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5 Tips for Making a Small Bathroom Appear Larger

Tips for making a small bathroom seem larger

Dealing with a small bathroom can be difficult at times. Fortunately, while there may not be much you can do to physically expand the overall size of your bathroom, there are a few decorative steps that you can take to trick yourself into feeling like the space is larger than it actually is. 

Tip #1: Get Creative with Mirrors

Mirrors are great assets to any bathroom. Not only do they help you with getting ready to start your day, but they can also help to create the illusion of more space. Rather than simply hanging one small mirror above your vanity, mirror an entire wall. The reflection of light will help to brighten up the space while also fooling your...

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Country for Retirement

Where to live in retirement? What country

When considering another country for retirement, the number of options can feel overwhelming. From Mexico to the Caribbean, the choices are seemingly limitless. If you are thinking about retiring to another country, but you aren’t quite sure which country is right for you, here are a few tips to help you select the best retirement country. 

Tip #1: Choose Someplace Affordable

While this first tip my seem obvious, the reality is that many who consider moving to another country fail to properly determine how much they can afford to pay for a retirement property and how much they can afford to spend toward their desired lifestyle each month. First, you need to...

5 Tips for Buying a Vacation Home

Aerial beach house

Are you interested in purchasing a vacation home? Whether you want a vacation home in Huatulco, Mexico or Nassau, Bahamas, there are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure you are pleased with your decision to purchase a vacation home. To that end, here are five tips to keep in mind when making such an exciting purchase. 

Tip #1: Consider How You Plan to Use the Home 

Everyone knows that the first rule of real estate is location, location, location. When purchasing a vacation home, this rule still applies. Aside from thinking about your dream location for a vacation home, you also need to consider how you plan to use it. If you are looking for a place that is easy for you and...

Making House Buying Simple with a Real Estate Broker in Calgary

Calgary Real Estate Agent

When buying a house in Calgary,  finding the right real estate agent to represent you is one of the keys to finding the right home to suit your needs. As you search through your options, it is helpful to understand the differences between a real estate broker and a real estate agent as well as how these professionals can help you through the buying process. 

What is the Difference Between a Real Estate Agent and Real Estate Broker? 

A real estate broker is a professional who is licensed to manage his or her own business. As independent sales people, they often sell real estate that is owned buy others. In addition...