Falls on Stairs Fill up Emergency Rooms

The World Health Organization says falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injuries worldwide after road traffic crashes. Here are some easy ways to make your stairs safe for everyone in the family. Scary but true: there were more than 50,000 emergency visits for injuries from falls on stairs in Ontario in 2015, according…

A Checklist for the New Homeowner

Congratulations on your new home! It’s been a long stressful journey getting to where you are now. You’ve had to give up your old home, decide whether you can afford a new one, and then move your entire life to a new state or a new neighborhood. It’s been stressful, but you’re almost through. Most…

How Lenders View Retirement Income

If you or someone you know is retired or retiring soon and planning on buying a “forever” home, there are some things to know as it relates to qualifying income. For most, retiring means living on less and essentially downsizing financially. The regular 1st and 15th paycheck is in the rear view mirror and now…

Buy for Children Before You Have Them

Even if you currently have no children, but plan to in the future, you might benefit from buying as if you do. PJ Wade explains why a recent research report offers home buyers without children serious food for thought. If you don’t have children, but you and your partner share the solid conviction that your…

4 Ways to Save Energy and Money on your Home

As a responsible citizen of Earth, you understand that our planet could use some help maintaining its fragile balance. You also understand that each person can do their part to help. Reducing energy use is an easy way to provide such assistance and it starts at home with your energy consumption. You can combine style…

Common Metal Roof Repairs

When it comes to roofing materials, there are few choices that offer the durability and performance of metal. They’re the strongest roofs around, but that doesn’t mean they’re indestructible. Metal roofs can come in many different shapes and sizes. The types of metal used in roofing all have different pros and cons, what you decide…

How to Get a Jump on Fall Home Projects

Starbucks just released a new pumpkin flavored drink and the Halloween gear is starting to replace the patio furniture outside the supermarket. That must mean fall is near. If you’re anything like us, the first freeze hits us and we remember all those projects we wanted to do and never started—projects that will help protect…