When I hear the term “fixer-upper” I think about The Money Pit, the 1986 comedy starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long as a yuppie couple who buy a beautiful-but-seriously-dilapidated old house that nearly ruins their relationship. It makes for a funny plot, but in real life there’s nothing funny about buying a home and discovering that the roof leaks, or the wiring hasn’t been upgraded in decades.

Buying a home is an exciting time. The more informed you are before you buy, the better things will be in the long run. It is important that you see past the design and decor and learn to look at the “bones” of the home. Understanding how well a home was built and maintained, can really reduce expensive repairs in the future.


At first glance, acronyms for organizations involved in real estate in Ontario may resemble a bowl of alphabet soup. It’s not necessarily easy to understand the roles these groups play, and the interests they represent.

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If you have a new homeowner on your shopping list this year you may want to consider some of these ideas for their Christmas gift. First you must decide if you want to purchase them a unique gift or something more practical. You know the homeowner best, so be sure to choose something that matches their tastes and decor.

Tips for Decorating On A Budget

Would you love to update your home but find you just don’t have the budget to pull it off? Well never fear! I have put together some budget friendly ideas to help you out. A little creativity can go a long way when you want to update or renovate your home.

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