November 2013 Newsletter

November 2013 Newsletter - Read this home renovation insight now.

In this issue of reVISION's Renovation Newsletter:

Nip and Tuck - Full House Renovation

For our family of four it was important to implement a design that would modernize the curb appeal within the bones of the existing structure. This newly renovated home was a major cosmetic surgery... Read more

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kitchen renovation

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Get The Best Bang For Your Home Renovation Buck

According to a recent poll 65 percent of Canadian homeowners are planning to renovate their home in the next 12 months. Keeping with longer-term plans, David Stafford, director of real estate secured lending at Scotiabank states the most popular renovation projects are bathrooms, kitchens and basements. For those concerned about heavy debt load, 73 percent of respondents plan to use...Read more

In With the New, Out With the Old

Lately Canadians have been interested in knowing the "smartest" household renovations to receive a good return on their investment. reVISION investigates and finds out that there are many variables that affect the value of the home, Appraisal Institute of Canada shared these general tips to homeowners:1. Choose improvements with long life expectancy - When renovating your home choose improvements that will last. Roofing, energy-efficient heating, cooling systems and windows can provide homeowners worry-free home improvements for up to 15 years.2. Invest in modern updates - Invest in high-traffic areas of your home. Update the core rooms of your home such as ...Read more

Coats for Kids

GVHBA launched it's 18 annual Coats for Kids campaign in support of the lower mainland Christmas bureau. The public is invited to drop off apparel at participating member's offices from November 18th to December 6, 2013.For more information on the campaign and to view participating members please visit the GVHBA website.