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Why it’s important for newcomers to start building a credit history

By: NewsCanada

Why it’s important for newcomers to start building a credit history

Tags: Credit, New Home, First Time Buyer

(NC) Owning a home or a car, opening a business, taking out a loan and renting a home all have one thing in common – they require a credit score. Your credit score is a number that reflects your ability and capacity to borrow money while repaying back to the lender accordingly. Your credit score is a key indicator these and other institutions use to determine whether you qualify for borrowi...Read More

Exciting Real Estate News!

By: Len Skok

Exciting Real Estate News!

Tags: Commercial, Real Estate, Community

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Seasonal décor tips for a spooky but chic home

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Seasonal décor tips for a spooky but chic home

Tags: Seasonal, Entertaining, Decor, Home

(NC) From costumes and candy to jack-o-lanterns and scary flicks, Halloween has something exciting around every corner—and it isn’t your tired decorations from 1980. This year make sure your trick-or-treaters are greeted on a doorstep that’s more spooky than sad with these fresh and fun Halloween décor ideas. Gore—but make it glam. Skulls can still be spooky if...Read More

Home renos: How to prepare for the unexpected

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Home renos: How to prepare for the unexpected

Tags: Renovations, Home, Budget,

(NC) Renovating your home can be both exciting and daunting, offering the promise of a redesigned and refreshed space that looks and works better for you and your family. But as anyone who has lived through a renovation can attest, it's important to expect the unexpected. Renovations often come with their fair share of surp...Read More

Office ergonomics - how to make your workspace work for you

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Office ergonomics - how to make your workspace work for you

Tags: Office, Ergonomics,

(NC) According to a report published by The Globe and Mail, the average office worker spends over 65 per cent of their time at work in a sedentary seated position. As prolonged sitting has been linked with cardiovascular problems, increases in musculoskeletal discomfort and decreases in concentration and productivity, incorporating ergonomics principles at the office can play an important role in ...Read More

Do you know what kind of condo you’re buying?

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Do you know what kind of condo you’re buying?

Tags: Condo, New home, Warranty

(NC) Condominiums can come in all shapes and sizes. But it’s important to know that not all condos are created equal when it comes to warranty coverage. Whether you’re buying a condominium townhouse, loft-style two-bedroom or a high-rise studio, they are all classified as condominiums if you own your unit while at the same time share access (and the associated fees) for facilities ran...Read More

How to prepare your home for cooler weather

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How to prepare your home for cooler weather

Tags: Fall, Home, Ready for Winter

(NC) With autumn’s arrival, it’s time to get your new home ready for winter before the inclement weather arrives. All new homes in Ontario come with a warranty provided by the builder and backstopped by Tarion Warranty Corporation. This warranty is comprehensive and lasts up to seven years from the date of the first owner’s possession. It covers a lot of things inside and out, f...Read More

What to consider when relocating for family

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What to consider when relocating for family

Tags: Relocating, Retire, Family

(NC) Work and life can often take adult children far from their original home. And for parents who retire and find themselves with beloved grandchildren and added time on their hands, moving closer to spend more time with them can be an attractive option. Still, there’s much to consider to help ensure a successful transition. Where you’ll live. First, decide what living arra...Read More

Pull the plug on phantom power

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Pull the plug on phantom power

Tags: Electricity, Savings, Energy

(NC) Whether we’re streaming content, checking social media or asking our smart speaker do its magic, we love being connected – but at what cost? The average Canadian home has 25 or more electronic devices plugged in, and the standby or phantom power these devices use can account for five to 10 per cent of a household’s electricity bill. Most of these appliances are only used fi...Read More

3 design tricks to make your entryway standout

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3 design tricks to make your entryway standout

Tags: Entryway, home, curb appeal

(NC) First impressions are made at the front door, and the entryway gives guests their first glimpse of your interiors. To help you make a strong statement, Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares three tips for creating a memorable entryway that will set the tone for your entire home. A fresh coat of paint. A great starting point for sprucing up this focal point is by addin...Read More