September 2012

Inexpensive ways to reduce your energy bill.

Posted on Sep 27, 2012

  You could get upgraded insulation installed in all the walls of your home, or buy a new high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner. These improvements would certainly reduce your energy costs – but they each require a significant investment.

What if you don't have the budget? 

There are a lot of little things you can do to make a big difference in y...

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Eliminating the home selling (and buying) jitters.

Posted on Sep 26, 2012

  Selling your property and buying a new home can be a potentially intimidating experience... so much so that these jitters may even prevent some people from making a move!

It doesn't have to be that way.

A big part of the stress of selling and buying comes from not understanding the process or having unanswered questions. You might worry about how th...

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Do You Know the Basics of Home Security?

Posted on Sep 22, 2012

  Most people feel confident about the basics of home security. For example: Keep all doors locked. Have a light on in the house while away. Never hide a key outside in an obvious place, like under the mat.

• Yet, almost a million and a half properties get burglarized in North America each year. So how can you prevent that from happening to your home...

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When is the best time to sell your home?

Posted on Sep 20, 2012

  

If you've been thinking about selling your home, you might be waiting until the "market is right". 

After all, if the local market suddenly booms, your property will likely sell for a higher price.
That may be true. However, there are other factors to consider in your decision to list.

For example, will you be buying a new home as well? If so, then th...

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How to decide if you should replace your windows.

Posted on Sep 20, 2012

 One of the most prominent features of any home is the windows. 

When they are well maintained they have a positive impact on the impression people (such as potential buyers) will have of your property. The opposite occurs, of course, when your windows look old and worn.

So does that mean you should replace your windows? 

That depends on a number of fa...

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Cottage Ownership

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

Here's an article I was recently asked to do for Yahoo Canada Finance by Gail Johnson.http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/blogs/insight/owning-cottage-worth-161446769.html#more-id 

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