Chinese New Year is just around the corner, bringing in the year of the Dragon on January 23, 2012. In Chinese tradition the dragon is a highly regarded being. It’s believed to stand for power, luck, success and happiness, but it’s also thought of as mysterious and unpredictable, bringing unexpected happenings throughout the year.
If you’re superstitious, your luck will depend on ...
Posted by Nadege Parent
on January 18, 2012
Mold is a common occurrence in homes, but it can potentially cause health problems as well as damage to structures and surfaces if it is not controlled. Mold begins growing indoors when spores come in contact with wet surfaces or substances. Once established, mold can be very difficult to remove successfully - so prevention is the key. MOLD PREVENTION Mold cannot grow in the absence of moisture. Moisture ...
Posted by Angela Slager
on January 13, 2012
Home buyers are often faced with the question of “Should we buy a new home or an older home?” There are, of course, pros and cons to either option. Consider some of the following when deciding on which option suits you the best: New Home Advantages
Modern designs accommodate current lifestyles. For example, some new homes will have larger rooms, an open concept, or more closet ...
Posted by Linda Giovanniello
on January 9, 2012
Adding a splash of colour to your home in the form of art can be both inspirational and an easy way to change up the look of each room.
There’s a quote by Roy Adzak about the individuality of art; “Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.”
Art is choice, and more often than not an expensive one at that, and can change the vibe of your space. Make sure ...
Posted by Paul Baron
on January 6, 2012
With interest rates at an all-time low, many Canadians are taking advantage of the savings by refinancing their mortgages to consolidate debt, make home renovations, invest in real estate or other ventures, or moving up the property ladder.
The following are ways to take even further advantage of this excellent rate environment by paying down your mortgage faster.
Tip #1: Prepay early in the mortgage ...
Posted by Craig Rushton
on January 3, 2012