Category: HomeStars

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HomeStars Halloween Party 2016

This past Friday our Toronto office employees got together for the 2nd annual Freaky Friday Halloween party, put on by the Fun Committee. They went all out and collaborated on decorations made by a local Toronto artist. We thought others might like to see what the HomeStars crew got up...

/ October 31, 2016
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How To Effectively Rate And Review A Home Professional

For those amongst us who actually remember the 70’s, the movie 10 introduced the notion of the “Perfect 10” into our urban lexicon. But as the protagonist of the movie George soon discovered, there is no such thing as a ‘perfect 10’. Indeed, there is no such thing as perfection. Which is...

/ October 31, 2016
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The Benefits of an Effective Review

Reviews are everywhere. From online shopping to restaurants and beyond, you can pretty much review everything these days. Reviews are important to consumers as they (ideally) give you the important details before you make your purchase. This is why seeing the whole picture, the good the bad and the in-between, is...

/ October 31, 2016
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Be The HomeStars Half Millionth Reviewer!

Happy Monday, everyone! We in the HomeStars Content Team have been quietly watching the reviews add up over recent weeks in anticipation of the submission of our 500,000th review! That’s right, any day now we will hit half a MILLION reviews submitted by our great users, coast to coast! To...

/ October 17, 2016
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October HomeStars Star Reviewer Contest Now Open!

These futuristic tech prizes will keep you & your home warm, tidy and delicious! Gold Star Reviewers have a better than 1 in 50 chance to win! In October we will continue on with our monthly theme of awarding our amazing users prizes that make everyone in our office jealously walk by...

/ October 3, 2016
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The Mechanics Behind HomeStars’ New Scoring System

Last week we introduced HomeStars’ new Scoring System, the goal of which is to help homeowners make better hiring decisions. Since we made the announcement, we’ve received a number of enquiries regarding the mechanics behind the scores. Here’s a detailed overview of how our Scoring System works: It all starts...

/ September 23, 2016
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The 411 On HomeStars’ New Scoring System

‘NO BULLIES NO CHEATS’, the CEO & Founder of HomeStars wrote emphatically. She had gathered a ‘trust task force’ following the surfacing of a story regarding an Ontario builder who’d ran himself into massive debt, filed for bankruptcy and kept the deposits of a number of stranded homeowners. The team was devastated as...

/ September 12, 2016
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September HomeStars Star Reviewer Contest Now Open!

Back To School Or Back To Cool, These Gadgets Score An A+ Write Reviews, Win Prizes! It’s That Simple! Whether you’re hitting the books, sending your happy scholars back to class, or just looking for some cool new tech for your home, these back to school gadgets are sure to...

/ September 5, 2016
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Hiring a Painter? Use Our Checklist to Help You Sort Through the Details

The first thought most people have after moving into a new place is something along the lines of “A fresh coat of paint will really brighten this place up!” or “Sure the master bedroom is small, but that’s nothing a new paint job can’t handle!” or even, “One or two...

/ August 15, 2016
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Student Moving Tips for Back to School

With September just around the corner, most recent high school grads are preparing to start their freshman year in college or university. Students who choose to attend a post-secondary school in a new town will be moving away from home for the first time, which can be stressful and time...

/ August 9, 2016