Décor Tips to Transform Your Balcony Small spaces offer big opportunities to get creative with décor. When you welcome the challenge, transforming a small space like a balcony can be a fun and fulfilling project. Balconies should never be overlooked. They are a private and convenient outdoor space with the potential to be developed from a simple patio into an everyday escape. We’ve created a list of some of the best ways to optimize your balcony space so that you can enjoy every endless summer moment. Have Fun with Lighting Lighting is the best way to control the atmosphere in ...
Decor Tips to Transform Your Balcony
July 4, 2019
Buying Your Dream Home
July 2, 2019
Whether you fantasize about living in an urban loft or a raised bungalow in the suburbs, for many Canadians, one of life’s biggest goals is purchasing a “dream home.” Most of us hope to find a home that feels as though it was built just for us. When looking for your dream home, the goal will be to find something you’ll enjoy long-term. That’s why you’ll be on the lookout for features you and your family will be happy with for the foreseeable future. So how will you know you’ve found the perfect place? Read our list of factors ...
Create Your Perfect Outdoor Living Space
June 12, 2019
As the weather gets warmer, it’s time to shift our focus from our indoor living spaces to our outdoor living spaces. Decorating outside presents a whole new set of challenges, as well as an array of new opportunities. An outdoor living area means that you can take your décor style in a whole new direction to give the outside of your home new character. Whether your home is new and needs some personal flair, or is well loved and needs some fresh curb appeal, these styles are fun and easy to execute. California Boho Wicker, concrete, and lots of ...
Tips and Techniques for Profitable Real Estate in Toronto
June 4, 2019
Getting into real estate can be an exciting endeavour. If done correctly, it’s a chance to reap some significant financial rewards, especially in Toronto’s booming housing market. From finding the right property to working with a knowledgeable agent, there are many factors to consider. If you’re interested in exploring real estate investment opportunities, here are some tips and techniques to help set you up for success. 1. Choose your location wisely Whether you’re looking to flip a home or purchase an income-producing property, one thing’s for sure: choosing the right location is key. In the GTA, some neighbourhoods ...
Can Solar Panel Installation Increase Your Home’s Value?
May 20, 2019
Solar panels for residential homes is a relatively new concept that’s quickly gaining in popularity. Not only are they good for the environment, but solar panels can also increase your home’s overall value. According to Bluewater Energy, these innovative contraptions can increase a property’s value by as much as $6,000 for every 1 kW installed. Although the upfront costs of installation may seem high, it’s easy to see why many Canadian homeowners still believe this is a good investment. If you’re considering solar panels for your residential property, read our comprehensive guide on what this process entails. What are ...
Spectrum Realty’s Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide
May 7, 2019
Growing up, mom wore many different hats. From taxi driver to doctor and personal chef to party planner, surely we all have endless stories about times our moms went above and beyond for us. Some of our fondest memories may be in your childhood home as she brought the family together and cooked your favourite meal or when she took the time to beautifully decorate each room. This Mother’s Day is your chance to go above and beyond for mom, although we’re sure that she’ll love anything you get her, put a little extra effort into buying a gift that ...
How to Bring Spring into Your Home
April 10, 2019
5 Ways to Bring Spring Indoors There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing signs of spring in the GTA so why not bring some of that freshness indoors? Changing the mood in your home can lift your spirits and put the spring back into your step. You’ll be motivated to elevate the mood and décor of your home with these simple ideas. Here are Spectrum Realty’s top 5 tips on how to bring the sights and scents of spring into your home. Add green – whether you use plants like succulents, ferns, bamboo, or palms or you prefer branches in ...
5 Tips for Staging Your Home
April 8, 2019
When it comes to selling real estate, the right asking price is certainly crucial for a successful sale. But just as important is staging your home to show off your property’s maximum potential. A tidy lawn, decluttered living space and accent decor can do wonders to get people’s attention. Purchasing a home is more than about bricks and mortar. Those with children will want a picturesque setting in which to raise a family. Well-established urban professionals, on the other hand, may be striving for a property with luxury and class. Give potential buyers a beautiful canvas in which to ...
Staging Tips For Selling Your Home Quickly
March 14, 2019
If you’re looking to put your home on the market, Spectrum Realty can help you prepare it for potential home buyers. Keep in mind, it only takes a few seconds for someone to form an impression of your home, so you need to make sure their first impression is a good one! We’ve compiled a list of some simple but necessary staging tips that will help your home become as appealing as possible to potential buyers. Keep in mind these take time to accomplish so do plan in advance realizing the extra time spent could result in selling ...
Year Round Home Maintenance Tips
February 7, 2019
Keeping your home well maintained all year round will not only be more economical, it will keep it in fine working order. It is a good idea to keep this checklist handy so as each season approaches you will be prepared. The tasks involved in maintaining a safe, clutter free home environment is fairly simple and can be completed in no time. Get out of the mindset of depending only on ‘Spring Cleaning’ and make it a habit to maintain your home all year round. Here’s where to start Fall/Winter Hanging Icicles - Remove hanging or loose icicles because it ...