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Waste-less in Halton!

Halton WasteLess News - Spring 2014 In April 2013, Halton Region added new materials to its Blue Box program, made larger Blue Boxes available for pick up, reduced the garbage limit and introduced garbage tags. These program changes are working! Thanks to the efforts of Halton residents, there is now a lot more recycling and composting, and a lot less garbage. From April to December 2013, ...

Critter Proofing Your Property

It's that time of year when many of us experience uninvited wildlife guests on our property. Here are a few tips and points to co-exist with wildlife, but help deter them from doing damage on your property.     Raccoons, Rodents & Coyotes and More GARAGE CANS & RECYCLE BINS: Store in a shed or garage until needed. Secure garbage cans with the latch, bungee ...

Oakville's Annual Clean Sweep!! April 25, 2014

A great way to give back to the community! Each year the Town of Oakville celebrates Earth Week with an initiative encouraging all individuals, businesses, families, neighbourhood, school and community groups and anyone who care about the town and our environment to get out and clean up litter in Oakville for 20 minutes on April 25 at 2 p.m. 20 minutes can make a big difference and keep Oakville ...

Rolling up my sleeves to lend a hand

I'm so thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in a build day with Habitat for Humanity. Tomorrow I'll be rolling up my sleeves at the OMDREB sponsored Pembroke build and I couldn't be more excited! I consider myself a handy person and am looking forward to putting my skills to the test and of course I expect to learn a few new ones throughout the day! Habitat for Humanity relies heavily ...

Tips On How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home Week 3

Make a grand entry Even with a small budget, there are ways to draw attention to your front door. Molding acts like an architectural eyeliner when applied to the sides and top of the doorway. Notice how the white door casing makes this door pop.   Add shutters or accent trim Shutters and trim add a welcoming layer of beauty to your home's exterior. Shutters also control light and ...

Sell or Stay in your Home this Spring?

Spring home selling season is here which is the most active period of the year for single home titles changing hands, and this year the outlook for home-sale growth is up. Single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums are all expected to see stronger sales in 2014. Many homeowners now have to ask themselves: Sell or keep their homes? The answer involves everything from downsizing, to retirement, ...

Congratulations to our winners!

A great big thank you to everyone involved in making our experience at the Oakville Lifestyle Homeshow such a success.  We are very excited to announce the winners from our homeshow giveaways: Leann S. - Winner of the Nest™ Learning Thermostat courtesy of the Steve Pacheco Real Estate Team. Congratulations Leann! Sharda ...

New Housing Developments in Northwest Oakville Promise New Options for Home Buyers

Mint Condos by New Horizon Bringing New Options to Northwest Oakville Located on the northeast corner of Dundas Street and Bronte Road, these two 8-storey buildings will feature a classic look with a stunning lobby, two 1,000 square foot rooftop terraces that offer panoramic views of Oakville and Toronto. There are also going to be some luxury amenities providing a convenient condo lifestyle like ...

5 Home Projects That Will Save You Money (With Video Instructions!)

Clean the Refrigerator and Air Conditioner Coils When the coils of your refrigerator or air conditioner are dirty and dusty, the appliance can not work as efficiently as it's meant to. They can't exchange heat as they're designed, and the result is them having to run longer and harder to produce the same results. However, the good news is that cleaning them is simple. Just take your vacuum hose ...

Around the House Spring Chores

With winter almost behind us, it’s time to get your house and garden ready to not only face the warm weather, but also the damaging effects of the sun, wind, and rain. Choose a nice spring day to walk around the outside of your house and take inventory of what tasks need attending to before they become a major—and possibly costly repair. Don’t think of spring home maintenance as “chores”; ...