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Category: Home and Away (9 posts)

Homo Reno ROI: Renovations that pay off

Homo Reno ROI: Renovations that pay off

December 26, 2019 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew

Not all reno projects will hit the jackpot, but the right improvements can certainly help boost the value of your home. Even if you are renovating for personal reasons only, it makes good sense ...

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Home Appraisals 101

Home Appraisals 101

October 24, 2019 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew

When you get a new mortgage, an appraisal of the Subject Property is often required by your lender. An appraisal is an unbiased determination by an accredited appraiser of the estimate of the curren ...

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Buying a fixer-upper?

Buying a fixer-upper?

September 26, 2019 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew

Buying a fixer-upper? Protect yourself from “sink or swim” renovations! So you’re one of those buyers who absolutely loves older homes: the character, the unique architecture,&nbs ...

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Three reasons buying a home is possible…with bad credit

Three reasons buying a home is possible…with bad credit

August 16, 2019 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew

Let’s begin by saying that neither you nor a lender wants to get you into a home you can’t afford. That’s not a future you want. But sometimes, a difficult past is standing in the ...

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7 Ways to Protect Your Home While on Vacation

7 Ways to Protect Your Home While on Vacation

May 30, 2019 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew

When leaving for a vacation, be sure to take the necessary steps to give you peace of mind while you’re away! 1. Have someone check on your home regularly and pick up mail, flyers and ne ...

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Winter home Maintenance

Winter home Maintenance

December 12, 2018 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew

Your house is an important investment that you want to keep in tip top shape, especially if you are planning to be there for the foreseeable future.  Winter can be the most grueling season for ...

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Home maintenance tips for the fall

Home maintenance tips for the fall

October 12, 2018 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew

Fall is one of the most active seasons for home maintenance as you prepare for the upcoming winter months. CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) has compiled this general maintenance checkl ...

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Why we're the Renovation Generation

Why we're the Renovation Generation

August 8, 2018 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew

You only need to turn on the television – or look at a magazine rack – to see that Canadian homeowners are the renovation generation. We fill the aisles of home improvement stores or go ...

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5 essential tips to protect your home when you go on vacation

5 essential tips to protect your home when you go on vacation

July 5, 2018 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew

Planning a summer getaway? Before you board that plane, train or automobile, take the time to protect your home while you're away.   1. Have someone check on your home regularly and pick u ...

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