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Homebuyers' Road Map

(January 14, 2013)

Buying a home involves a number of steps and many buyers need help in understanding the options available.

The Homebuyers' Road Map is a tool designed to help you navigate the complexities and financial implications of purchasing your first, or third, home. It covers topics ranging from assessing financial readiness, to the importance of negotiating with lenders, to looking at various closing costs... read more.

Information about the HST/PST new housing transitional rules

(January 10, 2013)

The province will transition back to the Provincial Sales Tax (PST), which will replace the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), on April 1, 2013. Until then, the province has transitional rules for new homes which took effect on April 1, 2012.

Note: This information is current to October 24, 2012 and has been verified with the Canada Revenue Agency, GST/HST Rulings Branch. However, we have been advised tha... read more.

Reducing the damage of drafts.

(January 08, 2013)

 Can a draft through a window or door cause damage? It can. 

Damage to your bank account! A single, seemingly minor, draft through a window can increase your energy bill by as much as 3%. In addition, a damp draft can make a room feel colder than it really is, while a dry draft can cause dry throats and skin. So it pays to pay attention to drafts in your home.

Drafts are most commonly found at windo... read more.

Preparing your home for winter showings.

(January 07, 2013)

 There is no doubt about it! 

Even if the weather is relatively pleasant, your home won’t show as well in the winter as it would in the summer, especially from the outside. Fortunately, there are many ways to make your home look more attractive and appealing to buyers during the winter season.

First, before showing your home to a potential buyer, clear your front walkway. Make sure fence doors and ga... read more.