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Christmas Trees 101

November 30th, 2015|

Cutting down a Christmas tree has been a tradition in my family since I was 12 years old. I used to do it with my parents and siblings and now I do it with my

Winter Home Maintenance Tips

November 25th, 2015|

Anyone who lives in a cold climate knows that winter can be especially hard on a house. This winter take all the necessary precautions ahead of time so you can keep warm and save some

Holiday Home Safety Tips

November 23rd, 2015|

The holidays invite a lot of fun around the house, but they also bring some increased safety issues. This holiday season minimize the safety risks in your home with these holiday home safety tips.

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New Series – Hack or Hype?

November 18th, 2015|

Homeowners have always taken on DIY projects – either because they want to or they have to. But in the last couple of years there’s been an explosion of DIY project shortcuts – known as

Easy Decorating Tips for Renters

November 16th, 2015|

I’ve written a lot about where you should spend money in order to get the best value in your home. But usually when I write these articles I’m talking to the homeowner/investor. There’s obviously a

Scott McGillivray’s 5 Best Kept Real Estate Secrets

November 9th, 2015|

When I started investing in real estate over 15 years ago I had no experience and didn’t really know what I was doing.  As a result, I made a few mistakes. But since then I’ve

How to Win a Bidding War

November 4th, 2015|

The title of this post is a little misleading, because as far as I’m concerned, there’s no such thing as “winning” a bidding war. But in markets where demand is high and supply is low,

The Beginner’s Guide to Home Inspections

November 2nd, 2015|

If you’re buying a house and trying to decide if you should get a home inspection I can make it really easy for you – the answer is YES. In today’s market it’s not uncommon

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