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Storm Proofing Your Home

Being prepared pays off. Recently, Ontario was hit by an intense storm that left many with property damage, and more without power. Although storms of this calibre are not a regular occurrence, hard-hitting storms are more common during the spring and summer months. These storms can not only affect your home, but also your state of mind as they can be quite violent and frightening. Although there’s not much you can do to avoid a storm, there’s a lot you can do to prepare for one. Regardless of whether you’ve been a victim of storm damage, I recommend conducting a
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6 Benefits To Listing Your Home This Spring

It is a well-known fact that spring is a hot market for homeowners looking to sell. REALTORS® everywhere are preparing listings and generating interest in homes all over for spring and summer buyers who are looking to begin their hunt. If selling your home is on your to-do list this year, aiming to list between March and June is usually very beneficial for the seller; Coupled with the fact that the market conditions right now are greatly in the seller’s favour, there are also a multitude of reasons why this season is noted as one of the greatest times to
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Money-Wise in 2022: Saving For Your Dream Home

The New Year has arrived and with it comes hope for the future, for good health, for financial wellness and for many, goals of buying a home. However, with inflation rates on the rise, the cost of living is getting higher at an alarming rate. Many are now finding it more difficult than ever to put money aside for the savings during this time. This can make one’s hopes of buying a house seem dim.  Don’t let the light burn out just yet though. Buying a house is a big commitment that requires lots of planning, saving, and hard work
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Winter Renovations: The Best Projects to Work On This Season

Contrary to popular belief, spring and summer aren’t the only seasons for home renovations. Winter is actually a great time to complete home renovations as there is more availability for contractors, bigger store sale days to take advantage of, and with fickle winter weather, home renovations can provide us with a good reason to stay indoors. Your renovations can be done to repair parts of your home that need updating or attention, or completely redesign the look of your home with an aesthetic face-lift. If your home repairs keep getting put on hold, this is the perfect season to let
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Protecting Your Home Against Rodents and Pests

Household nuisances, such as rodents and pests, can stir quite a bit of trouble. There are several different types of pests with their own seasons, whereas rodents typically seek shelter inside your home during the fall and winter for food and warmth. These pesky critters can be tiresome and stressful to deal with, so it’s in your best interest to rodent and pest-proof your home before those creatures even have a chance to infiltrate your residence. While prevention is ideal, it’s not impossible that these rodents can still manage to penetrate the barrier of your home, leaving you to deal
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Home Maintenance, Save Money and Increase the Value of Your Home

The leaves are changing colour, and the days are getting shorter. The cooler days and Winter will be just around the corner. It is essential to prepare your home for the change in weather. As your most important investment, you must maintain it carefully. This will ensure that the harsh weather will not cause any damages to your home. By spending a small amount of time and money on fall maintenance, you will potentially save thousands of dollars on repairs. When you maintain your home, you will also see the value increase. Make Your Plan, One Step at a Time
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Moving, With Children

Change is a constant in our lives, and for a child facing a move from their house, their neighbourhood, their friends, and their school, a move could create anxiety and turmoil. This could be a time of tears, fears, excitement, and insomnia.  Our homes are our castles, our safe-havens, and uprooting a child from their daily routines, is essentially the same as plucking them from their current world and dropping them into another. Parents would be wise to seek the advice of professionals. As adults grapple with changes at the best of times, children are at a disadvantage as they
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Spring Cleaning – Get the Kids Involved

As the warmer temperatures begin to roll in, there is no thought more prevalent than the beginning of spring cleaning. Spring is a time when all the forgotten places of winter begin to come to light, and there is nothing more refreshing than refreshing your home. A major topic these days is how to involve your kids in spring cleaning, especially in a way that is fun and engaging for them. The hope is to get your kids involved and wanting to help clean, not only to teach them the value of hard work, and the importance of cleaning up
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