Tag: Green Housing

How to Compost

By: Elias Kellendonk

Make your Backyard Greener Composting is an easy, inexpensive way to ensure your planting soil is getting the nutrients it needs. Compost and leave and grass mulches improve soil texture, prevent erosion, better hold moisture and encourage healthy plant growth. A healthy yard often means a healthy home – less opportunities for water to seep …

Banks going green with new mortgage incentives

By: The Super Broker

According to a recent article in the Ottawa Citizen, an increasing number of Canadian banks are embracing the notion of going green.

The Canadian Pre-Election Rundown

By: Elias Kellendonk

What are the Top Five Parties Saying about Housing? Today is the day Canadians will vote in one of the most exciting elections to hit the polls over the last several decades. Looking over the top five party’s platforms, here is a brief summary of what they are saying about protecting Canadian communities and the …

Explaining the EnerGuide rating system for new homes

By: The Super Broker

When researching Canadian mortgage rates for the purchase of a newly built home, one of the many parts of the property homebuyers may consider is its energy efficiency, which is rated on the EnerGuide rating scale.

Home Renovation

Budget proposal includes extension of home renovation program

By: The Super Broker

The budget proposed by the Conservative government includes funding for a one-year extension to the popular ecoENERGY Retrofit-Homes Program, which could help many homeowners looking to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

Energy Star

More households embracing energy efficiency

By: The Super Broker

A survey from Statistics Canada shows that many Canadian homeowners are taking steps to make their homes greener.

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