February 2019

A Move In The Making

Posted on Feb 17, 2019 in Moving

Moving to a New Home

Every move has its own personality. Some happen quickly. Others are years in the making. If you have some time to plan the sale of your home, here is a one-year time line for a smooth move. 

• Twelve Months Ahead – Start with two key consultations. Ask Carol Ireland your local real estate professional for some advice. See what Carol thinks are the h...

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How to Repair Your Credit

Posted on Feb 16, 2019 in Credit Scores

Anatomy of a Credit Score

Do you feel your credit stands in the way of getting approved for financing for a home or new car?

Having bad credit can do more than prevent you from getting approved for a loan; you may also have to pay more for insurance and provide a security deposit on utilities if you move. Financial challenges can occur to anyone, any time. The good news is...

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Scams that Target Seniors

Posted on Feb 07, 2019 in Seniors

Scams that Target Seniors

Many fraudsters target their scams at seniors, believing that they are more vulnerable and easier to trick. This isn’t always true of course, but seniors remain one of the most targeted groups, so it pays to be cautious.

Whether you’re a senior or are hoping to keep your parents safe, learn some of the most popular scams and how to protect against t...

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Sold a Home? Know your Tax Obligations

Posted on Feb 06, 2019 in Home Ownership

If you’ve recently sold a home, there are some things you need to know at this time of year.When you sell your own home (or principal residence) you usually don’t have to pay tax on any profit from the sale. But what you might not know is that even if you are entitled to the principal residence exemption, you need to report the sale on your income...

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Is the Crack in your Basement Floor covered by your New Home Warranty?

Posted on Feb 06, 2019 in Home Ownership

Cracks in your Basement - Should you be worried?

Like the first scratch on a new car, a crack in the concrete floor of your newly built home is not a question of if, but when. But while not pretty, most concrete floors crack because it’s the normal result of a home settling and is not a cause for concern. 

What happens to new concrete floors

Concrete naturally shrinks and cracks as it dries. In fac...

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Don’t Let Ice Damming Damage Your Home

Posted on Feb 06, 2019 in Home Ownership

Ice Damming on a House

As winter winds down and the warmer weather starts melting the snow on your roof, be aware of the potential threat of ice damming, which can cause damage to both the exterior and interior of your home.

What causes ice damming?

An ice dam is created when rooftop snow melts during the day and then freezes again at night around the edges or eavestroughs...

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