Home & Garden

Our homes are our castles. Until some interloper tries to storm the ramparts.

If there was ever a more mafia-like business than that of the residential real estate agent, we have yet to encounter it. Outside of the Godfather movies, naturally. Real...
New Home Comfort
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If you read our door-to-door scam artists article, you are undoubtedly aware that we received and wrote about an unsolicited visit from an Ottawa-based,...
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Underground Woman and I love to out scammers. Our favourite targets are those door-to-door home comfort guys: you know, the fast-talking sociopaths who are “working with the province” to...
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The latest door-to-door salesperson to visit our home was from a company called National Home Services (NHS). National Homes Services' approach was a...
Disney Vacation Club

After singing the praises of the Disney Vacation Club and listing the wonderful exchanges I had with it, you’re probably wondering why I am...
DVC

It all started in 1995 when I was visiting Walt Disney World in Florida while attending a friend’s wedding. Now, I have...
Timeshares

We’ve all heard the horror stories of timeshare sales tactics or ongoing expenses. Some of us have been subjected to classic...
Mortgage

It’s closing in on five years now since the Underground Man and I moved into our home. Which means the five-year term mortgage we took out at the...
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You’ve just sat down to dinner and the doorbell rings. You answer the door and an earnest young man is standing there holding a clipboard and wearing a...

The underground man and I are slowly working our way through what I am calling a "superficial bathroom renovation." I’m calling it superficial because although the man in...