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YOUR FALL MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

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Blog > Home MaintenanceHomebuyer Resources YOUR FALL MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST Tags: Seasonal Checklist
Your investment requires seasonal maintenance to ensure it continues to run smoothly. Fall is the time to make sure everything is in working order as we head into Winter, one of the hardest times of year on your home. Here are a few tips from the experts on our Customer Care team that will help lower your utility bills and protect your biggest investment.Download our Fall Maintenance Checklist and never miss a step again. COVER ALL BASES Check garage door tracks and lubricate bearings – Lubricate all hinges, rollers and the lock mechanism on the door: Spray lubricant into the keyhole and work the key several times to distribute it evenly. Proper maintenance of garage doors includes inspecting all the hardware and moving parts garage-door springs, cables, rollers and other door hardware. Look for signs of wear or broken parts. If you find any signs of damage, be sure to make repairs b…

LET’S TALK ABOUT THE BUBBLE IN THE ROOM: WILL IT BURST?

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Blog > Real Estate LET’S TALK ABOUT THE BUBBLE IN THE ROOM: WILL IT BURST?
Tags: CondoFirst-Time HomebuyingGTAInvestingToronto

Speculation about the future of Toronto’s red-hot real estate market is an everyday conversation piece, with journalists, economists, real estate brokers, policy-makers, and investors all having opinions. Will the steadily rising property values in Toronto (often speculated to be a “real estate bubble”) continue to climb in the coming years? Will foreign investment play a larger role in occupancy, prices, and density? And in particular, will the condo market reflect the boom of non-condo residential property values, and to what extent? First, consider the fact that this mythical “bubble” is really not one at all. Robin Wiebe, a senior economist with the Conference Board of Canada,