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How to Get Your Garden Ready For Spring

      How to Get Your Garden Ready For Spring   Yes, spring will arrive this year...eventually. So while we are waiting, lets get things ready. First....Make a Plan Think about your goals in the garden before you get started. You may want to add a vegetable patch, put out additional containers or plants, or improve the design of an area. Think about what you did ...

Listing Status Report January 2014

LISTING STATUS REPORT 1-Jan-2014 TO 31-Jan-2014   RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL MULTIFAMILY FARM TOTALS ACTIVE 231 74 4 7 316 SOLD 110 6 1 3 120 CONDITIONAL 13 2 0 0 15 EXPIRED 190 59 4 3 256 CANCELLED ...

Great tool to find out when it's less costly to use electricity!

Peterborough Utilities Group http://t.co/9GFrCuDVAm Retweeted Ontario's Energy (@OntMinEnergy): Try our mobile-friendly Time-of-Use Clock to find out when it’s less costly to use electricity http://t.co/9GFrCuDVAm

Real Estate Investment Term of the Day:

Capitalization rate:  Also known as CAP RATE, is a good way to compare your investment opportunities. However, since many factors go into evaluating a real estate investment it should not be the lone factor in your decision. CAP RATE allows you evaluate the rate in which you see a return on your investment, or in other words, allows you to roughly place a value on a property when deciding between ...

Investing in Rental/Income properties

Are you thinking of investing in the income property market? Before you do it is wise to understand some of the key concepts and principals. An investment in real estate can be a great way to achieve high returns on investment, but it goes beyond just collecting rent. Here are some links to pages that provide a good reference point before you get started. It is also wise to talk to someone with experience ...

If I rent out my cottage, do I need to include it as income when I file my taxes?

If I rent out my cottage, do I need to include it as income when I file my taxes? By Jackie DavisJackie Davis   The Question If I rent out my cottage, does this money need to be included as income when I file my income tax return? A friend told me it does not need to be claimed. -Lee Dupuis, Algonquin Highlands, Ont. The Answer Sadly, this friend is wrong. “Generally speaking, ...

Can I put a privy on top of the septic tank?

Can I put a privy on top of the septic tank? By Jackie DavisJackie Davis The Question My cabin has no plumbing, but I am in the process of building a four-season home on my lot, so I have put in a proper septic system. For now, can I put a privy on top of the septic tank and use my system? -Joseph Cooke, via email The Answer Directly on top? Well, no. “Dropping an outhouse ...

STAY SAFE IN THE EXTREME COLD! SOME GREAT TIPS!

Whether you’re just visiting a colder climate for the winter holidays, or you’ve relocated to an area with cold winter conditions unfamiliar to you; be prepared and protect yourself and your family, your home and your automobile. For sleeping attire; get out your “longies” and flannel pajamas. Keep a robe handy to your bed for use when you get up. Put your flip-flops in ...

Downtown Peterborough Urban Park Proposal

  If all goes as planned there could eventually be a new downtown park at Louis St. next to the existing Shoppers Drug Mart that would have a refrigerated skating rink in winter, a “ground geyser” water park in summer, a stage with space to hold outdoor concerts and a prominent piece of public art. “It’s an exciting project, and good for the downtown,” said Coun. ...

Peterborough Rugby hosting their first blood drive of 2014!

  The Peterborough Pagans Rugby Team is giving new meaning to the saying "Give Blood, Play Rugby". The PRUFC (Peterborough Rugby Club) is holding their first blood drive of 2014!  Their goal is to have 50 units of blood donated this year.  If you are 17 and over, please consider coming out to donate Saturday, Feb 8th.  The clinic is open 8 am-12 noon.  Please call ...