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Home Renovations That Buyers Want, According to RE/MAX Brokers

Monday Apr 19th, 2021

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What are the home renovations that buyers want to see on the market? It’s a great question, and one you’ve likely pored over if you’re preparing to list your home for sale in the near future, or you’re embarking on a renovation with a thought to long-term resale value. According to the 2021 RE/MAX Renovation Investment Report, more than half of Canadians underwent a home renovation for personal/non-ROI purposes, with 29% choosing to renovate for non-essential... [read more]

Canadians invest in home renovations to improve quality of life, not to add value in current Canadian real estate market

Wednesday Apr 14th, 2021

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Challenging Canadian housing market conditions put additional importance to home renovations since the start of COVID-19, both for those looking to stay and those selling More than half of Canadians renovated their home in 2020 with the intention of living in it, with 29% renovating to enhance their lifestyle for non-essential reasons (aesthetic and/or recreational purposes) and 29% doing so for essential reasons (safety and maintenance) Only 16% of Canadians said they renovated to... [read more]

The Art of Art Placement

Friday Dec 25th, 2020

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Ever wonder what magic tricks interior designers have up their sleeves? There’s no secret. It’s just an understanding of what’s aesthetically pleasing to the eye, and why. And like so many things in life that work well, it’s all about balance. Considering where you place objets d’art – your favorite things – is key to pulling off a professional looking interior design. When hanging artwork, first look at the big picture. Make sure the scale of the... [read more]

The Home Identity Crisis: The Dining Room Office

Monday Dec 14th, 2020

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Remember life pre-pandemic lock down before your dining room morphed into your zoom room, office, workstation and study hall.? Thanks to your new work-at-home lifestyle, files and papers found a permanent home on your dining room table. You probably haven’t had a meal on that table, besides a quick sandwich and many lattes, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the holidays are here, and while we won’t be hosting big gatherings this year, it would be nice to have a... [read more]

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