Tuesday, January 19, 2021 / by Lino Arci
So you are looking to purchase an Ontario home with easy access to Toronto?
The trouble is that whenever you find a home that is appealing, it's sold before you get a chance to see it. Indeed in some cases, it is sold before you can even inquire. This further compounds the stress of trying to find the right place, and win the purchase.
The hurdles seem to come much sooner in the buying process these days which makes the home hunt less enjoyable for any home buyer.
But what if you could get access like an agent to homes that meet your criteria before anyone else knows about them? This would be a game-changer for some families and would benefit home buyers that have limited time to search, or have financial time limit crunches pressing in on them.
The good news is that the technology exists to help you overcome these obstacles. This VIP service is being implemented by some brokerages to help their clients meet this need and get them that home ...
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 / by Lino Arci
Winter is one of the seasons that allow us to showcase our properties in a cozy and inviting light, so why not make the most of it? It's essential to brighten up your home for Winter open houses and visits. Make sure every room is well lit!
Once temperatures begin to dip and the holidays arrive, both home buyers and inventory drop off sharply. Yet even though the cold weather months aren't the best time to sell, sometimes circumstances demand it. If you're one of the unlucky few trying to sell your house during this time of year, take these special measures to make your listing stand out.
Here are the best ways to make your home stand out during winter.
#1 - Stay warm
This is not the time to save a few bucks on your heating bill. You want to create a feeling of welcoming warmth and you can't do that with a chilly house. If the home is vacant, keep the heater on a timer so the property is warm during showing times.
#2 - Lighten up
It's even m ...
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 / by Lino Arci
Let's spread amazing joy throughout the neighbourhood with holiday lights this year! It’s beginning to look a lot…different than holidays of the past. But if there’s one tradition that can brighten a socially distanced celebration, it’s decorating a house with lights. Even the smallest display can go far in lifting spirits and in lighting up this holiday!
To help 2020 end on a lighter note, Here are top design tips for decorating this holiday season.
#1 - Don't forget to decorate your backyard
You don't only have to show love to the front porch! Bring the cozy vibes to the backyard with plenty of cushions and plush throws around a fire pit. Then hang cafe string lights. This look is stylish and understated enough to keep up throughout the season. You don't have to have the most lights on the block (but if you want to, go for it—we're not stopping you) to have the best-dressed house in the neighbourhood on Christmas. Get up and deco ...
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 / by Lino Arci
One of the most important winter safety tips is to keep yourself warm. Provided you have an indoor location to retreat to, it is fairly simple to maintain a safe body temperature even in the cold weather. Adding touches of extra warmth and coziness to your home to combat the dipping temperatures outside is a must. Some changes are small, and some require a bit more effort, but it’s worth the investment. After all, cozy never goes out of season.
Here are Few Things You Should Consider To Cozy-Up Your Home:
#1 - Invest in a Portable Fireplace
Warm-up fall and winter days with a cozy fireplace that everyone can enjoy. What could be better than getting comfortable after a long day in front of a warming fire? Fireplace options don't stop indoors. To enhance your outdoor patio area, a trendy fire pit is just what you need when you enjoy the company of family and friends.
Traditional Free-Standing Fireplace
A traditional freestanding fireplace is perfect for timeless classica ...
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 / by Lino Arci
To obtain a "wow" factor when decorating your home, you must have something that is unexpected. Many homes have similar items, such as beige walls, furniture in a neutral color, and wall to wall carpeting. Create that “wow” factor by accentuating a spectacular natural feature in the room like oversized windows or a fireplace and adding something unexpected like a contrasting fabric, a touch of eye-catching color, or an oversized work of art.
When you want to add those special touches that can make your home a showstopper, follow these 5 basic decorating tips to make your home stand out from the crowd:
1. Introduce Boldness
Many of today's homes feature a neutral color palette of soft grays, whites and beiges. A bold, bright and eye-catching fabric on accessories like throw pillows and rugs gives the space instant drama. Select florals, graphic patterns or bold geometrics in black and white to attract attention. Paint one wall in an interesting color ...