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Fighting Mold-The Homeowner’s Guide

 Understanding Mold Mold can be harmful or helpful — depending on where it grows. Mold needs moisture to grow. Mold does not grow on dry materials. Mold growing inside a home can affect the occupants. Occupants can learn to recognize mold. Molds are microscopic fungi, a group of organisms which also includes mushrooms and yeasts. […]

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10 Ways To Keep Cool At Home Without A/C

1. Hot Air Out, Cool Air In   The most basic thing you can do to keep your house cooler without air conditioning is to keep as much sunlight out as possible and let cooler air in at night. During the day, keep windows, drapes, blinds, or shades closed, especially on the southern and western sides of your home. […]

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BMO STUDY: Canadians On Track to be Mortgage-Free in 15 Years

A survey released by BMO Bank of Montreal revealed that Canadians have an average of 15 years left on their mortgages. The survey, conducted by Leger Marketing revealed: Amount of Years Left on Mortgage TOTAL BC AB MB/SK ON QC ATL 5 or less 19 % 15 % 22 % 24 % 21 % 15 % […]

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Do Your Research When Choosing A Mover…

John Levi, President of the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM), says these steps will help consumers to have a positive moving experience.   Pick three – Choose at least three companies and then check them out. Ask questions and check their reputations through available resources (see below) before settling on one.   Match then to the […]

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Safety Is Crucial To Home Buyers

Safety, perceived value and a location close to shopping or transportation are the most important factors Ontarians consider when buying a home, according to new research commissioned by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). The survey shows that 93% Ontario residents say safety (e.g. low-crime area, building security) is important when considering properties, 85% list […]

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Career as a Real Estate Professional

Looking for a rewarding career in real estate. We would  are looking for Real Estate Agents that are dedicated to their clients and have commitment and integrity. Call to book a meeting if you are interested in becoming a Real Estate Representative. http://kbbrokerage.ca/blog/success-1-goal/ Do you have what it takes to be successful in real estate? […]

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BMO: Keep a Strong Credit Rating to Avoid Your Own Debt Downgrade

The average household debt load in Canada, including mortgage, credit card, line of credit and loan debt, is $112,329 – While 25 per cent of Canadians are debt-free, 41 per cent say that they have taken on more debt in the past five years as a result of increased spending TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire) – While global stock […]

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Kingston Suburbs Growing

KINGSTON – A Queen’s University researcher in urban planning is warning that policy-makers need to focus on Canada’s suburban areas before they become even more unsustainable. Urban planner David Gordon undertook a five-year study of 33 metropolitan areas across Canada using census data and found that Canada is a suburban nation with more than two-thirds […]

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Condominium Checklist

Condominium Physical Evaluation Checklist (for Resale Units) Use this checklist to size up the physical state of the condominium. Common Elements — Interior Lobby is clean and in good repair. Exterior doors, locks and security system are functional. Recreational amenities (if any) are in good working order and clean. Elevators are clean and functional. Corridors […]

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Kingston Top 5 University Towns to Live

One of the top 5 Great University Towns to Live: Kingston made international news recently as it was included in a list of the top-five university cities in the world, on the website of BBC.  The article described university cities as being “close to major metropolitan centres but inclusive enough to exert their own sphere […]

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