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The Psychology of Choosing House Paint

Posted by HEATHER SOPOVSKI on May 04, 2020 in  DIY and Renovations
The Psychology of Choosing House Paint   Whether you're painting your home to prepare it for sale, or simply to make it more attractive for your own enjoyment, choosing the right colour is important. A colour isn't just a matter of taste, it's also, to a large extent, about the emotions it elicits.   If you're painting your foyer, for example, you may want it to seem bright and welcoming. So, light orange tones might be appropriate as that colour is often interpreted as friendly.   In your living roo... read more

Is it Time to Re-Shingle Your Roof?

Posted by HEATHER SOPOVSKI on April 01, 2020 in  uncategorized
No matter what you think of snakes, you must agree that they have a unique way of dealing with worn-out skin. When the time comes, they simply shed it — like an old jacket — revealing a fresh new skin underneath.   Your home's roof doesn't have that advantage! So, when the shingles wear out or become damaged, you need to have them replaced.   Unfortunately, it's not always easy to determine whether your shingles need replacement right away, or whether you can hold off for another year. Assumi... read more

Dealing with Stress when Selling Your Home

Posted by HEATHER SOPOVSKI on March 11, 2020 in  Selling Your Home
Let's face it. Planning events, even exciting ones like an overseas vacation, can be stressful. So, it's not surprising that some homeowners — even those thrilled about moving — can slip into "worry mode" when putting their property up for sale.   Unfortunately, this anxiety can make the process of selling an unpleasant experience. Who wants that? So here are some things you can do to reduce selling stress and enjoy the adventure.   Understand the selling process. The more you know about the ... read more

6 Affordable Ways to Boost your Home's Curb Appeal

Posted by HEATHER SOPOVSKI on January 06, 2020 in  Selling Your Home
6 Affordable Ways to Boost your Home's Curb Appeal When buyers come to see your home, the first thing they notice is how your property looks from the curb. That first impression is powerful and lingering. If buyers don't like what they see, it can influence how they judge the rest of your property, regardless of how great it looks on the inside. You definitely want to do whatever you can to boost curb appeal. Here are six affordable ideas to consider: 1. Driveway sealing. This makes the pavement look darker and les... read more

What to Fix Up in your Home before You Sell

Posted by HEATHER SOPOVSKI on December 04, 2019 in  DIY and Renovations
If you have a home that is overdue for a renovation, you might be worried that it will be difficult to sell as a "fixer-upper". In fact, you might delay listing your property for that reason. The good news is, you don’t need to fix up everything in your home to prepare it for sale. You can be selective and choose only those projects that are most likely to help your home show well and sell quickly.   Here are some projects to consider: ·   Repairs. Few things stand out more during a view... read more