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Consider a mid-term home inspection

Posted on Saturday December 24, 2011
There is nothing to prevent a homeowner from ordering up a home inspection years after moving into a home. Read more »

Prepare your fall To-Do list

Posted on Saturday December 24, 2011
If you live in the cooler climes, here are major jobs to put on your to-do list as you head into the fall and winter: Read more »

How does your child look at a new home?

Posted on Friday December 23, 2011
Consider your childrens' opinions of the new places in which you planning to live. What the children say about the space could determine the home you choose for your family. Read more »

Moving? Share ownership with the kids

Posted on Friday December 23, 2011
Planning to buy a home for your growing family; get the children involved in the decision Read more »

Get to know the condo board – in advance

Posted on Friday December 23, 2011
If a buyer can get access to a board meeting or even second-hand information about the condo board, he or she may have a better idea of how the building is run, what it may cost in the future to maintain the common areas and what place you might occupy in the pecking order of the building. Read more »

Self employment no bar to mortgages

Posted on Thursday December 22, 2011
Many people who are self employed, particularly young people starting their own businesses, may think they are automatically disqualified for a mortgage because they can’t show a regular income like a salary from a well-established company. Not so. Read more »

Tips for adding a wine cellar

Posted on Wednesday December 21, 2011
More home owners today are adding wine cellars in which to store their beverage of choice. Here are some tips for oenophiles setting up their cellars. Read more »

The rate is low but is the mortgage flexible?

Posted on Wednesday December 21, 2011
When shopping for a mortgage, the rate of interest a home buyer will pay on the mortgage is not as important as the flexibility of the payment options. Read more »

Look for urban-rural mix in that new cottage

Posted on Tuesday December 20, 2011
Looking for an idyllic retreat in the hinterlands? Consider a blend of rustic charm with modern comforts and you’ll likely be a lot happier in the long run. Read more »

Condo shopping; get ready to be surprised

Posted on Tuesday December 20, 2011
Today’s condominium buyers should expect to be surprised when inspecting new units for sale. Read more »

Adding an affordable but great kitchen

Posted on Tuesday December 20, 2011
Your next kitchen should avoid obsolescence even years in the future unless you want to go through another renovation looming just over the horizon. Read more »

Garage sales: the gold in garbage

Posted on Monday December 19, 2011
Holding garage sales has become a commercial venture for many. Some vendors hold these things weekly, using their own homes or homes of others from which to sell their offerings – often picked from the garbage bins at many other houses and apartment buildings Read more »

Know how your home is covered

Posted on Monday December 19, 2011
Understand your home insurance coverage. Here are some questions to answer and precautions to consider: Read more »

Home inspection: general tips

Posted on Sunday December 18, 2011
A good home inspection is mandatory when buying any home, even a new one. Choose your own inspector so he or she will be 'independent' and answerable only to you. Read more »

Home inspection: water leakage tips

Posted on Saturday December 17, 2011
A good home inspector will look for all possible sources of leakage into your home. Read more »

Home inspection: appliance tips

Posted on Saturday December 17, 2011
A good home inspection could turn up problems with the appliances in the home under consideration. Read more »

Insurance may influence location, location, location

Posted on Saturday December 17, 2011
There are a lot of truths about insurance that normally escape consumers. One truth is that the area in which you live may well affect the rates you pay for insurance. Read more »

Things first time tenants should know

Posted on Saturday December 17, 2011
If you are a first time tenant, take heed of these rights which are available to tenants in most jurisdictions in North America. Read more »

Home inspection: HVAC tips

Posted on Friday December 16, 2011
A good home inspector will give your home's Heating, Air Conditioning and Ventilation system a thorough review. Read more »

Family rooms help sell homes

Posted on Thursday December 15, 2011
Having a 'family room' in the home is a huge selling features. Every buyer can picture gathering in such a room to enjoy any kind of lifestyle the family chooses. Read more »