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Mortgage Terminology 101

Real estate terminology can be confusing – particularly when you’re buying your first home – and one of the things people seem to get the most confused about is mortgages. It’s understandable.... Read More »

5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited about Moving

You’d think that for someone like me, moving into a new home would be a breeze. But for all the years of renovating, building and helping people move, there’s one thing I... Read More »

Scott McGillivray’s Penny Floor

If you watched Moving the McGillivrays, the HGTV Canada series about my adventures building my dream home, you know that when I built my house I put a lot of special, personal... Read More »

Scott’s Top 5 – Home Improvement Books

If you’re a homeowner it’s important that you know the basics of home improvement. No, you don’t need to know how to DIY everything, but you do need to know how your... Read More »

How to Take the Stress Out of Selling a Home

Every local market has its own buying and selling cycle, but conventional wisdom tells us that real estate generally hits an upswing in the spring. As the market suddenly gets more competitive,... Read More »

Where Does Scott McGillivray Live?

Someone I work with recently pointed out to me that when they Googled “Where does –“, Google automatically filled in “ Where does Scott McGillivray live ”. It gave me a laugh that... Read More »

How to Win a Bidding War

The title of this post is a little misleading, because as far as I’m concerned, there’s no such thing as “winning” a bidding war. But in markets where demand is high and... Read More »

Green Renovation Tips

Renovating is a messy business and it can be tough to reduce your carbon footprint while going through the demolition and rebuilding process. A lot of waste comes with the territory and... Read More »
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