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  We had such an amazing response to our favourite fun home facts last month, that we've decided to do it again! After all, we all spend much so much time in our homes, there's virtually no end to quirky and cool did-you-knows we've discovered.   Here's part 2 of our favourite fun facts – […] Read More

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  You and those you care about spend much of your lives in your homes and, while you may think you know everything about where you live, from top to bottom and inside out, you may not realize all the weird, wacky and fun things right under your nose.   Over the next few months, […] Read More

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  Canada may be the only country on earth where +30 C in Windsor and -30 C in Iqaluit – on the same day – are simply par for the thermometer. Which might explain why weather isn't just something we Canadians talk about in the elevator, it's a topic many of us are obsessed with […] Read More

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  Canadians love nature – and why not? There's a whole lot to love, from coast to coast and from the majestic Rockies to the vast Great Lakes. It's true, most of us now live in cities but, from hiking, camping, canoeing and rock-climbing to boating, skating and skiing, the great outdoors are never too […] Read More

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  If you've never heard of hard water, you might think it's what happens to water when it turns to ice in winter! But the truth is hard water has nothing to do with ice cubes in your drink or the melting hockey rink around the corner.   It's really about the amount of minerals […] Read More

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  There's no avoiding it: winter is on its way. Before the severe weather hits, however, it's a good idea to make sure your home is ready so it doesn't suffer any damage from the snow, sleet, rain, wind and cold temperatures. Here are four important ways to keep your home safe in the coming […] Read More

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  Trickling toilets. Dripping taps. Leaky household appliances. Water leaks in your home are all too common and can lead to needlessly high water bills as well as costly structural issues other possible damages if they're not fixed right away. Here are three of the most common water leaks and some helpful suggestions:   1. […] Read More

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Everyone likes to keep cool and comfortable when the temperatures soar. That said, the trick is to balance comfort with savings as there are costs associated with keeping your home at the perfect temperature. Aside from the most well-known ways to reduce air conditioning costs and stay cool, there are some other surprising methods you […] Read More

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For some people, we start our property journey renting homes, condos or apartments where utilities are included. In this case, the landlord includes the cost of heating and cooling in the cost of the rent. When you purchase your first home and in some rentals, utilities will not be included. This is your first foray […] Read More

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Welcome back to the Reliance Fall Better Home Challenge! This month our goal is to share ideas on how you can make some changes towards a better home this fall. Be sure to join us for tips, discussions and more chances to win. Our $500 3V VISA Grand Prize draw is  November 2nd but we'll also be giving away 3V […] Read More

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