Home Ownership, Maintenance, & Repairs

The Complete Guide to Compost: How to Get Started at Home

Posted on May 03, 2023 in Home Ownership, Maintenance, & Repairs

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As many gardeners will attest, there is great joy in transforming your yard and kitchen waste into eco-friendly organic fertilizer that nourishes the earth. It is rewarding to recycle materials into compost that enriches the soil that keeps your veggies, plants, and flowers healthy. If you are a beginner, investing time and energy to learn about co...

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What You Should Know About Buying a Fixer Upper

Posted on Mar 16, 2023 in Home Ownership, Maintenance, & Repairs

Buying a Fixer upper
If you are a handyperson, or simply love old houses, then the idea of buying a fixer-upper home could be very attractive. Fixer-uppers often go for way below market price because of their condition, and you can invest time and money into renovating it exactly as you want. However, buying a fixer-upper is not for the faint of heart. Read our guide t...

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The Best Home Renovations for the Biggest ROI

Posted on Mar 09, 2023 in Home Ownership, Maintenance, & Repairs

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Pandemic living has changed how Canadians think about renovations: according to the RE/MAX 2021 Renovation Investment Report, more than half of Canadians renovated their homes during the year. While only 16 per cent explicitly renovated to increase their home’s market value, nearly 60 per cent said they still considered the return on investment.


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Buying a Historic Home: What You Should Know

Posted on Jan 13, 2023 in Home Ownership, Maintenance, & Repairs

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A historic home is a unique opportunity for homeowners to live in a local piece of history and maintain a beautifully built house. But they also come with issues that newer homes do not have. Before you commit to owning a historic home, it is crucial that you understand what you are getting yourself into and are prepared for the care that your home...

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What It Means to Be House Poor – and How to Avoid It

Posted on Nov 07, 2022 in Home Ownership, Maintenance, & Repairs

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You’ve got your mortgage pre-approval, and you’re shopping the market for your perfect home. If you find one that’s priced too close to your limit, you run the risk of being house poor. Let’s look at what it is, what you can do to avoid it, and what to do if you are already house poor.

The Costs of Owning a Home

When you begin the process of looking...

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Renovations That Pay Off on the Resale Market

Posted on Apr 05, 2022 in Home Ownership, Maintenance, & Repairs

Renovations that pay off on resale market

If you’re a home-buyer, owner or seller, you’re probably wondering how to maximize your investment. The answer depends on a number of factors, such as market conditions, your current circumstances and long-term goals, but there are some home renovations that pay off on the resale market, whether you’re looking to stay in the home or sell it.


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