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Preparing Your Home For Winter: Indoor Maintenance

Preparing Your Home For Winter: Indoor Maintenance  Homeowners are always looking for ways to ensure the money they put into their home is protected, and that they get the most out of it as they possibly can. A great way to do this is by keeping up with regular home maintenance. As fall ends and winter makes its grand entrance, it is time to pay attention to your indoor maintenance to ensure you make it through the season without having to do any major (preventable) repairs. With freezing temperatures already making for bitterly cold nights, there is no better time
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Preparing Your Home For Winter: Outdoor Maintenance

Preparing Your Home For Winter: Outdoor Maintenance Fall is in full swing, with hints of winter already making themselves seen. If you haven’t begun preparing your home for the winter months, now is the time to begin. Home maintenance, both inside and out, is key to ensuring your home not only maintains its value, but increases over the years. If neglected, you are not only risking losing money on your purchase, but you could end up costing yourself thousands of dollars that could have been avoidable with a more proactive approach. To ensure your home is ready to take on
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Closing the Cottage for the Winter

It is always a sad day when you are sitting at the cottage, and the leaves start to turn, and you realize that the nights are getting cooler. We usually delay the decision to close up the cottage to the last minute. Given our uncertain weather events these days, it is best not to wait. Frozen pipes can cause a great deal of damage.


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Your Guide to Essential Spring Maintenance

Your Guide to Essential Spring Maintenance Once the snow begins to melt away, people everywhere start anticipating the spring season. The energy becomes high, to-do lists are created, purging begins, and our friends, family and neighbours come out of hibernation to start making their homes shine both inside and out. This cleaning and maintenance can take days or weeks to complete, depending on how much time you have or what tasks need to be completed; Appointments need to be booked, equipment may need to be purchased, and managing that on top of your already busy day-to-day schedule may feel overwhelming.
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Surviving Home Renovations With Your Partner

Let’s Get a New Kitchen-Looks Easy on TV .You and your partner are watching your favourite DIY show on TV. The renovations look spectacular and they completed all the work during the 60-minute show. He looks at you and says, we should get a new kitchen with all the latest designs and new appliances. We can get it finished in no time and the cost should be reasonable. On TV, there may be a few small challenges, but the hosts always work them out and the finished project is beautiful. Before you start any renovation, make sure you discuss it
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How to Winterize Your Lawn & Gardens

The days are getting shorter and we must reluctantly accept that Fall and Winter are rapidly approaching. As we prepare our house for the changing seasons, we must also think about preparing our lawns, gardens and swimming pool. We should develop a plan and start early. By starting early, we can provide the lawn and plants more nutrition before they become dormant and this will help them over the Winter months. During the Summer, our lawns and flowers are growing and working hard to look their best. Now they need a time to rest and prepare for the next growing
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Treating Your Home as an Investment

Treating Your Home as an Investment Far too many people neglect to see their home as an investment, yet it’s actually the biggest investment most people make in their lifetime. The home you live in has the potential to be the most profitable investment you may ever make.  Real estate is almost always a great long term investment with trends always heading upwards over the years. With that being said, it’s important to note that making money off of your home is a long term goal and it will most definitely take time. For this reason, people should be aware
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Fall Furnace Tune-Up

Fall Furnace Tune-Up As much as we may hate to admit it, fall is here. As the days get shorter and the air gets colder, the time of year when we switch from cooling our homes to heating them is upon us. However, before you switch your furnace on and start getting your winter blankets out of storage, it is wise to perform a routine inspection and maintenance of your furnace. You don’t want something going wrong in the middle of winter when you need heat more than ever. You can spend money to have a professional come and perform
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