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Home Renovation Tips!

July 27th, 2011
Check out these tips on renovations that have the highest return on investment!

Renovations with High ROI

December 9th, 2010

There are two main reasons why people choose to renovate their home: to improve their quality of living while they reside in the home and to increase the value of the property so that they can make more money when it comes time to sell. The ...

Bank of Canada Holds Key Rate at 1%

July 20th, 2011

Bank of Canada holds key rate at 1%

Signals rate hike may be on the horizon

The Bank of Canada held its trend-setting Bank Rate at 1.25 per cent on June 19th, 2011. This marks the seventh consecutive policy decision in which interest rates have been kept on hold.

The Bank has been warning for some time that interest rates will ultimately have to rise, but hinted more strongly i ...

How to Update your Hardwood Floors

July 19th, 2011
Check out these great tips from HGTV.ca!

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How to Update Your Hardwood Floors

By: Paula Margulis


Can’t decide whether a patch-up paint job or full-on replacement is called for? We’ve got you covered.

The Replacements: If you’re thinking about refinishing, check first to see how much wood you have to work with. You’ll need more than an 1/8-inch of wood above the tongue-and- ...

How to Paint Your Fireplace

July 13th, 2011
Check out these tips on how to paint your fireplace from HGTV Canada!

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How To Paint Your Fireplace

By: Paula Margulis


Thinking about updating your living room, maybe modernizing your fireplace? Painting your fireplace is definitely a high-impact way for homeowners to freshen up their living space, but DIYers beware: This is not your average paint job. Here are some thi ...

Canadian Home Sales Stable in May

July 12th, 2011
The Canadian Real Estate Association has released new stats for May 2011!

Canadian home sales stable in May

OTTAWA – June 15th, 2011 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national resale housing activity remained stable in May compared to April.

Highlights:
• Sales activity held steady from April to May, but posted the first ...

A Greener Kitchen Renovation

July 11th, 2011
Check out these great tips from HGTV Canada!

A Greener Kitchen Renovation

By: Marissa Ponikowski


When it comes to kitchen renovations, green is the new stainless steel! Start a green revolution in your own home by performing a kitchen overhaul that respects the earth and reduces airborne toxins, too.

Reduce and Reuse
One person’s trash really is another's treasure, so don't wa ...

Painting 101

July 7th, 2011
Check out these great painting tips from CMHC!!

Painting: Walls, Ceilings and Floors

Painting is not the chore it used to be. A professional look is now easier to achieve. Whatever your project, talk to the paint experts where you purchase your paint. They are a valuable resource.

If you are having a hard time visualizing the colour, inexpensive computer software programs can ...

Looking for...

July 6th, 2011
I have a number of clients looking for homes in the St. John's and surrounding areas...Do you have what we're looking for?

Single family home in the CBS, Paradise, Portugal Cove-St. Philips, or Torbay areas for under $350,000. Must have a "Country Feel" and prefer at least a half acre of land. No more than 12 years old and garage and ensuite are must-haves!

Large executive home in the ...

Reduced by $50,000!!!

July 5th, 2011
Great business opportunity in St. John's reduced by $50,000 and now only $449,900!!
Click here for more info and pictures.

Turn Your Bathroom Green

July 4th, 2011
Check out these great tips from HGTV on how to make your bathroom mroe eath-friendly!

Turn Your Bathroom Green

By: Denise Wild


Choosing to decorate with non-toxic paints and switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs are definitely steps to take in the green-living decor direction. But when it comes to your bathroom, the small space, minimal air circulation, and excessive heat ...

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