Category: HomeStars How-To

Heating Your Home Using Smartphone Technology

Technology is quickly becoming so integrated into our lives that it’s difficult to remember the days when our homes were heated by coal furnaces. Today, most urban homes in Canada rely upon easy-to-access natural gas to heat our homes. To make modern life even easier, sophisticated heating systems include smartphone technology...

/ September 30, 2016

Prepping Your Furnace Room

It’s the time of year when Canadians start to think about heating their homes as opposed to cooling them. And with a nasty, cold winter predicted across most of the country, time to talk about best practices for your furnace room. Safety and ease of access is a wise thing to consider in advance...

/ September 30, 2016
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Fall Colour Report – How to Incorporate in Your Home this Season

Whether you’re looking to change things up this season or wondering how to decorate with the latest fall colour trends, we’ve got suggestions for the colour brave and those who are still flirting with the idea of change. Pantone is the leading authority when it comes to seasonal colour changes....

/ September 18, 2016

Living With Pets In Your Condo

Not surprisingly more and more urban Canadians are choosing condominium ownership over single family home ownership. According to the 2011 Statistics Canada survey, Vancouver has the highest percentage of condominium households at 31.4%, with Calgary coming in second at 20.4% and Toronto sitting at third with 18.7% of residents living...

/ August 17, 2016

Prepping Your House for Sale

Deciding to sell your home is a big decision that takes time and consideration. What you might not realize is that it takes a lot more than putting up a For Sale sign to get the job done. In this day and age where image is everything, getting your house...

/ August 13, 2016
A suite in Camrost-Felcorp’s Blue Diamond condominium development in Toronto's Deer Park neighbourhood.

Top 12 Tips When Buying A Condominium

In hot markets such as Toronto and Vancouver, condominiums are becoming an attractive solution for many first, second and third time home buyers alike. I know because I just sold my single family detached home and downsized to a condo. And boy, am I happy about it. While Canadians are...

/ July 15, 2016
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How to Photograph Your Home Renovation

Whether you are renovating the whole main floor of your home or the tiny powder room off your kitchen, taking photos at every stage of the project is one of the best things you can do as a homeowner. Not only are they useful when showing off to your family...

/ July 4, 2016

Job Requests – Keep all of your quotes in the palm of your hand

That’s all it takes. In today’s competitive and always-on world it’s necessary to be on top of your client’s requests in real time. Millions of homeowners use HomeStars to find reliable home contractors. The new Job Request system makes it easy to keep on top of requests. Download the HomeStars...

/ May 5, 2016

What Companies are saying about HomeStars

Before the holidays we had an open house at our office. During the event we invited our attendees to tell us how HomeStars has helped and changed their businesses, as well as how they deal with bad reviews, when they happen. From landscapers and electricians to appliance repair and self...

/ January 5, 2012

Managing Your Projects With The Project Tool

  In January we added another tab called Projects.  The purpose is to allow you to manage your contacts and projects all in one area on the site.  At this point thousands of projects have been created and added to the site by our users. Have you used this feature...

/ June 21, 2011