Announced in late May, the government of Canada has launched a new program that offers Canadians grants of up to $5,000 for completing energy-saving home upgrades. From upgrading heaters, to installing solar panels or replacing drafty windows and doors, the program aims to help keep our air clean and our environment healthy. 


Worth about $2.6 billion over seven years, the grants will help approximately 700,000 homeowners lower their bills and keep houses warmer during our cold winter months. If you’re interested in accessing these funds and improving the efficiency of your Oakville area home, keep reading for more information on how the program works. 

How Do I Access the Canada Greener Homes Grant? 

For those home owners who are keen to get started right away, here are some details on how to participate in the Greener Homes Grant initiative.

  • Visit the program website to learn more.
  • Register and book your pre-retrofit evaluation with a certified adviser....
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We’ve talked before about the difference between a deposit and a down payment, but those who are in the market to buy a home in Oakville, Milton, Mississauga or Burlington also need to be prepared to handle the many other costs that can come with buying a home. Working with an experienced Oakville realtor can set you up for a smooth buying experience and help you understand what costs may pop up and when. Potential costs when buying a home should be carefully considered ahead of time in order to avoid financial difficulty in the future.


Since buying a home in Oakville or the GTA will have a large impact on your bank account, we’ve laid out potential costs that may also be associated with your purchase. Take the time to explore the costs and do your homework so that you’re well aware of how much funding you will need to add to the purchase price of your home, based on the market you’re in.

Have You Added These Home Buying Costs Into Your Budget? ...

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Cleaning the windows in your home may seem easy enough, but there are indeed a few tricks that will help you get the results you want. If you’re cleaning your windows in preparation for selling your Oakville home, your work will certainly be worth it. Clean and sparkling windows are a great task to take on in hopes of selling your home for the price you want.


In addition to cleaning and decluttering your home, professional home staging is the next best thing that will help your home make the right first impression on potential buyers. When you list with Sue Heddle Homes, you’ll receive free home staging as part of our award winning sellers package.


How To Clean Windows Inside And Out


With the spring sunshine brightening up our days, you want to be sure that your home gets the maximum amount of sun shining in. That just isn’t possible if your windows are covered in a film of dirt. Washing windows should be at the top of your spring cleaning list, and we’re sharing...

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You know your yard needs some work this spring, but you’re not sure where to start. Well, now’s the time to tackle that chore and make sure your yard is well on its way to looking its best. Whether you know you want to sell your Oakville home this springor you want to be prepared just in case, your curb appeal can play a huge role in enticing prospective buyers.


As a top realtor in Oakville, Sue Heddle Homesoffers free home staging to all of our listing clients. This means the inside of your home would be taken care of, but we aren’t able to tackle your yard! However, to make things easier, take a look at this spring clean-up checklist that we’ve created to help.


The Only Spring Yard Clean Up Checklist You’ll Need


Did you know that if you don’t clean up dead plants, stems and leaves your garden will not only look unkempt but the potential disease and fungus can end up causing major problems later on? You’ll also be letting weeds thrive,...

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Whether you’re thinking of selling your Oakville home this winter or not, most people are looking for ways to keep their home warm without paying sky high heating bills. In addition to saving money, when the weather is cold and damp outside, it’s much nicer to stay comfortable and cozy at home while we all wait for spring to arrive!


The age of your home can certainly play a factor in how easy it is to keep it consistently and evenly warm, but regardless of your type of Oakville home, the tips below can prove to be valuable for just about anyone. If you are thinking of selling your home, ensuring that the heating system is updated and working well is a smart way to help you achieve a top selling price.


7 Ways To Maximize The Heat In Your Home


Sometimes it just takes a bit of planning and effort to help you make the most of your space. While not all of these tips may apply to your home, we’re sure you’ll be able to make use of at least a few! And if the home you’re...

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