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Let There Be Light

Buying windows and doors can be a major investment and is something you should only have to do once. Knowing when to buy new is just as important as the window company and its products. Perhaps your windows are still okay – a reputable company will tell you. Here are some tell-tale symptoms of windows…

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H.S.T. and Residential Real Estate

Written by Lorne Shuman There is much confusion over the applicability of the HST to residential purchase and sale transactions. On resale homes, the typical form of Agreement of Purchase and Sale requires the Seller and the Buyer to indicate whether HST is either included in the purchase price or in addition, if applicable. Normally,…

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Insurance Products When You Own a Home

When it comes to your home, big or small, be prepared to be bombarded by a number of insurance products to keep you protected. While it can seem overwhelming, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the basics of some of the insurance you will either need to have, or choose as an optional.…

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4 Common Garage Door Q&As

Why do I need to use a professional installer? Garage doors are the largest moving objects in your home and installation of garage doors is highly technical. Springs can be particularly dangerous and proper installation is critical to the performance of your door and the safety of those who use it. Professional installers can typically…

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Spring Home Checklist

The spring thaw is a perfect opportunity to inspect your home and investigate any potential issues.  Getting to potential issues early could save you lots of money and time in the long run.   The harsh winter weather is notorious for causing damages to homes, so you should consider putting together a checklist for an inspection…

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Trim Work

One of the primary characteristics distinguishing a pretty room from a basic box is the attention to molding. Interior moldings provide attitude as well as architectural interest. An easy way to upgrade a room is to beef up the moldings, adding width, depth and height to the trim. Far from closing a room in, it…

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2019 Bathroom Trends

Your bathroom is a functional space above all else – but that doesn’t mean it can’t make a statement. Before sprucing up the rest of your home this year, consider the spaces you use most. Here are a few trends we think you should take a look at. Big Impression Small Space Powder rooms have…

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Protect Yourself

It may be in the morning, afternoon or even during dinner, but I’ll bet some of you won’t get through a day without hearing from an Air Duct Cleaning scam artist. It’s not that your ducts don’t need to be cleaned – definitely call a professional to do that – but there are some questionable…

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GTA Realtors® Release February Resale Housing Figures

Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,025 homes sold through TREB’s MLS® System in February 2019. This sales total was down by 2.4 per cent on a year-over-year basis. Sales were also down compared to January 2019 following preliminary seasonal adjustment. “The OSFI mandated mortgage stress test…

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7 Features Every Kitchen Should Have

Recessed Lighting Recessed lighting is ideal for kitchens, but proper planning is essential. The number of pot lights you need will depend on the size of your kitchen, and each light should be 20 to 23 inches away from the perimeter of the walls so they are not blocked by upper cabinets and crown moulding.…

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