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Noisy Neighbours Bug Us More Now than 10 Years Ago!

Posted on Jul 15, 2019


Here’s something to consider when planning end-of-summer backyard gatherings: 
an increasing number of Canadians don’t like noisy parties.
While this may seem, well, not particularly newsworthy, a recent Statistic Canada survey on victimization reports that more people found noise to be a problem in their neighbourhoods in 2014 than in 2004. 
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Happy at Home? You Must Have a Big Screen TV!

Posted on Jul 12, 2019


There really is no place like home for most of us. 
According to a recent survey by Houzz, an online platform that provides resources for home design and renovation, the majority of homeowners say a comfortable home is key to their happiness. 
Top of the list of things at home that make them happy are large windows and comfy furniture. 
Great, but tho...

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Which Comes First... The Buy or the Sell?

Posted on Jun 21, 2019


When a hermit crab decides it’s time for a new home, it scopes out a new shell before vacating its current accommodation. 
But for homeowners, the process is not so easy. 
Whether you buy a new home before selling your current one – or the other way around – the choice of what to do first comes down to which option makes you the most comfortable. 
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Ask the Agent: This Months Question

Posted on Jun 10, 2019


What household hazards should we look for when viewing a home?
By looking for the household hazards before you buy, you can save yourself a ton of headaches, not to mention cash.
Mold – High amounts of mold spores can lead to respiratory problems. But you can easily identify it and ensure it’s dealt with before you move in. 
Note areas where mold coul...

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Closing Costs: It's about more than your down payment

Posted on Jun 04, 2019


The first step in buying a home is deciding on a budget. 
How much house can you afford? Within what price range will you shop?
A down payment is, unfortunately, only one part of that budget. 
To correctly determine the affordability of a home, it’s essential that prospective buyers consider the costs that arise at the time of closing.

Closing costs va...

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Gardening Can Be a Bed of Roses. Try These Tips 

Posted on May 28, 2019


Dreaming of a bed of roses or rows of tasty tomato plants is easy; the reality may feel like a nightmare, particularly to first-timers. 
If you’re planning on seeing whether your thumb is green this summer, note that gardeners are just as varied as gardens, and even those who grew up surrounded by high-rise buildings can nurture something from a plo...

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