WELCOME

Welcome to THE SKANES REPORT.  In this report I have a very exciting announcement to make about our organization and I will also be providing you with tips on spring home maintenance.

FINANCIAL SERVICES DIVISION

I am pleased to announce that we are expanding our organization to include a Financial Services Division.  With this new division we are now in a position to offer you a one stop solution for all your insurance and financial needs.  This division will be headed up by Andy MacDonald who I have personally known for over 30 years. 

I am pleased to announce that we are expanding our organization to include a Financial Services Division.  With this new division we are now in a position to offer you a one stop solution for all your insurance and financial needs.  This division will be headed up by Andy MacDonald who I have personally known for over 30 years. 

Andy brings with him more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry.  He began his career with a major Canadian financial institution, gaining working knowledge of all aspects of retail banking.  He later acted as director of the Independent Mortgage Brokers Association of Ontario and was the Principal Broker of his own mortgage brokerage firm for over a decade. 

Andy holds a BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, he is licensed by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario as a Mortgage Broker and he is a Licensed Financial Advisor.  Andy has written a regular column for MoneySense.ca and has been a contributor to the National Post, MoneySense Magazine and Readers Digest as a financial expert.  He has also appeared as an expert guest on Canada AM, Real Estate Television and CTV Newsnet. 

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Andy to head up this exciting new division. 

FINANCIAL SERVICES AVAILABLE

Some of the services available are outlined below.
  • Mortgages
  • Home Equity Line of Credits
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan
  • Tax Free Savings Accounts
  • Registered Retirement Income Funds
  • Registered Education Savings Plans
  • Investment Accounts
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or require any information on our new services.
Mortgages provided by Domus Financial Corporation.11067.
Investment products provided by Addington Financial Corporation.

SPRING HOME MAINTENANCE TIPS

INSIDE YOUR HOME

  • Check your electrical outlets for potential fire hazards, such as frayed wires or loose-fitting plugs. Make sure outlets, fuse boxes and extension cords are not overloaded.
  • Move your multi-purpose fire extinguisher to an accessible place, and make sure it is filled and ready for operation.
  • Have your air-conditioning system inspected by a professional as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Check your water heater for leaks and corrosion.
  • Clean or replace your furnace filter.
  • Clean the clothes dryer exhaust duct and space under the dryer. Remove all lint, dust, and pieces of material.
  • Inspect your smoke detectors. Make sure there is one on each floor of your home. Test them monthly, and change the batteries annually or as needed.
  • Check the light bulbs in all your fixtures. Be sure they are the correct wattage as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Replace all high-intensity bulbs with fluorescent bulbs. Other types of bulbs, like incandescent, produce more heat than fluorescent bulbs.
OUTSIDE YOUR HOME
  • Check for damage to your roof.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts to keep debris from accumulating.
  • Remove dead trees in your yard.
  • Keep healthy trees and bushes trimmed and away from utility wires.
  • Safely store oil and gas for lawn equipment and tools in a vented, locked area.
  • Repair cracked, broken or uneven driveways and walkways to provide a level walking surface.

A MIXTURE OF HORSE SENSE & COMMON SENSE

“Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”  Lou Holtz

“The confidence one has in oneself chiefly creates the confidence one inspires in others.”  La Rochefoucauld

 

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