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Power Outage? Jiffy to the Rescue!

When we say ‘In a Jiffy’ - we mean it. One Toronto resident recently discovered this when she lost power to her entire home one evening! Photo from Crystal on Flickr. At 6:30 p.m. she posted on her neighbourhood Facebook page stating that she needed an electrician because the power was out in her home. By 6:40 p.m. her job was requested and accepted by a…

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17 Fall Home Maintenance Must Dos

Fall is in the air and soon the temperature will start dropping. Before you know it, there will be snow on the ground and your heat will be on. Will you be ready for it? Now is the time to start prepping your home for the fall and winter. Doing this prep work will not only make your life easier come next spring, it could also save you thousands of…

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Update Your Outdoor Lighting Today!

The summer is coming to an end, which means it’s getting darker earlier in the evening. Before you know it, the sun will be down by the time you’re getting home from work at night. For that reason, it’s important to make sure the lights outside your house are working and are placed properly for optimal safety. If you’ve just moved into your home and have…

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New House? Our Tips for Week 1

First-time homeowners make up a large portion of our client base. As a result, we hear a ton of stories about mistakes made in the early days of homeownership. Like the guy who uninstalled his old dishwasher himself, caused a giant leak, didn't know where the main water shut-off valve was, water-damaged his floors, and broke the dishwasher. A bit of a disaster, to say the least. There's a lot…

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5 Home Upgrades to Reduce Water & Energy Consumption

As a whole, we don’t have much to be proud of when it comes to homeowner environmental responsibility: Canadians have the third highest per capita energy use in the world, and on average, we use 300 litres of water per person daily, making us the top household consumers of water globally. This means one thing and one thing only: we’ve got some serious work to do in our…

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Realtors Tell All: 5 Quick Updates to Sell Your House for More

When prepping a home for sale, small updates and fixes can go a long way toward increasing a home’s value and making it more attractive to potential buyers. For the most part, buyers want a home that’s move-in ready. If a house has a number of overlooked maintenance issues and outdated features, it can be taken as a sign of homeowner neglect and scare buyers away. The less…

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