When your Home Staging is a Pinterest Fail

By: Gary & Gina Semeniuk

When your Home Staging is a Pinterest Fail

Tags: georgina, real estate, keswick, sutton, pefferlaw, jacksons point, new homes, resale homes, lake Simcoe, york region.

There you sit, watching “The Vanilla Ice Project” on the DIY Network when a thought bubble forms over your head. If Vanilla Ice can remodel houses on television, you could probably save yourself the expense of a pro home stager and take the job into your own hands. Your Realtor will be so impressed that she’ll probably put it on her Instagram account right away. This is a critic...Read More

When Natural disaster strike

By: Gary & Gina Semeniuk

When Natural disaster strike

Tags: georgina, real estate, keswick, sutton, pefferlaw, jacksons point, new homes, resale homes, lake Simcoe, york region.

En Any time there’s a natural disaster, emergency preparedness is all anyone can think about. But soon after the news coverage fades away, it’s back to the same old grind, with little brain power paid to wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes and their ilk. The truth is that natural disasters happen when they will and waiting until the last minute to be ready for one is a dangerous practic...Read More

Your Sprinkler May Be Smater Than You Think.

By: Gary & Gina Semeniuk, Homekeepr

Your Sprinkler May Be Smater Than You Think.

Tags: georgina, real estate, keswick, sutton, pefferlaw, jacksons point, new homes, resale homes, lake Simcoe, york region. lawn sprinklers

  You’re all alone at home when you hear it. Sh-sh-sh-sh-sh-sh-shhhhhhhh… and it seems to be coming from outside. You look around, very puzzled and a little afraid, then it comes again sh-sh-sh-sh-sh-sh-shhhhhhhh. Oh! It dawns on you suddenly. “Alexa, turn the sprinklers off.” Smart devices are popping up everywhere, even on your front lawn. And while many seem kin...Read More

My House Sprung A Leak.

By: Gary & Gina Semeniuk

My House Sprung A Leak.

Tags: georgina, real estate, keswick, sutton, pefferlaw, jacksons point, new homes, resale homes, lake Simcoe, york region, leaks, leaking pipes, plumbing

Anything in your home that’s attached to the water supply runs the risk of springing a leak. That also includes anything that drains water away. With so much riding on your pipes and appliances holding all their water inside, you’d think it would be easier to locate something leaking in your home. As it turns out, it can be kinda tricky. So, grab a flashlight and let’s start sleu...Read More

What makes a good flip property

By: Gary & Gina Semeniuk

What makes a good flip property

Tags: georgina, real estate, keswick, sutton, pefferlaw, jacksons point, new homes, resale homes, lake Simcoe, york region, flip homes, stressed homes.

Now that you’ve bought or sold a home of your own, you might be thinking that you’re kind of good at handywork and you want to give flipping a try. It is just one way to make money in today’s somewhat volatile market, provided you know what to look for in an optimally flip ready property. Of course, the house that flips best in downtown Toronto probably won’t be the same on...Read More

Neighbors and Property Lines.

By: Gary & Gina Semeniuk

Neighbors and Property Lines.

Tags: georgina, real estate, keswick, sutton, pefferlaw, jacksons point, new homes, resale homes, lake Simcoe, york region.

When you moved into your new house, the neighbors were so friendly. You almost felt bad about putting up a fence, but you promised your dog he’d have plenty of room to frolick when you finally owned your own little piece of land. So you did, and now those same neighbors are giving you the cold shoulder, along with a letter from their attorney. What in the world caused them to turn from the ...Read More

Do school locations matter when it comes to housing.

By: Gary & Gina Semeniuk

Do school locations matter when it comes to housing.

Tags: georgina, real estate, keswick, sutton, pefferlaw, jacksons point, new homes, resale homes, lake Simcoe, york region, schools, elementary school, high school.

Home values are determined through a complicated series of calculations roughly based on the cost of actual construction plus value-adds like proximity to shopping and other conveniences. The prices that other nearby homes have sold for in the past are also taken into consideration. Formulas are applied, mysterious algorithms are run. In short, home valuation is magic and appraisers are all wizard...Read More

Walk In Closets. Get organized

By: Gary & Gina Semeniuk

Walk In Closets. Get organized

Tags: georgina, real estate, keswick, sutton, pefferlaw, jacksons point, new homes, resale homes, lake Simcoe, york region, walkin closet, home renos, renovations

  Your new home has an amazingly huge closet, but a startling lack of places to hang stuff. Sure, you could pile all your extra clothing, shoes and accessories in the corner, or move your antique dressers into the empty space, but there’s probably a better solution. Why not try a closet storage system? Getting Started with Custom Closet Storage Solutions If you cruise the aisles of y...Read More

What to consider before renovating your Master Bath.

By: Gary & Gina Semeniuk

What to consider before renovating your Master Bath.

Tags: georgina, real estate, keswick, sutton, pefferlaw, jacksons point, new homes, resale homes, lake Simcoe, york region.

You got an amazing deal on your home, in part because the master bathroom was kind of really outdated. The wallpaper says it all — and that pink toilet, oh boy. You are so ready to do something about the Pepto Bismol nightmare attached to your bedroom, but you also want to be sure you’re doing this remodel right, otherwise you may be doomed to repeat it. Bathroom Remodels Can Be Good ...Read More

Creating the perfect bakyard deck space

By: Gary & Gina Semeniuk

Creating the perfect bakyard deck space

Tags: georgina, real estate, keswick, sutton, pefferlaw, jacksons point, new homes, resale homes, lake Simcoe, york region, back yard, deck.

Every summer, you find yourself saying the same thing month after month: “Boy, it’d be nice to have a big deck…” So far, one hasn’t spontaneously manifested in your backyard, no one has shown up offering to trade a deck for some magic beans, nothing like that. It’s high time you get out there and put your dreams into motion! Building a deck can be an intimidat...Read More