News & Tips

News & Tips

broken appliances

When you buy a home, do you include the appliances?

Have you ever planned a long needed vacation just to have something more urgent interrupt your plans before you even get a chance to relax? How about the times when just as you “touch wood” for making a casual declaration like “I never have issues with my car. It’s always reliable” just to have something go wrong? Well Karma works in funny ways and house purchases are no exception.

haunted house

How to create a spooky house!

Have you been possessed by a scary spirit?   With Halloween just around the corner, making a haunted house is a perfect way to celebrate or to spook your guests.  To transform your house will take planning, hard work, and creativity.   1. Start by planning a path… either inside your home or outside.  Figure out the scale … Read moreHow to create a spooky house!

Longer or shorter? Your amortization affects how much your mortgage really costs.

    Choosing the length of your amortization period, which means the number of years you will need to pay the full balance of your mortgage, is an important decision that can  affect how much interest you pay over the life of your mortgage. Historically, the banking industry’s standard amortization period has been 25 years, … Read moreLonger or shorter? Your amortization affects how much your mortgage really costs.

curb appeal

Does Your Home Have Curb Appeal?

Drive Up Your Curb Appeal Is your home’s first impression being hindered by a bland driveway, or an eyesore of a walkway? If so, it might be time to kick start your curb appeal with a few upgrades.  From repairing to repaving, a little attention to your home’s entryway can go a long way when … Read moreDoes Your Home Have Curb Appeal?


Who is your favourite realtor?

This is not a trick question! I’d like to find out who you would recommend as a realtor anywhere in Canada.  We often get clients selling their homes and leaving Kingston and area.  They don’t know who they would use once they get to their new destination.  I’d like to offer them names of realtors … Read moreWho is your favourite realtor?