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February 2015 - Posts

A fire in your dryer is more common than you think
Did you know that laundry room clothes dryers are the cause of around 15,000 house fires across North America every year? It is essential, therefore, to put this hard-working appliance on your springtime to-do list. “The reality is that dryer fires are fairly preventable with proper maintenance and safety precautions,” says Ryan Michel, senior vice president and chief risk officer at Allstate Canada. Read More...
Learn about the new carbon monoxide law
Ontario's new carbon monoxide alarm regulation came into force on October 15, 2014 but had a six-month phase-in period. That compliance period ends on April 15. Here is a recap of the new law and how it might affect you: Read More...
Should you flip that house?
Many of us envision the gutsy move to flip a house for quick financial gains – and some people are quite successful at doing so, say advisors in this field. For those with the time, energy and technical skills, buying a property to fix up and sell later at a higher price or to rent out for a period of time, can be a worthwhile investment. But do your research. Read More...
How every couple can reach financial bliss
Opposites attract in romantic relationships, but it's a different story when it comes to money. Personal finance experts say that couples with different attitudes towards household money management need to find a middle ground to achieve financial bliss. Read More...
Create a cozy and cutter free kitchen
Clutter can disrupt the flow of any home, causing unwanted stress and frustration, especially in the kitchen. As one of the busiest rooms, maintaining a clutter-free environment will create a happier and healthier space for your family. Here are a few tips to help you achieve and maintain a fully functional, chaos-free kitchen... Read More...
Career Opportunity
Are you looking for an exciting career in Real Estate? Read More...
Think through the right way to do renovations
For some Canadians, the cold weather means bundling up and hunkering down. As you spend more time indoors, the state of your home may become increasingly apparent, prompting you to consider a renovation. Some projects must wait until spring returns, but others don't require the warm weather. Read More...
How to reap the benefits of an energy-efficient home
Did you know that you're just an afternoon away from saving money on your utility bills? Take on a few easy DIY projects this weekend and you'll get immediate savings, while making your home more comfortable and environmentally friendly for the long term. Now is the perfect time to improve your home's energy efficiency for a warm and comfortable winter inside. Read More...
How much would it really cost to replace your home?
Ask any Canadian home-owner to name their biggest investment — their real pride and joy — and most likely they'll say it's their home. It's their sanctuary with the pristine lawn and beautiful garden, the finished basement and renovated kitchen. When such a paradise exists, why would anyone want to risk losing it? But what if disaster struck and your place was severely damaged by fire or some other catastrophe. Are you certain that your insurance policy would cover the rebuilding of your house and the replacement of all the contents? Unfortunately, this answer often comes too late that the homeowner isn't adequately covered. The property insurance experts from Desjardins Insurance have some answers and suggestions to help you. Read More...
See your home in a new light
They call it mood lighting for a reason. Whether it's a cozy and intimate den or a bright and functional work space, choosing the right location, wattage, and fixtures are some of the most important design decisions you can make. Read More...
Hamilton Marathon Sponsorship
Note that this information is outdated. We are now the proud title sponsors of the Hamilton Marathon Road 2 Hope! The Road 2 Hope raises money for many local charities and Haiti. We hope you can take part in either the 1km kids run, the 5km, the 10km, Read More...