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5 essential tips for working from home

By: NewsCanada

5 essential tips for working from home

Tags: Working from home, Tips, Working Remote

(NC) With remote work on the rise, it comes with unexpected challenges. Stop them from standing between you and your best work-self by following these simple tips: 1. Keep to a schedule. Try to keep your work day routine to the schedule it’s used to — wake up at your regular time and keep to your morning rituals, starting work when you’d normally head out the door. But don&...Read More

April showers may bring water damage

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April showers may bring water damage

Tags: Spring, Water Damage, Home Maintenance

  (NC) Water damage is a real concern for Canadian homeowners at this time of year. Get ahead of the risk by taking the three following steps to prevent flooding in your home this spring. Inspect your roof. Once your roof is clear of snow, make sure you inspect it for any loose or missing shingles. If you’re not comfortable on a ladder, use binoculars to check from ground le...Read More

Spring cleaning? Don’t forget this

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Spring cleaning? Don’t forget this

Tags: Spring Cleaning, Emergency Kit, Declutter

(NC) Spring is the time when we declutter our homes, deciding what to keep or throw out, and organizing them accordingly. But don’t toss your manual can opener or your old clothes just yet. As you’re sorting through your things, it’s a smart idea to know what goes into an emergency kit and start putting one together. Here are some things that go into a kit, so you can easily set...Read More

Tips for getting your home ready for spring

By: NewCanada

Tips for getting your home ready for spring

Tags: Spring Cleaning, Home Improvement, Tips

(NC) As we emerge from winter hibernation, it’s time to turn our attention to the seasonal chores that come with the first signs of spring. Here are some tips to help make sure your home is in tip-top shape. Move winter gear to storage. Ever find yourself stumbling over your snowblower to get your hands on the lawn mower? Now’s the time to organize your garage to make sure spring...Read More

How to design your dream custom-built home

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How to design your dream custom-built home

Tags: Custom Home, Home Design, Dream Home

(NC) There are many advantages to designing your own home. Gone are the builder-basic styles, layouts that don’t work for your family and exteriors you can’t tell apart from your neighbours’. To help with your planning, check out these tips.    Find the right property. There are no limits to what you can create with a custom-built home, but the size and quality of...Read More

Tech and service sector will drive Canadian commercial real estate market in 2020: Survey

By: Martin Patriquin

Tech and service sector will drive Canadian commercial real estate market in 2020: Survey

Tags: Canadian Commercial Real Estate, Service Sector, Industrial Real Estate

  Transwestern Commercial Services and Devencore’s survey of 43 North American offices found stakeholders in Canada’s commercial and industrial real estate markets are bullish on office-sector prospects in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, where tighter markets and increased rent prices will likely spur new development. (The Logic) Talking point: These markets are the b...Read More

New tech in home safety

By: Len Skok

New tech in home safety

Tags: Home Safety, New Tech, Carbon Monoxide

(NC) You upgrade your cell phone, home appliances, car – even lightbulbs. But when was the last time you upgraded your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms? There is a new generation of home safety technology that can better protect homes and families from the threats of smoke, fire and CO. Upgrade your level of protection with alarms that feature the newest safety enhancements. 10-year batter...Read More

New tax changes that may impact you

By: NewsCanada

New tax changes that may impact you

Tags: New Tax Changes, Tax Season, CRA

(NC) Provincial and federal governments have released some new changes that may affect your tax return this year. As you prepare for this upcoming tax season, it’s important to understand what these changes are and how they may impact you. Here, Lisa Gittens, tax expert at H&R Block, provides a breakdown of what you need to know. Ontario. If you reside in Ontario, there are a coupl...Read More

3 key steps in basement renovation planning

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3 key steps in basement renovation planning

Tags: Renovation, Basement, Planning

(NC) Now’s the time when many of us start thinking about what home improvement projects we’d like to tackle this year. If a basement makeover is at the top of your list, here are the key steps you need to take: Design your layout. Many pros recommend keeping the space open concept, maximizing your flexibility to use it for anything – a kids’ playroom, man cave or ho...Read More

3 things you need to know for RRSP season

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3 things you need to know for RRSP season

Tags: RRSP, Savings, Tax Time

(NC) A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is one of today's most commonly used savings vehicles, in large part because contributions are tax-deductible and the product is designed specifically for retirement. You'll have until March 2, 2020 to contribute to your RRSP and claim the amount on your 2019 tax return. Any contributions made after this deadline will count towards the 2020...Read More