painting old chair before and afterIt's no secret that paint is an incredibly easy, and affordable, way to make a dramatic change to a new space. Whether it's painting the walls, or just adding in some accents, incorporating some new colours can completely change the atmosphere of any room or space. So whether you who have just purchased a property and don't think you have the budget to decorate or are looking to buy a house, but are having trouble looking past the ugly colours; here are a few different ways that paint can help make your new house a home.

1: Painting Walls

This is probably the most obvious way to use paint to make a new home match your style. Depending on the colour you choose, you can make a room feel cozy and relaxed or elegant and chic. Painting your walls sets…

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Are you considering a home purchase in the next few months? Will you be obtaining a "high ratio" mortgage with at less than 10% of the purchase value as a downpayment? If so, here's something you'll need to know.

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has announced their mortgage default insurance (MDI) rates are going up on June 1, 2015 for mortgages where the downpayment is less than 10%.

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) reports "For the average Canadian homebuyer with less than a 10% down payment, CMHC premiums will rise by 0.45% to 3.6% which translates into an increase of $5 in monthly mortgage payments;  for those with a “non-traditional” down payment of less than 10%, premiums will increase by 0.5% to 3.85%, or about $6…

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Royal LePage Salmon Arm Garage Sale

Clutter in the house building up? Doing some spring cleaning? Here's a great way to help you organize your home and support a great cause!

On Saturday, May 9th, our parking lot at Royal LePage Access Real Estate will turn into a buzzing market full of shoppers and deal hunters. There will be everything from furniture, household items and kids' toys to sporting equipment and electronics. We don't put any prices on items but encourage all the shoppers to "dig deep - it's for charity"!

We will also have the BBQ fired up serving hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixings for a small $5 donation.

All proceeds from the sale and barbecue stay in our community as well. The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation collects the donations and turns 100% of the…

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Royal LePage Access Real Estate, Salmon ArmWe’ve been working on revamping our Salmon Arm and Shuswap real estate site for a while now, and it’s with great pleasure that we present the new Royal LePage Access Real Estate website.

It’s now easier than ever to find your dream home in Salmon Arm, BC, or that perfect lakefront property on the Shuswap. You’ll soon find that will be your go-to source for all things real estate from Sicamous to Scotch Creek. Our listings are updated daily so that you no longer have to suffer through static websites—you’ll be the first to know when new listings enter the market, or when there’s a price reduction. You can even input your real estate preferences and request to receive automatic emails when new properties are available, or when your…

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