DIY Friday: Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Below I have posted a summertime home maintenance checklist – use it as a guideline for creating your own home maintenance schedule.

Resources For Homeowners: Information about renovating for energy savings

If you’ve decided that this is the year to renovate your home then it’s probably a good time to make some changes to your property that will provide you (and potential future buyers!) with energy savings.

What To Do When Your Tenant Doesn’t Pay The Rent

One of the risks you run when renting your property to any individual is non-payment of rent. Ideally this doesn’t happen because you’ve taken the time to find the right tenant by screening, completing reference checks with employers and by reviewing potential candidates credit histories.

Landlord Information: The questions you can and cannot ask when renting your property

Finding the right tenant for your rental property can be a whole lot easier said than done. If it is possible for you to absorb the loss of rent, it is most certainly worth your while to take time when choosing.

Keeping Your Home Safe: 10 home security tips

Home security is a concern for many Canadians, and justifiably so, according to the CMHC recent statistics show that burglary accounts for 22 per cent of all property crime.

7 Ways To Tell If Your Wood Burning System Is Burning Wood Properly

Owning a wood burning system can be a safe, efficient and enjoyable way to heat your home. It may take some time, but with practice and perseverance you can master the techniques that are necessary to use your system efficiently.

6 Tips For Maintaining Your Wood-Heating Systems

It’s become that time of year again when most of us have turned back on our furnaces and heating systems. For those of you that own wood- heating systems, have you taken the time to make sure that your system is ready for the season?

Renovating: Keep yourself organized with this project milestone checklist

In the past I’ve written blogs on how to make this process easier; tips on how to find and hire contractors and what can happen when you rush into projects. I recently came across a helpful Project Checklist put together by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) and the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) .

10 Environmentally Friendly Gardening Tips

With springtime fully underway you may find yourself in the position of wanting to make changes to your yard here are 10 environmentally friendly tips.

CMHC: April 2012 Housing Starts Up

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released the April 2012 Housing Starts report this week. The numbers show that housing starts are up from March at 244,900 units,