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Rental scams to look out for

Rental scams to look out for

Let’s face it, the rental world is not immune to scammers. In fact, you might have had your own experience with a rental scam. Or perhaps you’ve heard stories from friends, family, and coworkers about their own experiences with scammers. We are all vulnerable to scam artists, even if we never think it would happen to us. Luckily, there are ways you can protect yourself from rental scams. Read on to...

Landscape tips for summer

Landscape tips for summer

Summer is the time for sunshine, but it can be tough on lawns, landscape plants, and trees. High temperatures in summer can leave plants stressed from both heat and lack of water. However, that doesn't mean your yard can't look great all year round! With a few simple tweaks to your landscape maintenance tasks, you can keep lawns green, flowers blooming, and shrubs and trees providing cooling shade. Here...

Picking the right furniture for your home

Picking the right furniture for your home

Moving into a new home can be exciting and a huge milestone in your life. You will make lifelong memories within the confines of your new home. But, before you make those memories, you must first make your home! After you've moved the boxes in, it's time to select the appropriate furniture for your home so you can begin living! Choosing the right furniture, including style and construction that can stand...

6 good reasons to get renter's insurance

6 good reasons to get renter’s insurance

The cost of housing makes it impossible for many people to purchase a home of their own. This makes renting a place the only realistic option available. If you're renting a home, you'll need an insurance policy to cover your belongings. A landlord's property insurance policy covers losses to the building itself. Your personal property and certain liabilities, however, are covered only through a renter's...

Great tips for a successful open house

Great tips for a successful open house

Open houses are used by about half of all homebuyers to assist them in finding a property. You're well on your way to a good showing if your property is clean, priced right, and located in a high-traffic neighbourhood. The more meticulous you are in your planning and execution, the more likely you are to receive a decent offer as a consequence of your open house. You might even get an offer right away....

The benefits of downsizing your home

The benefits of downsizing your home

For all their benefits, large houses can be a struggle. From maintenance and mortgage to cleaning and decorating, there are plenty of reasons why downsizing strikes homeowners the world over as a tempting option. It is no wonder that downsizing your living arrangements has become a popular topic in recent years. Despite how daunting it may appear, downsizing can actually be a very beneficial process. There...

10 benefits of living in a gated community

10 benefits of living in a gated community

Gated communities are among the fastest-growing types of housing. Many people find them to be an appealing alternative to residing in urban areas. So, why do some people prefer to live in exclusive, gated communities? There are many reasons. Safety, security, peacefulness, and being part of an exclusive community can all be factors. This article lists 10 benefits of living in a gated community. What is a...

Tips for improving neighbourhood security

Tips for improving neighbourhood security

Property safety is at the forefront of every homeowner’s mind, which is why it can be frightening to learn about break-ins and burglaries in your neighbourhood. A higher crime rate can also affect the feeling of security you deserve in your home and can affect your property value. Do you have concerns about the security in your neighbourhood? Here are some tips for improving neighbourhood security and...

Key qualities of a good landlord

Key qualities of a good landlord

Many people believe that being a landlord is simple and that anyone can handle the responsibilities. Experienced property managers, on the other hand, understand that being a good landlord entails a lot more than meets the eye. The qualities of a good landlord are responsible for bringing out a rental property’s true potential. Today's best rental homes are the product of not one, but two key indicators:...

What you should know about a home inspection

What you should know about a home inspection

For most people, the purchase of a home is the largest investment they’ll ever make. Getting an independent, expert opinion on the operation ability of the structure and its systems is a no-brainer. A home inspection is the buyer’s last opportunity to discover problems with the house before purchasing. And it’s a chance for the seller to address those problems and negotiate pricing with the buyer....

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