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A good home insurance policy is vital

Posted 2 years ago

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?

Posted 2 years ago

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…

Fire safety tips for your home

Posted 2 years ago

Now that the winter is finally here, we will be trying to keep warm indoors as much as possible. That means heaters and fireplaces will get good use. With any heating element, there are safety guidelines which we should all be aware of. Here they are, courtesy of the City of Burlington and the Brantford… Read More…

TREB reports record home sales in 2015

Posted 2 years ago

Toronto area house hunters didn’t let the busy holiday season stand in the way of their new home purchase. The second best sales result on record for December capped off a record year for TREB MLS home sales in the GTA. The Toronto Real Estate Board reported 4,945 sales in December, bringing the 2015 calendar… Read More…

Fifth straight month for record sales in Hamilton-Burlington

Posted 2 years ago

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?

Posted 2 years ago

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

Posted 3 years ago

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!

Posted 3 years ago

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!

Posted 3 years ago

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

Posted 3 years ago

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…

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