Top 10 Home Date Night Ideas for Valentine's Day

By: Heather MacDonald

Top 10 Home Date Night Ideas for Valentine's Day

Tags: Valentine, Valentine's Day, Valentines's Date Night, Top 10, Ideas, DIY, Romantic,

Wednesday is Valentine’s Day!  Can you believe it?!  Yes, it’s the day Hallmark is king and restaurants are filled to the brim.  If you haven’t made your reservations yet, you may be standing for hours at the door come Wednesday evening.  Have you thought about spending the night at home?   If so, then maybe some of these at-home date night ideas may...Read More

More than a Standardized Form of Rental Agreement

By: Heather MacDonald

More than a Standardized Form of Rental Agreement

Tags: Landlords, New Rules, Tenants, Agreements, Tenants, Residential, Lease, Leasing in Ontario, Lease Agreement

The new Fair Housing Plan brings more than a standardized form of rental agreement, it brings privately owned rentals (detached, semi-detached, condos, etc.) under all the legislation of the Residential Tenancies Act.  The most significant change in how we’ll operate with our landlord clients, is to advise that our fixed term does not compel the tenant to move out at the end of that fix...Read More

Ontario's new standard Lease Residential Agreement beginning April 30, 2018

By: Heather MacDonald

Ontario's new standard Lease Residential Agreement beginning April 30, 2018

Tags: Tenants, Rental Agreements, Landlords Rules, Ontario, Canada Rentals, Lease, Leasing

Ontario has created a new, standard lease form to be used in almost all residential rental agreements beginning April 30. That's great news for renters, says Geordie Dent, executive director of the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations, which began calling on Ontario to create a standard lease back in 2012 after a tenant came to them with the suggestion.  New year, same old expensi...Read More

Spaces & Places for Everyone!

By: Heather MacDonald

Spaces & Places for Everyone!

Tags: Properties for sale, Mississauga, Mississauga Properties, Lorne Park, School District, Toronto, Selling, Buying, House for sale,

Have a look at this beautiful 4+1 BED | 3+1 BATH move in ready family size home in Lorne Park. Freshly painted and sparkling clean.  An open foyer welcomes you. Then the quality of light, large spaces and places for everyone inspire you.  Click here to see the floor plans Click here for a virtual tour               ...Read More

Just Listed for Lease

By: Heather MacDonald

Just Listed for Lease

Tags: Lease, Just listed, New Listing, Rent, Mississauga, Mississauga Properties, Leasing, Port Credit, Lakeview, Lakeshore, Keller Williams, Realtor, Heather MacDonald, Invest in Real Life, Home

Check out this beautiful, 3 bed | 3 bath | fully renovated home in Port Credit. 5 Wanita Rd is located just a 1-minute walk to the lake and Waterfront Trail, large private balconies, and brilliant natural light throughout the home. Whether you have school-aged children, or a simple adult household this low maintenance home has lifestyle space for everyone including guests.   The o...Read More

How to Keep your House  Warm without Spending Extra on Energy?

By: Heather MacDonald

How to Keep your House Warm without Spending Extra on Energy?

Tags: Tips, House, Warming your House, Save Energy, Heating, Improve your Heating, Toronto, Housing, Home Care, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington.

HEATING YOUR HOME Adjust your thermostat and try zone heating Set your thermostat 3°C (5°F) lower while you're asleep or away from home, and you'll save up to six per cent on your heating bill during colder months Use a programmable thermostat to adjust temperatures according to your schedule  Install a thermostat with a zoning system to stop heating areas of your home that y...Read More

Icicles are not Always Beautiful- Look Up at your Roof!

By: Heather MacDonald

Icicles are not Always Beautiful- Look Up at your Roof!

Tags: Tips, Roof, Icicles, Insulation, Ventilation,

So you are standing on the porch, or on the driveway, and looking up at your roof.  If it is winter, has snowed, and stayed cold you are in luck!  If it is summer or otherwise, simply think back because this is important. Which picture most closely resembles your house? Picture A, Picture B, or Picture C. If it is either A or B, with clear evidence of icicles and/or nice shiny blobs of ...Read More

Bank of Canada Increases Overnight Rate Target to 1 1/4 per cent

By: Heather MacDonald

Bank of Canada Increases Overnight Rate Target to 1 1/4 per cent

Tags: Bank of Canada, Overnight Rate, Interest Rate, Mortgage, Variable Rate Mortgages, Mortgage Rates

Enter Blog Post HereThe Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 1 1/4 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 per cent. Recent data have been strong, inflation is close to target, and the economy is operating roughly at capacity. However, uncertainty surrounding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is ...Read More

Fit Home Challenge -Transfer your Weight

By: Heather MacDonald

Fit Home Challenge -Transfer your Weight

Tags: Home, Challenge, Fit 2018, Clean-Up, New Year Goals, Lose Weight, Transfer the Weight, Heather MacDonald, Invest in Real Life, Mississauga, Keller Williams

Think about it… “one day” has past – that thing you bought 20 years ago is still unused. Or, maybe your grandchild’s parents do not really need the high school textbooks stored in your basement.  A new year inspires us to clean up and clean out. The average home holds extra pounds it does not need – we propose you lose or transfer the weight. ...Read More

A procrastinator’s guide to holiday shopping

By: Heather MacDonald

A procrastinator’s guide to holiday shopping

Tags: Shopping, Christmas, Gifts, Tips, Heather MacDonald

For those who celebrate Christmas, this is crunch week. The days and hours to the holiday are counting down, leaving little time to finish—or begin—your shopping. If that’s you—and there are many of you out there—don’t panic. To get those presents purchased in time just requires a bit of strategy. Follow these eight tips to get everything bought, shipped, and w...Read More