Saving Up for Your Down Payment? Battle of the Tax-Sheltered Accounts: RRSP vs. TFSA

14 February 2017
REMAX Realtron Realty Inc

Congrats, you’ve made the wise decision of buying a home. Purchasing real estate offers many benefits – forced savings, a tax-sheltered long-term investment and the ability to turn your home into an income source by renting it out, to name a few.

Electrical Safety Devices

17 January 2017
REMAX Realtron Realty Inc

GFCI and AFCI Devices GFCI and AFCI are specialized electrical safety devices with very different purposes. Let’s take a look at how each is used in the home as well as how they work. A GFCI, or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, is an inexpensive device that is designed to protect people from electrical shock in the home. GFCI receptacles should be installed in any area with potential risk for electrical shot with a direct path to the ground, especially areas ...

Choosing the right home: Housing Decisions -- House, Townhouse or Condo?

05 January 2017
REMAX Realtron Realty Inc

Would you rather own a house, townhouse or condo? In pricey real estate markets like Toronto and Vancouver, you might not have a choice: all you may be able to afford is a condo.

Hot Backyard Design Trends

16 November 2016
REMAX Realtron Realty Inc

This years hottest trends in outdoor living and landscaping continue to push the boundaries, creating more complete outdoor living spaces.

Home Foundation Cracks FAQ

19 October 2016
REMAX Realtron Realty Inc

Houses, no matter what their age, will shift and settle over time resulting in cracks. Cracks may appear in either finishes or structural components. Though they usually have no structural significance, it's worth some detective work to help homeowners understand the difference between different types of foundation cracks. Here are some visual guidelines: Shrinkage Cracks Concrete shrinks as it cures, so a newly-poured concrete foundation may develop small vertical cracks. Known as shrinkage cracks, they are not structurally significant. Characteristics ...