Yes, I know, you don't want to face it, but summer's over and fall is here. It's time to put all the warm-weather toys away because there's snow in some places already. If you're one of those people who have been leaving their $25,000 car outside all winter to create room for a $100 tent, maybe it's time for a little garage cleaning and reorganization!
Reclaiming your garage may seem like a pretty ...
Posted by Lazlo Vavrovics
on November 26, 2012
I just saw a frost warning for parts of Southern Ontario which reminds us that the cold season is really upon us. Days are shorter and the autumn leaves line our streets. It seemed like yesterday people were still enjoying sunny days in the park, but Fall is fully upon us. Before it gets too cold, take some time to make sure your home is ready for the chilly months ahead.
CMHC has a fairly extensive ...
Posted by Aliza Fung
on September 28, 2012
So I'm driving in Cooper's Crossing and I see a bird fly out of a vent from the house on the corner. Well, I keep watching the house because I drive by 4 to 6 times a day, during school days. Then after 2 days of this I can't help but think that this house will burn down with this nest in a dryer vent! Now I'm worried and would feel horrible if in fact the house did burn down! I go to talk to ...
Posted by Veronika Ellwand
on July 13, 2012
Amongst all your financial investments your home is one of the most valuable asset. It holds a monetary, as well as an emotional value to you. Who is taking care of your most valuable asset? Who is your Real Estate Advisor?
Every quarter or sometimes annually we receive a statement of our investments from our Financial Advisor, detailing what our proposed investments are worth now. Some ...
Posted by Hiba Rizvi
on May 7, 2012
You and your home have survived another winter! Congratulations!
Now is the time to handle these 5 critical spring maintenance activities, not only for your own comfort and enjoyment, but also to maintain and/or improve the value of your home!
Check The A/C
Have a qualified HVAC contractor – preferably one that belongs to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America – come out ...
Posted by Keeley Ward
on May 1, 2012
Recently a homeowners argued that appraisers are not swayed by a home's cleanliness. The argument was that an appraiser uses current and past comparables and examines the possibility of what the home is worth. While this is true, what this homeowner didn't understand is that an appraiser will take into consideration curb appeal and how well the home shows because these factors do impact a home's price. ...
Posted by Romana King
on March 13, 2012
Mold is a common occurrence in homes, but it can potentially cause health problems as well as damage to structures and surfaces if it is not controlled. Mold begins growing indoors when spores come in contact with wet surfaces or substances. Once established, mold can be very difficult to remove successfully - so prevention is the key. MOLD PREVENTION Mold cannot grow in the absence of moisture. Moisture ...
Posted by Angela Slager
on January 13, 2012
We've all hear the term 'Carbon Monoxide' (CO) but do we really know what it is, where it comes from or how to know if it is present in our homes?
First of all, if you're looking for it you can't see it. In fact you can't smell or taste it either. When you do know it is present it is often too late! Because CO rapidly accumulates in the blood causing serious health concerns, ...
Posted by Michelle Keddy
on December 15, 2011
The 2012 Farmers Almanac is predicting an unusually cold and stormy winter across Canada, which means preparing your home for harsh, cold and wet conditions, is a must!
To keep your house dry and free from mold, clear snow away from doors and windows.
Keep your eye out for ice build up on the edge of your roof. Clearing the ice will drain that melting ...
Posted by Nadege Parent
on December 5, 2011