Increasing Your Property’s Value

Increasing Your Property’s Value

As Canada’s housing market adjusts, many people are asking themselves how they can increase the value of their home, vacation or rental property without waiting months (or years) for market corrections to take place.

Renovating your home is a great way to increase its value. How do you know which renovations will add the most value to your property, and which Contractor you can trust to do the work?

Tool Construction Inc. has been in business in Alberta for 17 years, specializing in a wide variety of major and minor renovations ranging from bathrooms, kitchens, basements, decks, ceilings, painting and tiling.

Tool Construction operates with complete integrity and provides exceptional customer service. This includes fair pricing, finishing jobs efficiently, doing top-quality work, reliable communication throughout the entire job, and keeping each job site clean.

Here are the most common renovations, along with the average return for each one in percentages:

-Bathroom remodel – 84.9%
-Home office – 63.4%
-Kitchen remodel, minor – 85.2%
-Kitchen remodel, major – 80.4%
-Basement development – 75%
-Painting – 72%

Tool Construction’s Top Three Things people overlook when hiring a professional Renovator:

1. Not budgeting enough time or money
2. Not checking the relevant experience that the Renovator brings to the job
3. Forgetting that good customer service and reliable communication are as important as the Renovator’s skill level

Getting good financing to fund your renovations is where I come in. Using existing equity in your home is one way of funding renovations that can work really well.

Through helping you to re-do your mortgage, I can assist you in using your available equity while potentially consolidating other debts for you at the same time (such as credit cards, vehicle leases, loans, lines of credit, etc).

Re-doing your mortgage makes especially good sense right now, while mortgage interest rates are still relatively low.


Here’s what some satisfied clients have said about Tool Construction Inc:

“We used Dave Lund and Tool Construction on two renovation projects during 2012. One was at a rental property and the other was at our residence. Dave was knowledgeable and professional at all times. He showed up when he said he would and met the project timelines and budget, communicating with us at all times. Most importantly he was trustworthy in all that he did and we felt comfortable having him work on our home. I would definitely recommend Tool Construction for your renovation projects.”
-K & J, Calgary

“I hired Dave Lund & Tool Construction to renovate my entire bathroom. This was a major job that I’d been wanting to get done for years, and yet, finding a Renovator that I could trust was important to me. As it turned out, hiring Tool Construction was one of the best things I could’ve done.
Dave does exceptional work, and he is neat & tidy. Before he even started the work, he had my adjoining rooms covered to minimize mess. This impressed me right away.
Dave is a good communicator, and his work is top-quality. There were many parts of my renovation that he could do himself, as he’s experienced in many different aspects of home renovations.
He coordinated all of the sub-trades with efficiency, even when issues came up that were unforeseen. Whenever I ran design questions past him, he always advised me in a way that would have my bathroom look it’s best, and that would have all of my other choices blend well together. Only an experienced person can do this, and that’s Dave.
Today, my bathroom looks absolutely incredible. Where I was initially expecting a nice upgrade, what Dave & Tool Construction gave me was a completely different room that is now a space I love.
I would (and already have, many times) recommend Dave Lund & Tool Construction to anyone looking to renovate their home or business.

-AL, Calgary

*see before & after bathroom renovation pictures at the end of this newsletter*

Here’s what some satisfied clients have said about Anat Stapleton, Mortgage Broker Extraordinaire:

The main thing that we very much appreciated was that Anat was so personable and easy to talk to. I felt safe in her hands with our financial needs.
Initially, I was very nervous about going to a Broker, as I didn’t know anything about what a Broker does. Going to a new company is always a worry as you don’t know how you will be treated. With Anat, I felt like I was a person not just a number. She is not the stuffy business-type at all, and I felt like I was talking to a friend about my troubles who truly cared and was there to help me. Anat is very professional and knowledgeable in her field. Our income & credit situation was complicated, and Anat never made us feel uncomfortable about that. We greatly appreciated all of the help that we received during our mortgage adventure with Anat. All of our questions were answered and we felt very comfortable with her services. She is a wonderful person and we would gladly refer her to our friends and family to help them with their financial needs in the future.
Thank you Anat for all you have done for us.

-LC & DC, Calgary

To get a free estimate on your desired renovations, contact Dave Lund at:

cell – 403.669.9019
email – [email protected]
website – currently under construction

To book a free consultation to explore affordable funding for your renovations, contact Anat at:

cell – 403.990.7770
email –  anat@win-win-mortgages
website –