Schwenker Homes Blog

Things to Think About Before You Renovate

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on December 11, 2017 3:18:08 PM EST

Home renovations can be an exciting time, but they can also cause a major headache. Having been through multiple home renovations in the past, we have discovered a few tips and tricks to help future homeowners who plan on conducting renovations. If you plan on renovating your home in the future, read these tips prior to starting your renos.

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Topics: sellers, Design

Things to do in Niagara this Holiday Season

Posted by Raiana Schwenker on November 27, 2017 1:15:34 PM EST

For many, their favourite season is winter simply because it means Christmas! Well if you enjoy Christams, you're in luck becasue the Niagara Region is full of Christmas spirit around this time of year. Between the holiday spirit that fills the streets of Niagara-on-the-Lake to the famous festival of lights  held in Niagara Falls each year. Here is a list of a few events happening throughout Niagara this holiday season:

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Christmas Decorating Tips for an Extra Stylish Home this Holiday

Posted by Raiana Schwenker on November 24, 2017 1:27:14 PM EST


With only a couple weeks left of November, many have begun to decorate for the holidays. This time of the year tends to be filled with decorations, parties, and cheer! From Christmas shopping to baking, it’s never a dull moment. Here are a few decorating tips for an extra stylish home this holiday! 

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Topics: Design

Kitchen Trends of 2017

Posted by Raiana Schwenker on November 13, 2017 4:20:25 PM EST

Kitchens were once a hidden part of the home, where no socializing took place, but that couldn’t be less true today. In contemporary homes, kitchens are one of the main rooms; it is a place of gathering where days often begin and end. The repositioning of the kitchen as an essential part of the home has therefore changed the aesthetic, and it has become one of the most decorated rooms in the home. Here are four of our favourite kitchen trends of 2017.

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Topics: sellers

Home Renovation Tips: 101

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on November 10, 2017 5:10:06 PM EST

The real estate market typically begins to slow down during the winter months. This is when homeowners begin renovations in hopes to have their home listed on the market for the upcoming spring. If you are one of those homeowners who is completing renovations this winter, here is a list of ways to help reduce stress affiliated with home renovations.

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Topics: Insider, sellers

Three Things To Do In Niagara in November

Posted by Raiana Schwenker on October 31, 2017 8:22:00 PM EDT

The days may be getting shorter but Niagara is still long on options for fun this November. The wineries, restaurants and beautiful outdoor spaces that make Niagara unique are still great places to visit as the weather drops. Just remember to pack a scarf!

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Topics: Insider, sellers

Fall Trends In Staged Homes For Sale

Posted by Raiana Schwenker on September 28, 2017 12:00:00 PM EDT

The fall season is officially here. With every new season comes new trends in the interior design industry. If you're considering selling your home during the fall season, there are some trends you may want to consider following when staging your home. You can ask your real estate agent for advice on staging, or for recommendations for a home stager to help you. Having outdated decor can make your home look less appealing to buyers. By keeping up with some of the more recent trends in the interior design world, you may find buyers are more interested in your home. 

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Topics: Insider, sellers

What You Need To Know About Selling Your Home This Fall

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on September 15, 2017 4:23:49 PM EDT


The Niagara real estate market continutes to be strong for sellers. Just-released July and August market numbers show that the average sale price in every city increased noticeably over 2016, which was itself a seller's market. You can see more on the Sally McGarr Market Report below.

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Topics: sellers, housing market

What To Look For In Real Estate Listings When Buying A Home

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on August 29, 2017 4:10:10 PM EDT

If you're thinking of buying a home in Niagara, you've probably already perused several listings. That is one advantage of more listings hitting the market in the summer and fall...more to look at it. Even if you aren't looking to buy soon, it's always good to keep an eye on the market.

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Topics: niagara real estate, buyers, first time buyers

4 Hidden Gems In Niagara To Visit Before Fall

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on August 28, 2017 1:35:08 PM EDT

There is never a bad season to live in Niagara. Each of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter offer their own fantastic experiences and unique places to discover. Year-round enjoyment is part of the reason Niagara's quality of life is so high and why more people from outside the region are waking up to the wonders of Niagara living. It is certainly part of the reason we love living, working and playing here in Niagara.

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Topics: niagara real estate, niagara events

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