January 2013

Homebuyers' Road Map

Posted on Jan 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...

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Information about the HST/PST new housing transitional rules

Posted on Jan 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...

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Reducing the damage of drafts.

Posted on Jan 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...

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Preparing your home for winter showings.

Posted on Jan 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, clea...

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