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John  Gaio

John Gaio

Sales Representative

Royal LePage Vendex Realty, Brokerage*

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The dos and don’ts of staging your home for sale

When it comes to selling your home, making a positive first impression on a potential buyer is a crucial part of the process.

Many sellers opt to stage their home – either through professional services or their own efforts – to make their space look more appealing to buyers, both in-person and online. Staging is a popular real estate marketing strategy that is effective at attracting purchaser interest, garnering offers at higher prices and selling homes quicker.

Royal LePage Shelter Foundation marks 25 years of making home a safe place for everyone

This year, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation marks 25 years of helping women and children escaping domestic violence rebuild their lives after abuse.

Own a property in Ottawa? Here’s what you need to know about the vacant unit tax

Ottawa has joined a growing list of Canadian cities that now require homeowners to declare the occupancy status of their property, or pay a vacancy tax.

What you need to know about British Columbia’s cooling-off period

The first resale policy of its kind in Canada, homes bought and sold in British Columbia will now be automatically enrolled in a mandatory multi-day rescission period, according to new legislation.

The Homebuyer Protection Period took effect in British Columbia on January 3rd, 2023. Also known as the Homebuyer Recission Period (HBRP) or cooling-off period, the new policy requires a three-business-day interval after a purchase offer is accepted on a home, allowing purchasers to rescind their contract if they choose to.

Here’s how much house $1 million can buy in Canada’s major real estate markets today

Despite several consecutive hikes in interest rates over the past year, home prices in Canada have remained relatively stable thanks to low inventory. In major housing markets across the country, a $1-million price tag is not uncommon, but the type of property available at this price point can vary from one city to another.

5 interior design trends to watch in 2023

Whether you’re contemplating selling your home, or just looking to give your space a refreshing facelift, the beginning of a new year is a great time to start thinking about making some interior upgrades. According to designers and home experts, 2023 is the year to bring the outdoors in and to make a statement with bold colours, among other trends.

Here are five top interior design trends for 2023 to consider this year:

Organic interiors

Plant parents will adore 2023’s obsession with bringing the natural world indoors.

5 tips for creating the perfect gallery wall

Empty walls have their place in a home, and while a crisp, clean esthetic is always a classic choice, sometimes you just want to spruce up your space – or at least a portion of it. The much-loved gallery wall is one of the most tried and true DIY designer trends in the book to do just that!

There’s no one way to do it right. Some prefer a fine-tuned, perfectly measured grouping of similar frames, while others like to switch it up, adding varied frame styles and sizes, and different accent pieces without precise spacing.

How to make your home pet-friendly

When renovating a home, the major concerns are often making the space more functional, stylish, and cozy. But when you have a pet, or are planning to get one, some of those design considerations may change to best suit your four-legged family member’s needs.

Here are a few tips to help make your home more pet-friendly:

Avoid carpet flooring

Everything you need to know about Toronto’s new Vacant Home Tax

If you own a home in Toronto, you’ll now be required to report whether or not your property is currently lived in, as part of a new effort to increase housing availability in the city.

Starting in 2023, homeowners in the City of Toronto must declare the occupancy status of their residence to the municipality each year. Properties reported as vacant or found to be unoccupied will be subject to a newly-implemented, annual vacant home tax (VHT). Under special circumstances, some vacant homes may be exempt.

Interprovincial migration and affordability will put upward pressure on home prices in these Canadian cities in 2023

Contrary to Canada’s large urban centres, major cities in Alberta and Atlantic Canada are expected to see home price growth in 2023.

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