Stop Before You Shop

The holiday music has already replaced the background muzak in many stores, which usually means the pressure of gift buying is quickly rolling in. Before you shop until you drop, take a step back to remember your larger goals, and how mindless spending (and over-spending) can put a big dent in your finances, and set back your long-term plans. If …

The Buddy System

Today’s real estate prices are making it hard enough to purchase property with two salaries, let alone one. So how does a single person buy into today’s market? In many cases, it’s by partnering with a friend or relative. The first step in entering into what is likely the largest purchase of your life is to sit down with your …

Household Tip: Cooking (and More) With Cooking Spray

Cooking spray is great for making sure your food doesn’t stick to pans, but don’t put away that spray can just yet! SQUELCH THE SQUEAK. Squeaky door hinges? Simply spritz a bit of cooking spray to silence them. DO A “GRATE” JOB. Coat your cheese grater with cooking spray for a smooth grating and an easy cleanup. USE AS A …

Country Dreams?

Vacant Land County Rd 25, Warkworth, ON $ 64,900 The opportunity is today. 3.06 Acres to Build your Dream Home or Home away from Home. This peaceful Country Escape is just minutes away from the Village of Warkworth. Under 1.5 hours to Toronto / GTA.    

Site Unseen

Could you imagine buying your next house, before even physically stepping foot into it? For any number of reasons, you may find yourself in that position. In the process of being transferred from one end of the country to the other, and have time and logistical considerations that make it impossible to visit properties in person? Looking to buy an …

New off Peak/Off Peak Hours Start November 1.

There are Two Peak Periods During the Winter Months: Morning and Evening Off-Peak (7 pm to 7 am and all day weekends and holidays) Mid-Peak (11 am to 5 pm) On-Peak (7 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 7 pm) For More Information Visit: https://www.oeb.ca/newsroom/2018/winter-time-use-hours-electricity-begin-november-1

Scary Smells in the Basement?

If your basement smells more frightening than fresh, it’s not enough to simply mask it with air fresheners, which are a temporary fix at best. It’s vital to track down the cause of the smells, starting with these common sources: Dampness. The biggest cause of a musty basement is typically mould and mildew, both directly related to moisture that gets …

Tricks to Treat Yourself to a Renewed Home

Does your home need a jump-start and a newly defined purpose. Is your home fulfilling your current lifestyle needs? Has your home been on the market for months and still not sold? If you answer “Yes” to either of these questions, your home may be going through an identity crisis; it is not configured to best meet most buyers way …