Maintenance tips for protecting your biggest investment

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Maintenance tips for protecting your biggest investment

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Maintenance

While it's not a dramatic renovation project, regular home maintenance will help you maintain your home's value. In fact, proper maintenance actually increases the value of a house by about 1 percent each year, according to research from the University of Connecticut and Syracuse University. Here are some strategies for keeping on track. Focus on Enemy No. 1: Moisture Slowly and insid...Read More

6 Places to find furniture you didn't think to look!

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

6 Places to find furniture you didn't think to look!

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate

Is the cost of furniture causing to you to debate if a kitchen table is a “want” or a “need”? Don’t worry! There are plenty of options for you to furnish your nest without breaking the bank. Here are some good places to start: 1. Check with Craig Craigslist.org: the 24-hour garage sale where you never need to worry about parking! Not just for used items, many furnit...Read More

4 Ways to Make Your Garage a Selling Point

By: Guest post from Jessica Thiefels

4 Ways to Make Your Garage a Selling Point

Tags: 4 Ways to Make Your Garage a Selling Point

Your garage can be one of two things: an empty space for cars to park and clutter to build-up over time, or it can be a useable space that provides value to new homeowners. When you're competing in a competitive market, you want your garage to be the latter. Use these ideas to make your garage a selling point, especially if it's not already updated or renovated.   Create a Home Stor...Read More

Moving with pets? How to ease their anxiety on moving day

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Moving with pets? How to ease their anxiety on moving day

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Moving with Pets

Moving comes with many emotions for both you and your pets – from the excitement of a new city, new house, or both, to sadness for leaving a place you've called home. Moving is emotional for many reasons, and your pets pick up on how you feel. Here are some tips to keep your pets comfortable and confident during the moving process, and ultimately make it easier for you, your pets and you...Read More

3 Things to Consider Before Registering Your Home on a Short-Term Rental Site

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

3 Things to Consider Before Registering Your Home on a Short-Term Rental Site

Tags: Edmonton Rental Info

  3 Things to Consider Before Registering Your Home on a Short-Term Rental Site RE/MAX 15 March 2017   Once upon a time, the idea of renting out your home to a stranger while you left for vacation was considered quite odd. Enter changing consumer attitudes, the "sharing economy" and online services such as Airbnb, FlipKey (owned by TripAdvisor) an...Read More

Living Lagom: Three Steps to Create your ‘Just Right’ Home

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Living Lagom: Three Steps to Create your ‘Just Right’ Home

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Ideas

Just as hygge becomes mainstream, a new Scandinavian trend is hitting lifestyle blogs, websites and even the world's largest furniture retailer. Have you heard? 2017 is the year of lagom. Loosely translated from Swedish, lagom means "not too little, not too much, just right." This applies to finding balance in all aspects of your life, including your dwellings. Are you looking to...Read More

Moving with pets? How to ease their anxiety on moving day

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Moving with pets? How to ease their anxiety on moving day

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate; Moving with pets!

Moving comes with many emotions for both you and your pets – from the excitement of a new city, new house, or both, to sadness for leaving a place you've called home. Moving is emotional for many reasons, and your pets pick up on how you feel. Here are some tips to keep your pets comfortable and confident during the moving process, and ultimately make it easier for you, your pets and you...Read More

4 Tips to Help Kids Adjust to a new School After a Move

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

4 Tips to Help Kids Adjust to a new School After a Move

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate; After the move

At any age, a move can be stressful. But for school-age kids, a major move means changing schools, adjusting to new curriculum and finding new friends. Here are a few things you can do to help ease the transition and encourage kids during a school transfer. Acknowledge their anxiety. The first day of school is always knee-knocking and nerve-racking. The first day at a new school can be even sc...Read More

Hardwood Flooring – DIY or Go with a Pro?

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Hardwood Flooring – DIY or Go with a Pro?

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Home Improvements

If only life were like HGTV. Rooms would be transformed in 30 minutes. Debris would magically disappear. And all the work would be done by model-quality contractors. Reality can be much different – especially when it comes to installing hardwood floor. If you're ready to update your flooring, here are some considerations to help you decide if DIY or hiring a pro is the way to go. What ...Read More

Hardwood Flooring – DIY or Go with a Pro?

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Hardwood Flooring – DIY or Go with a Pro?

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Ideas and renovations

If only life were like HGTV. Rooms would be transformed in 30 minutes. Debris would magically disappear. And all the work would be done by model-quality contractors. Reality can be much different – especially when it comes to installing hardwood floor. If you're ready to update your flooring, here are some considerations to help you decide if DIY or hiring a pro is the way to go. What ...Read More