Selecting a Reputable Renovator

February 17th, 2012

Have you seen the television show where the host – an experienced contractor – comes to a home to fix a bad renovation? Episodes typically feature leaking bathroom showers, fallen decks, creaky flooring, and other examples of shoddy workmanship.

For the homeowners, it’s a nightmare.

That’s why it’s so important to select a reputable renovator – one who has the experience and track record to ...

Giving a Bad First Impression A Second Chance

February 1st, 2012

You view a property on the market and you’re appalled by what you see. The garage is packed to the roof with boxes, bikes and other items. The basement is dark and gloomy. And if that isn’t enough to dissuade you from buying, the carpeting in the family room is old, stained and musty.

Not a pretty picture.

Yet, if you can look past all that, the property might just well be a diamond in the ...

Packing Your Home Shopping Toolkit

February 1st, 2012

Ideally, the first property you see when shopping for a new home will be the one you fall in love with and buy. But let’s face it. You’ll probably end up seeing several homes before reaching the decision to make an offer on one.

When you’re viewing homes, you want to make sure that the experience is enjoyable (rather than stressful) and that you get all the information you need to make the r ...