A well-maintained home is a smart way to ensure your home is safe, and that its value continues to rise, whether you plan on selling it now or in the future.

Here are some tips:

  • Double check you’ve got smoke detectors on each floor of your home, test them regularly and change the batteries as needed.
  • Check that your light bulbs are all the correct wattage and remember not to overload your electrical outlets.
  • Have a professional take a look at your heat and air conditioning systems to ensure they are as energy efficient as possible.
  • Prevent damage to your home by ensuring your roof is up to date, and your eaves troughs are clear and free from debris.
  • Maintain your landscaping (it’s what people see first), keep utility wires clear of tree branches and stay up to date with any driveway or sidewalk repairs.

Important News

Effective July 22, The Bank of Canada has lowered the benchmark rate used to qualify your mortgage from 5.34% to 5.19%. This means you can qualify for a larger mortgage.

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