EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON THE BIGGEST MISTAKES BUYERS MAKE WHEN CONSIDERING A HOME PURCHASE.
FAILING TO CONSIDER ALL OF THEIR OPTIONS!
Homeowners will sacrifice their dream location because they can’t find a house that suits their needs or leave a neighborhood they love because they have outgrown their home. There is no need to compromise! In both situations, an addition provides the perfect solution. For homeowners who love their neighborhood, an addition can drastically increase available living space and may also be more cost efficient that moving would be!
When looking to buy, if there are no available properties in your desired neighborhood that offer the space you need, an addition can turn a smaller home into your dream home! While we all love the idea of a “move in ready” home, a little extra effort and the help of an expert team can result in the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood with no regrets! – Bole Cirovic, www.Modular.ca
CONDO BUYERS FAILING TO EDUCATE THEMSELVES BEFORE PURCHASING!
Condominiums are non-profit corporations which are governed by legislation that can vary from province to province. When you purchase a condo unit, you become a shareholder and are responsible (through condo fees) for the financial obligations associated with maintaining the building and retaining peak market value.
The seller is required to provide you with current documents such as financials, Reserve Fund Studies, meeting minutes, management agreements, bylaws, insurance certificates and registered documents. It is important to engage a professional document review company to assist in putting that information into an easily understood picture of the corporation’s health and welfare. This review helps you to understand the corporation’s current condition and any foreseeable future issues such as major renovations or repairs that may affect your costs or the value of your unit. An experienced document reviewer will also be able to answer all of your questions and give you more information on bylaws and legislation.
Being aware of the corporation’s current and future condition is in your best interest as a future condo owner. Details matter. – Sharon Blondin, www.CondoQuest.net
FAILING TO OBTAIN A HOME PERFORMANCE DIAGNOSTICS REPORT!
This report provides valuable information about the current condition of a home and possible future issues. Essentially, it provides a detailed checkup of the home.
Unlike a typical home inspection, the home is tested under dynamic conditions in order to show how it breathes (are there leaks) and the condition of it’s heart (furnace/AC systems), arteries (ducts), and coat (insulation). The tests also show how effective and efficient air filtration is in the home, ensures all gas and combustion appliances are leak free, checks quality of building materials and effectiveness of the exhaust ventilation.
In case of any indoor air quality concerns, a separate assessment is performed. Samples for mold, bacteria or any other contaminant are processed by a registered lab. The report also includes a list of improvements recommended to rectify deficiencies found and a post renovation/ improvements test can be performed to verify the results. -Andrej Bagar, www.FluxAir.ca
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As housing prices continue to skyrocket and the inventory of Canadian homes becomes increasingly smaller, multi-generational homes have begun to experience a renaissance. Parents and adult children as well as grandchildren are coming together to live under one roof.
To learn more about the impact this lifestyle trend is having on the home renovation industry, eieihome.com went to Vadja Jericevic, President and CEO of Modular Home Additions LTD.
Previously, the Canadian version of multigenerational living typically meant that a grown child had taken up residence in the basement of his or her parents’ home; however now, that is not always the case.
“In-law basements suites are not that common anymore,” Jericevic tell us. “Most often side, back or 2nd floor additions are discussed in cases where two families will be living together”.
In many households, the home’s living room, dining room and kitchen are shared, with the addition providing a separation of the sleeping and bathing quarters.
“[Older] parents usually get [a bedroom and separate bath] on the main floor in order to avoid the stairs, and the younger part of the family gets to climb to their bedrooms,” Jericevic says.
Have you been thinking about renovating your home for some time now but you don’t quite know who to call or where to begin?
In order to help you with the process, eieihome.com reached out to Bole Cirovic of Modular Home Additions, one of the GTA’s leaders in home renovation services.
It’s never too early to get the process started. “One of the most common misconceptions about the renovation process is that contractors can get started within 4-6 weeks of making contact.” Cirovic says.
The reality is that timeframe actually looks more like 4-6 months, so if you were hoping to get in touch with a contractor today to start your renovation this summer, you are out of luck.
The city permit process is time consuming, but the good news is that Modular Home Additions goes through the hassle for you.
Renovations 365 days a year. Although it may take longer then you hoped to get your renovation started, the good news is that Modular’s unique installation process allows them to work year-round. “ Believe it or not, renovations are actually easier in the winter because it is a drier season with less rain and wetness” Cirovic says. Read more .
The Canadian Home Trends Winter 2016 Magazine is here!
Click here for your free online copy and discover everything trending this winter for your home.
Modular Home Additions Ltd will be exhibiting at the Home Show in March.
Make sure to stop by our booth and see how we can help grow your home in 3 days!
The Home Show will begin Friday March 11-20, 2016. Our Booth will be #2807.
Show Location: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princes’ Boulevard
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
The Feb/Mar Digital Edition of RENO&DECOR is now online for your reading enjoyment!
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Summer is not over yet!
The Canadian Home Trends Magazine put out their 2015 summer issue and would love it if you all had a chance to read it
The digital edition for Renovations 2015 is now available You will find your complimentary copy here ! We’d love to hear your feedback once you have had a chance to browse this issue!
As the weather continues to get warmer, the more uncomfortable the heat will get. If you have an air conditioner in your house consider yourself lucky, however when you leave it constantly running your bills with continue to get higher.
Here are a few ways you can keep cool in your house this summer:
- Buy a portable fan.
This option is one of the most obvious, but it is also the most common way to cool yourself down. By using a portable fan it allows you to cool down in any part of the house you desire. Fans cool people, not spaces. Air motion over our skin helps evaporate sweat and transport our body heat away from us, which can help us feel three to four degrees cooler. Fans come in many different shapes, sizes and styles. Choosing the right fan your space will keep you nice and cool.
- Close the curtains/ blinds
Close windows and window coverings in the morning before the day heats up, and then open them in the evening to flush your house with cooler air.
- Turn off the lights
Just like going under a tree for shade, keeping the lights off on a hot day will help limit the heat generated in your home. Turn off your lights when they are not in use. Incandescent light bulbs give off a lot of unwanted heat by switching to LED or CFLs light blubs this will help with the cooling down of your house.
- Insulate your house
Good insulation isn’t only for the winter! By adding more insulation to your house in the summer you can actually reduce your utility bill during both seasons. The extra insulation will keep the accumulated cool air in your house and the unwanted heat out.
- Redo your roof
Summer time is a great time to get your roof redone. If you have the choice, choose a lighter roof or roof coating. It will reflect sunlight rather than absorbing it.