Tag Archives: house

15 easy ways to save on your utility bills


That drip, drip, drip sound coming from your bathroom could be doing a lot more than keeping you up at night – it could be blowing a hole in your budget. Here are 15 ways to save money around the house. MORE

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Four Things to Avoid When Hiring a Real Estate Agent


I made the decision to hire my first real estate agent in five minutes: less time than it took me to pick out a nail polish shade at my last pedicure. I didn’t interview anyone else, I didn’t question the five per cent commission she charged and I didn’t ask for any references. Turns out, like so many people out there, I made a lot of mistakes. If you’re looking for an agent to buy or sell your house, here are five mistakes to avoid. MORE

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Home Sweet Home – Tax Perks of Home Ownership


If you’re like many Canadians, your house is your biggest investment. Owning your own home allows you to build wealth over time and can protect you from inflation. There are also tax benefits associated with home ownership. Let’s start with the most significant tax perk – the principal residence exemption. MORE

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