Categories for Property Maintenance & Lifestyle

Year-Round Home Maintenance Checklist

Don’t be caught off-guard! Maintaining your home is much easier than paying for big repairs. Look through this home maintenance checklist to make sure you’re staying on top of properly caring for your home.   1 of 21 Install / Replace Smoke Detectors Going without smoke detectors on every floor ...

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Mortgage Fraud

Be one step ahead and discover red flags that may indicate any of the different types of mortgage fraud so you won’t be a victim yourself and avoid getting yourself entangled in any fraudulent agreements. Mortgage fraud can be a criminal offence when someone – you, a mortgage broker or ...

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Home Maintenance Tips for the Fall Season

Getting your home in shape for cooler months isn’t rocket science. Set aside some time now to complete these simple tasks so you can rest easy, knowing you’re prepared. 1 of 15 Three easy winterization steps for your lawn mower Before your mower hibernates for the winter, take a few ...

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10 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

1-Conduct an energy audit. If you’re serious about improving your home’s efficiency, start with an energy audit by an NRCan certified advisor – you can search for an advisor in your area at nrcan.gc.ca. You’ll get a list of recommended upgrades to help you plan, and you may qualify to ...

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29 Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe and Healthy This Summer

You know not to leave him in the car while you run to the bank — but do you know how to quickly check for dehydration? Courtesy of Juliana Labianca Updated: Jun. 08, 2020 1 / 29 NAZAR-SKLADANYI/SHUTTERSTOCK Remember this Hydration Test To quickly test your dog’s hydration, pull up the skin ...

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13 Grilling Mistakes That Could Make You Sick

Summer doesn’t officially start until your first barbecue. Keep everyone safe and healthy with these grilling guidelines. Keep Grilling Season Fun and Healthy Grilling is one of Canada’s favorite pastimes, with more than 70 percent of Canadians owning a grill or a smoker. As beloved as a summer cookout may ...

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Money Laundering Can Drive Home Prices A Lot Higher, In A Short Period Of Time

The Objective Of Money Laundering When you buy an asset, whether a home or an investment property, you try to get the best value for your time and money. You want a deal. The seller is trying to extract the maximum price they can get from you, without driving you ...

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10 Family Camping Games to Play This Summer

These family camping games make the great outdoors even more fun. Courtesy of Julia K. Porter WAVEBREAKMEDIA/SHUTTERSTOCK Whether you’re roughing it in a tent or lounging in a camper (like me!), take advantage of the time to play fun family camping games. I asked friends for their top recommendations. Going camping ...

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Home Maintenance Tips for the Summer Season

Father’s Day signifies summer is here! So here are my top tips to get you ready for summer.   1 of 17 Ensure all air vents are clean and uncluttered In keeping with maintaining proper air flow throughout your home, it’s important to make sure all air vents and returns ...

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10 Common Costs of Owning a Home

1-Property tax. May of the services you will enjoy in your new neighbourhood, from parks and recreation facilities to road maintenance and schools, are funded by property taxes. Rates vary widely from region to region and home to home. Annual taxes can top several thousand dollars in urban centres, so ...

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