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Friday, September 25, 2020   /   by Bill Jackson

September 2020 Orillia Housing Inventory (Infographics)

Our MLS Stats for the last 28 days (August 18th - September 15th).

Bill Jackson - Your Home Sold Guaranteed or We'll Buy It!!! Find Out What You Will Net in Your Pocket After Selling Your Home. ??????

Bill Jackson,
Sales Representative/Team Leader
Century 21 B.J. Roth

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Thursday, September 24, 2020   /   by Earl Gaddi

Find the Best Place to Buy a Home

Canada has it all with an endless frontier, stunning mountainscapes, rugged coastline and new, prosperous cityscapes. There are a variety of items depending on where you plan to live:

Quality of Life:
In a survey of more than 20,000 individuals across 73 countries , Canada ranked as no. 1 in the Quality of Life Index 2020, looking at nine different dimensions, including economic prosperity, job market, family friendliness, and more.
Best places to live:
Moneysense.ca's conclusion is that the crown goes to Oakville, Ontario, thanks to its good economy, low crime rates and great weather. Ontario is not only the best place to live in general, it has been voted the best place for new Canadian immigrants, the third best place to retire, and the fifth best place to raise a family.
Cost of Living:
Winnipeg, Victoria and Vancouver are among the world's top 30 most expensive cities, according to the 2020 Cost of Living Ranking.

Property affordability: 
Numbeo rated Canada as 85 ...

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020   /   by Earl Gaddi

Dealing with Household Fungus

Other than the unwelcome incursion of fungus, nothing stains a beautiful home interior. The reputation of mould carries with it more than just an unsightly appearance, it can cause serious illness, and expensive repairs can result if left unchecked. Let's take a closer look at what the mold is, how to stop it, and if you encounter it at home, what to do.

What is mould?

Mould is the term used to describe fungus that grows on food and in damp environments in our homes, presenting in patches of dark grey, green, black or white. Although spores exist naturally in our environment and are ever-present in the air we breathe, when conditions are right for their growth, they can become a concern in our homes.

Mould and mildew are often used as two distinct terms, though both describe fungi which we find in our homes. The difference is mildew grows on surfaces causing only cosmetic damage, while mould (referring to toxic fungus) spreads more easily, penetrating building materials and ca ...

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020   /   by Earl Gaddi

7 Steps to Decluttering

We’ve compiled the top seven steps to declutter your home, so you can list your home for sale with confidence.

#1. Start early
It’s never too early to start the decluttering process. That’s because decluttering often takes much, much longer than you would expect. Thinking of listing your home for sale in March? Use January and February to declutter and update your home. Start early, be persistent, and before you know it you won’t recognize your own house (and that’s a good thing).

#2. Get organized
As soon as you start, you’ll probably notice your biggest nemesis: disorganization. It’s one reason why many people will trot out the cliche: A disorganized home is a cluttered home. The key to decluttering and getting your home organized is to stop sticking things in temporary locations. Every day, make a commitment to finding a home—a permanent home—for three to five items. To help, buy, closet organizers, and extra shelving ...

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020   /   by Earl Gaddi

September 2020 | Homeward Bound Newsletter

Labour Day

In case you are not sure of the title… it's Labour Day. The Backwards Holiday. Every year when it rolls around, I wonder why it is named Labour Day. Since it’s a Holiday intended to be just that, a Holiday – I would think a better name may be Relax Day or Lazy Day or Off Day or Sleep-in Day, maybe even Do-Nothing Day, something other than Labour Day. After all, we know what Labour means. And many will likely be celebrating Labour Day by Labouring.

Labour Day came about because workers felt they were spending too many hours and days on the job.

Labour Day has its roots in an 1872 printers’ strike in Toronto. Fighting for a nine-hour workday, the strikers’ victory was a major milestone in the changing relations between Canadian workers and their government.

On 15 April, a demonstration was held to show solidarity among the workers of Toronto. A parade of some 2,000 workers marched through the city, headed by marching bands. ...

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