovation areas and ideas which will increase the value of your … Continue reading Renovations That Will Increase The Value Of Your Home