Whether you’re ready for it or not, fall has arrived. As the leaves start turning orange and the days get shorter, its time to switch your white wine to red, and get your house prepared for the coming months.
Our Gibson team has put together some tips that will help make your home more comfortable during fall and winter.
1. Check windows and doors on the exterior for possible air or water leaks - make sure the weep holes are clear at the bottom on the outside.
2. Inspect caulking around windows for cracks or separation from the window or building.
3. Check the roof for loose shingles, tiles or shakes. Make sure vents are in good condition and are not blocked with debris.
In Fall 2018, the speculation tax will be applied on properties that are not the primary residence of the owner — they’re not living there for more than six months per year — and that aren’t being occupied by a tenant when the owner isn’t there.
Secondary properties will only be hit with the speculation tax if they’re located in any of the following areas: