Tesla Powerwall now part of new OakWood-Holmes High Performance Initiative

Do you have a client that is planning a major renovation or new custom home project? Do they want the project to benefit from the most innovative solutions in energy-efficiency,

The Last Word: A tough lesson learned

By Herb Lagois A tough lesson learned Rain, rain, and more rain. Talk about a wet summer! All this rain reminded me of a life-altering lesson I learned many years ago. The project

Should I stay or should I go: Camping out while you renovate your property

By Natalie Belovic If you are in the market to buy a property whether it be a condo or a single or semi detached, finding one where you can add value

Making your renovation profitable

It can be difficult to be sensible when you first start thinking about renovating your home. Although it’s fun to dream about everything you could possibly want, when it comes

5 things every homeowner should know about commercial insurance before renovating

Greg Strahl By Greg Strahl Your home is your castle. It is the biggest investment you will ever make, and your sanctuary away from a hectic world. So, when you decide

How to have a smooth renovation

Well, okay. Truth be told, a renovation is going to be stressful. But there are things you can do to minimize the stress and even enjoy the journey. First, hire a

Don’t waste money on amateurs

It can be scary, deciding to do a major renovation. Should you do some of it yourself? Should you get a handy neighbour, friend, or relative to do it for

The foundation: Boring, maybe – but critical

The foundation of your home deteriorates over time just like everything else. It just takes longer to break down. Every 40 to 50 years, it needs to be dug up

The fireplace: Warmth is a beautiful thing

A fireplace is romantic. It’s soft. It casts a gentle light and makes everything rosy and cozy. It’s also a practical, simple, and cost-effective part of a home. So it’s probably

A sweet investment

By Francie Healey You might not think that a simple wooden deck would be such a big investment. Expensive? Yes, it can be. But it can increase the selling potential of