April 2023

Found 14 blog entries for April 2023.

How to Deal with a Termite Infestation in the HomeTermites are pesky little critters. Despite their variety and widespread existence throughout the world, you might never see them until they have caused extensive damage to your home.

There are more than 2,000 distinct species, but only about 50 of them are found in the North America. Termites of one kind or another, however, are found in all 50 states (except Alaska) and many of the coastal provinces in Canada. Damage figures vary greatly, but it is estimated that termites cost homeowners between $1-7 million each year. Typically, a homeowner who discovers termite damage will spend approximately $3,000 for treatment and repair. Here are the pest control tips you need to deal with termites.

Termites 101

As odd as it may seem, termites "in

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A Guide to DIY Home Pest RemediationHaving pests in a home isn't fun, and a homeowner who finds them will want to get rid of them quickly and keep them from coming back inside. Fortunately, there are many good DIY ways to keep pests at bay. While sometimes professional help is necessary, it can be costly. It's often easier and far less expensive to take the DIY approach to get pests out of your house. Whether you're dealing with rats or getting rid of termites, here are some of the most important things for any homeowner to consider when choosing DIY options for home pest removal.

There are DIY Options to Get Rid of Pests

Pest control is a home improvement project you can DIY in most situations. There are plenty of DIY chemicals and treatments to choose from. Most big box

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Is a Canadian Conventional Mortgage Right for You?Interested in buying a home? One of the first ways prospective homebuyers get a home mortgage loan is by applying for a Canadian Conventional Mortgage. This loan makes owning property easy and accessible for almost anyone. Although numerous types of home mortgages are available, sticking with a conventional loan is ideal for you first home because it help you avoid common mortgage mistakes. Many residents meet the qualifications to get approved for a Conventional Mortgage Loan, while others may need to make a few adjustments and work on specific factors to get a lender's approval. Here's what you need to know about this classic homebuying option. 

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before

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Design Ideas for Ranch-Style Homes

Ranch homes are often considered more simplified and straightforward than other home styles, making them perfect for those who prefer a less fussy look. Blending indoor and outdoor spaces, ranch homes can easily achieve the warm, open feel that many homebuyers want. Interested in purchasing or revamping a ranch home? If so, keep reading for top decor and style ideas for ranch-style homes.

Embrace an Open Floor Plan

Ranch homes are typically built on one level, making them ideal for combining different spaces into an open-concept floor plan. This style often includes the living room, dining area, and kitchen all in one relatively large space, which enhances the home's flow. It also makes ranch homes a popular choice for those who want the

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Improve Your Home Office to Add Value to Your Property

Designing a home office can be daunting, especially if you're unsure where to start. But with the rise of remote work, creating a functional and comfortable workspace has become more important than ever. A well-designed home office improves productivity and enhances your overall work experience. Whether you're a freelancer, entrepreneur, or employee, having a space that reflects your style and meets your needs can make all the difference in your work-life balance. In this blog, we'll guide you through the essential steps to create a practical and aesthetically pleasing home office. From choosing the right location to selecting furniture and décor to installing the fastest internet, these home office ideas will help you build a workspace that

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Why Should You Love Living in Black Mountain?

Black Mountain is a quiet neighbourhood in eastern Kelowna near the Rutland community. This area's homes range from affordable to luxurious, and residents enjoy various outdoor activities like cycling, hiking, playing golf, skiing, and riding snowmobiles. They also benefit from excellent views and a large regional park—not to mention that the community is a relatively short distance from downtown Kelowna shopping destinations and employment. Here are five more reasons why people love living in Black Mountain.

Beautiful Homes with Beautiful Views

Numerous Black Mountain residents can enjoy panoramic mountain and lake views. In addition to fantastic scenery, the neighbourhood's hillside homes provide luxury features and roomy living quarters. Many

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Your Guide to Mold RemovalMould isn't just a nuisance for homeowners; it's an expensive home safety hazard that can get out of control quickly. Because it can hide in nooks and crannies throughout the home, mould remediation can quickly become complicated. Protect your health and home values by learning how to treat and prevent mould growth in your house.

Safety First

Mould and mildew are the product of too much moisture in the air. Unlike mildew, though, mould can't be killed with simple surface cleaners. When homeowners know they have mould in their homes, their first step should be to keep everyone away.

Illnesses caused by mould typically present as cold-like symptoms, so anyone with a mysterious cough or sore throat should be taken to a doctor immediately.

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How to Do Real Estate Market AnalysisAs the industry continues to grow, staying informed about your local real estate markets is more important than ever. Whether you're buying or selling a home, understanding the trends and nuances of your area can make a huge difference in achieving your real estate goals. Get the most out of your next home purchase or sale by learning how to interpret real estate trends.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Important Real Estate Terms to Understand

When researching a local real estate market, there are a few important terms to keep in mind, including:

Days on Market

Days on market (DOM) refers to the number of days a property has been

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Questions to Ask Before Buying Waterfront Property

Deciding to purchase a waterfront home could be a dream come true for some people. Being near the water offers many benefits—incredible views, fun activities, and nature all around. Yet, before making the decision to buy a waterfront property, be sure to take a closer look at what it means to own in a specific area, as not every property has the same requirements and opportunities along the waterfront itself. Keep reading to learn some questions to ask before buying a waterfront home.

What Are the Boundaries of My Waterfront Ownership?

Boundaries can be confusing on the waterfront, especially for first-time waterfront home buyers, and they can differ from one area to the next. Private beachfront property title ownership might extend into the

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What You Should Know About Millennial Home Buying MythsAre you a millennial or Gen Z-er thinking about buying your first home? You're not alone! Many people in these age groups are starting to consider homeownership, but there are a lot of myths out there that might be holding you back from taking the plunge. In this blog post, we'll debunk some of the most common myths about home buying for millennials and Gen Z-ers. Whether you're worried about your credit score, income level, or feeling overwhelmed by the process, we've got you covered. So, let's get started and clear up some of those home-buying myths once and for all!

Millennial Homebuying Myths

Millennials Are the Minority of Home Buyers

One of the most damaging myths surrounding millennials and home buying is that they're too young to

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