October 28, 2015

Water Heating Systems

Given that as much as 25% of household energy costs are for water heating, it makes sense to evaluate various types of water heating systems with an eye toward saving both energy and money. Here we take a look at […]
October 27, 2015

Sales plateauing in most markets

As inventory levels drop in most markets, sales levels are beginning to level off, according to the latest data from the Conference Board of Canada, with the outliers remaining the red-hot markets of Toronto and Vancouver. In its monthly Metro […]
October 26, 2015

Conference Board predicts growth in these markets

Fraser Valley, Toronto, Oshawa, Hamilton and Sherbrooke are the markets expected to see the largest short-term year-over-year MLS price increases according to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada. In its Metro Resale Snapshot the organization predicts that […]
October 24, 2015

9 Things People With Clean Houses Do Every Day

Find yourself feigning excuses for why your friend can’t pop up to your place to use the bathroom before the movie? Ever turn beet red with embarrassment when unexpected guests enter your home? It sounds like you have a messy […]
October 23, 2015

Oliver says there’s no housing bubble

Some people will never be convinced, but yesterday federal finance minster Joe Oliver again repeated the government’s opinion: “We don’t think there’s a bubble.” He said that the CMHC and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development agree. Oliver said […]
October 21, 2015

Do You Have “Recalled” Products in Your Home?

You’ve no doubt noticed the occasional news report about a product being recalled for safety reasons. For example, a car model with a brake problem, or a children’s toy that, under some circumstances, may cause injury. You may not know […]
October 20, 2015

It’s critical to consider resale when renovating your home!

When it comes time to sell, it’s important that your home stacks up well against the competition.  In order to have it look its best, renovations are sometimes necessary. The key to generating a decent return on your investment is […]
October 16, 2015

Small landlords face tough new competitors

Investors in Toronto and Vancouver are seeing increased competition from developers who are setting their sights on building rental units, and one expert is warning that investors will need to pay more attention to where and what their buying. “Change […]
October 15, 2015

Home prices still showing gains

Home prices showed moderate to strong year-over-year increases in most markets in Canada during the third quarter of 2015, according to the Royal LePage House Price Survey. The survey, which analyzes house values in 53 of the nation’s largest real […]