HomeStars was out in full force at our booth at the National Home Show at the Direct Energy Centre this weekend collecting reviews, giving away gifts and chatting up the people walking around the exhibition.
It's coming on Friday. The National Home Show, which is a 10 day long extravaganza, with celebrities such as the highly tanned Ty Pennington, the handy fix-it guy from Disaster DIY, Bryan Baeumler, as well as one of my favourite online twitter personalities, Dee Brun, also known as Cocktail Diva.
HomeStars is sponsoring the Toronto Habitat for Humanity Restore BBQ and we're bringing our friends, and they're bringing theirs, and we're going to eat, drink and get to know each other.
The Consumers Council of Canada, an independent group which researches consumer issues released a report this week on the Home Improvement industry called Renovation RipOffs, Problems and Solutions. The report examined issues to do with consumer complaints regarding renovations and the home improvement business.
We have to extend a thanks to the folks who run the nextMedia conference in Banff. They have nominated us, with four other great Canadian digital media properties, to their "HOTTEST CANADIAN EMERGING DIGITAL BRAND".
Lowe's Canada and Angus Reid Strategies conducted a survey about whether or not Canadians were going to take advantage of the Home Renovation Tax Credit. The short answer is almost half of home owners will renovate their home in some fashion.
According to an HGTV sponsored Angoss Reid Survey nearly 2/3rds of Canadians will embark on a home renovation project this year. Also, 9 out of 10 Canadians believe their home is a better investment than the stock market.