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Downsizing your home: buying tips for seniors

What to look for in a home if you are downsizing in retirement… Buying a house in retirement Are you planning to downsize, move closer to family, or relocate to your dream retirement destination? While changing homes is typically associated with younger adults, many seniors are making the decision to buy a home i...

Lockeport Beach House

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

The Lockeport Beach house in Nova Scotia is the Residential winner of the 2017 Canadian Green Building Awards… Originally published by our print affiliate SAB Magazine Jury comments: This house has a light environmental footprint that derives from the philosophical approach taken by both the client and the archit...

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

A survey done for the Canadian Home Builders Association says that energy efficiency, open concept and functionality are the big selling trends.… A market study by AVID Ratings Canada for the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) surveyed 12,000 homebuyers across Canada to see what Canadians are looking for whe...

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

A simple checklist for home buyers - visual clues that can help indicate the quality and durability of a home.… The following are some things to think about while evaluating a home before making an offer. If you're a driver: Check the route from the house to your place of work on Google traffic maps to estimate h...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

Whether you're buying or building, here are things to look for in a new home and location.… For most of us, purchasing or building a home will be the biggest investment of our lives. This section is about knowing what to look for in new homes to get the best value for your dollar, or what to look for in a building l...

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What to look for in a new home and location… For most of us, purchasing or building a home will be the biggest investment of our lives. This section is about knowing what to look for in new homes to get the best value for your dollar, or what to look for in a building lot for the same reasons. What to look for in...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

While keeping the existing footprint, the Skygarden House renovation brought a leaky old home close to Passive House levels of performance & Comfort.… The Skygarden House is a winner of the Canadian Green Building Awards and is a great example of the kind of transformation and performance enhancement that is possibl...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto

Farnham Avenue House

Old ideas and new technologies merge in eco-friendly Toronto infill… This article was originally published in ecoHouse Canada, Winter 2014/15 issue. Kyle England is an architect with William Dewson Architects, www.dewson.com. Farnham Avenue House is a single-family detached residential infill project....

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

Planning and budget tips for home building and renovating… 1. Make a realistic budget and schedule: This is, without a doubt, the starting point to a successful build - don’t underestimate the time and money it will take to complete a build or renovation. Even professional contractors tend to underestimate the co...

Home-buying tips for seniors looking to downsize

Learn how to trim down your possessions and find the home that suits you.… Elmer George is dedicated to providing seniors with the necessary information to enjoy an improved quality of life as they go through later life transitions and challenges.  Visit his blog here.  More and more seniors are buying homes now ...

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Green home improvements: a pyramid scheme that actually works!

There are a number of ways you can up the efficiency of your home without spending much money. Here are our top 8 home improvement tips with the greatest return.… Not everyone who wants to be 'green' has a wad of bills they can throw at the latest and greatest technologies. So where should you apply the capital you ...

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