Can we tell you a secret? Buying a home is not as easy as House Hunters makes it look. There is not going to be three perfectly lovely homes that tick most of your boxes and a nice, sunset scene unfolding as you agree on one home with your partner over cocktails with your agent.
April is Earth Month, and there is so much work to be done about taking climate action at all levels, but what can we do as individuals to support a better tomorrow?
You don’t need us to tell you – your home is had to be a lot of things in the past year. Office, classroom, restaurant, laundromat, theatre…the list goes on. We know we have asked a lot of our homes in this time, and maybe it’s taken it a bit more of a beating than usual. We’ll share some problems we find common (or have dealt with in our own homes!) and a simple solution!
h January, that seasonal reset we all need (especially after the dumpster fire that was 2020). Not to say the problems of yesterday are going away with a flip of the calendar, BUT we do have a lot of things we’d like to accomplish, and this feels like a pretty common ‘reassess and refresh’ time for most people, so there’s no time like the present! This month, Shauna is sharing some of the things her and her partner did in the buying journey that she thinks could help other young buyers out when they begin searching for a home to buy.
Now more than ever, it’s important to support our small businesses. Since we can’t necessarily do all the things we would normally do to celebrate the season, we wanted to share how you can make local businesses the centre of your holidays this year, mostly from the comfort of your own home!
Kitchen renovations are almost as infamous for being expensive as they are lengthy. Living in a half-done, half-usable space, while you spend tons of cash on either the DIY supplies or the pros to do it right, is not something we love to recommend to clients or friends…or really anyone who’s sanity we care about! Check out our tips and tricks for freshening.
With the season cooling off, we are all packing on a few extra layers to keep cosy and warm – but what about your house? How do you make it feel cosy at home as the mercury drops? No, we don’t mean you should put a scarf around your chimney or some mittens on the pipes 😂 We’re talking about using decor as a tool to layer inside your home in a way that makes being at home just a little cosier but also a little more beautiful than it was before.
all is upon us! Crunchy leaves underfoot, crisp air, pumpkin spice in the air and hearty soups in our bowls…basically all the things we love wrapped into one fantastic season. With Autumn reaching us in a weird (at the very least) year, and with us not be able to gather with everyone in our lives, we wanted to share some of the amazing family fun available to us right here in Durham, safely, with our Hello Fall Bucket List!
So you want to buy a house. Yay! This is fantastic – homeownership is incredibly rewarding! However – you need to be prepared. Of course this means knowing what you want, where you want to live and how much you can afford. But how do you know what you can afford? Let’s break it down and help clear things up before you even head out the door to your mortgage provider!