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A good home insurance policy is vital

A cursory overview of your home insurance policy is enough to cause your eyes to glaze over, but it is an important document to understand. Although it won’t win any rave reviews or Pulitzer Prizes, it’s imperative to read the fine print and ask questions about details you don’t understand. Considering that your home is… Read More…

Is your furnace ready for the weather ahead?

December was pretty mild, but the temperature will soon be changing and the cold will be with us for awhile. Make sure your furnace has been maintained and inspected so you can be prepared for those chilly nights. Here are a few simple tips in case you haven’t done so already. After all, preventive maintenance… Read More…

Fifth straight month for record sales in Hamilton-Burlington

Christmas shopping and holiday parties didn’t slow down house hunters in the Hamilton-Burlington area last month. The Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 802 sales processed through MLS in December of 2015. Sales were 1.3 per cent higher than the same month the previous year, 17.6 per cent higher than the 10-year average, and were… Read More…

Should you put more money toward your mortgage payments this year?

Have some extra money and want to know whether you should put it toward your mortgage payments? Making prepayments on your mortgage could save you thousands of dollars over the years…just as long as your mortgage lender allows them. Here’s some information, courtesy of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, to help you make the best decision. A mortgage prepayment… Read More…

New Year’s Resolutions for your home

The start of a new year is a great time for resolutions. Instead of making a resolution for yourself, why not consider making a new year’s resolution for your home? Make a list of your home’s top priorities and enjoy that feeling of satisfaction when they’re done. These five tips will help you get started! It’s an excellent time to get… Read More…

Ski and skate till your heart’s content in Burlington!

Winter has arrived and with it comes the opportunity to enjoy some of Canada’s most popular cold weather sports. Here in Burlington, there are many options for lacing up your skates and strapping on those skis for another season! Skate outdoors or go tobogganing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park, located at 3201 Lower Middle Road. The park’s outdoor rink is open daily from… Read More…

Have repairs but not the budget? Here are some money saving tips!

Every year that goes by as a homeowner, there’s always some updating to do, whether it’s landscaping, replacing the roof, driveway paving, basement renos, etc…the list can be endless. Just like your car, regular maintenance is a necessity, and the same holds true for your home. Even for condo owners where much of the exterior… Read More…

Electrical safety tips this holiday season

The holiday season comes with the much-anticipated ritual of hanging the lights and installing festive decorations. And every year, thousands of Ontario consumers purchase and install holiday decorations without realizing the potential electrical safety hazards. To help avoid these risks, here are holiday safety tips, courtesy of Electrical Safety Authority. Lights are rated for indoor… Read More…

Holiday entertaining ideas and tips

‘Tis the season… for holiday parties and events! As wonderful as socializing with coworkers, friends and family can be, if you are the one hosting, it can be a stressful and expensive affair. The season is meant to be a joyous one, so here are some tips to help you throw a party without breaking… Read More…

What are the benefits of selling my home in winter?

Winter has many benefits versus the traditional spring market. The time to sell your home is whenever you are ready to show it at its best and when you’re emotionally able to move on. The fact that the mercury is dipping matters little. Homebuyers are not bears — they don’t hibernate in winter. According to… Read More…

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