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Monday, April 28, 2014 - Eliminating mould and dust in your household

The decor of homes may vary, but the one thing the interiors have in common is the air -- yet most homeowners don't consider the quality of what they're breathing. Very few people are aware of all the nooks and crannies where mould, one of the most common indoor air pollutants, can build, says Norm Hoessmann, licensed home inspector with Victoria's Aardvark Inspections. "Older homes often have bits of mould in several places, which means they can be overlooked," says Hoessmann. "But if you ...
posted in General at Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:30:09 -0600

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Edmonton Poetry Festival

Poetry is a source of energy, entertainment and joy shared by all societies. The Edmonton Poetry Festival celebrates poetry in all its forms. We get people from across the city involved as creators and audiences. Doesn?t matter what age you are, what culture you come from, or whether you fall for slam poetry or jump at reading the classics. The Edmonton Poetry Festival kicked off in 2006, with the help of Edmonton?s then-poet laureate Alice Major and an organizing committee representing a wide ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:35:46 -0600

Monday, April 21, 2014 - Bring more Natural Light into your Home

Natural light is wonderful thing to have in your home. It makes your home feel warmer and more inviting compared to a home filled with artificial lights. Sunlight has a direct positive impact on our bodies and minds by increasing the production of Vitamin D and boosts the production of serotonin. This helps elevate our moods and increases energy. A great way to increase the amount of natural light in your home is to install skylights or sun tunnels.Skylights have been in use for centuries ...
posted in General at Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:45:13 -0600

Monday, April 14, 2014 - Garage suites can be sweet spaces

When Jessica Foulston purchased her colourful bungalow in Old Strathcona, she knew she wanted to supplement her mortgage payments with rental income. But after living as a renter for many years, she also yearned for an unshared living space. The solution came to her when she decided to rebuild her crumbling, one-car garage. She began exploring the option of topping its replacement with a modest garage suite. Foulston admits to getting lucky zoning-wise because even though her first house is not ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:04:49 -0600

Friday, April 11, 2014 - Most Innovative Light Switches

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Take Advantage of Spring to Improve your Curb Appeal

If you?re selling your home in the spring, a great way to make it stand out from all the rest is to increase its ?curb appeal.? This means fixing up the front of your property so it appeals to potential buyers when they?re driving by, ie ?from the curb.? Here are a few tips to improve your property?s curb appeal: Repaint the front door: a front door that pops can be hugely cheering. Add new porch furniture: a pair of matching rockers, Adirondack chairs or a cozy glider is a must when you have a ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:03:15 -0600

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - Edmonton Market Update April 2014

Housing prices in first quarter rise in active local market Edmonton, April 2, 2014: The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton reports that the housing market in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)1 is poised for a very active spring sales period. Sales of all types of residential properties in the first quarter in the Edmonton CMA were up 5.8% as compared to the same period in 2013. Single family detached (SFD) sales were up 5.1% while condo sales rose a staggering 11.0% in the first ...
posted in General at Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:23:39 -0600

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