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You’ve no doubt noticed the occasional news report about a product being recalled for safety reasons. For example, a car model with a brake problem, or a children’s toy that, under some circumstances, may cause injury.

 

You may not know that these news reports are merely the tip of the iceberg. For each product recall you hear about in the media, there are dozens that get little, if any, publicity.

 

That means there may be products in your home that have been recalled — and you don’t even know about it. It’s a scary thought.

 

How do you find out about recalled products that may affect you? Here are two tips.

 

  1. Always complete the registration that comes with many products. This is typically done by mailing in a registration card or filling out an online form. When you register, you’ll be alerted by the manufacturer if the product is recalled for any reason.

 

  1. Both Canada and the United States have agencies that list recalled products on their websites. In Canada it’s the Healthy Canadians website at www.healthycanadians.gc.ca. In the United States it’s the Consumer Product Safety Commission at www.CPSP.gov. It’s a good habit to check these sites every season.

 

If you discover that a product in your home has been recalled, contact the manufacturer immediately. Never assume that the reason for the recall won’t apply to you.

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When some people think about selling their home, they imagine all the things they will have to do: paint the kitchen, clean closets, prepare for viewings, find another home, arrange financing, start packing, etc. It can all seem very overwhelming very quickly.

 

In fact, the long to-do list you imagine you’ll have to deal with may dissuade you from making a move!

 

It doesn't have to be that way.

 

There are many ways to make selling your home and buying another relatively simple and easy.

 

Sure, there will be some work to do. You may need to prepare your property so that it looks appealing to potential buyers – cleaning, decluttering, doing some repairs, etc. Of course, you will also need to view some properties for sale in order to find your next dream home.

 

But those activities may not be as time-consuming or difficult as you had imagined. In fact, you and your family might actually enjoy the experience – and see it as an adventure.

 

The trick is to work with the right REALTOR®, someone who can guide you through the process, show you the shortcuts, and generally make things easier for you.

 

It's a little like baking your first cake from scratch. The task seems daunting, unless you have a master baker by your side to guide you step-by-step through the process. Then it's a lot easier, and even fun!

 

That's what a good REALTOR® can do for you. Looking for one? Call James today 604.308.5376

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If you're like most people, you go to see a doctor when you're not feeling well or have a health concern. However, you may also visit your doctor for a check-up, or to ask questions about healthy living.

 

In fact, consulting your doctor for anything health-related is a smart idea.

 

The same holds true when it comes to real estate.

 

Many people only call a REALTOR® when they're planning on selling their property or buying a new home, or both. While that's an important reason to speak to a REALTOR®, it's not the only reason.

 

Indeed, there are many good reasons for you to give a good REALTOR® a call. For example:

  •  If you have a question about the state of the local real estate market. (Remember that it may be very different from what you hear on the news about the national market.)

 

  • If you want to get a sense of what homes are currently selling for in the area.

 

  • If you want to determine the current market value of your property.

 

  • If you want to find out how much homes cost in neighbourhoods you'd like to consider.

 

  • If you're thinking about the possibility of making a move, but you’re not sure if it’s the right time.

 

In other words, don't be afraid to contact a good REALTOR® when you have a question or need some advice about the real estate market. 

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There are so many horror stories about disreputable or incompetent home
improvement contactors that television shows have been made about them.

 

Unless you want to be a guest on one of those programs, take steps to
ensure you find a good contractor.

 

Here are some tips that will help:


• Ask for references. Speak to the references.

 

• Get a detailed written estimate of the work to be done, and make
sure you understand all the terms and conditions.

 

• Be wary of contractors who insist on large payments upfront. The

payment plan should be reasonable and tied to work as completed.

 

• Ask if the contractor is a member of any professional associations.

 

• Don't deal with a contractor who offers you a no-tax, cash-only deal.

 

• Ask the contractor to get the appropriate permits before starting your
project.

 

These tips won't guarantee you'll hire a reputable contractor, but they will
increase the chances that you do.

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