How To Protect Your Property From Open House Theft: The Saturday Weekend Review #197

YOUR OPEN HOUSE IS A CANDY STORE FOR POTENTIAL OPEN HOUSE THIEVES.   Open house signs seem to be flooding the real estate market these days especially during the Spring, Summer and Fall months when the weather is nice in our neighbourhood. A successful open house means that you’ve had potential buyers come through, nothing was broken, nobody was injured and you didn’t get robbed due to open house theft. Open houses today are met with homeowners and real estate agents being more cautious than they once were because open house theft continues to happen every single day. Do you really need an open house? You don’t need to have an open house but if you want one it’s important to know what you’re getting involved in especially security risks.   What is an open house listing?   Once you’ve established that you want to sell your house and you’ve signed all the papers and met up with your agent at their real estate office you may consider an open house. The same rules apply if you are a for sale by owner representing yourself because now you’ve got to do the legwork to make sure you protect your investment. […]

Winter Vehicle Maintenance Costing You Less In The Long Run

  IT’S TIME TO GET YOUR VEHICLE READY FOR THE SNOW AND ICY ROADS AHEAD.   There are many winter vehicle maintenance jobs you need to do to get your vehicle ready for the cold seasonal temperatures that are just around the corner. Ignoring your winter auto care is only asking for trouble which leads to money and time lost whether it be from work or completing other tasks which require a vehicle. Take care of your vehicle and it will take care of you costing you less over time in repairs. Having a winter vehicle checklist will help get your car ready for winter and will ensure you are taking care of the fundamentals. If winter vehicle maintenance isn’t in your budget I’d suggest adding this category if your vehicle is something you need and use. Related: What budget categories are needed when using a budget?   Winter vehicle maintenance saves you money   Here are some items on my winter vehicle maintenance checklist that I do to keep our vehicles in tip-top condition during the cold Canadian winter months. Don’t think that your car can sustain the winter year after year without doing even the basic winter vehicle […]