6 Responsibilities to Prepare for as a New Homeowner
Buying your first home is a very exciting process. You finally get to express your interior design style without any restrictions from a landlord. You can finally get that pet you always wanted. Or anything else you wish for. However, owning a home ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on July 13, 2022 in Home Tips
How to Create Curb Appeal in the Winter
We're in the middle of another Canadian winter! While some are excited, this is not an ideal time for home sellers. Without blooming flowers, lush green lawns, and full trees, it's hard to make the exterior of your house appealing. Since this is ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on February 4, 2022 in Home Tips
6 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient This Winter
With summer singing its swan song and autumn preparing to be tagged into the ring, we cannot deny the cold truth that chillier times are a-coming. Autumn has a romantic charm to it, and winter can turn the outside into a beautiful wonderland. ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on September 21, 2021 in Home Tips
8 Tips For Relieving Doggy Boredom at Home
Tired of coming home to find shoes chewed, garbage upended, furniture destroyed, and your unmentionables scattered throughout the house? Admittedly, it can be frustrating when your dog regularly leaves a trail of destruction in their wake; however, ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on September 17, 2020 in Home Tips
9 DIY Life Hacks Every Homeowner Should Know
Our top tips, tricks and how-tos for tackling everyday tasks around your home.
1. Unclog a Sink (in three parts)
Part 1: Use a Plunger
Not just for toilets! After filling the clogged sink with water, use a plunger to help dislodge ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on September 3, 2020 in Home Tips
7 Great Things to Do With a Finished Basement
Finished basements don’t just deliver a healthy return on your investment come sale time – they’re also proven to boost your overall enjoyment of your home. Even better, your basement-finishing options are endless. From income ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on August 27, 2020 in Home Tips
6 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Home Workspace
If you, like so many other Canadians, have now found yourself working from home, having a functional space in which to operate has become more important than ever. Even if you don’t have a dedicated office (room) per se, it’s essential ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on August 6, 2020 in Home Tips
10 Simple Home Garden Hacks Everyone Should Know
How does your garden grow? Much better now with the help of these ten easy and affordable home garden hacks!
1. Simple Seedling Starter
Get your seeds off to a great start with the help of a few paper towel and toilet paper tubes. Simply fill the ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on June 4, 2020 in Home Tips
Tenant Insurance: Your Questions Answered
Learn more about tenant (renter’s) insurance, what it covers and how much it costs while gaining insight into Edmonton’s top tenant insurance providers.
What is Tenant Insurance?
Just because you don’t own your own ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on May 14, 2020 in Home Tips
5 Smart Home Devices That Will Help You Save Money
Smart home devices don’t just improve safety, comfort and convenience, they can also save you a ton of money. Reduce your utility bills with the help of these ultra-effective smart home products.
1. Programmable Thermostats
With heating and ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on January 16, 2020 in Home Tips
Your Essential Home Maintenance Checklist For Winter
Inside and out, these master maintenance tips will have your home winter-ready in no time!
1. Check Your Gutters
Clogged gutters lead to ice damming, which can cause severe damage to your roof. Prevent potential problems by making sure your gutters ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on November 21, 2019 in Home Tips
Home Staging For Beginners: 5 Essential Tips
Attract buyers and sell your home faster with the help of these home staging tips for beginners!
1. Clean Like You’ve Never Cleaned Before
Nothing repels buyers faster than a dirty home. For this reason, a thorough deep cleaning is an ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on November 14, 2019 in Home Tips
8 1/2 Essential Lawn Care Tips for the Fall
Another Edmonton summer may have come and gone but your quest for lush, healthy green grass has just begun! Set yourself up for an envy-worthy lawn next year with the help of these handy fall maintenance tips.
1. Mow a Little Shorter
Just as ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on September 26, 2019 in Home Tips
6 Tips for a Pet-Friendly Home
These top tips won’t just improve your pet’s overall health and happiness, they’ll also help you keep your home, clean, tidy and manageable.
1. Stain-Resistant Upholstery
Some materials repel stains, smells and bacteria better ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on August 8, 2019 in Home Tips
Home Buying and Selling: Your Questions Answered! (Part 2)
Can I Buy and Sell at the Same Time?
Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut answer to this question as it all depends on your unique situation. If you can afford to carry two mortgages, buying your new home before selling your ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on June 13, 2019 in Home Tips
Don't Try This at Home: 6 Repairs You Should Never Do Yourself
With Google at your disposal, you can look up, research and learn how to do just about any home repair or renovation project. But just because you can, doesn’t mean you should! While we certainly don’t doubt your awesome handy-man or ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on May 30, 2019 in Home Tips
Spring Landscaping Tips for Edmonton Home Owners
Finally, the snow is gone (knock on wood) and with Edmonton’s mighty thaw comes the overwhelming urge to get outside and spruce up your garden for the warmer temperatures ahead. While most Edmontonians are accustomed to a little ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on May 2, 2019 in Home Tips
The Best Home Decor Tips for People Who Can’t Decor
We’ve all been there. You visit a friend or family member’s immaculately decorated home and BOOM, despite all your efforts, you can’t help feeling you’ll never have what it takes to make YOUR home look anywhere near as ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on March 12, 2019 in Home Tips
Home Buying and Selling: Your Questions Answered! (Part 1)
Do I Really Need a Real-Estate Agent?
While you don’t necessarily need to hire a real estate agent, having one in your corner is certainly recommended if you’re not an experienced buyer or seller. Not only will a good Edmonton real ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on February 28, 2019 in Home Tips