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Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers

The interest rate on Canada’s most popular mortgage, the five-year fixed rate, has fallen to its lowest level in history. In early June, HSBC made headlines when it began offering Canadians a five-year fixed-rate mortgage below 2%. Multiple brokers followed…


Win a Gift Card to Cafe Latte Cino

SHOP LOCAL. EAT LOCAL. SPEND LOCAL. Win a $50 gift card to Cafe Latte Cino Click here to enter: Cafe Latte Cino is a family-run, European-style cafe in Orleans. Food connoisseurs and coffee aficionados alike come to Cafe Latte Cino…


Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

Whether you’re prepping your house to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function, beauty, and real value to your home. The best part…


Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. But the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold. In April, sales volume fell to its lowest…


Win a Gift Card to OCCO Kitchen

SHOP LOCAL. EAT LOCAL. SPEND LOCAL. Win a $100 gift card to OCCO Kitchen SCRATCH ~ LOCAL ~ CRAFT OCCO kitchen is a local culinary project by Chef Mark Steele which has introduced Orleans to a gourmet artisanal approach to…


Real Estate Pivots in the Age of Covid-19

As we settle into this season where real estate pivots in the age of Covid-19, we’ve been anxiously waiting for the month of April to wrap up. We’ve wondered: “What will the numbers look like”? From our perspective, last month…


20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps that you can take to reduce your household expenses without making any radical changes to your standard…



From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious…