Looking to add mores space? How to partially finish your basement - on a budget!

By: Eddie Harnick

Looking to add mores space? How to partially finish your basement - on a budget!

Tags: homes, home owners, renovations

Transform your basement into a living area, laundry, bathroom or workspace you can use now — without a full renovation.   Now more than ever we are looking for more space in our homes it seems. Whether it's needed for extra storage, an additional living zone or a new spot to decorate. Often, valuable space can be found in the basement, but fully developing this square foot...Read More

Is 2021 the right year to purchase a new home?

By: Eddie Harnick

Is 2021 the right year to purchase a new home?

Tags: home buying, home selling, buyers, sellers, market updates

2021 is expected to be another whirlwind year for the Durham Region real estate market. With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout underway, there’s optimism that low interest rates and a reopened economy will add more fuel to an already hot market.  Today is a promising, yet uncertain time for home sellers and buyers. The opportunities to for low interest rates and rising home equity are clear,...Read More

How to Work from Home: Tips & Tricks to make it successful

By: Eddie Harnick

How to Work from Home: Tips & Tricks to make it successful

Tags: homeowners, work, home, home buyers, home sellers

Working from home is awesome ... right up until the cat throws up on your computer and your neighbor, who you can only assume is building a time machine, starts firing up all sorts of power tools and noisy machinery across the street. Mix in your kids needing help with distance learning and it can quickly become overwhelming and frustrating. For many modern professionals working from home every on...Read More

Things to do during Quarantine...

By: Eddie Harnick

Things to do during Quarantine...

Tags: Homeowners, Just Stay Home, Covid-19, Quarantine

These are unprecedented times…..as concerts are postponed, sporting events are canceled, schools are closed and tourist hot spots and non-essential stores are shut down, our government and senior healthcare officials have made it clear – we need to stay home during this time of global pandemic - we can all come together, by staying apart. That's right: It’s t...Read More

Spring Clean Guide: Top 9 Hangouts for Household Germs

By: Eddie Harnick

Spring Clean Guide: Top 9 Hangouts for Household Germs

Tags: Homeowner Tips, Spring Cleaning, Buyers, Sellers, Cleaning, Homes

Germaphobes Beware! Your home may look spotless, but there could be household germs lurking right now in places you might not expect to find them (and in a few where you do). The good news? Once you know where to look implementing a cleaning and/or disinfecting routine is easy. A little soap and water, and in certain cases a dose of disinfecting spray and wipes, and some common sense are us...Read More

Setting SMART goals

By: Eddie Harnick

Setting SMART goals

Tags: Goals, New Year, Goal Setting, Homeowners, Buyers, Sellers

Here we are 3 weeks into 2020 & like most people, you probably have dreams and aspirations for the year ahead. If you accomplish certain tasks and perform specific activities, you may fulfill these desires. But achieving your dreams is challenging, and developing confidence and a clear path to success can be difficult. How can we foresee the common pitfalls if we don’t know what they are...Read More

6 Tips to Cut Expenses

By: Eddie Harnick

6 Tips to Cut Expenses

Tags: Homeowners, Saving, Money Tips, Money, Expenses

The holidays are over, and its January so the bills are starting to roll in.  If you find yourself a littler extra stressed – you are not alone! Use these simple tips to cut some expenses and free up some cash to put towards debt or savings! Bundle your mobile, Internet, and cable With a new year, it might also be time for a new phone carrier. Shop around for a mobile plan that meets ...Read More

6 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Warmer & Cozier

By: Eddie Harnick

6 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Warmer & Cozier

Tags: Homeowner Tips, Winter, Buyers, Sellers, Homeowners

Whether you’ve just moved into your new place or you need some new easy tips on keeping all corners of your home snug and pleasant; here are 6 really easy ways to make sure your home is warm and cozy this winter season.   After a few weeks of up & down temperatures, a look at the coming forecast makes me realize that Thinsulate gloves and windshield ice scraping will be par for the ...Read More

The Ultimate Christmas Cookie Roundup

By: Eddie Harnick

The Ultimate Christmas Cookie Roundup

Tags: Holidays, Baking, Traditions, Buyers, Sellers, Homeowners, Family

Because calories from cookies don’t count during Christmas… Baking Christmas cookies is one of those home traditions that fills up a kitchen with fun, brings a feeling of nostalgia to the soul and leaves your tummy feel full of love.  Baking (and eating!) Christmas cookies with my girls is one of my favourite holiday traditions and we have shared lots of memories and laughs in&n...Read More

5 Ways to Meet People in Your Neighbourhood

By: Eddie Harnick

5 Ways to Meet People in Your Neighbourhood

Tags: Home Ownership, Community, Neighbours, Buying, Selling

Everyone needs a sense of community in order to feel truly at home in their neighbourhood. Aside from the social aspect, knowing your neighbours is just practical. It's nice to be able to call on someone nearby if you need help, whether it's moving a couch, borrowing a cup of sugar or keeping an eye on your home while your out of town. Reaching out to the people around you for su...Read More

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