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Home Renovation Loans

A house demands frequent maintenance, ranging from painting, replacing broken fixtures to remodeling a room and restoring the tiling. You can probably finance most of these needs yourself, but if a major overhaul becomes necessary, you may require more money than you have. Here are some renovations that can add more value to your home: [...]

By |2015-03-09T15:41:11+00:00March 9th, 2015|Home Tips|Comments Off on Home Renovation Loans

Before selling your home

Before you start making repairs, before selling your home or marking dates on your calendar for an open house, it's smart to prepare a home selling plan. Of course, you want top dollar, but you could make costly home selling mistakes along the way if your enthusiasm for quickly selling causes you to run out [...]

By |2019-08-28T20:28:22+00:00February 16th, 2014|Home Tips|0 Comments

Tips for New Home Buyers

Once you've decided to buy a home, there are a few things you need to organize before you start the process. The more you have carefully considered what you want from your home and neighbourhood, and how much you are able to comfortably afford, the more quickly you will be able to decide which property [...]

By |2019-08-28T20:28:29+00:00February 19th, 2013|Home Tips|0 Comments

Bad neighbours can make it hard to sell your home

Bad neighbours are not just annoying, they can also cut into your property value by as much as 10%, says a leading U.S. appraisal group. Everything from annoying pets, unkempt yards, unpleasant odors, loud music, dangerous trees or poorly maintained exteriors can cut into the value of your home. The group suggests before you buy, [...]

By |2019-08-28T20:28:30+00:00February 5th, 2013|Home Tips|0 Comments

13 Easy Ways to Save Energy in Your Home

13 Easy Ways to Save Energy in Your Home   Furnace Keep your furnace clean, lubricated and properly adjusted with annual maintenance. If your furnace is working at peak efficiency it will use less energy and cost less to operate. Clean or replace the filter every 1-2 months - a dirty filter reduces the airflow and [...]

By |2019-08-28T20:28:31+00:00December 17th, 2012|Home Tips|0 Comments

Affordable Housing Grant Program

Affordable housing is a primary need for our vibrant capital city. The City Council approved this Plan is a five year plan designed to help increase the supply of safe, adequate, and affordable housing for citizens. Secondary Suites are an integral part of the strategy and offer an affordable rental option while providing a revenue stream [...]

By |2012-10-26T16:49:49+00:00October 26th, 2012|Home Tips, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Home Maintenance Tips for Fall and Winter

Home Maintenance Tips for Fall and Winter Protect Your Home — and Your Investment — In Every Season If you’re like most Canadians, your home is probably your most important investment. The best way to protect that investment is by taking a few minutes each month to inspect your home, and carry out a regular [...]

By |2019-08-28T20:28:40+00:00December 31st, 2011|Home Tips|0 Comments