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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist!

Fall is in full swing, and the snow is going to fall before we know it (unless you’re in Alberta where you were lucky enough to already have some early September snow!). There’s a lot of maintenance that comes with home ownership, and we know you’re busy so we’ve put together a handy list to help with your fall home maintenance. Inspect Your Roof – You’ll want to check for any minor or major issues as they’re likely to...

5 questions to ask a potential home builder

Finding the right home builder is an important step in building your dream home. You’re going to have a lot of questions – rightly so! – But here are five questions that you shouldn’t skip discussing with a potential builder. 1. Are you licensed & insured? This should be a quick question with no hesitation (our answer is yes!), but some answers may surprise you. If you are financing the construction, your lender will require proof of licensing and insurance,...

Melt Ice Without Damaging Your Concrete

It happens every year. We’re faced with the decision of slippery walkways or using a de-icing agent that could potentially damage our concrete. Many de-icing agents contain salt which is very effective in getting rid of ice, but many also contain ingredients that are harmful to your concrete not to mention metal objects, pets, children and the environment. Regularly using salt to melt ice will pit your concrete and once your concrete pits, it will eventually crack...

Gas, Electric or Induction?

We’ve said it before – there are a lot of decisions when it comes to building a home! Today we want to talk about appliances, specifically your . Your cooktop or range is used a lot so you’ll want to choose one that suits you best. For a long time, the choice was either electric or gas but over the years induction has become a popular third option. Gas cooktops give you instant heat, turn it on and your pan will be hot in seconds. This goes for raising or lowering...