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Travel Aspirations under lockdown

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Travel Aspirations under lockdown

By Danny Almon    www.Almontravel.ca How can we plan to travel in Europe when we cannot even drive to Musquodoboit? That’s the dilemma we face: we cannot, reasonably, go anywhere south; Europe and Asia are out of reach, and don’t let me get started on cruising…! What we CAN do, however, is take this time to…

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6 Places You Might Find Asbestos in An Older Home

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6 Places You Might Find Asbestos in An Older Home

Asbestos is mined around the world and developed into a wide range of products. Asbestos is a natural silicate mineral that has great insulating properties. It consists of millions of fibres that are bound together to make lightweight materials, and are almost indestructible. Asbestos was used in home construction materials from early 1930  to the…

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Six Tips for Bug Proofing Your Home

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Six Tips for Bug Proofing Your Home

When buying a home you want to ensure that it is structurally sound and bug-free. A home inspection can tell you the condition of a home but not necessarily uncover a pest issue. A home inspection examines the construction and systems, heating, plumbing, and electrical. Here are ways you can keep your new home pest-free…

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6 Home Selling Tips for Seniors

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6 Home Selling Tips for Seniors

The thought of selling the family home and moving into an apartment or senior living community may seem overwhelming. It’s difficult to say goodbye to a home filled with memories and belongings. It can be frustrating trying to decide which belongings to keep and which to part with. It’s an emotional process and it can…

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How downsizing can save your retirement by saving money

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How downsizing can save your retirement by saving money

The kids moved out years ago, you’re tired of shovelling snow, mowing lawns and you rarely use half of the rooms in your house. Why not downsize. You won’t be alone. Of the retirees who move, many do so for a smaller house, condo, or apartment. One of the chief reasons is cost-cutting. For many…

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Rehoming Your Possessions Maybe Harder Than You Thought

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Rehoming Your Possessions Maybe Harder Than You Thought

Whether you are preparing your own home for sale or cleaning out the family home for your aging parents, you are faced with the choice of what to keep and what to give away. Should you keep family heirlooms in the hopes that your children will want them? How do you decide what to keep,…

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