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5 Crucial Steps Before Home Selling

Before you start making repairs, before selling your home or marking dates on your calendar for an open house, it's smart to prepare a home selling plan. Of course, you want top dollar, but you could make costly home selling mistakes along the way if your enthusiasm for quickly selling causes you to run out and stick a for sale sign in the yard before you're fully prepared to sell. Motivation for ...

Living with An Older Home

The charms of living in an older home can be many - history, style, craftsmanship, quirks. But there's no denying that living in such a home has its challenges. Maintenance can be tricky and expensive, especially if certain systems and features have been neglected over the years. Let's take a look at some common situations found in many older homes:   Energy inefficiency is ...

March Break Ideas

 March Break Ideas     "I’m bored!There's nothing to do." Those words are enough to make a parent's heart sink like a stone. Spring Break, or March Break, is just around the corner and a week of unstructured time could be a kid's recipe for boredom. However, a little planning around your personal time and budget, and you can craft a unique and interesting March Break plan ...

Do detox diets offer any health benefits?

Detox, or detoxification, diets are popular, but they're not scientifically proven. Detox diets are touted as a way to remove toxins from the body. Specific detox diets vary — but typically a period of fasting is followed by a strict diet of raw vegetables, fruit and fruit juices, and water. In addition, some detox diets advocate using herbs and other supplements along with colon cleansing ...

Physical Activity

Exercise and physical activity are not only good for you, they're also a fun way to spend time — a chance to unwind, to be outdoors, to get social or to simply do something that makes you happy. Find a physical activity you enjoy and do it every day. Better yet, find two or more types of activity to do to prevent boredom and overuse injuries. Pace yourself according to your age and fitness ...

HAPPY FAMILY DAY and so PROUD TO BE A CANADIAN

We are enjoying a family day long weekend, while cheering the Canadians to all they can accomplish in the Olympics.  What a nice break in this long winter, but spring is just around the corner, as the crows are out checking things, beginning to see signs of melting snow on the sides of the road, and not to mention we have already had Valentine's day, so more than half way through February. Hope ...

Why Is Snacking So Healthy?

February is heart health month. The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada promotes heart healthy education in the month of February to help remind and educate people and their families to eat well. According to The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada health experts recommend eating three small meals a day plus a few nutritious snacks. This is important for adults and children, and part of a ...

How Much Fat Should I Eat Each Day?

    How much fat is enough fat? What are the best fatty foods to eat, and is there even such a thing?  A healthy eating pattern includes about 20% to 35% of your day’s calories from fat. For a woman this means about 45 to 75 grams of fat a day For a man this means about 60 to 105 grams of fat a day Use these numbers as a guideline to compare how much fat is in ...

Lighten Up Your Home This Spring

Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes and get a head start on the hectic seasons of spring and summer. As the signs of spring make their first appearances in nature, it is time to pay tribute to the joy and jubilance of nature. It’s also time to wake up your home with a new, modern and fresh look. Here are a few tips to help you cheer up your home this spring: ...

Tips to Attract the Highest Offers for Your Listings

  Tips to Attract the Highest Offers for Your Listings     Depersonalizing and de-cluttering the house can be one of the most important of all presale activities. Buyers want to imagine themselves in the home and will have difficulty if there is clutter.   Here are some tips for your client's presale list of "to do's": Remove all personal items like pictures, ...
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