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Move with less stress. Follow our simple tips for efficient movingAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, over 15 million people will move each year in the United States. That is a lot of people experiencing a great deal of stress. In fact, it amounts to over 40 million people organizing, packing, pleading with friends and finding new living space every 52 weeks. People move for lots of reasons, buying or selling a home, a job transfer or retirement. While moving may never be “easy”, here are some tips to make moving more simple.

Plan Ahead

Many people create self-inflicted stress when moving simply because they didn't give themselves enough time and plan ahead. They can underestimate the time it takes to pack every item they own into boxes or secure enough vehicles to facilitate the move. As soon as you've

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How to Buy a New Construction Home in CanadaNew construction properties are appealing to Canadian home buyers because it gives them an opportunity to enjoy a completely fresh start with a customized home. New construction homes are in high demand, but it's imperative that buyers work with an experienced real estate agent who can help them navigate through the process - especially new home buyers.

Here's what home buyers need to know about buy a new construction home in Canada:

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Research All Builders Being Considered

Not all home builders are created equal, and home buyers who are interested in building a new construction home should do

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Home Painting Advice for BeginnersHomeowners who are preparing to list their property on the market may need to paint the house with a fresh array of neutral tones to appeal to buyers and make the home more marketable. Home buyers who have recently purchased a new house may want to paint the walls in order to make the space their own, and add their own touch of color to the property.

No matter the reason for painting, homeowners and home buyers know that it can be expensive to hire someone to do the job. Sometimes, a homeowner may choose to let a professional do the painting as opposed to a DIY job. However, these tips will help beginners paint their entire home on their own—and no one will know that it wasn't painted by a professional.

Prepare the Walls Before Painting

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How to Buy a HomeBuying a home can be both an exciting and confusing time. For those potential home buyers that are unfamiliar with the home buying process, they may make any number of mistakes along the way. And while some mistakes are opportunities to learn a lesson, others can land buyers in a legal nightmare. To avoid the major pitfalls that come with buying a home, keep the following key stages in mind before getting started.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Assessing Your Worth

Before contacting a real estate agent or picking out their favorite neighborhoods, buyers have to learn how much they can afford to spend on a home. It's not solely a

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Understanding How Home Mortgages WorkThe right mortgage for a Canadian homebuyer depends on their budget, future plans, and extenuating circumstances. While some people may choose their mortgage by picking the loan with the lowest interest rates, doing so may not be the best decision in the long run. Before visiting a lender, it helps if a buyer understands the logic behind mortgages and their available options.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Down Payments

The ideal goal behind a down payment was for homeowners to put down at least 20% of the purchase price in cash. Even as home inflation continues to rise in many parts of the country, the standards remain the same for

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3 Home Staging Tips You Need To SeeWhen selling a home, agents and advice articles alike will tell homeowners that they should be spending time staging their home before allowing anyone to come for a showing, but what exactly does it mean to stage a home? Staging is a form of decorating with the goal of making a home appealing to the widest number of people possible in order to help it sell faster. With that in mind, it can be difficult for many homeowners to know where to start staging there home, so here are three tips anyone can use.

1. Remove Clutter From the Home

Staging doesn’t have to be just home décor and landscaping. Just making sure a home is neat and tidy can help to stage a home for visitors, so homeowners should take their time when cleaning to really make sure

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How to Sell a Home with PetsPets hold a special place in the heart of their owners and also a special spot within their home. However, when it comes time to sell the home, a family with pets may have to make adjustments in order to stage their house for the market. Some home buyers may see pets as a detraction from the property, and this could have an impact on the sale price.

Even if homeowners have sold many homes in the past, or this is the first time a home seller has sold their own home, there are some tips and ideas for selling a home with pets.

Cats or Dogs: Staging the Home

Dogs and cats are some of the most common house pets, which means that many home buyers have come to expect the presence of these types of animals in the home. Prior to listing the home,

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How to Eliminate mould from Your HomeMould is caused by excess moisture in the atmosphere colliding with the air around it. Not only is it potentially destructive for the home, it can also be harmful to the people who live in it. There are a variety of kinds of mould, which makes remediation different for each species. Unlike mildew, it can't easily be vanquished with standard surface cleaners. Learn more about the steps a homeowner can take if they're looking to eliminate the infestation and protect their Glenora home from a future occurrence.

Isolate the mould

Mould pollutes the air and can make people ill if they're exposed to it for too long. Even if everyone in the home feels fine, they should be kept away from the infestation to protect their lungs. If the mould is causing

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Think About Layers of Lighting to Create Attractive Room SchemesEvery home needs general illumination for indoor rooms as well as outdoor rooms. General lighting, specific task lighting, and planning for all contingencies when building or remodeling can be difficult. There are basic principles, however, for private and public spaces that will help guide those decisions.

5 Points to Consider:

  • Is the room primarily for daytime activities or evening enjoyment?
  • Is it an active space or one designed for rest, relaxation and privacy?
  • Is the room designed for adults or children?
  • Does the space support multiple uses, or is it meant for specific function?
  • What is the room's orientation? Is there a lot of natural light?

The best lighting solutions for all rooms should include a layered

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3 Hidden Home Dangers and How to Eradicate ThemHidden problems can present a number of risk factors to families, and they can quietly lurk in the most unexpected places around the home. Here are 3 common home dangers to be on the lookout for and ways to solve any issues encountered during such inspections.

Musty Mould and Mildew

Moisture-prone spaces with poor ventilation like bathrooms and basements create ideal havens for issues like mildew and mould. While mildew is unsightly and smelly, it's not nearly as dangerous to one's health as the presence of mould can be. Mould is known to cause chronic respiratory diseases, lung infections, eye irritation, sinus congestion and exacerbate allergies in humans and animals.

If mould is detected, eradication and removal is necessary

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