A break and enter occurs every 90 seconds in Canada.1 Fortunately, there are some proven tactics you can use to decrease your likelihood of a home invasion.

Most burglars won’t go to extreme lengths to enter your home. They are looking for easy access with minimal risk. A monitored security system can be an effective deterrent—homes without one are 300% more likely to be burglarized—but it isn’t the only way to protect your property.The strategies below can help...

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These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their household budget. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard of living. When combined, these small adjustments can add up to significant savings each month.

Here are 20 things you can start doing today to lower your bills, secure better deals, and begin working toward your financial goals.

  1. Refinance Your Mortgage –...
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You want to sell your home in the shortest possible time for the highest possible price, right? Of course that is every seller’s goal – and it’s your Realtor’s goal as well! to help out, I’ve compiled these 8 easy ways for you to prepare your home for sale.

  1. Follow the 50% rule. Prepare your home for a quick sale by looking at every flat surface in your house and taking at least 50% of the items away. This goes for kitchen and bathroom counters, desktops, bookshelves and...
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When home buyers drive your neighborhood or when Realtors are previewing for their clients, what do they see? Here are 8 curb appeal tips for creating a first impression that makes them want to see more.

Take a walk around your property right now—front to back. Pretend you’re a prospective buyer. Do you like what you see?

  1. Start at the door. Get out your paintbrush and spruce up the front door. A bright color will attract attention from the street, if that fits with your overall exterior....
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If you’re a current homeowner, or in the market to buy, you’re probably curious about the latest trends in home design.

Sellers who make strategic updates before listing a property can generate increased interest from buyers and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a home will need updating immediately (or in the near future) so they can factor renovation costs into their overall budget.

Even if you have no immediate plans to buy or sell,...

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