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Construction Cost Calculator: Friend or Foe?

We live in a time where consumers are turning to the internet first when they are searching for information. And when it comes to home renovations and custom home construction costs, it’s no exception.  The cost of custom home construction and home renovation is a popular internet search term, and many websites claim they can…

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Financing Your Renovation Project

Financing your renovation or house addition project is an important consideration, that should be addressed early on in the renovation planning process.  The project won’t go very far if you can’t pay for it. We’d all like to have the cash available to pay for the renovation project, but often this is not the case,…

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4 Insurances Every Renovation Project Needs

When you’re planning a home renovation, or building an addition to your home, don’t forget about insurance.  There are three  insurances you need to check before starting the work, and one after the work is complete. 1. Builder or Contractor Liability Insurance If you are hiring a builder or contractor to do the renovation or…

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Home Renovations: Return on Investment

Many homeowners look at return on investment when making a renovation decision.  They want to make sure that whatever money is spent on a renovation today could be recovered if the home was sold tomorrow. It is important to look at whether a renovation makes financial sense.  However, few custom renovation and remodeling projects, completed…

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Project Spotlight: Schomberg House Renovation

Recently, we had the pleasure of renovating a 1960s bungalow, which had fallen into disrepair.  The new owners of the home, located in Schomberg, north of Toronto, had a clear vision for the type of home they wanted. The interior of the home was to be finished in a New England cottage style. The homeowners…

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