Category Archives: Home Maintenance

Legalization of Cannabis and Its Possible Impact on Real Estate

As we approach the legalization of home cannabis cultivation and recreational use, there are many questions around the impact that it may have on the real estate market. Concerns revolve around the influence it could potentially have on property values. Most mortgage companies were unwilling to insure homes that were formerly used as cannabis grow operations. …

Posted in Buying and Selling, Home Maintenance, Income Properties, Investing

Did You Know?

A cloudy day is the best time to clean your windows. Why? Because the sun is not strong enough to dry the cleanser before you’re done wiping off the window. To prevent stains on granite counters, be sure to get them sealed before they’re installed and one year following installation. You will know if they’ve …

Posted in Environmental, Home Maintenance

Spring Yard Cleaning

If you don’t have the time or the energy for spring yard tidying, here’s an affordable solution.  Terra is offering a service to remove all leaves and debris from lawn areas and garden beds, clean off hard surfaces like walkways, patios and driveways, cut back spent perennials, cultivate soil or rake mulch beds, edge beds and …

Posted in Home Maintenance, Landscaping/Gardening

LED Lights Are Here to Stay…

LED lights are here to stay and they offer many advantages. They guarantee a ‘greener’ future. So what is LED light? The acronym stands for light-emitting diode – a solid-state lighting that uses a semiconductor to convert electricity into light. Let’s look at their key features and benefits: LED bulbs are 6-7 times more efficient …

Posted in Environmental, Home Maintenance, Rebates

Tips for Toronto Living

Check out this short and informative video from the Toronto Real Estate Board for some useful tips. Toronto Living – Homeowners Kit for Energy Ideas and Savings

Posted in Home Finance, Home Maintenance, Living

Country Living – Reducing the Risk of a Barnfire

Some good information courtesy of the Ministry of Agriculture, via the Ontario newsroom. This is especially important, as loss due to fire can be financially and emotionally devastating. Some of the recommended best practices include: Hiring a qualified professional to assess all farm buildings Getting all electrical equipment inspected yearly by a licensed contractor Only using CSA …

Posted in Home Maintenance, Living