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Canadian Foreclosure Process GuideNo homeowner wants to go into foreclosure on their home. However, even the most well-intentioned homeowner can experience a change in circumstances that makes it hard to meet financial obligations. In some instances, it is possible for a single missed mortgage payment to trigger the foreclosure process. However, Canadian homeowners do have recourse when facing the possibility of foreclosure. Understand more about what the foreclosure process entails in Canada today.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with an attorney before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

The Foreclosure Process in Canada

A homeowner who has recently received paperwork that the foreclosure process will begin does have options. Some may find that

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Top Marketing Tactics Used by Successful Real Estate AgentsIn the competitive world of real estate, dedicated agents must use a combination of tactics to effectively market homes for sale. Using their varied approaches, they work hard to position each property in front of ideal buyers to facilitate a quick sale at a competitive price. When homeowners work with real estate agents, they can expect them to use any number of the following techniques to market their homes for sale.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Multiple Listing Service

Real estate agents start the marketing process by placing the property in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database. This step is an industry norm that allows

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Insulation Information for New HomeownersInsulation is important for maintaining a consistent and comfortable temperature in the home. If your home isn't properly insulated, you could spend hundreds of extra dollars heating your home in winter, or cooling your home in summer.

Older homes often lack proper insulation. Knowing the signs of poor insulation and improving your home's insulation can help you take care of your home. When the time comes to sell your home, a well insulated property may sell faster than a poorly insulated one. Here's what you need to know.

Signs Your Home Lacks Insulation

It's not difficult to identify a home that has poor insulation. Here's what to should watch out for:

  • Uneven temperature from one room to another.
  • Pipes freeze in winter.
  • Ice dams
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Pest InfestationNo Westmount homeowner wants termites, roaches or rats to infest their home. However, such a situation can happen all too easily. Those homeowners seeing signs of a pest problem may want to take steps to address the issue, as an infestation can damage a home and even worsen some existing health conditions.

Depending on the type of pest and extent of the problem, there are a few ways to deal with a pest infestation, including professional extermination and handling underlying issues that can increase the likelihood of a reoccurrence. Know more about what to do when pests make a home theirs.

Identification of the Pest

It is important to identify the pest itself before beginning remediation. Some types of products can be used to effectively

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What You Need to Know About Millennial Home Buying MythsAs home buyers, Millennials have earned a reputation for being different from the other generations. They approach home buying differently and seem to have slightly different priorities. These differences have lead to quite a few myths in the real estate industry. Understanding these myths can help you understand the future of real estate.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Myth: Millennials Don't Want to Buy a Home

It's said that Millennials want to be renters forever, and it's true that a high percentage of Millennials are currently renting an apartment or a house. However, statistics show that while Millennials may be renters now, they

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How to Make Money in Different Types of Real Estate InvestingReal estate is much like the stock market in that there's an inherent amount of risk attached. No matter how much instinct the investor has or how much research they do, there are no guarantees when it comes to predicting property prices. However, there are ways to mitigate the risk once people understand more about the available choices on the market. Learn more about the major types of real estate investment and how each one can impact the investment experience.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

An Abridged Glossary

Understanding real estate starts with understanding the jargon attached to the industry.

  • Commercial: This term usually refers to
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3 Common Home Safety HazardsCanadian homeowners may not know the dangers that lurk within their own home. Recognizing potential issues can help occupants create a safer environment, preventing possible injuries and more. Explore the 3 most common home safety hazards today.

Obstacles Resulting in Falls

Older adults are particularly susceptible to falling and as a consequence, breaking bones or suffering from a head injury. Residents living in older homes may need to take steps to avoid this common household hazard. Entrances need to be well-lit, with clutter eliminated from walkways and high-traffic areas. Check that railings for steps are secure and pathways have good traction. Aside from removing debris from outdoor steps, it is also important to avoid the use of throw

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Does Your Home Have Pet Damage? 4 Repairs You Need To CompleteIn Canada, about 67% of households own at least one pet—that’s millions of homes with furry, feathery, or scaly friends. That’s a lot of pets, and, as all pet owners know, a lot of potential damage that can be done to a home. When preparing to sell a home, it’s important to try to reduce as much of that damage as possible because buyers typically don’t like to buy homes, especially in a hot housing market, that require a lot of fixing unless they’re specifically looking for a fixer-upper. Here are some of the different damage types pets tend to cause and how to fix them.

Scratched or Stained Wood Floors

When dogs, especially big dogs, run through a home to chase after a toy, their nails can cause a lot of damage to floors. And in the event of

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Home Security Information for HomeownersAt some point or another, many homeowners must decide whether they should get a home security system. This decision can have a big impact on a homeowner's quality of life and might even help sell a home for more money. Understanding the differences between the major types of security systems, and knowing the benefits of each, can help you decide whether a security system is right for you.

Why Get a Home Security System?

Home security systems offer peace of mind to homeowners. After a break-in, many homeowners spend months or years trying to feel comfortable in their own home again. Home security systems can help prevent this problem from occurring, and can also help homeowners feel safe in their own home.

Some types of home security

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Avoid Health Issues with Mould Home RemediationIs it safe to live in a home with obvious signs of mould? From a musty smell to unsightly discoloration, mould should be a concern for any homeowner. Mould problems may even appear in new construction homes. While most people think they should only be concerned about toxic mould, the non-toxic variety can cause multiple problems for occupants and property owners. Understand why it is necessary to address mould in a home today.

The Surprising Health Hazard

According to Health Canada, mould growth that occurs indoors is considered to be a significant health hazard. Mould growth in a home has been related to asthma and respiratory allergy symptoms. Mould often occurs in basements and bathrooms, but can also develop in hard to reach areas such as

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