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5 Ways to Protect Your Home While On Vacation

Planning a winter vacation? And truly, I do understand that there are a millions things to cover off before heading out. A word of caution, when compiling your ‘trip-to-do’ list, don’t forget those tasks that will keep your home safe and secure during the holidays. It's no fun being aske... Read More

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Humidify Your Home This Winter: Here’s Why

Having a home with the correct humidity levels during the winter is not only good for Ontario homes, but for the people that live in them. Cold, dry winters zap humidity out of the air. Combine that with closed windows and the constant running of the furnace and your home’s humidity can easily ... Read More

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Want To Reduce Household Energy Costs? Here’s how!

Household energy costs consume a significant portion of a household budget. So it makes sense to ensure you are taking all the necessary steps towards becoming energy efficient. In a recent newsletter,  Pedro Giorgana a professional home inspector with InspecHomes identified strategies that wi... Read More

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Keep Your Home Secure Whether Away Or At Home

When it comes to home security, the statistics are surprising. SGI Canada recently released the following stats on home invasions. A residential break-in happens every 90 seconds in Canada. More than 80% of break-ins occur during daylight hours. Most illegal entries are made by amateur b... Read More

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LED: The Next Evolution in Lighting

This fall we listed a home that was using only LED lighting. I was absolutely fascinated and impressed, not just by the quality of the lighting but the role LED lighting was playing towards sustainability. Since this is the time of holidays lights on our trees and in our homes (inside and out) it s... Read More

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8 Tips: Make Sure Your Home Is Winter Ready

Doesn’t feel like it right now, but winter will be here sooner than we think. And winter can be brutal on a home and your pocketbook.  It’s important to protect your home from potential damage and address heat and energy leaks. Where to start? The home inspection report from your home sale ma... Read More

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Tips To Winterize Your Home: Furnace Maintenance

While regular furnace cleaning and maintenance helps to prevent problems, it also keeps your furnace operating efficiently. An efficient furnace reduces energy waste and means lower utility bills. ClimateCare is Canada's largest network of independent heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC... Read More

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Pedro Giorgana Talks Thermal Home Inspections

It's always been my view as a realtor, that every real estate sales transaction is better with a completed home inspection. Our job as realtors is to verify the facts such as lot sizes and taxes, but to 'lift the veil' on a home, you really need a home inspection. Home inspections need to be com... Read More

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4 Tips: Make Downsizing Someone’s Home Easier

Downsizing. Even the word sounds negative. But it doesn’t have to be a horrible experience, in fact framed as working towards a new adventure, saving money or having less upkeep can keep the downsizing process on the move. Whatever your reasons (buying or selling the family home) for moving or... Read More

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Hacks To Prep Your Home for Back-to-School

Someone should declare ‘Back-to-School’ a season. After a summer of fun and frolic, everyone thinks of September as back down to business, whether it’s back to the gym or art class. For families, ‘back-to-school’ is a really busy time. And making sure your home is physically well organiz... Read More

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