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Improving your credit score isn't as hard as you think! 

(January 23, 2020)

Guest Blog by Brandi Pierik


If you’re credit challenged but want to get into the housing market, it can be a tough road. But improving your credit to a point where a lender will give you a chance, is very doable.

Basically, what you need to know is a score above 680 puts you in a good position to get financing, while below will make it tough and improvement is needed.

Your credit score tells lenders... read more.

Changing Your Financial Direction in 2020

(January 16, 2020)

Guest Blog Post by Brandi Pierik of Dominion Lending Centres


If you live paycheque to paycheque, the idea of somehow having enough money to invest and eventually have financial freedom seems about the furthest thing possible. But experts in financial education like to point out, no matter your income and place in life, a few changes to the way you’re living life can make all the difference. No matt... read more.

Property Assessment Versus Market Value

(January 09, 2020)



By now you have received your Property Assessment from The City. You might be wondering, is this the amount your home would be listed for if you were to sell it?

Not necessarily. Property Assessments are calculated using Mass Appraisal, which is based on gathering basic information (year built, size, sold price) from transactions in the local market over the previous calendar year. The Market Value... read more.

FRESH Christmas Tree Safety

(December 04, 2019)

If your Christmas isn't complete without a trip to the local tree farm or lot to pick out a fresh and fragrant spruce or pine, here are a few tips from the Christmas Tree Association to keep the threat of fire at bay this holiday season! 




  • Fresh trees are less likely to catch fire, so look for a tree with vibrant green needles that are hard to pluck and don’t break easily from its branches. The tree... read more.

PROTECTING YOUR HOME WHILE on holiday

(December 03, 2019)

With only a few weeks until Christmas, it's time to start thinking about how to protect your home while you're away over the Holidays. From breaks in, water damage, and more, there are a few simple precautions you can take to ensure your arrival home isn't more stressful than getting through a busy airport.

Timers - Set lights in your home up on timers - use main areas where you would spend a lot... read more.