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How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing, Bursting

Bone-chilling temperatures have arrived, providing the perfect opportunity for your home’s pipes to freeze. When they do, you’ll temporarily have no water. What’s more, there’s the possibility they’ll burst, resulting in flooding that can ruin your belongings, cause mould and…

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December 2019 Real Estate Market Update

While buyers were stress-test-adjusted and benefitting from lower interest rates, the December 2019 real estate market heavily favoured sellers. The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has reported a near 12% increase in the average selling price of a Greater Toronto…

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5 Reasons to Buy a House during Winter

Winter isn’t typically the time that people want to go house hunting. The weather outside can be frightful and it’s usually hectic because of the holidays. However, there are some advantages to buying during this season. Less Buyer Competition While…

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Classically Crisp Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies have been a staple every holiday season for as long as I can remember. My mom has tried out various recipes (to my dad’s delight) and finally settled on this one, published in a newspaper many years ago.…

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