Archives for Homeowner Tips

How to Protect your Home from the Melting Snow

With the warmer weather and rain that we’ve been having, an awful lot of snow has been melting. This can lead to flooding and other damages to your property, which can be very expensive to fix. Instead, focus on preventative measures to ensure that your home won’t become damaged, instead of spending money to fix it after the fact. Click here to learn how to prevent flooding from the melting snow.  
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22 Ways to Subtly Spice Up Your New Space

Just purchased a home or are in the process? Sometimes it can be a challenge to figure out how to make your new home reflect your taste and personality. If you’re looking to make your house showcase you and your lifestyle, try incorporating intriguing, bolder design choices. Click here to see the 22 daring designs you should try in 2018.  
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This Important Element Often gets Overlooked when Buying a Home

Ottawa Citizen, Stephen Moranis, Postmedia News 08.15.2016 It’s the most common hazard that home buyers overlook: disagreements between homeowners that can turn entire neighbourhoods into war zones. These can happen anywhere, of course; but they’re especially common in tonier, wealthier communities, where people are more inclined to lawyer up, and where small contrarian disputes can escalate quickly. These conflicts end up becoming embarrassing, upsetting and expensive, occasionally leading some residents to consider selling and moving on. So much for that friendly block party. It’s a shame. The neighbourhood you once thought was charming and peaceful becomes the one where your
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Mike Holmes: How to detect your home’s seeping cold spots

When the temperature drops and the snow starts to blow, most Canadians beat a hasty retreat indoors. Now that we’ve had longer bouts of freezing weather, are you starting to notice any drafts and/or cold spots around you home? To win the fight against the seeping cold, you’ll want to take action, and quickly. Click here to see how.  
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