Tag: contractor

The $800,000 Toronto Teardown

I came across a real estate ad for a beautiful Toronto home today. Large, treed lot, seriously affluent neighborhood, good schools, and the ad assured us that “million dollar homes” were on the street. With the whole surrounding area clocking in at an average selling price of $977,777, I daresay...

/ November 28, 2007

Managing Your Online Reputation Takes Patience & Integrity

We were honored last week to find our way into an excellent piece by Lisa Stephens of the Globe and Mail, on the subject of companies managing their online reputations, especially in cases where they’ve faced negative consumer reviews. Negative reviews are inevitable. They’re also nothing new. In fact, a...

/ November 12, 2007

The .com is now ours!

The law of the internet jungle… when you launch a web based business GET THE .COM first! After being live for 16 months, we now own ours. I chose HomeStars as the name of the company as it was simple, and somewhat descriptive about what we are all about. It...

/ April 6, 2007
Kitchen Renovation by Hallmark Custom Homes of Vancouver

The Most Painless Kitchen Renovation

Sue and Leon don’t have a lot of extra time to dedicate to a renovation, but their kitchen needed renovating badly; it was too small for more than one person to be in at a time, the countertop was made of those 4×4 ceramic tiles popular in the 80s, and...

/ February 20, 2007

HomeStars Blog is Rolling

Hi all, I’m Andrew Goodman, one of the early team members of HomeStars, a website founded by Nancy Peterson to help homeowners sift through the good, the bad, and the ugly of home improvement contractors and retailers. There are already thousands of reviews on the site, and more are being...

/ November 3, 2006