Keeping Houseplants Alive when You’re Away!

By: Anita Tandon

Keeping Houseplants Alive when You’re Away!

Tags: House Plants

When you’re out-of-town, there are plenty of kennels and other facilities that will mind your dog or cat. In fact, the pet-care business is booming! Last year alone I too spent a few hundred dollars on kennel services for my dog.   However, the same options aren’t available for your houseplants. So what do you do? I have myself faced this problem many a times!   Some things t...Read More

What Home Inspectors See That You Can't

By: Anita Tandon

What Home Inspectors See That You Can't

Tags: Home Buyer, Home Inspection, Home Sale

When you make an offer on a home, it’s a smart idea to have a professional home inspector check it out from top to bottom. This inspection will ensure that the property doesn’t have any unexpected “issues” after closing. You definitely don’t want to buy a home only to discover that the roof needs to be replaced, immediately, for thousands of dollars.   That bein...Read More

By: Anita Tandon

Deciding on the Discretionary Move

Tags: Selling your home, buying a home, relocation

 Sometimes we don't have much choice about selling our home and buying another. Circumstances, such as job relocation, may have made that choice for us.    However, most often then not the decision to move is discretionary. Sometimes people move simply because they think it's a good idea. They feel that "now" is the right time to find their next dream home.   ...Read More

How Much of a New Home Can You Afford

By: Anita Tandon

How Much of a New Home Can You Afford

Tags: home and condos, home buyers, mortgage

HereIt’s an exciting time if you are in the market looking for a home especially since the Bank of Canada has lowered its Prime Rate. The banks are now offering new mortgage products and the expectation is lower mortgage rates.   Before Bank of Canada cuts its prime rate we were probably expecting a more subdued housing market given a lot of economic uncertainties and our low dollar, bu...Read More

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By: Anita Tandon

Borrowers rejoicing at the Lower Cost of Borrowing!

Tags: bank of canada, Low Mortgage Rates, Home Buyers, Home Sellers

It’s an exciting time if you are in the market looking for a home especially since the Bank of Canada has lowered its Prime Rate. The banks are now offering new mortgage products and the expectation is lower mortgage rates.   Before Bank of Canada cuts its prime rate we were probably expecting a more subdued housing market given a lot of economic uncertainties and our low dollar, but no...Read More

By: Anita Tandon

Your home at a glance

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  Your home at a glance   Have you ever driven up to a restaurant and your first impression was disappointing? I recently had a similar experience. I had gone there to try a dish, which was highly recommended by a friend. I was not thrilled to see that the windows looked dark and gloomy, the façade worn and unattractive. It just didn't look like a tempting place to eat.  ...Read More