Home Ownership

Budgeting for Home Maintenance

Posted on Jan 17, 2022 in Home Ownership

Many Home Buyer, particularly NEW home buyers fail to plan for yearly maintenance on their new home purchase.
This is very important. Buyers work with their Real Estate Agent and their Mortgage Specialist, set their budget as far as monthly, weekly or bi-weekly mortgage payments but often have no idea what it costs to maintain their home in good con...

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Easy Ways To Conserve Energy

Posted on Aug 30, 2021 in Home Ownership


Saving $$$$

Are your hydro bills stretching your budget? Consider a few simple ways to lower your monthly costs.

1) Have you replaced your lightbulbs with energy efficient bulbs yet. You will be surprised at the difference it makes.

2) Be conscious of lights left on when you leave the room. Most of us just forget to flip the switch as we leave. It tak...

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Home Renovations

Posted on Jun 14, 2021 in Home Ownership

Home Renovations

Today, there are so many TV show about renovating that homeowners get the bug to transform their own homes. If you like your neighborhood and your home has possibilities for expansion, it is a good option. The experts however,make it look easy and their prices seem to be pretty good! The problem is that many of us do not have the expertise to handl...

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Home Safety Measures

Posted on Mar 29, 2021 in Home Ownership

Home Security Clip Art

1) Invest in a Home Security System that is monitored by a security company. Don't rely on your pet to alert neighbors.Home Alarm System
2) Install cameras at front and rear of home. Robbers want to get in and out in a hurry and do not want to be caught in the act on camera. If they see the cameras, chances are they will move on to an easier target.
3) Install lamin...

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Retirement Living

Posted on Jan 16, 2021 in Home Ownership

Are you contemplating retirement? There could be many reasons for facing this cross-road in your life: age, job displacement or maybe financial reasons. More people 55+ indicate they will continue to work. They may not stay at their present place of employment, in many cases being forced to retire from their lifetime career but will look for altern...

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Building a Deck 

Posted on Jun 08, 2020 in Home Ownership

                                          Build a Great Deck with a Solid PlanNew Deck
A relaxing deck gives you the great outdoors without the need to venture too far from the comforts of home. When done right, a deck improves the appearance and utility of your home and can add to its resale value.
Consturciton ToolsHomeowners should pay special attention to the plan for any new deck. To ensure the structure enhanc...

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