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March 2009 - Posts

Organized Spaces
A walk through the crucial planning stages of getting organized Who doesn’t need to be better organized these days? From collections to wardrobes to holiday décor, there is a definite abundance of stuff in our lives. No matter how much storage Read More...
HomeTech- Latest in Home Security
Home security, once contained in a plain and simple wall unit, has taken a futuristic turn with new technologies. From systems run by key-faubs to biometric fingerprint identification, there are numerous possibilities available to homeowners today. While Read More...
2009 appliance trends
Check out some of the latest trends in home appliances for 2009. High-tech, "smart" appliances use electronics both for a more efficient operation and to perform functions unheard of only a few years ago: fridges that make dinner suggestions Read More...
10 best home upgrades for resale
Consider giving your home any of these 10 upgrades when looking to sell. If you're preparing your home for sale, there are certain improvements that are definitely worth their cost in helping to attract more buyers, sell your home faster, make back Read More...
10 quick tips to flip your home
10 easy ways to get your home ready to be flipped -- and to ensure a successful outcome! Though the heady days of the real estate boom are gone for now, real estate continues to be one of the safest investments you can make—that is, if you invest Read More...
What's new in the kitchen
Less is becoming the new more when it comes to what's hot in kitchen design. Consumers today don't want a lot of conspicuous consumption in their kitchen designs; less is the new more. Even in traditional homes, intelligent, efficient design -- Read More...
10 tips for an ergonomic kitchen
Follow these 10 tips to create a well-thought-out kitchen. After reassessing the configuration of your kitchen to make meal preparation more pleasant and effective, identify those areas you dislike (for example: not enough counter space near the stove Read More...
2009 colour trends
A STYLE ALL YOUR OWN This year, decors are largely inspired by the tastes and preferences of a home's occupants. An unusual use of colour is a great way to personalize your living space. Try soft, floral hues with bright or dark colours. Black is Read More...
Bank of Canada cuts interest rate to lowest ever
Canada's central bank cut its overnight interest rate to 0.5 per cent on Tuesday, in yet another attempt to stimulate the country's sluggish economy. The record-low rate cut, the seventh in the last year, was widely expected by economists. "Consistent Read More...
Bank of Canada lowers overnight rate target by 1/2 percentage point to 1/2 per cent
Bank of Canada lowers overnight rate target by 1/2 percentage point to 1/2 per cent OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada today announced that it is lowering its target for the overnight rate by one-half of a percentage point to 1/2 per cent. The operating Read More...
What does HE mean on detergent packaging?
(NC)—Recently, a new designation has been showing up on laundry detergent bottles: HE. A national survey conducted by Angus Reid Strategies on behalf of Purex Natural Elements laundry detergent found that 62 per cent of Canadians have never heard Read More...
Top 5 trends from a gardening guru
Spring is synonymous with gardening. It is the season to start tackling garden and yard improvement projects to revive your outdoor living space. “The arrival of spring often inspires gardeners with fresh new ideas,” said Mark Cullen, Home Read More...
Small projects…big impact
Upgrade Your Home Within Your Means (NC)—Today's sagging economy may make you hesitant to tackle large home improvement projects. But what about smaller, yet significant, upgrades? “Don't fixate on each improvement's immediate Read More...
Glam, gorgeous and… green entertaining
NC)—So you've made the environmentally conscious choice to be green this year… but how will this decision impact your entertaining? Don't fret, it doesn't mean bland food and recycled napkins – green can be glamorous. In Read More...
Top decorating trends
(NC)—For the many homeowners who want to update their décor, Sue Rainville, director of marketing for leading window fashions manufacturer Hunter Douglas, spots the trends and offers easy tips to bring them home: 1. Comfortable and Cozy – Read More...
How to Reduce your Carbon Footprint — and your Energy Bills
(NC)—With spring in full bloom, it's a great time to consider ways to “green” your home and reduce your carbon footprint. Having a “green” conscience is much more practical and inexpensive than you may think. For example, Read More...
REALTORS® welcome federal housing initiatives in stimulating
Ottawa – January 27 th , 2009 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) welcomes the federal government initiatives to stimulate economic growth outlined in the 2009 budget, especially those that will encourage home ownership in Canada. Read More...
Housing Will Continue to Moderate in 2009
Corporate Information > Newsroom > News Releases > 2009 > Housing Will Continue to Moderate in 2009 Housing Will Continue to Moderate in 2009 OTTAWA, February 19, 2009 — Housing starts reached 211,056 units in 2008, a decrease from 228,343 Read More...
CIBC World Markets says mortgage market growth cut in half since mid-2008
TORONTO — Canadian consumers are scaling back spending and becoming especially cautious about credit cards and home mortgages this year as the recession wears into their pocketbooks. A report by CIBC World Markets says growth in the mortgage market Read More...
The Oakville Art and Artisan Show
Note that this information is outdated. The Oakville Art and Artisan Show will take place April 24, 25, and 26th 2009, and will be hosted by the May Court group. All the proceeds from the Art Show will be going to charity. Contact Cindy Nhan Email:cindy.nhan@cancercare.on.ca Read More...
Toronto Northern Lights
Note that this information is outdated. Toronto Northern Lights - an award winning, all-male a cappella chorus April 4th at the Meeting House (church) in Oakville Contact Jean Sauvé 905-464-7243 When/Where: April 4th at the Meeting House (church) Read More...
Price Reduced on 233 Highway 52 in Jerseyville
Jerseyville, Hamilton - Announcing a price reduction on 233 Highway 52, a 5,000 sq. ft., 5 bath, 6 bdrm 2 story. Now MLS® $1,099,000 - Luxury Country Estate. Property information Read More...