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How the HST Rebate Applies to Newly Built Properties, by Lorne Shuman

The real estate buying process is complicated even for the experienced buyer. However, when, buying a new home or condominium from a builder, there are even more issues to consider aside from the purchase price, the reputation of the builder and what the finished product will look like when it is built. One such issue…

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Happy Labour Day!

Labour Day belongs to all of us, and no one deserves a break more than you do. And aside from BBQs and a bid farewell to summer, Labour Day is when we celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers across Canada. Sleep In This Monday, you have permission to sleep in without feeling guilty,…

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Decorating Small Spaces

The trick is to keep it well-organized and highly functional. From small apartment furniture to paint choices, here are 8 interior decorating tips for small spaces. 1. Pick the right paint colour Dark colours may be cozy, but they make rooms appear smaller. Choose monochromatic light colours to make a small room appear larger. Try…

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Bathroom Reno Must-Haves

When thinking about your next bathroom renovation what comes to mind? Is it heated floors or multiple spa-like shower heads? Whatever your dream bathroom looks like, there are always must-haves and then the rest. These 5 bathroom renovation must-haves will add value to your renovation and also keep it stylish and functional; have your cake…

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Kitec 101, by Lorne Shuman

Kitec plumbing was widely used and installed in homes and condominiums between 1995-2007.  It was marketed as an alternative to copper pipes and fittings.  However, it was recalled around 2005 due to its tendency to corrode and fail prematurely.  It is no longer installed and a class action lawsuit was launched because the pipes would…

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Electrical Upgrades For Your Home

There are all sorts of new ways to turn your house into your dream home – but have you considered any changes to your wiring? Whether you’re drawing up plans for a new house, or upgrading your existing system here are some ways to get the most out of your electrical system. Outlets with USB…

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Go Green and Save Some Green

You don’t need to build a home from the ground up to say your home is environmentally friendly. Check out our suggestions to be green and save some green at the same time. Colour Your World New “green” paints that are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are now available in a wide range of…

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Paint Like a Pro

In many cases, people end up hiring professionals to come in to clean up the mess they’ve made or problems they’ve run into from trying to do it themselves.  It costs both time and money to have the same walls painted over again.  From preparing the space, to applying the paint, to cleaning up afterward,…

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Prep Your Home for Summer

Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to prepare your home for warm weather and the activities that come with it. Follow these tips to help you get ready for the upcoming summer months. Check Your Cooling System Check that your air-conditioner is running properly especially with higher temperatures coming. If you have an…

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Probate and The Sale of Property

Written by Lorne Shuman, ShumanLaw.ca What a probate is? It is needed to sell a property, and can a property be listed and sold before receiving the probate. This post will examine all of these questions: What is a Probate? It is important to note that probates are formally referred to as a Certificate of…

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