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Smart Ways to Spend Your Income Tax Refund

Smart Ways to Spend Your Income Tax Refund

With tax season right around the corner, many Canadians are collecting their tax slips outlining your earnings and investments, gathering receipts and perhaps you’re even planning how to spend your income tax refund. To some, this perceived windfall is considered a “green light” to go on a...


8 Quick Tips for Cleaning Before Guests Arrive

8 Quick Tips for Cleaning Before Guests Arrive

  8 Tips for Quick Cleaning Before Guests ArriveNo doubt you’ll want your home to look its best for visiting family and friends during the holidays. Here are a few cleaning tips to minimize the time you have to spend making things sparkle.1. Grout and tight corners Cleaning nooks and...


8 Ways to Give Back to Your Community During the Holidays

8 Ways to Give Back to Your Community During the Holidays

  8 Ways to Give Back to Your Community During the HolidaysLooking for ways to give back this holiday season? Here are a few ideas.1. Go for wags and wigglesLocal animal shelters always need an extra hand, whether it’s for walking dogs, socializing cats or the critical daily chores required...


5 De-cluttering Tips For Your Kitchen

5 De-cluttering Tips For Your Kitchen

  Is the chaos on your countertop out of control? Here are a few tips to conquer the clutter.1. Use it or move itIf you don’t use a mixer, food processor, or other tool more than once a week, stash it in a cupboard. Counter space is precious real estate.2. Wall-to-wall organization Mount...


SEVEN SIGNS OF A PET FRIENDLY HOME.

SEVEN SIGNS OF A PET FRIENDLY HOME.

  Embarking on a home search for a property that must be approved by furry, tail-wagging family members? Here are a few things to look for.1. Greener grassDoes the home have a yard? Just a little bit of a fenced-in grass can be your pup’s paradise. Be sure to check that the HOA allows you...


Does It Come With The House?

Does It Come With The House?

  “Does it Come With The House?”Heavy, bulky items can be awkward to pack up and difficult to move. They also can be seen as big perks to potential buyers. If you’re willing to part with the items below, have your agent mention them as features of your house.1. Basketball hoop – This can...


4 Tips For A Great Home Theatre

4 Tips For A Great Home Theatre

  4 Tips for a Great Home TheaterCreating a home media center means you’ll never have to put up with the annoying guy at the theater who talks through the whole movie (unless, of course, you’re married to him). Here are a few tips to get you started.Think about acousticsChoose a room...


Transform Your Bedroom for a Great Night's Sleep

Transform Your Bedroom for a Great Night's Sleep

  Do you struggle to some catch shut-eye? Beyond counting sheep or working your way through “War and Peace,” here are some things you can try to encourage zzzz’s.1. Skip the bold wall colorsSoft, muted colors on the walls and floors help create a relaxing environment in your bedroom. Keep...


DIY Pumpkin Carving and Decorating

DIY Pumpkin Carving and Decorating

  Fall comes with many traditions: football, apple cider, pies, festivals – and, of course, venturing to a pumpkin patch! If you are looking to carve or decorate a pumpkin this fall, here are some ideas to get you started.1. Use a cookie cutter to create a pattern. Place the cookie cutter...


5 Winning Tips For Writing An Offer

5 Winning Tips For Writing An Offer

  In some hot housing markets, including a letter with your formal offer to buy a home is all but required. Unfortunately, Hallmark doesn’t make a card for the occasion (yet). Here are a few tips:1. Get emotional. Take advantage of this opportunity to sail beyond the facts and figures...


Breast Cancer Awareness:  Coping Behind the Pink Ribbons

Breast Cancer Awareness: Coping Behind the Pink Ribbons

  Editor’s note: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is estimated that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It’s a disease that affects our friends, sisters, co-workers and mothers. In this post, Kayla Roofe, Social Media Manager at RE/MAX LLC,...


Ready for Halloween??

Ready for Halloween??

  Transform Your Home into a Haunted HouseNow that we are well into October, the countdown continues as people wait in anticipation for the creepiest night of the year: Halloween. Want to give people the chills as they wander past your house on All Hallow’s Eve? Here are a few...