Vermiculite insulation was an undulating material that was extremely popular from the 1950s to 1970s, both due to a massive increase in homeownership via baby boomers and through the energy crisis. This material was also used in many Canadian homes until the 1980s, when homeowners installed the material themselves. The material was easy enough to.. read more →

When meeting with clients and discussing the staging component of preparing their home for listing, there are a number of tips that are provided based on the specific features of their property. Here are a few quick and cost-conscious tips that can offer a good return on investment: 1) Fix up your fireplace. Fireplaces are.. read more →

Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS or “eefs” for short) are a type of exterior wall cladding that is becoming very popular in new or recently renovated homes – especially those being renovated to be more energy-efficient. If you’re shopping for central Toronto real estate, it’s you will very likely come across EIFS. What are EIFS? EIFS.. read more →

Radon gas is a by-product of the break-down of uranium in soil, slowly seeping out from the earth’s crust. It is invisible, odourless, and dangerous. Because of how radon emanates into the air it is everywhere, but in very low concentrations. When radon is in a home, it becomes concentrated as it is trapped in.. read more →

First Time Home Buyers: 10 Tips For Success There’s no doubt that being a first-time home buyer is an exciting life stage, but it’s also a time of important decision making….and a time to be asking lots of questions. Here are 10 tips that will help you get started on your path to home ownership:.. read more →