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Do You Know The Basics of Home Security?

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Most people feel confident that they know the basics of home security. For example, they know to: keep all doors locked; have a light on in the house while away; and, never hide a key outside in an obvious place, like under the mat.  Yet, almost a million and a half properties get burglarized in North America each year. So, how can you prevent that from happening to your home? Here are a few...Read More

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What Do Interior Designers Do?

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This Simple Question Can Save You a Lot of Money

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Going “Green” in Your Garden or Flower Bed

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There has been a lot of emphasis lately on the importance of “going green”. That simply means being environmentally-responsible. You likely already recycle, use energy-efficient lights, and turn down your thermostat when no one is home. Yet, most of us don’t think about the garden or flower bed when we “think green”. We should. Here are a few practical things you can ...Read More

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Handling a New Home Problem on Moving Day

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Imagine buying a product from a store, taking it home, and then discovering there’s a problem with it. Disappointing, yes, but not a catastrophe. You can simply take it back for repair or exchange. But, what if it’s moving day, and you discover there’s a problem with your new home? Whoa. A house isn’t so easily returned! What are the most common problems encountered on movi...Read More

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The Magic of Decorative Moulding

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Decorative moulding is one of the most eye-catching ways to upgrade a room. You’re probably accustomed to seeing standard baseboard moulding installed where your floor meets the wall. But, there are many other types. For example: • Crown moulding for ceilings. • Panel moulding for a southern colonial look. • Chair rail moulding, which is very distinctive on walls. • Apro...Read More

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How Long Will Your Home Appliances Last?

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If you’re paying a lot of money for a new washing machine, wouldn’t it be nice to know how long you should expect it to last? There is, of course, no exact formula for figuring that out. Every brand and unit is different. There are however, some broad estimates. According to an article in Consumer Reports, a washer and dryer will hum along just fine for about 10 years, with a likeliho...Read More

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Important Things to “Fix Up” before Selling

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When you’re preparing your home for sale, it’s not unusual to need to fix up a few things around the property. After all, you want your home to look its best to buyers, so that you get good offers, quickly. What do you need to fix? Here are three categories that will help you create and prioritize your list. 1. Anything that squeaks or creaks. Is there something in your home that ma...Read More

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How to Cut Your Electricity Bill in Half


You don’t have to freeze in the winter or start reading by candlelight to reduce your electricity bill. There are many simple ways to use less power with little, if any, impact on your lifestyle.   A good place to start is with your electronics.    According to the David Suzuki Foundation, “Any gizmo that has a clock, digital timer, remote control or standby mode is suc...Read More

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Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you can slack off on curb appeal. If you're trying to sell your home during the holidays months, making a good first impression is just as crucial as ever. Here are some things to keep in mind when preparing your home's exterior for a fall or winter sale:   Safety first. Prevent slips by clearing your driveway, walkways and stairs...Read More