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The door chain is a weak link

Posted on Saturday February 4, 2012
Security is a critical need if you live in a condo or rental building; no matter how good the building’s own security system is, there is always a chance intruders will find ways into the place or that other residents and tenants will be dishonest. Read more »

Clean your chimney this SPRING!

Posted on Saturday February 4, 2012
Believe it or not, the best time to have your chimney cleaned is in the spring. Read more »

New home – new escape routes

Posted on Friday February 3, 2012
As soon as a homeowner or renter moves into a new place, he or she should call the family together and go over the escape routes to use in the event of fire. Read more »

Children at home: the rules

Posted on Friday February 3, 2012
If parents are moving to a new home, it’s a good time for them to take a close look at the rules and procedures they have set for their children. Some of these rules probably need upgrading and they certainly need customizing for the new abode. Read more »

Give your child a comfort quiz

Posted on Friday February 3, 2012
To determine if your child is ready to stay home alone, try this quiz, after asking yourself this question, “Do I feel comfortable about my child being home alone?” Read more »

Oil and grease fire prevention

Posted on Thursday February 2, 2012
There is nothing amusing about a real grease fire and they are very hard to extinguish (see Fire Extinguisher Primer). Here are safety rules when cooking with oil. Read more »

Invisible and deadly carbon monoxide

Posted on Thursday February 2, 2012
Carbon monoxide is invisible and odorless and it can kill quickly. However, carbon monoxide can be detected by proper equipment that belongs in every home. Read more »

Home Security tips

Posted on Wednesday February 1, 2012
Home security is important at all times but it must be reviewed and upgraded any time you move into a new home. Change locks immediately and begin following these rules of home security: Read more »

Make the holiday season safe from fire

Posted on Wednesday February 1, 2012
Too many people die or are seriously injured in fires during the winter and particularly during holiday seasons. Heed these tips to keep your home and family safe from fire: Read more »

Get permission before the condo redo

Posted on Wednesday February 1, 2012
Proceeding to renovate or enhance a unit in a condo project without asking permission from the corporation can and often does result in a roomful of headaches. Read more »

Age of the boomerang kids

Posted on Wednesday February 1, 2012
One of the newer trends affecting real estate and housing in general is that of adult children continuing to live with their parents. Read more »

Watch the trends for RE savvy

Posted on Wednesday February 1, 2012
Home buyers and sellers – will keep their eyes on economic trends to know when to put homes on the market or hunt for new properties, when and whether to re-finance and to make or delay renovations. Read more »

Want ‘modern’ in your condo?

Posted on Wednesday February 1, 2012
If you are looking for a modern look in your new condo, try these style features... Read more »

Elevator security tips

Posted on Wednesday February 1, 2012
Elevators can have their upsides but they also have their downsides when it comes to security: here is how to stay safe in an elevator. Read more »

Pre-buying a condo? It could be a risky leap

Posted on Wednesday February 1, 2012
Many condo buyers take that leap of faith and purchase a unit before the building or town house project is completed or, in some cases, while the place is just an artist’s idea on a hoarding on a vacant lot. Here are some risks they face. Read more »

Home size footage is important to buyers

Posted on Wednesday February 1, 2012
The size or "square footage" of a home is a very important fact for the home buyer. The buyer will need the measurement to assess whether the home is large enough for his or her needs and to estimate the value of the home and compare it with other properties. Read more »

Home size footage is important to buyers

Posted on Wednesday February 1, 2012
The size or "square footage" of a home is a very important fact for the home buyer. The buyer will need the measurement to assess whether the home is large enough for his or her needs and to estimate the value of the home and compare it with other properties. Read more »

What to ask your prospective realtor

Posted on Wednesday February 1, 2012
Before a prospective home seller hires a real estate agent, he or she should interview at least three candidates; but what to ask the agents you will depend on to help you make the biggest sale of your life? Read more »

Get a package from the realtor

Posted on Wednesday February 1, 2012
A good agent will provide you with a listing presentation packet that answers all the questions you have asked or should have asked. Read more »

Making sure indoor air is clean

Posted on Wednesday February 1, 2012
Indoor air quality is vital to the health of the family so when was the last time you thought about the nature of the stuff we breathe through much of our days and nights? Read more »