5 reasons to inspect your roof when buying a home

5 reasons to inspect your roof when buying a home

One sure sign that spring is here is that people start to get the home buying itch. If you’re considering buying a home this spring, make sure you have the roof inspected by a roofing professional before finalizing the sale. Here’s why: 1. Inspectors...
Were the government’s mortgage changes worth it?

Were the government’s mortgage changes worth it?

House prices and market activity continue to increase, especially in Vancouver and Toronto, even after measures taken by Finance Minister Bill Morneau, which took effect in February. Increasing the required down payments for home purchases valued above $500,000 was...
Bank of Canada keeps rate steady

Bank of Canada keeps rate steady

The Bank of Canada announced today that it will keep its overnight rate at 0.5%, effectively making the bank rate 0.75% and the deposit rate 0.25%. Twice last year, the bank cut their rate, hoping to stimulate the economy. Since then, the economy has started...
7 important spring lawn care tips

7 important spring lawn care tips

Winter can do quite a number on your lawn. It can compact the soil, alter pH, and improve conditions for weeds and disease. Fear not, however. Follow these 7 tips to give your lawn the best chances to be lush, soft, and green. 1. Check for uneven ground Cut away any...