All posts by Chris Rogers


Increasing the value of your Guelph home

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So you’ve decided to increase the value of your home. Fabulous! But it’s also a little intimidating, right? There are so many things that you need to consider to make sure that you do in fact, add value to the home rather than create more work for yourself and potential buyers. Before you choose a paint colour, plant a garden, or call a contractor these are things that you should think about. MAKE A PLAN Your first move should be to make a plan. Make a list of the things you would like to change and talk to a professional…

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Skilled Build | Terra View Homes

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Recently I had the absolute pleasure of sitting with David Brix of Terra View homes at his office in North Guelph. Amanda Lord tagged along so that we could ask David some hard-hitting questions from both the construction and the design fronts. The plan was to talk current developments, what projects are on the horizon for Terra View and to review their quality of construction.  First off, he is about the most welcoming guy possible when you sit with him. Really puts everyone in the room at ease. That’s the type of builder that makes folks like myself and Amanda…

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Skilled Build | Allen Remley Custom Homes

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I met with Allen Remley on the site of one of his current renovation projects here in Guelph, this particular one is on Division St. The ambitious endeavour is a complete build from the existing foundation upwards. Everything moves in an organized fashion in an Allen Remley home. While I sat and chatted with him exterior decking were being installed and inside Shawn Broader was installing the drywall. Allen was in his work clothes and when I arrived he was busily helping tradesman get the job done. We sat on a couple of two step ladders and had a coffee…

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Winterizing your home in Guelph

By | TrilliumWest | No Comments

It’s time of year again Guelph home owners! It’s officially time to get ready for winter. So, I decided to put together a few tips for winterizing your home that will help save you money on heating costs, protect your home from the harshness of the winter months and keep unecessary repair costs from adding up. Here we go. CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS The reason why: It’s very important to keep your gutters flowing freely to allow proper drainage. You need to get up there and make sure everything is clear or better yet get a local handyman or someone comfortable…

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New Homes – Buy for quality

By | Buying, New Construction | No Comments

Buying a brand new home, how exciting! ll those shiny counters and those perfectly installed hardwood floors – who wouldn’t want a piece of this action! It all sounds like so much fun, so exactly where in Guelph should we get this new home party started? Hop in the car and driving aimlessly around town following arrows to different pockets of the city perimeter? How about we put a little strategy behind this new home shopping plan. Let’s try this plan – buy the best built house we can for our money. 10 years from now, maybe even as little as 5…

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The Legal Basement Apartment in Guelph

By | Investment Property | 4 Comments

A home with a legal basement apartment is absolutely one of the soundest investments you can make in the Guelph real estate market. First and foremost, it’s crucial to find a Realtor who is well versed in this area. A Realtor who knows the in’s and out’s of the Guelph City Bylaws, is somewhat familiar with construction trades and techniques, and understands the overall value that can be added by making this kind of improvement to a home is the best kind of friend you can have in this situation. Now to be clear, merely having a space in the…

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