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Get your Spring Cleaning Done in Half the Time

Spring cleaning can seem like a great idea until you actually get started. Then it often turns out to be more work than expected! The good news is, there are proven techniques to make the job easier so you can get it done faster. Before you begin the project, make ...

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When to Increase your Budget when Shopping for a Home

When you set a budget for a new home, you’re obviously hoping — maybe even expecting — to find the ideal property within that price range. But, it doesn’t always work out that way. In fact, there are many circumstances in which you might have to rethink your budget and ...

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Windows and exterior doors deteriorate over time due to age, usage, wear and tear, plus exposure to the weather.

A relatively small investment in maintenance will extend their lifespan as well as reduce heat loss and energy consumption. This bulletin presents information on inspection and maintenance to ensure good long-term performance of windows and exterior doors. Contact Diana for the full report from BC Housing! ...

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Buying a Home that Needs Some Work

When you’re shopping for a new home, you probably want the property to be as “move in ready” as possible. That way, you can… well… just move in! However, there are a lot of fantastic properties on the market that need some work. For example, you might see a home ...

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Feeling Cool about Selling in November or December?

If you need to sell your home in the next month or two, you might be worried. After all, aren’t spring and summer the ideal seasons to list your property? If you list in November or December, you might have difficulties attracting buyers and getting the best price for your ...

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How to Determine the Best Features of your Home

What is it about your property that stands out? What will buyers like most about it? What are your home’s most enticing features? Answering those questions will help you determine which features to emphasize when selling your home. After all, you want buyers to notice and appreciate your property’s best ...

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4 Reasons Why Buyers Get Turned Off by an Otherwise Ideal Property

When prospective buyers view your property, you hope they will think it’s the perfect fit for them. It might well be. However, there are things that can get in the way of a buyer recognizing that perfect fit and making an offer. Take a look at these common reasons why ...

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Roof Maintenance

Like other parts of your home or building, roofs require ongoing maintenance to prevent leaks, to identify minor problems before they become major costly problems, and to maximize the longevity of your roof. Check out this video for more tips on roof maintenance: ...

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Canadian Inflation (May 2021) – June 17, 2021

  Canadian inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), rose to 3.6% year-over-year in May, up from 3.4% in April. This is the highest level since May of 2011. Much of the increase in inflation was the result of base-year effects, as prices remained depressed in May of ...

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Canadian Housing Starts (May 2021) – June 15, 2021

  Canadian housing starts increased by 3.2% m/m to 275.9k units in May at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR). Starts hit a record in March of 333.3k before declining somewhat in April. Single-detached housing starts declined 12% from April, while all other housing starts rose 11%. National housing starts were ...

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