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You have to care for your home like you care for everyone in it. When a problem arises it's always best to deal with it quickly and carefully. Here are some simple tips for handling the unexpected.

  • Winterize your cottage: a Checklist

    While some cottagers prefer warm summer days spent lounging on the dock or swimming in the lake, others live for winter weekends spent playing in the snow or reading by the fire. Whether you'll be spending the occasional weekend at your cottage or getting ready to close up until next spring, you need to think about winterizing your property.

  • Why home inspections are important

    Buying a home is likely one of the most important purchases you’ll ever make and opting for a home inspection can help make the difference between finding a great investment or ending up with a true money pit. Relatively inexpensive, and quick to do – most home inspections can be done in the span of several hours – a home inspection can give you a true view into a home’s condition and let you know what to expect in terms of general maintenance, repair and renovation costs. In fact, the details you can learn about your property from ahome inspection may help you secure a better home insurance rate and ensure you have the right insurance coverage. In addition, the findings from a home inspection could help you when negotiating your final offer on a home… especially if the results identify major issues.

  • Your home holiday hazard checklist

    Tis the season to be jolly, but it's also a season of stress. Beyond how taxing this time of year can be on the bank account, you've also got a full calendar of get-togethers, decorating and getting ready for vacation. Here's a checklist to help you enjoy the eggnog and carols stress-free.

  • Home Toolkit Essentials

    Small repairs and do-it-yourself projects will always pop up around the home. That's why it's worth having some good quality tools in advance so you're prepared for them.

  • Dealing with Snow and Ice Around Your Home

    Winter is an inescapable fact of life in Canada. With winter comes the inevitable arrival of cold temperatures and necessary snow removal around your home. Shovelling snow and ice is a safety issue for you and your neighbours, so be diligent. If you have health issues that prevent you from taking part in strenuous activity, consider hiring a neighbour or contacting a volunteer service in your area.

  • Spring cleaning checklist

    After a long winter there's nothing better than throwing open all the windows and getting some fresh air into the house. Once energized by warm spring breezes, it's time for you to get rid of all that winter clutter and dirt. It might seem like a lot of work at first, but you won't be overwhelmed if you have a spring cleaning checklist.

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