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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!

Beaver Valley Nordic Ski Club

  The Beaver Valley Nordic Ski Club is situated at the top of the Beaver Valley in Grey Highlands, with a little under 9 km of trails groomed and track-set for classic skiing. The club is primarily volunteer-run, it has partnerships with local businesses, local...

Choosing a “Seller-Friendly” Contractor

Although there are many terrific contractors out there, there are always a few bad apples. When preparing your home for sale, you need a contractor that gets your job done on time, on budget and without creating a big mess. To help make sure that happens, ask...

Décor Colour Choices Can Be Psychological

Although choosing a room’s colour is highly personal, it’s worth noting that studies have linked specific colour tones to psychological behaviours. In fact, many doctors, scientists and design experts believe that certain colours can actually influence your mood or...

How to Quick-Prep Your Home for Sale

Ideally, you should plan to have plenty of time to prepare your home for sale. You want to be able to get everything fixed and cleaned up, and perhaps even make a few improvements, such as installing a new countertop in the kitchen. For any number of reasons, that’s...

5 Things Buyers Hate to See

When you show your home to prospective buyers, there is probably a long list of things you’re hoping they’ll notice. For example, you’ll want them to see the beautiful chandelier in the foyer or the spacious backyard and large deck, or the kitchen with the island big...

Four Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Current Home

It’s not uncommon for couples with growing families to trade in their compact cars for something roomier, like a mini-van. The same thing happens with homes. Sometimes families simply outgrow them. How can you tell if that’s happening with your property? Here are some...

Can New Kitchen Appliances Increase the Value of Your Home?

Next to a major kitchen renovation, replacing appliances is the most expensive way to upgrade the space. So, if you’re purchasing a new refrigerator, stove or dishwasher in order to make your home more attractive to buyers, you want to make wise purchasing decisions....

4 Home Hazards You May Not Know About

You have smoke detectors. Your doors have good locks. The bathtub has a slip-free pad. By all accounts, your home is a safe and secure place for your family to live. However, there are some hazards that many homeowners don’t consider or even know about. For instance:...

Should You “High Ball” Your Listing Price?

One of the most important decisions you make when selling your home is setting the listing price. It can be tricky. After all, if you price your property too low, you leave money on the table - perhaps thousands of dollars. On the other hand, if you price your home...

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...