By: Tina A. McQuaid

Sleepless in Toronto? Here's your perfect retreat!

Tags: Houseboat, Toronto, Scarborough Bluffs, Live on the water, Sleepless in Seattle

Live in this romantic hideaway at Bluffer's Park Marina by the Scarborough Bluffs. June 23, 2020: This home is so awesome! < view virtual tour  Remember the '90s movie "Sleepless in Seattle," where the lead actor, Tom Hanks, lived in a fantastic houseboat? Well, for a select few, there's an opportunity for someone to purchase a spectacular houseboat a...Read More

By: Tina A. McQuaid

Meadowvale Homes Video Review

Tags: Meadowvale, Houses in Meadowvale for Sale, Video Review, Living in Meadowvale, Mississauga

  December 5, 2019: Living in Meadowvale, Mississauga is extremely attractive now because of a number of things, not least of which is living in a vibrant community with tons of amenities, like parkland, greenery, walking/hiking trails, sports and dog parks, a new community centre, 4 Rinks arena and great schools! With easy access to Highways 401, 407 and 403 as well as the north Mississaug...Read More

Meadowvale Homes Video Review

By: Tina A. McQuaid

Meadowvale Homes Video Review

Tags: Meadowvale, Houses in Meadowvale for Sale, Video Review, Living in Meadowvale, Mississauga

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By: Tina A. McQuaid

Declutter Roadblock Work-Arounds

Tags: Decluttering, Home Organization, Tips to a Clean Home

The team at Houzz have a useful article about ways to get beyond the paralysis of too much clutter in your home...Click below for more information: 5 Questions to Overcome a Decluttering Roadblock   ...Read More

By: Tina A. McQuaid

8 Secrets of People With Beautifully Organized Homes

Tags: home decor, organization, Marie Kondo, clean homes, calm

September 16, 2019 - School has started and the weather is changing. For me, it's a time to revamp and move from warmth to the colder months - storing my summer decor and putting out fluffy blankets, darker colours and making a comforting bed. These tips are inspiring me to clean the clutter at the same time...enjoy! 8 Secrets of People With Beautifully Organized Homes   ...Read More

By: Tina A. McQuaid

Are You Summer Ready? Time-Sensitive Tips for Sellers before the end of June

Tags: Real Estate, Sellers, Market Review, 2019, Tina McQuaid

Musings as I wait for a passenger in the Meadowvale GO Station parking lot JUNE 20, 2019: I'm sitting in a heavy rain downpour on the night before the summer solstice. I'm sharing some time-sensitive thoughts particularly for Sellers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA.) If you're trying to purchase a home, your time is now as you can usually snag a bargain on homes that have been langu...Read More

By: Tina A. McQuaid

Buyer Beware - Or Is Someone Else to Blame?

Tags: Floods, Home Insurance, Due Diligence, Buyer Beware, MPAC

This cottage off Mississipi Lake, near Ottawa, was deemed a hear-round dwelling by MPAC. JUNE 6, 2019: I just read a sad story, filled with regret and strife. Recent floods in the nearby Ottawa area have wreaked havoc with homeowners and cottage dwellers alike. It's a tale of buyer beware and I'll give my thoughts about the situation so that you hopefully won't have to face the same ...Read More

By: Tina A. McQuaid

Canada Day *Fireworks* in the GTA

Tags: Canada Day Fireworks, Things to do on Canada Day weekend in Mississauga, Milton, Oakville and Toronto, GTA Canada Day

Woot! Here's to a ++ Canada Day Weekend 2018! All the best for a safe and fun long weekend...Here's a run-down of what to see and explore this 151st Canada Day in Mississauga, Milton, Oakville and Toronto - Enjoy! MISSISSAUGA   * City Centre - Living Arts Centre Plays, arts and crafts and sports Noon-4:00pm * City Centre - Celebration Square Bands, DJ, artists and *Fireworks* (...Read More

By: Tina A. McQuaid

25 Ideas to Perk Up Your Side Yard

Tags: Landscaping for a side yard, Pictures of Landscaping, Home decor, Homes in Mississauga, Oakville Homes, Milton Decor

Looking to add some pizazz to the outside of your yard and want some ideas for that neglected space between homes, or at the side of your home? Some spaces are narrow walkways, others are transitional from the back to front yards. Here are 25 pictures and ideas that can help transform that space from insignificant to wonderful. Some ideas can even happen in a weekend! Enjoy the outdoors...  ...Read More

By: Tina A. McQuaid

Thinking of a Renovation - Instead of a Move? Get Trade Recommendations!

Tags: Renovate, Renovations, Moving, Staying in Place, Aging in Place, Equity in House

  This basement renovation includes a statement wall, faux window lighting and an anchor rug over broadloom.  Are you considering a renovation instead of moving? Are you more interested in living in your home and neighbourhood as long as possible? Many homeowners are currently improving their current residence, because it's familiar and they have a history in the community. It'...Read More