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Found 4 blog entries for November 2022.

With the warmer months in our rear view, it's time to close up the cottage until next year. If you haven't done so already, here are 5 things to remember when closing your cottage for the season.


Shut Off The Water


Turn off your water supply and drain your pipes to prevent them from freezing and possibly bursting over winter. You can also pour non-toxic antifreeze down drains and toilets to be extra safe.



Unplug Appliances

Instead of turning off your electricity completely, unplug major appliances such as the fridge, freezer, microwave, and washing machine. This way, the sump pump, security alarms and lights can still receive power when needed.


Cover Up Openings


Check for any spots that animals may possibly be able to…

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If you are new to home buying or selling, you may not know all the terminology that goes along with it. Here are 4 real estate terms to know before entering the market. 


Mortgage pre-approval

This is where the bank determines how much money they are willing to give you for the purchase of a home. You will fill out an application detailing various aspects of your finances, including income, assets, and credit history. The lender will then review it to determine the debt-to-income ratio and the amount you are pre-approved for.


Offer


When you find a home that you’re interested in buying, the first step is to make an offer. An offer is a legally binding contract that sets out the terms with which you agree to buy the home. The seller can…

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The Toronto real estate market appears to be stabilizing as the average price of a home was virtually unchanged from the previous month in October.

According to the latest TRREB report, the average price for a Toronto home was $1,089,428 in October, compared to $1,086,762 in September. This represents a 5.7% decrease compared to the same time last year, but only a 1% dip month-over-month.

The amount of new listings also decreased, with the number of properties coming on the market down 11.6% compared to the same time last year.

 

The number of home resales last month was similar to that of September, but compared with October of last year, the volume was down 49%.

Home prices have been steadily declining since the Bank of Canada began…

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Going on vacation can be a lot of fun. But homeowners are often worried about their home while they’re away. Putting in place a few extra security measures while your house is empty will give you extra peace of mind and allow you to fully enjoy your long-awaited break. Here are a few tips to keep your home safe.


Lock Up

It seems obvious to lock your doors before going on vacation. But don't forget to secure additional openings such as windows, pet doors or mail slots to prevent burglars from reaching in with a tool to unlock the door. If you have an automatic garage door, consider disconnecting the electronic opener and placing a padlock on the garage-door track instead.


Set Timers For Lights

Make it look like someone is at home by…

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