By: Parveen Arora

What’s the “Lifestyle” Score for your Home?

Tags: Lifestyle of Home

In the business world, a phrase that’s often used is ROI or Return On Investment. It refers to the regular gain (or loss) you’re getting from a particular asset relative to its cost. When it comes to your home, the gain may be more than financial. It may include the benefit of the lifestyle it gives you. For example, a spacious backyard deck pays off in countless pleasant Saturdays wi...Read More

By: Parveen Arora

How to Fix Common Floor Cracks and Stains

Tags: floor cracks, stains

When you’re selling your home, you want it to look its best to buyers. Unfortunately, buyers are likely to notice any cracks or stains on your floor. Luckily, there are many do-it-yourself solutions to help make your floors look significantly better. Let’s start with stains. If you have carpeting, there are a number of spot cleaning products on the market. But before you try one of t...Read More

By: Parveen Arora

Dealing with Unsightly Flooring Issues when Selling

Tags: Flooring issue, Home Floor, Floor, Tiles, Real estate, selling, home, flooring

When you’re selling your home, you want it to look its best. You want buyers who view it to say, “Wow, I love this place!” However, what if you have a stubborn stain in the carpet, or a cracked floor tile? An unsightly issue like that can be distracting in your otherwise beautiful property. You have a few options. First, try to get the issue fixed. There are specialty cleaners o...Read More

By: Parveen Arora

Home Energy Saving Tips that Won't Leave You Shivering or Sweating

Tags: Home Energy Tips

If you want to reduce your home energy costs, the easiest way is to turn the thermostat up or down. In fact, you probably won't notice a difference of 2 degrees either way — and the savings can be substantial.   However, if you want to lower your bill even further each month, here are some additional tips that are relatively easy to implement.   Plug or fix the drafts. Even i...Read More

By: Parveen Arora

Need to Sell Quickly? Here's What to Do

Tags: Sell Home

There are many reasons why you might suddenly need to sell your home. It could be an unexpected work relocation, a change in family circumstances, or simply a desire to move.   Whatever the reason, selling quickly requires some fast action on your part. But that doesn't mean you need to get into panic mode. You can list and sell your property, quickly while still enjoying the process! &nb...Read More

By: Parveen Arora

Is the Psychology of Change Holding You Back?

Tags: Real estate

Why is making a big change in life often so difficult?   According to psychologists, maintaining the "status quo" is one of the most powerful motivations we have. If things are "okay", even making a change for the better can be difficult. Our brains resist.   You may have experienced this if you’ve thought about selling your current property and finding your nex...Read More

By: Parveen Arora

Your Mortgage Questions Answered

Tags: mortgage, investment, property, rela estate

As the longest spring in memory finally gives way to summer, it's nice to see people safely enjoy the sunny weather. I hope that you and yours are in good health. There continues to be uncertainty about the shifting mortgage market. Here are the most common questions: Should I break my fixed mortgage to get a lower rate? If you're only partway through your term, you'll need to pay a...Read More

By: Parveen Arora

Cleaning Tips for Instantly Improving Curb Appeal

Tags: Improve Curb Appeal

As you may know, curb appeal refers to how your property looks from the street, where potential buyers first see it. Your home’s curb appeal can have a big impact on the sale of your property. In fact, it's not uncommon for a buyer to drive by a listing, rather than stop, because they don't like what they see.   So, how can you improve your home's curb appeal quickly? One wa...Read More

By: Parveen Arora

Finding a New Home when You're Busy, Busy, Busy!

Tags: find new home, homes in brampton

Imagine you have a major project at work, you have to deal with home schooling and you still need to deal with groceries, laundry and dinner. Whoa! That's a busy life.   Can you still find and buy a new home with such a tight schedule? The good news is, you can. In fact, there's plenty you can do to save time.   Consider these tips: Get specific about the home you want to buy....Read More

By: Parveen Arora

Stay or Move? 5 Questions that Help you Decide

Tags: Stay or Move

It can be tough to make the decision to sell. In fact, for many homeowners, it's overwhelming. If you're considering making a move and struggling with the decision, here are five helpful questions to ask yourselves:       1. "What are our practical reasons for selling?"       This question refers to what you'll get by moving t...Read More