Ask a Realtor

Thinking of leasing for a year while our new home is built what do we need to know? As a Tenant review your rights on the Stjo.gov.on.ca/ltb website there is a section divided for Tenants and Landlords. A Landlord has a set criteria of requests they will likely make or their REALTOR or Property Manager […]

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What is a smart home?

Refrigerators that inform their owners when it’s time to buy more eggs and thermostats that learn homeowners’ heating and cooling preferences may once have seemed like futuristic ideas straight out of a sci-fi movie. However, such products are no longer a dream but a reality. The term “smart home” refers to a residence that has […]

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Ask Big Tuna, The Renovating Realtor

Dear Julien, a friend of mine just purchased a home and did not include a home inspection clause, is this a big mistake? Would you recommend a home inspection? Sincerely CarLover Hey CarLover, good question! A home inspection is not necessary for a transaction to occur but it is always a good idea. Purchasing a […]

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6 options for funding your next home improvement project

  Before starting a home improvement project, either on one’s own or with the assistance of a professional contractor, homeowners must first consider the costs involved. According to the home improvement resource HomeAdvisor, more than one-third of homeowners do not understand what hiring a professional will cost, and then cannot successfully budget and secure financing […]

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Items to get you started on creating your smart home

  Technology has changed the way people live in the 21st century. Once ubiquitous, land lines anchored to kitchen walls have now given way to smartphones that can be taken anywhere. Bulky television sets that required at least two people to move have been replaced with high-definition offerings so light and thin they can be […]

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