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September 2017

Found 2 blog entries for September 2017.

This weather is a sign of the changing season, and Autumn officially starts today (hard to believe!). The colder temperatures can mean big changes for your home, so this time of year is perfect to tackle some of those home maintenance chores early. We came across a great checklist in Better Homes and Gardens recently, and there were some great tips in there like this one: 

Your roof's drainage system annually diverts thousands of gallons of water from your house's exterior and foundation walls. That's why it is so important to keep this system flowing smoothly. Clogged gutters can lead to damaged exterior surfaces and to water in your basement. They are also more prone to rust and corrosion. Before the leaves fly this fall, have your gutters

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Variable interest rates have been the better option for many years and have saved homeowners significant sums of money. However, the Bank of Canada recently increased its prime rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 0.75 per cent, prompting charter banks to hike their prime rates to 3.2 per cent. The Bank of Canada jumped at the opportunity to make a 0.25 per cent hike last week over concerns about being behind on inflation as well as high levels of consumer debt. This somewhat surprising hike before the scheduled monetary policy update in October could be a tip-off that more could be coming.

A Bloomberg survey of economists says Canada’s central bank will raise its benchmark interest rate for a third consecutive meeting in October. The Bank of

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