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Summer Home Checklist

Outdoor Checklist Inspect exterior surfaces for cracks and make any needed repairs. If paint is peeling, cracking, or chipped, repair and repaint now to limit damage to the underlying materials. Repair any damaged caulk around windows and doors. Remove window screens and clean with a soft brush and soapy water. Repair any holes or tears…

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Water Damage: Causes and Prevention

Water damage can result from many different causes: storms, flooding, broken water pipes and lines, leaking washing machines, and more. This can lead to mold and odor problems, and worse. If left unmitigated, water damage can eventually cause structural damage, which can entail significant costs to repair and can even affect a home’s value. Prevention…

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First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit

You can claim an amount of $5,000 for the purchase of a qualifying home acquired in 2013, if both of the following apply: you or your spouse or common-law partner acquired a qualifying home; you did not live in another home owned by you or your spouse or common-law partner in the year of acquisition…

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