Categories for Property Maintenance & Lifestyle

How to Avoid or Recover from Identity Theft

Types of ID fraud Identity theft is when someone uses your personal information without your knowledge for criminal purposes. They may use the stolen information to gain access to your financial accounts, hack into your online accounts, and/or defraud others. Once they access your personal information, identity thieves can also: spend money ...

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Beware of Phishing Emails

What is Phishing?  Phishing is a cyber attack that uses disguised email as a weapon. The goal is to trick the email recipient into believing that the message is something they want or need — a request from their bank, for instance, or a note from someone in their company — and to click a ...

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Home Maintenance Tips for the Spring Season

These jobs are best done during warm months, so make them part of your regular spring home maintenance routine. 1 of 18 Clean air conditioner condensers and evaporators A little sweat equity now will help both your wallet and your comfort level later when summer’s heat sets in. Most of ...

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When Selling Your Home, Keep Safe with These Client Tips

While we don’t often think of real estate work as dangerous, it can be. Selling your home – whether you’re downsizing, upsizing, or relocating – is an exciting time. It can also be nerve-racking: not only are you preparing for a move, but you’re also opening your home to strangers, ...

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Home Maintenance Tips for the Winter Season

Now that fall is officially past, it’s time to prepare your home for cold weather. These steps, most of which you can do yourself, will help lower your utility bills and protect your investment. 1 of 16 Tune up your heating system Preventative maintenance is the single most important factor ...

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Does Your Home Insurance Cover Everything?

When you suffer damage to your property or its contents, you expect your insurance company to help you out. And, most do a good job of doing just that. Still, it’s a good idea to review your policy with your insurance advisor and find out what’s covered and what isn’t. ...

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Year-Round Home Maintenance Checklist

Don’t be caught off-guard! Maintaining your home is much easier than paying for big repairs. Look through this home maintenance checklist to make sure you’re staying on top of properly caring for your home.   1 of 21 Install / Replace Smoke Detectors Going without smoke detectors on every floor ...

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10 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

1-Conduct an energy audit. If you’re serious about improving your home’s efficiency, start with an energy audit by an NRCan certified advisor – you can search for an advisor in your area at nrcan.gc.ca. You’ll get a list of recommended upgrades to help you plan, and you may qualify to ...

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Mortgage Fraud

Be one step ahead and discover red flags that may indicate any of the different types of mortgage fraud so you won’t be a victim yourself and avoid getting yourself entangled in any fraudulent agreements. Mortgage fraud can be a criminal offence when someone – you, a mortgage broker or ...

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Home Maintenance Tips for the Fall Season

Getting your home in shape for cooler months isn’t rocket science. Set aside some time now to complete these simple tasks so you can rest easy, knowing you’re prepared. 1 of 15 Three easy winterization steps for your lawn mower Before your mower hibernates for the winter, take a few ...

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