January 2015

Found 4 blog entries for January 2015.

Going Green is no longer a buzz-phrase for urban hipsters. Global Warming and the environment are leading social and political issues and we know that we absolutely have to reduce carbon emissions and change the course of the future of this planet.  Everything we do, from the food we eat to the clothes we wear, to the car we drive, to the way we decorate and renovate our homes, should be chosen with consciousness.

However, there are two things that can and do get in the way; Lack of awareness and affordability. We’re going to try to help in both of those areas by offering education and options that run the gamut from one end of the cost spectrum to the other.

There are tons of green solutions for home renovating, home decorating and clean

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So you’ve ventured into the world of landlordship. Congratulations!

Your investment property is up to code, you’ve renovated it beautifully, you carefully selected the tenants, did your due diligence and things are looking great. You’re looking forward to the extra income this will bring and possibly buying more investment properties.

And then it happens…

Your tenants looked good on paper but things are not going well, the property is not being looked after, there are complaints from neighbours and they have stopped paying rent.
You’re living your nightmare!

What do you do? You’ve heard the horror stories and know its going to be a tough road.

Arm yourself with as much information as possible and seek out people

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The Ups and Downs of your Credit Rating

The Ups and Downs of your Credit Rating (Photo credit: GDS Infographics)

Factors contributing to someone's credit score...

Factors contributing to someone’s credit score, for Credit score (United States). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We all know it’s a good idea to periodically check up on our credit file. But for a great number of us, it’s often easier to stick our heads in the sand and hope for the best. As you’re starting the paperwork for this year’s tax deadline, why not request a copy of your credit report too?

Regular credit checks on yourself will keep you informed of anything that needs to be addressed and will also alert you to any fraudulent activity on your account involving identity theft. Your Beacon or Credit score is a number from 300 to 900 that represents

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Happy New Year Everyone! We hope you survived the holidays!
This is our first blog of 2015 and we wanted to start the year on the right foot and hiring a realtor is always the best option when starting the process of buying or selling.
With all the confusing options for selling and buying a home, we wanted to provide you with some solid facts and good information so you can make an informed decision as we get ready for the spring sales season to get up and running. While you’re considering your options,  let me tell you why working with a licensed Realtor is the best choice you can make, whether buying or selling.
Whether you’re a first time buyer, downsizing or upsizing to accommodate a growing family, the buying and selling process can be a very

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