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Here at Sea & Ski Realty, we love living in Grey County, and with the multiplicity of recreational activities, beautiful viewpoints, fine dining establishments, and area of attractions, we know why so many people love this area, too! Our blog is a great resource to rely on if you’re new to the area and have questions about what there is to do and see, as well as what every community in the area offers. If you have any questions about one of our blogs or would like experienced guidance with an upcoming real estate transaction, give us a call today!

Will the Neighbourhood Go Up in Value?

Will the Neighbourhood Go Up in Value? When you purchase a home, you hope it will continually go up in value - just like a good investment. However, there’s something else that you also want to see increase in value: the neighbourhood. In fact, the neighbourhood plays...

5 Unusual (But Effective) Home Staging Ideas

“Staging” your home is all about making the space in your home as appealing as possible to buyers. You may already know the basics, such as eliminating clutter, and removing personal photographs. Here are some other tips that are less well known yet very effective: A...

Real Estate Professional Canada’s Elite Women 2019

We are extremely proud of our very own Karen Cox, Broker of Record/Owner, at Sea and Ski Realty to be named as one of the 50 most influential women in Canadian Real Estate! A title Karen is very deserving and proud of for her strides in Canadian Real Estate. Read...

Making The Most Out of Small Spaces

1. Light colour palette - The use of room colour can make the room space appear different. Lighter colours lack sharpness, so the eye automatically perceives it to lack boundaries and appear larger. Dark colours make the eye focus sharply on the black square and...

Efficient Heating System

A heating system converts fuel into heat which then flows through a house. The efficiency of a heating system depends on the amount of fuel consumed to meet heating needs. Using less fuel means your system has increased its energy efficiency. Check your heating system...

Humidity, A Danger in Most Homes

Straight Facts About Humidity Humidity is the amount of moisture or water vapour in the air. You, your family, and your pets produce moisture when you breathe or perspire. Even your indoor plants produce moisture. We add water vapour to indoor air through routine...

Insulating Your Home with Alternative Materials

Because the average household generates 50-70% of its energy bill through heating and cooling, properly insulating your home is one of the easiest ways to cut back on energy usage and lower your bills year round. Most conventional insulators, such as fiberglass and...

Adding appeal and value to your home

Even on the dullest winter day, colour fills our lives. Look around and you’ll see a thousand shades of greens and browns, violets, greys, golds, and blues. Colour is also part of our language. Few of us will dispute that it affects our moods and how we feel -- red...

Greening Your Kitchen

The modern kitchen is not only a place where food is prepared but also where the whole family gathers - so it should be strategically designed to be a healthy and eco-friendly space. There are many ways to make your kitchen healthier for your family and the planet....

Hosting a Successful Yard Sale

If your annual spring cleaning ritual has produced a mountain of unused and unwanted items, you may want to think twice before you simply toss them out. How about a yard sale to turn some of that “junk” into someone else’s “treasure?” Each weekend in spring and summer...

Green Gardening

To have a truly green yard you will have to follow environmentally friendly practices. Too many of us are only thinking of the end result and how to get there quickly and with little effort. Therefore we use chemical fertilizers, sprays, weed killers, etc. that not...