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Don't forget to change those BATTERIES it could save your life

OPP officer Laurie Hawkins, her husband Richard and their two children, 14-year-old Cassandra and 12-year-old Jordan. The family died as a result of a slow buildup of carbon monoxide (CO) dueto a blocked chimney associated with a gas fireplac. Carbon monoxide is an odourless, colourless and tasteless gas that is a byproduct of the combustion of natural gas, propane, home heating oil or wood. It can ...

Why was there flooding in Peterborough ?

Urban Flooding Ontario has seen a number of urban flooding events over the past few years. In August of 2005, a severe rainfall event in the city of Toronto caused extensive overland flood and sewer backup damages, resulting in the most costly storm damage in Ontario's history. In 2004, 2005 and 2006, Hamilton experienced heavy rainfall events that resulted in significant urban flooding damages. ...

Open House Weekend Blitz Contest

CENTURY 21 Canada Open House Weekend Blitz contest Boost your home's value! You could win a $10,000 curb appeal prize pack including: Hands-on design consult from celeb outdoor designer Carson Arthur, host of the HGTV series Critical Listing Black&Decker outdoor tools MicroPro Sienna wood deck or pergola Rinox stone fireplace & small patio to set it on Visit a participating ...

It Floored Me!

My Experience with Flooring   Ok I have to admit I am the daughter of a wonderful, helpful, talented and amazing carpenter father. So I am truly blessed.  He has taught me many things about home renovations over the years but the best and most fun is changing our ugly carpet to new Laminate floors. Why Laminate? You ask. So we have a Miniature Australian Sheppard who likes to throw her ...

Listing Status Report April 2014

1-Apr-2014 TO 30-Apr-2014   RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL MULTIFAMILY FARM TOTALS ACTIVE 365 49 7 9 430 SOLD 253 7 7 5 272 CONDITIONAL 32 3 0 1 36 EXPIRED 81 29 3 1 114 CANCELLED 59 ...

Listing Status Report April Year to Date 2014

LISTING STATUS REPORT 1-Jan-2014 TO 30-Apr-2014   RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL MULTIFAMILY FARM TOTALS ACTIVE 927 177 12 24 1140 SOLD 716 29 15 10 770 CONDITIONAL 41 6 0 2 49 EXPIRED 388 115 8 6 517 ...

The Million Dollar House.

No this is not in New York or Las Angles or London England, but the Toronto Real Estate Board has released the sales for April and for the period between April 2013 and April 2014 prices for a single detatched incresed 13 %. This means in the old City of Toronto the average sale price for 4,878 transactions was $ 965,670.00 and semidetatched increased to an average of $ 702,3322.00 up 18%. By comparison ...

Ontario program helps commercial property owners

Things are looking good for Canada’s commercial real estate market. CBRE Canada is calling for a “steady and stable” 2014 while PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) assigned an average overall rating of “modestly good” to Canada’s nine largest commercial real estate markets. Forecasts vary depending on the asset class – office, retail, industrial, investment and multi-housing ...

Spring Cleaning

These are some of the other questions I asked myself about each belonging I am determining whether to keep, discard or donate: When I see it, does it lift my spirits? Or does it carry memories of a time best forgotten? Does it have a practical use, today? Or maybe, it was once useful and I think perhaps someday it may be useful again? Am I keeping it for me, or out of a sense of duty to someone ...

CMHC Cuts 2 programs effective May 30, 2014

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is tightening up the types of mortgage insurance it will offer.     The Crown corporation said Friday that it is going to stop offering mortgage insurance on second homes. It will also stop offering mortgage insurance to self-employed people whose income cannot be validated through traditional means. The changes on second homes also ...