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Do Staged Homes Sell Faster?

When you make the decision to put your home on the market, it goes without saying that you want your home to sell quickly and at least for your list price, if not more. There are a variety of ways you can help your home sell in a competitive real estate market, including marketing strategies, pricing your home according to the market, and, most importantly, staging your home. [Read more…] about Do Staged Homes Sell Faster?

How Will The New Mortgage Rules Affect You?

Are you thinking about buying a home this year? Are you a first time home buyer? Are you a Canadian homeowner?

If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions, there is some important information you need to know about mortgages. As of January 1st, 2018, the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) implemented three new mortgage rules which are going to affect home buyers. Here are the three mortgage rule changes that you need to know about: [Read more…] about How Will The New Mortgage Rules Affect You?

Fall 2017 – Home Decorating Trends

Fall 2017 – Decorating Trends

As the Fall season has quickly approached you may be thinking it’s time to make some changes to your home in the decorating department. With a new season comes new design trends including new textures, new colours and new materials used throughout the home. Here are the top picks for decorating trends this fall.

Velvet

This texture is once again becoming a favourite in home interior and design. Velvet offers texture to any room especially when it is combined with rough, and natural materials such as reclaimed wood, metals and ceramics. This texture is being used in a variety of ways through décor such as through furniture, cushions or a throw.

Soapstone

Soapstone has recently become a lot more popular in the kitchen and bathroom. This type of material works great in these rooms especially for countertops due to its versatility, low cost and durability. Some people prefer it to materials such as marble because soapstone is less expensive and WAY more durable.

Woven Textures

Trying to make any room in your home dynamic and dramatic can be rather difficult. One easy way to accomplish this is through textures. A new trend is adding woven textures into any room of your home. This texture works well especially in the cooler months because of it’s warmth to the room. Woven textures can be combined with velvet and woolly throws to get that dramatic feel.

Blush

The new hot colour for fall is blush pink. This colour works well with a multitude of colours and contrasts well with natural materials such as stone and wood. This colour can be used as an accent colour which can be carried throughout your home or just was primarily in one room.

Terra Cotta Tile

Terra Cotta is making a comeback in the design work. The warmth and character of this colour is catching the eye of many individuals making it more and more popular within homes. These tiles are durable and have the iconic look which adds the charm that many are looking for within their home design.

Dark Wall Colours

Now the trend is for the wall colours to make a bold statement instead of blending into the background. Some of these bold and dramatic colours include blacks, deep blues, dark browns. By having a dark wall you can contrast and add bright and vibrant colours through accessories to create a great contrast.

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