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~ formerly known as Feel at Home (2005 - 2011)
Some excellent information contained in this link to a Toronto Star article on the choices available for mortgages.  Thanks to Sara Kareer for including it in her blog for those of us that may have missed it.   After finding the home of your dreams, the next decision you are likely to face is dec...
Words of wisdom from Canada's favorite handyman, Bryan Baeumler.  This article, special to the Toronto Star, deals with the issue of renovations in older homes and how best to handle the job of removing a wall to open up a space without compromising the structure.  I had the pleasure of meeting B...
Thanks to Julea Joseph, one of my counterparts in the U.S., for this informative piece on the correct sizing of area rugs.  Please let's all eliminate those tiny rugs that serve no purpose !   Photo: MLS Help! I'm having Rug Rage!  Time and time again I see ill-sized rugs being used in Home Sta...
Taming the clutter in a multi-purpose room use an armoire to house the computer & electronic components use a small table instead of traditional desk use a dining or parsons chair instead of a utilitarian office chair spray paint metal filing cabinets to blend in utilize vertical space with shelv...
Excellent client information here from one of my first and most successful graduates.  I also really love that she keeps in touch with me to let me know how life and business is on the East Coast. Thank you for sharing your personal expertise, Nicola.                                    Buyer Turn...
There is some great information included here - all of the very basic things you MUST do when preparing to sell your home.  Thank you to Leticia for the original blog entry.If you've been doing any research about home selling - and if you haven't, then you certainly should be - you've probably ru...
I recently posted a blog entry on a room redesign - see http://activerain.com/blogsview/2191321/a-room-make-over-for-spring- - and then suggested the client update the shiny lacquered brass trim on the fireplace screen.  The client followed through on my advice and what a difference it made.  Her...
Thank you to Janet Jones, home stager in Hawaii, for this excellent guideline on spacing of furniture in your home.  This is especially important when trying to sell.  Buyers need space for ease of movement when viewing it.Have you decided to put your home up for sale?  After you have done the st...
Thank you to Donna, an Australian home stager, for these excellent points on downsizing your home.  There really is a upside to living with less !If it hasn't happened to you personally, then chances are someone in your circle of family and friends has had it happened to them. I'm talking of cour...
For those in the Toronto area (Ontario, Canada), I'd like to introduce you to another great shop for home and garden decor. The Bronze Frog Gallery (what a great name too !) is located in Oakville.  Owner Kathy Thomas tells me that their spring outdoor collection has just arrived and if you subsc...

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