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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - Putting money where their house is

Young Canadians feel that housing remains a very good investment, according to the 21st Annual RBC Home Ownership Poll. Nearly nine-in-ten (86 %) of those aged 25-34 believe that owning a house or condo is a very good investment, up from less than eight-in- ten (78 %) in 2013. This sentiment has echoed into buying intention, as likelihood to purchase has increased in nearly every region in the country. Interest from the 25-34 age group has increased significantly from one-in-four (25 %) in 2013 ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 29 May 2014 12:20:16 -0600

Monday, May 26, 2014 - Creating an Outdoor Kitchen

A new trend in home design is ?outdoor living? which is a great way to extend the square footage of your home provided that the weather agrees with your plans. Here are some tips for creating a great outdoor kitchen.Extend your living and entertaining space with an outdoor kitchen for summer parties. Think about what you might want to cook in your outdoor kitchen and design the space to fit those needs. Functional amenities, layout and smart storage solutions will transform your outdoor kitchen ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 26 May 2014 10:19:21 -0600

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - Happening Now: Host Edmonton

Challenge the conventions of food, drink and hospitality. Local and international experts and chefs will share their best tips, tricks, drinks and dishes, with plenty of parties and tastings to fill your plate! Host Edmonton is a combined trade, food and educational show that puts you in the mix with top hospitality professionals, exposing you to trends, techniques and ingredients that are guaranteed to elevate your next home or restaurant hosting experience. So are you coming? Click here for ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 22 May 2014 15:02:53 -0600

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - Love and colour are in bloom

I'll admit I'm not the world's best gardener but I'm a quick study. I am also blessed with lots of friends who are perhaps the some of the best in the world, so I have great resources when I need advice. I always start with what I love and what I can grow to make life just a little bit more fabulous! As you start to plan your gardens and containers for the summer, think about your décor inside the house and what you would love to have in the garden that you can bring inside, whether it be for ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 20 May 2014 09:35:24 -0600

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Grass Repair: tips to get your grass back

Gardener's tips in growing back your grass fast; Never fertilize stressed grass: try watering first. Give it at least an inch, wait a day or two, and repeat. If it greens up, then the grass should get at least one inch of water per week. Tear out the old grass and plant new seeds. If the grass is dead, rip out the dead sod and replant.  Sprinkle a large amount of grass seed on the empty spot, spread dirt over the seed until you can?t see the seed anymore, and then water lightly so you don?t ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 15 May 2014 16:14:45 -0600

Monday, May 12, 2014 - Spring Clean-Up Checklist

Spring cleaning isn?t all about scrubbing and washing your home from ceiling to floor. Spring is also the best time to check for small leaks and cracks your house might have gotten through the long winter. Roof Care ? A roof can take a real beating from the winter. Inspect your roof for missing, loose or buckling roof shingles, nail pops or failed fasteners.  Make sure the seals around the air vents are still sufficient.Gutter Drainage ? If you notice water stains on exterior walls, your ...
posted in General at Mon, 12 May 2014 15:42:06 -0600

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - Delightful Outdoor Swings

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Edmonton Market Update May 2014

North Central remains busiest sales region of Edmonton Edmonton, May 2, 2014: According to the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton the average price of a single family home (SFD) in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)1 in April has dropped slightly from the high in March, even with the sale of 13 homes over a million dollars. In April, the average SFD price was down more than $5,000 to $427,685; a decrease of 1.5% from March but up 5.9% from the same month a year ago. The all-residential ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sat, 03 May 2014 08:03:13 -0600

Friday, May 2, 2014 - Curbing the curse of clutter

With spring the common time to cleanse, hit the refresh button and wipe out junk clogging up sacred spaces. Clutter in the home often sneaks up unsuspectingly. Coming from the Middle English root word "clotteren", clutter in essence, suggests to "clot". Just as blood accumulation blocks movement through veins and arteries in the body, clutter inhibits a healthy stream of energy and traffic patterns in life. Feng Shui has been a popular method throughout time to increase desires, all while ...
posted in General at Fri, 02 May 2014 10:17:06 -0600

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