By: Maurice King

Smart Adapters Connect "Dumb" Appliances


If you're looking to add some "smarts" to small home appliances such as coffee makers, lamps, and TVs a Smart Adapter may be the answer. No re-wiring necessary. Just plug it into a standard outlet and connect it to your Wi-Fi. Then use your SmartPhone to turn it on or off, or if you have a Smart Assistant, use your voice with Alexa or Google. When considering a Smart Adapter, look f...Read More

By: Maurice King

Flooring Acoustics

Tags: Flooring Acoustics, Real Estate

If a Condo Reno includes updating the flooring, the first step is to find out the specific noise-reduction performance guideline for flooring underlayment your building has in place, measured as FIIC (Field Impact Insulation Class). When evaluating the acoustic membrane options, don't just try and match the building's requirements with the acoustic results published by the product manufac...Read More

By: Maurice King

Candles and Oil Lamp Caution


Candles and oil lamps can create a warm indoor atmosphere. However, with our homes tightly sealed against the chill, remember that there’s not only a danger of fire, there’s also a risk of deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless gas. A working CO detector will keep your family safe. Don't just get it and forget it… test the CO Detec...Read More

By: Maurice King

Does the Crisp, Cool Weather Have You Warming-Up To a Move?


Even though the calendar says it's still a month away, the chill means winter is close. And with the cooler days, the warm housing market may have you or people you know thinking about a move. When talking about real estate, some people search online in the hopes of discovering the ideal place. But there may be a missed opportunity. We can help make finding a new place easier. With our market...Read More

By: Maurice King

ENERQi Invisible Fast Wireless Charger

Tags: wireless charger, enerqi,

Love the convenience of wireless charging, but dislike the look of the wireless pads... and wires? The ENERQi mounts under the surface of a table, desk, or even a kitchen counter while the phone charges on the surface. Charging up to 40mm away, ENERQi can turn practically any piece of furniture into a Fast Wireless Charging Station. Unveiled at CES in January, this device is scheduled to be releas...Read More

By: Maurice King

Seasonal Reminders

Tags: winter season tips

Before the snow flies put the air conditioner cover on. A secure cover will prevent damage from water getting into the delicate fins - freezing, expanding and causing costly, yet preventable damage. Clocks "fall back" an hour on Sunday, November 3rd. Be sure you change smoke and CO alarm batteries when you change the time. Replace the furnace filter to keep the furnace working efficien...Read More

By: Maurice King

Have Real Estate Questions? We Deliver Answers.

Tags: winter season, moving, mortgage

As the days get shorter and nights become cooler, now's the time when many people are getting their homes ready for winter. Others are thinking that this is a wonderful season for a move. Low Mortgage Rates continue to attract buyers. Ongoing trade disputes, "cloudy" forecasts for our economy, and the U.S. Federal Reserve lowering their Benchmark Rate has many economists speculating...Read More

By: Maurice King

Is Your Home Empty-Nester Ready?

Tags: Is Your Home Empty-Nester Ready?

As the baby-boomer generation ages, sights are set on a different type of home. What's grabbing the attention of these now-getting-older homebuyers? •    Wider doorways •    Non-slip floors •    Lighting, with even distribution •    Easily accessible electrical outlets and light switches •    D...Read More

By: Maurice King

Heating Season's Coming - Get a Furnace Inspection

Tags: Heating Season's Coming - Get a Furnace Inspection

Once the cold weather sets in, you want to know the furnace is running reliably. An unexpected breakdown could be more than a chilly night, it may mean frozen water pipes if it happens while you're away. Plus, a well-adjusted heating system saves money on fuel and prolongs furnace life. Some maintenance is easy, like replacing the filter, however, it’s a good idea to have the furnace pr...Read More

By: Maurice King

Looking To Make A Move?

Tags: Looking To Make A Move?

With all of the mixed media messages, it's no wonder that people often wonder - is now is the best time to get into a new place? While nothing is guaranteed to go straight up, real estate is a proven and predictable investment that appreciates over time. What makes this a great time to explore real estate opportunities? 1) Over the summer we've seen Fixed Rate Mortgages offered at even m...Read More