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Be flood-ready year-round

Thursday Mar 12th, 2020

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Heavy rainfall can lead to flooding, especially in the spring, when the ground is still frozen or already saturated from previous storms. Rapid melting of snow and ice jams can also lead to floods. Every year, floods affect hundreds of thousands of Canadians and cause millions of dollars in damages. Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to protect your property from floods. Here are some of the most important ones: Know your risk. The first step in being prepared is... [read more]

Holiday must-haves for minimalists

Wednesday Dec 18th, 2019

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Finding a gift for a friend or loved one who subscribes to the “less is more” life mantra can be, well, hard. Whether it’s your elderly grandmother who swears she doesn’t need a thing or your friend who purposely keeps their home sparse and clutter-free, sourcing an item they will use and enjoy can feel next to impossible. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of gift options minimalists will love this holiday season. From the practical to the experiential, this... [read more]

Think twice before borrowing against your home equity

Wednesday Dec 4th, 2019

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An estimated three million Canadians have one, and they have emerged as the single largest contributor to the growth of household debt in Canada. Yet many consumers do not appear to fully understand how they work. No, we’re not talking about credit cards or car loans. We’re talking about home equity lines of credit or HELOCs. According to a 2019 survey by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, many people appear to lack awareness of the terms and conditions of this... [read more]

Make an easy home inventory list for insurance

Friday Aug 2nd, 2019

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Your home is where you store your most valuable possessions – everything from jewelry to furniture to electronics like laptops, cameras, and iPods. Ensuring these things are protected requires home insurance. Start by looking for the best deal for your needs on a site like LowestRates.ca, which quickly and easily compares the insurance market for you. Once you’re insured, it’s important that you create an inventory list of what you have in your home. In addition to... [read more]

Rich in bricks but strapped for cash? How to own a home without being house poor

Wednesday Apr 24th, 2019

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The term “house poor” is likely one we’re familiar with as Canadians. Given the ever-changing housing market, it’s something you may even have identified with. But what does it really mean? And how can we avoid it? “House poor” is a situation that describes a person who “over-extends” themselves and spends an unusually large proportion of his or her total income (roughly 30-40% or more) on home ownership, including mortgage payments, property... [read more]

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Robin Evans, Sales Representative & Georgina Blyth, Broker are Realtors with Sutton Group Future Realty Inc, Brokerage in Newmarket, Ontario serving Bradford, Innisfil and Barrie Real Estate
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