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John  Gaio

John Gaio

Sales Representative

Royal LePage Certified Realty, Brokerage*

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Eco-friendly updates for your home

Eco-conscious living is a trend that’s here to stay. The term ‘eco-conscious’ refers to having an awareness and consideration of how personal actions and lifestyle can impact the environment, with the goal of minimizing any negative effects we may create.

The eco-conscious mindset has expanded far past the individual, with large corporations and governments getting involved to make changes that will create a more sustainable future for our planet. There are even monetary incentives available from the federal government for adding eco-friendly upgrades to your home.

Here are four simple...

The complete checklist for opening your cottage this spring

Opening your cottage or cabin in the spring is a task many homeowners look forward to. With summer fast approaching, it’s time to prepare for another season of relaxation and fun away from the city. To ensure that everything runs smoothly, following a detailed checklist is essential. Here’s our top 10 list of tasks to complete before you open your recreational property for the season.

  1. Restore utilities: Before you even arrive at your cottage, contact your utility providers to restore electricity, gas, internet and any other services that may have been over the winter.
  1. Insurance...

8 new housing policies announced in the 2024 federal budget

On Tuesday, April 16th, the Canadian federal government unveiled the 2024 budget. The annual fiscal announcement detailed dozens of new and ongoing initiatives aimed at creating new housing, along with policies targeted at making renting and home ownership more affordable for Canadians.

Here are eight standout housing policies announced in this year’s budget:

Canadian Renters’ Bill of Rights

More Canadians are renting for longer periods of time before they transition into home ownership. The 2024 budget announced several measures intended to more effectively protect tenants and strengthen...

How to create a safe and stylish space: A home design guide for new parents

When young families choose furniture and décor for their home, there’s a lot more to consider than just the aesthetic of the pieces. When little hands and feet are a part of the equation, furniture safety and durability is a top priority for parents.

Fortunately, you don’t have to compromise style for safety – achieving both is entirely possible. By making informed choices and focusing on design durability, functionality and style, you can create a space that is both visually appealing and family-friendly.

Let’s explore four key home styling considerations for new parents:

Durability

When...

Real estate prices in Canada’s recreational markets expected to rise in 2024 as buyers make a return

With warmer weather on the way, Canadians will soon be able to once again enjoy weekends on the water and warm summer nights relaxing by the fire pit. In the lead up to prime time in the country’s recreational housing markets, many potential buyers are expected to make a move on purchasing that lakeside cabin or family cottage this year, increasing competition for tight supply and pushing property prices up.

According to the recently-released Royal LePage® 2024 Spring Recreational Property Report, the median price of a single-family home in Canada’s recreational regions is forecast1 to...

Top paint colours of 2024

As we approach the start of spring, you may be thinking about all of the projects around the house that you can finally start when warmer weather arrives – opening up the pool, adding those perennial flower beds to your lawn, or perhaps changing up your wall colours.

If you’re thinking about adding a fresh coat of paint to your interior spaces, why not take some inspiration from the most influential paint brands around?

Here are the 2024 colours of the year:

Pantone: Peach Fuzz (13-1023)

This warm and cozy shade of pink evokes “our desire to nurture ourselves and others,” according to...

4 key considerations when switching to natural cleaning solutions for your home

More and more, people are adopting greener lifestyles, whereby daily choices are made to significantly improve not only personal well-being, but the health of the planet too.

Homeowners are embracing the eco-friendly movement by making conscious decisions about the products they bring into their homes. This includes cleaning supplies, as they are known to contain chemicals that are harmful when ingested, inhaled, or come into contact with our skin.

If you’ve been thinking about switching out commercial cleaning products for a greener cleaning solution, then keep reading. We’ve got you...

New housing legislation to look out for in 2024

With a new year now underway, Canadians can expect to see a variety of changes coming to federal, provincial and local government housing legislation in 2024. 

From updated taxes to revised urban planning regulations, new housing laws and policies will roll out across the country in the coming months. Several of these policies promise to boost much-needed housing supply, which remains at a critical shortage in both the resale and rental segments.  

Here are the new housing policies that you should know about in 2024. 


Federal Policies

Short-term Rental Restrictions

In...

A resurgence of activity in Canada’s housing market is expected this spring, with sidelined buyers banking on a drop in interest

Nationally, home prices ended 2023 up 4.3% over prior year despite market slowdown

High interest rates have caused many homebuyers and sellers to push pause on their real estate plans over the last six months, significantly curtailing overall activity in housing markets across the country. However, as Canadians continue to adjust to higher borrowing costs, and the first anticipated rate cut by the Bank of Canada nears, a brisk spring market is on the horizon. 

“I believe the narrative suggesting that the housing market will rebound only when the Bank of Canada lowers rates misses the...

6 interior design trends we’ll see in 2024

With a new year comes a new wave of home design trends. From furniture to colour schemes, the arrival of a new year is the perfect time to think about updating your home interiors to incorporate current styles. Refreshing your living spaces doesn’t require a major overhaul — swapping out your cabinetry hardware or revamping your linens can make a noticeable difference in any room.

Here are six interior design trends for 2024 you can try in your home:

Bold colours and patterns

If you’ve got a love for dramatic interiors, then 2024 is the year for you. This year is all about “go...

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