Maximize your December savings

By: Philip Hollett

Maximize your December savings

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You’re probably going to be inundated with holiday sales this month. While those sales can be fantastic, they aren’t the only opportunities to save money. Here are some less-than-obvious ways to keep more money in your pocket. • Review all of your subscriptions and online services that are set to auto-renew. Do you still want them? Online subscriptions can easily go unnoticed for...Read More

YOUR FIREPLACE OR WOOD STOVE

By: Philip Hollett

YOUR FIREPLACE OR WOOD STOVE

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This time of year, it can be comforting to curl up beside a crackling fireplace or gather family and friends around the warmth of a wood stove. Take the necessary steps now to ensure that wood stoves and fireplaces are operating property and free of potential hazards.   Watch for the warning signs Look for corrosion or rust on the outer shell of a metal chimney. Watch for bulges or corrosion ...Read More

Record Sales for Month of November

By: Philip Hollett

Record Sales for Month of November

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The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 1,323 sales were processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in November. Sales were 5.6 per cent higher than the same month last year – which had the record for November sales – and set a new high for the month of November. There were 1,500 properties listed in November, an increase of ...Read More

Waterdown Ontario December 2016 Real Estate Market Snapshot

By: Philip Hollett

Waterdown Ontario December 2016 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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Burlington Ontario December 2016 Real Estate Market Snapshot

By: Philip Hollett

Burlington Ontario December 2016 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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Safety Tips to Keep Your Home Heating System Working

By: Philip Hollett

Safety Tips to Keep Your Home Heating System Working

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To keep your home heating system working the way it should this season, there are actions that you as the owner can take, but there are things that need to be left to a professional. SAFETY TIPS Do-it-yourself -  Examine the heating system occasionally for signs of deterioration, such as water stains, corrosion or leakage; in forced-air systems, clean the furnace air filters frequently ...Read More

Portable Space Heaters Can Be A Hazard

By: Philip Hollett

Portable Space Heaters Can Be A Hazard

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Electric space heaters are a handy way to add a little extra warmth to one corner of your home without turning up the furnace. However, they can be a harzard if not used properly. You may want to follow the manufacturer's instructions and these safety tips to stay safe and warm: - Never use space heaters to dry flammable items such as clothes or blankets; - Keep all flammable objects at leas...Read More

Knock, Knock. How to Avoid Door-To-Door Scams

By: Philip Hollett

Knock, Knock. How to Avoid Door-To-Door Scams

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It’s early in the evening and there’s a knock on the door. You answer and are greeted by an official-looking man who claims he needs to see your utility bill to confirm you’re getting your energy rebate. Do you let him in? While he may be legitimate, he may also be using deception to sell you something you don’t want. Here are some suggestions for finding out: • Ask...Read More

ONTARIO LANDLORDS - Keeping Tenants Safe

By: Philip Hollett

ONTARIO LANDLORDS - Keeping Tenants Safe

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE N-15 FORM In September 2016, new Ontario Legislation (Bill 132) came into effect allowing people threatened by domestic abuse and/or sexual harassment to terminate their tenancies early, whether they signed a lease or not. This early-notice provision is obtained through an N-15 form which the tenant submits to his/her landlord. What do I do when I receive an N-15?...Read More

Waterdown Ontario November 2016 Real Estate Market Snapshot

By: Philip Hollett

Waterdown Ontario November 2016 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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