homeownership

June 20, 2021

Things to Know Before You Renovate

Renovating your space can be a big project! Before you get started, we have put together a list of the 5 most important things you need to know before you renovate: 1.            Know Your End Goal: Before starting your renovation, […]
September 27, 2019

What Does A Property Surveyor Do?

Property Surveyors, sometimes referred to as land Surveyors, play a vital role in the real estate world. They are the professionals who determine or confirm the exact boundaries of a property.  Will you need to deal with a Property Surveyor […]
November 15, 2018

Pre-payment Privileges Help You Keep More Of Your Money

My friend, Katherine Martin, helps us understand how we can win at the mortgage game: One feature of a mortgage is accelerated payments or pre-payment privileges. Before we get into all the great things that can come from accelerated payments, […]
September 20, 2018

Canadians Can’t Afford NOT To Buy

My friend & mortgage broker, Katherine Martin, sent me an interesting piece on the old debate between renting & buying: Rising rents are making homeownership the affordable alternative according to a new report. In a comparison of expected costs by […]
December 21, 2017

Exiting through a Window in an Emergency

Hopefully, this will never happen to you. But, there are circumstances – a fire, for example – when you and your family would need to exit through a window. It pays to be prepared for that eventuality. Your first step […]
May 16, 2017

Buying Your Dream Home in a Hot Market

Imagine finding the perfect home, only to discover there is serious interest from at least a dozen other buyers. It’s like scrambling for the last piece of cake at a buffet! Fortunately, there are things you can do to help […]
February 15, 2017

How to Cut Your Electricity Bill in Half

You don’t have to freeze in the winter or start reading by candlelight to reduce your electricity bill. There are many simple ways to use less power with little, if any, impact on your lifestyle. A good place to start […]
January 28, 2017

Your Exit Plan in Case of a Fire

In almost every movie featuring a house on fire, the actors seem to be able to move around the house and see just fine, while beating back flames with a shirt or coat. Of course, that’s not what happens in […]
December 15, 2016

Watch Out For Poisons In Your Home

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 90% of exposures to poisons occur inside the home. Almost all are preventable, if you follow some simple guidelines. Look for the poison label on products you buy. Visually, it’s […]