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September 2016

Found 3 blog entries for September 2016.

Soon winter will be here. That means it's time to take care of tasks that are yet undone to get your home ready for the season. As you do, keep home safety in mind in addition to preparing your home to winter weather conditions. Here are five key tips to compare to your checklist as you complete your winter-readiness routine.

Seek out and seal air leaks

Check the caulking and weather-stripping around windows and doors and make sure that gaps are sealed. And don't forget to check for and seal air leaks in places that are often overlooked such as gaps around the dryer vent, fireplace hearth, attic access door, plumbing in the kitchen and bathrooms, and the openings where utility lines enter your home.

Prevent and prepare for plumbing problems

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Sometimes sellers ask me of ideas how to improve the saleability of the home, and the advise usually varies in each individual case. But in general it can be all summarized into a short list of things to do.

So, if you 're listing your home for sale, then of course you'll want to make the best impression possible on potential home buyers- and sell your home faster, for more money. But, just to have a little fun, say you don't want to sell your property. What could you do to discourage those who are viewing your home?

Well, you could have your pets in the home during viewings. Dogs, cats, or better yet - snakes and iguanas. That will certainly make it uncomfortable for some buyers. Especially, if they have certain types of pet allergies. You and

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Avenue magazine conducts a survey every year to determine which neighbourhoods people think are the best.

1. Strathona

2. Glenora

3.Richie

4.Westmount

5.Oliver

6.Garneau

7.Highlands

8. Downtown

9.Bonnie Doon

10. Crestwood

Is your neighbourhood on this list?

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