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Your Essential Moving Checklist

Map out everything you need to do, week by week, until the big day. Editor’s note: For many people, spring kicks off prime moving season. Wherever you’re headed, being well prepared to relocate will help minimize the upheaval and ensure that you can get settled into your new place as painlessly as possible. Every day this week, we’ll be…

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Mold, Termites and Your Home Insurance

Are you covered if one of these sneaky menaces invades your home? By Samantha Alexander Nothing’s worse than finding unwanted visitors in your home. A surprise appearance by a spider is enough to make you want to move out altogether. However, some house guests are even worse — you can’t crush them or spray them…

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What If I Find Asbestos in My House?

Simply living in a home in which asbestos exists is not dangerous. It’s when asbestos materials are disturbed that you should become concerned. Many homes built before 1980 contain asbestos, a heat-resistant fibrous mineral found in floor and ceiling tiles, roof shingles and flashing, siding and certain types of insulation. We now know that exposure to asbestos…

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Is Your Home Trying to Kill You?

Is your home trying to kill you ? Here is How to detect and avoid five of the most common household hazards. Home is where you feel comfortable and safe. It’s where you tuck your kids into bed and lazily watch hours of Netflix on the couch. Without your care and vigilance, however, your home may…

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How to easily sell a home and stand out from the crowd

There are now a greater number of properties coming onto the market than there have been in recent months, which is good news for the health of the sector in general. However, it means that those of us looking to sell in summer, the busiest period of the year, are witnessing increased competition. So do…

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First time buyer deposit

As a general rule of thumb, the larger the deposit you save to buy a home, the better the mortgage deal you will be offered from a lender. So if you can save a 20 per cent or 25 per cent deposit, you are likely to be offered better terms and rates than if you…

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