Getting your home ready for a new season

Save money with minimal effort this season with these handy tips, for your home. 

Taking care of these simple tasks now, could prevent costly repairs later for your home.

  1.  Replace batteries in Smoke and CO detectors – with daylight savings time ending next week, it’s a good reminder to change your batteries.  These devices are your safety backup in case the power goes out.
  2. Clean and store outdoor furniture.  Winter precipitation and sun can ruin your beautiful Muskoka chairs, patio set, and pillows.  If you don’t have storage space, cover everything with waterproof furniture covers.
  3. Close down the Barbeque.  Even if you indulge in the occasional “blizzard BBQ”, it’s a good time to clean the grill.  Secure and store propane tanks, and cover the barbeque or move it into your garage or shed.
  4. Drain and Shut off Outdoor faucets.  Disconnect hoses and drain standing water.  Frozen or burst pipes are not fun to deal with and flooding could cause electrical problems.
  5. Fix pavement cracks.  Water expands when it freezes so small cracks in your driveway and walkways can become bigger problems.
  6. Prune back trees and hedges.  Remove dead branches and anything that may touch your property or power lines in a windstorm.  If you have tall older trees, hire a tree service to take care of these and avoid accidents.
  7. Apply Weatherstripping – Save yourself hefty heating bills by sealing off drafts around exterior doorways and windows.

Remember, a few preventative measures can help you dodge damage and keep your house and family safe.

Getting your home ready this fall

If you’re considering a move, or purchasing a home in the Guelph area, call me at 519-824-9050 ext. 235 or:

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Summer coming to an end with Balanced real estate market

It is official, the real estate market has cooled off across the country. Sales activity fell once again over the past month with buyer demand running well below typical levels for this time of year, likely as rising mortgage rates and market uncertainty continue its impact on home buyer confidence……Check in with Frances Snider Royal LePage Royal City Realty for all the details. … More Summer coming to an end with Balanced real estate market

What a difference a few months make in Real Estate!

After two years of record-setting activity, it is quite apparent that the real estate market has cooled off in many markets across the country. Sales activity fell to its lowest historic July stats since 2000, as rising mortgage rates and market uncertainty continue its impact on home buyers. Wellington County real estate remains in a balance market due to the consistent rise in inventory over the last few months, and a lower number of overall unit sales. Average and median sale prices still remain higher than last years at this time…..Check in with Frances Snider Royal LePage Royal City Realty for all the details. … More What a difference a few months make in Real Estate!

Guelph – 10 Ajax Street, #103

Feature Friday Listing of the Week under $410K! Suite 103 resides in the popular and affordable condo community at 10 Ajax Street.
This fantastic 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath unit provides you with the opportunity of affordable home ownership. The home boasts a tremendous amount of light and offers over 1000+ sq ft of spacious one floor living.   … More Guelph – 10 Ajax Street, #103


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