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Do you remember the feeling you got the first time you saw your house? Were you excited? Full of anticipation? If you're like most buyers, you were probably attracted to your home's exterior before you even set foot inside. Now that you're getting ready to sell, it's time to ensure that the home hunters who drop by for a tour get that same feeling—and the best way to do that is by boosting your curb appeal.

Fortunately, making the exterior of your house stand out doesn't have to take a lot of time or money. With a few simple improvements, you can grab the interest of more buyers and start paving the way toward a successful sale.

If you're about to put your home on the market, try these six quick tips to boost your curb appeal...

1) Add

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Are you searching for your perfect family home in Vaughan? If you’re like most buyers, you probably have a pretty long list of "must-haves." Chance are, proximity to great schools is one of them. Fortunately, this city has no shortage of learning institutions where your little ones can get a top-notch education. With a bit of consideration and some guidance from the right real estate agent, you can ensure that your next home is close to the one that’s ideal for your family.

Without further ado, here are five impressive Vaughan schools that every parent should know about...

1) Michael Cranny Public School

 Without a doubt, Michael Cranny Public School is one of the best learning environments in Vaughan. This Maple elementary school receives an

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Few feelings compare to the one you get when you find the house of your dreams. It’s the moment when the time you’ve spent pouring over listings and attending home viewings finally starts to pay off. While you’re certainly entitled to celebrate at this stage, remember that you don’t own your ideal property just yet. Now is the time to secure your new home by impressing the seller with a truly irresistible offer.

If you’re planning to put in an offer on a property in the near future, here are a few tips for making sure it stands out...

Get pre-approved

Chances are, you’ll need to obtain financing before you can make your home purchase. We suggest starting the process early on by obtaining a pre-approval letter—and including it in your

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Do you need to sell your home quickly? Many sellers find themselves in a situation where time is of the essence. Maybe you have to relocate for work, or to be closer to family. Perhaps you simply can’t wait to start the next chapter of your life. Whatever your reason for needing to sell your home in a hurry, there are steps you can take to help expedite the process.

If you’re looking to shorten your selling timeline, try our top five tips for a quick and convenient home sale...

1) Target your most likely buyer

Not every home buyer has the same needs and preferences. That’s why it pays to use a targeted approach. Knowing who’s most likely to purchase your home (whether it’s a growing family, a young professional, or a downsizer) allows you to

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There are die-hard Torontonians out there who will insist that you have to go to Canada’s largest city to find a great meal. In Vaughan, we know that’s not true. There are so many reasons to love living here, from our gorgeous green spaces to our top-notch transit. But one thing that frequently gets overlooked is our fantastic local restaurants. From upscale Italian to delicious, no-frills Chinese, you’ll find exactly what you’re in the mood for in our fair city.

Whether you’re moving to Vaughan or you just want to check out our food scene, here are five can’t-miss local eateries...

1) Vivo Pizza and Pasta

If you’re in Woodbridge, you have to check out Vivo Pizza and Pasta. This successful Italian chain has several locations across

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In the dead of winter, it’s easy to get into a funk. You may not be able to spend time outdoors, and depending on where you live, you might be seeing very little sunshine. If the long, dark days and chilly weather are getting to you and you aren’t able to take a vacation somewhere warm anytime soon, here are a few ways to lift your spirits this season.

If you find the dead foliage depressing, bringing some life into your home may help perk you up this winter. Visit a nursery and buy some vibrant plants or beautiful flowers and place them throughout your home. Certain plants even help purify air and remove toxins from your home.

Buy a lamp that’s made to simulate sunlight. These are proven to help treat Seasonal Affective Disorder, though

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According to Forbes Magazine, only 8% of New Year’s resolutions last. If you want to be part of those who succeed, we have a few tips to help you do just that, and it is surprisingly simpler than you think. In fact, we’re giving you five simple steps to take to make your resolutions a reality this year.

Writing your goals down is the first step in achieving goals. Consider the difference grocery shopping with or without a list makes. Shopping with a list can allow you to plan and prepare, such as searching circulars for in-store deals, clipping coupons, and meal planning without having to run to the store again. Shopping without a list means relying on your memory – both what you want to get and what you already have. The list simplifies things

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Happy New Year! I hope you had a restful holiday season. Now it’s resolution season; have you created your goals for 2019? Many of us have vowed to start using the gym more often or start saving more money, but it’s also a great time to think about how you want to improve your home this year. Need a little inspiration for a home resolution for 2019? Here’s a checklist of project ideas, ranging from small to large, to get your wheels turning.

 

If you’re considering buying a new home this year rather than fixing up your current house, please reach out; I’d love to help you start this process.

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Now that a new year has arrived, have you set your 2019 goals? Are they strong enough to keep momentum through the year? This season often has us reflecting on the past 365 days and dreaming about what the next twelve months could contain. With so many people giving up on their resolutions in the first three months, it’s important that our goals have the strength to keep us moving forward.

Studies have shown writing down your goals is the first step in achieving them – after all, keeping your “eye on the prize” is a natural motivator. Keeping your vision clearly in front of you helps it stay top of mind, something everyone from Napoleon Hill to Tony Robbins encourages for making it a reality. Here are three tips to keep your goals progressing

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Get Your Post-Holiday Home Under Control

The holidays are behind you and your house is a wreck. Sound familiar? Don't sweat it. Check out these easy organizational hacks. You'll have your home whipped into shape in no time!

MAGAZINE HOLDER AS KITCHEN ORGANIZER

Your wraps and foils will stand at attention!

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BREAD TAG YOUR LABELS FOR YOUR PLUGS

Now you can quickly identify which plug is for what and where it goes!

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COLOUR-CODED KEYS

Paint each of your keys with a different colour nail polish. You'll always grab the right one!

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HANG YOUR SPRAY BOTTLES

Just add a small rod under the sink and instantly create more space.

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ICE CUBES TRAY ORGANIZER

Perfect for jewelry or hardware or all

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