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Monthly Archives: October, 2015

Tips for a fire-safe Halloween

October is a busy month for themed decorations. Halloween is just around the corner and there are some extra precautions regarding fire safety around this time of year. Here are some tips, courtesy of the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, to help make the upcoming family gatherings safe ones! Test your smoke alarms… Read More…

A little fall garden maintenance goes a long way

Though spring and summer are now over, your garden is still very much alive and needs some care to ensure it can handle the harsh winter and save you some work come spring again. Here are some tips to help you maintain your garden: 1. Don’t forget to water! You may think because the weather… Read More…

Conquer home buying indecision!

In a market of opportunity, deciding to purchase a new home can offer you more choices than you initially expected. A successful home purchase is one that both your head and your heart agree on. Often a difficult task, it’s a wonderful feeling when you finally find the perfect place to call home. But what… Read More…

How to hire a reliable roofing company

Before the winter weather hits us, you may be considering replacing or repairing your roof. Before hiring the first company you speak with, here are some tips, courtesy of Consumer Protection Ontario, to help you make the most informed decision: Do your homework: Before hiring a roofing company, check references and consumer resources like the… Read More…

Tips to cure homebuying indecision

In a market of opportunity, deciding to purchase a new home can offer you more choices than you initially expected. A successful home purchase is one that both your head and your heart agree on. Often a difficult task, it’s a wonderful feeling when you finally find the perfect place to call home. But what… Read More…

The neighbourhood of Mountainside in Burlington

Mountainside is one of Burlington’s oldest and cherished neighbourhoods. Pride in ownership is noticeable when driving through the streets of Mountainside as many of the homes are well landscaped and large trees give this neighbourhood plenty of charm and character. The quiet, mature streets, coupled with affordable homeownership make Mountainside a desirable neighbourhood in Burlington…. Read More…

What’s happening in Burlington?

If you’re looking for ways to support your local community or learn how you can make changes to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, you won’t want to miss these unique events, coming soon to Burlington. Jail-A-Thon – October 17 Crime Stoppers of Halton will be locking up some local celebs and community members to raise… Read More…

Teaching kids good money sense

We’ve all heard that lessons in financial literacy need to be taught when kids are young. For parents of teens, it can be a struggle to teach them the ins and outs of financial accountability, while still allowing them their autonomy. According to the Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, a non-profit group that teaches… Read More…

Winter is coming – tips for bringing your outdoor plants inside

If you’ve been giving your houseplants a summer vacation outside, this is the time of year to start preparing them for their move back indoors. Plants need to acclimatize slowly to indoor conditions or they will drop leaves, die back, wilt or even outright die. Prepare an area inside where they will spend the winter…. Read More…

Reducing stress when selling a home

Numerous studies show moving is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. Here are some tips to reduce stress when selling so that it can be looked at as a time of excitement and change! Find the right realtor – Look for a professional who sells real estate on a full-time basis… Read More…

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