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How To Determine If An Open Concept Space Plan Is For You

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  If I were to identify one common design direction for today’s modern shelter, I would say the most significant underlying theme is our attraction to open, light-filled living spaces. In particular, domesticity today favours the “open floor plan”, where the designated living-dining-kitchen zones are unfettered by structural separation. A…
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How To Navigate A Move Up The Property Ladder

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  Dear Happy Homeowners: Did you purchase what you thought was your ‘forever home’, only to realize you want an upgrade? Or did you always plan to build equity in your current home with the intention of climbing the next rung on the property ladder? Whatever the case, if your…
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How To Realize The Garage Of Your Dreams

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  It’s amazing the garage isn’t accorded the value premium it’s worthy of. And it’s also often overlooked as potential space that expands useable square footage for many households. It can be used for storage, a workshop, band practice, a studio or loads of other things, well beyond parking your car! If you…
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How To Rectify Kitec Plumbing In A Condo Before Closing

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  It’s always wise to execute your due diligence before any property purchase. Identifying any potential problems prior to buying a dwelling can help alleviate the financial, mental or emotional strain you might otherwise experiece with an unexpected issue. After all, your happiness, health and well-being extends far beyond the…
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How To Navigate Transforming Your Property

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  Have you noticed how in Toronto whenever a house sells, the moment it closes a big dumpster is parked out front and the house is pretty much gutted from top to bottom? A full year later the house is ready for possession and, as the moving van drives off…
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How To Create Co-Ownership Options With Freehold Housing

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  This idea of co-owning a property with others is an interesting proposition and, without a doubt, it’s an arrangement more people are exploring given the high prices of real estate. The idea that a group of individuals could collectively purchase a multi-unit dwelling holds the potential to be a…
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How To Improve Your Home Inspection IQ

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  Picture yourself as a prospective property owner, bidding on a home that has captured your heart. It can certainly be tempting to forgo a property inspection whem in competition for a home (or in any market conditions, really). But, unless you’re extremely well-versed in structural engineering, property construction, and building components…
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