Bit of a blog break here, I’ve been rather occupied with a life challenge—I’ve been through the downsizing of elderly parents but I’m tackling my own, twenty-five years early. Four years ago we sold our small, rather typical, but fabulous, Toronto semi in the east end (always an east ender here) to shuffle off to … More Does Size Matter?
Yes, I know here in this part of Ontario we’ve skipped through winter with nary a frigid temperature and very little snow but still, it’s Ontario, spring always looms large. Personally I have projects and purging inside that I’ve managed to avoid, but any day now we’ll be outside looking at gardens, yards and … More Spring Looms Large
“The time will never be just right.”—author Napoleon Hill Words to live by, in many respects. The renovation: it can stress, it can certainly be costly, this isn’t to say you shouldn’t plan and budget, it’s really … More “Don’t wait.”
And what if you want to sell your house? In real estate talk the focus is often on the red hot spring season and the hot, but perhaps not red, fall season, it’s when we tend to be busiest ’cause it’s when the market is busiest. But, what if you decide or need to sell … More Baby, It’s Cold Outside!
Much has been written in the past several years about the upward movement of the Hamilton housing market—a home in Toronto has become unattainable for many, Hamilton in contrast offers a wealth of affordable homes (and fixer uppers and new condo development and urban or the smaller town feel of Dundas, Ancaster and then there’s Waterdown, another … More Onward & Upward
This is kind of like admitting you have a problem: I have a horribly, an embarrassingly, out of date bathroom in my house. There, it’s out. I bought an early 1950s, one owner, Cape Cod house in charming Dundas three years ago. We love this house, the cove plaster ceilings, wood burning fireplace, hardwood throughout, … More A Before & After, Long After