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Monday, April 22, 2024   /   by Janine Thomson

Ideas for Preparing your Home for Sale

Preparing your house for sale is crucial for making a positive impression on potential buyers and maximizing its appeal. Here are some of the best tips for getting your home ready to sell:
Declutter and Depersonalize: Start by decluttering your home to create a clean, spacious environment that allows buyers to envision themselves living there. Remove personal items such as family photos and memorabilia to help buyers visualize the space as their own.
Deep Clean: Give your home a thorough cleaning, paying attention to every room, including often overlooked areas like baseboards, light fixtures, and windows. A clean home conveys a sense of care and maintenance to potential buyers.
Enhance Curb Appeal: First impressions matter, so invest in enhancing your home's curb appeal. Mow the lawn, trim bushes, plant flowers, and make any necessary exterior repairs to create an inviting entrance for potential buyers.
Make Repairs and Updates: Address any minor repairs and maintenance ...

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Sunday, March 7, 2021   /   by Janine Thomson

13 Ways to Reduce Moisture in Your Home

Living on the West Coast and on Vancouver Island, where rain pours most frequently throughout the year, it becomes an important preventative endeavour to keep moisture at bay and away from the home. Often, simple measures can make a big difference and a regular schedule of home maintenance is far easier than waiting until something goes dreadfully wrong and costly. Otherwise, we all know that if moisture has been around for a while, it has the chance to mark its territory, leading to mold, and rot.
 
Here is a few tips and tricks to keeping moisture & humidity away:
 
Install rain gutters if you don’t already have them. This will direct water away from the foundation and can help prevent a cracked slab.

Clear leaves and tree debris from your rain gutters at least twice a year to avoid water backup that can rot wood gutters and rust those made of sheet metal. If gutter drainpipes are clogged, try to flush debris down them with a hose. ...

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