February 2016

Don't Let Your Stuff Own You!

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 in Clutter

Garage full of junk

Really want to move but dreading it?

We often work with clients who find themselves outgrowing their home. Sometimes these are couples who have welcomed their first child into the world, and other times it’s the simple accumulation of “stuff” over time which has crowded their house.

While we're always glad to help homeowners make the “upgrade” to a b...

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Space Heater Safety

Posted on Feb 24, 2016

daschunds by space heater

The humble space heater gets a bad rap, but when used correctly it can actually represent a good option for taking the edge off the winter chill.

Here are some tips on how to safely use a space heater and when it’s a good choice:

Are you heating a whole house when the family is concentrated in the living room?
Turn down the central heat and use a mode...

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Tips for Organizing Your Home the Japanese Way

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 in Clutter



It is said that the average person spends 20 minutes a day or more looking for various belongings. Over the course of a lifetime (for example 70 years), that can add up to over 8,517 hours – almost an entire year spent searching!

You’ll have heard the maxim “A place for everything and everything in it’s place”. Well, the Japanese have taken that one...

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Six Money Topics That Couples Should Discuss

Posted on Feb 24, 2016

Couple in Love

Being in love is amazing! It's what life is all about. Unfortunately, many couples do not talk about money until it becomes an issue in their relationship. Ask these questions of each other to get to the root of any potential problems before they arise.

1. Who are you?
It’s “true confessions” time. Talk about how you each behave with money, what worr...

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What Your Strata Insures

Posted on Feb 24, 2016

Condo Insurance

The strata corporation policy insures the buildings and common property outside your unit. It also insures permanently affixed items inside your unit such as kitchen cabinets, light fixtures, permanent floor coverings, stoves, intercom, built-in dishwashers and other similar items that were permanently installed at the time the building was constru...

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Listing Photo Disasters

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 in Selling

When you’re thinking about hiring an agent to help you market and sell your home, it’s probably a good idea to ask to see listing photos of homes they’ve represented in the past. A true real estate professional will go the extra mile to make sure there are plenty of high-quality, detailed photos to help market your home online.

At the minimum, the p...

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