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September 2015

Found 5 blog entries for September 2015.

Grace Macaluso
Sep 28, 2015 - 6:31 PM EDT
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2015 - 8:15 AM EDT

While some of the country’s real estate markets are showing signs of cooling down, the Windsor-area market continues to heat up, a new Conference Board of Canada study reported Monday.

Windsor was a seller’s market in August, with the average resale price of $208,249 — a increase of 6.5 per cent from July and a 12.5 per cent jump compared to August 2014, said Robin Wiebe, senior economist at the conference board.

“Windsor’s economy is coming back,” said Wiebe. “Although the 2008-09 recession was tough, since then, Windsor’s economy has been growing and so has employment.”

How far has the housing market come since the recession? Between December 2008 and December

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Granite and marble have long been the reigning high-end countertop material of choice — but if you've browsed a kitchen showroom recently, you may have noticed that these swanky stones are being usurped by quartz. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, manufactured quartz is now the leading countertop material — and with good reason.

 

Durability

  • Unlike high-maintenance granite and marble (they're beautiful but fragile!), quartz is naturally stain repellent and impervious to acidic foods.
  • It's resistant to scratches and chips. Translation: you don't have to worry about your countertops looking trashed from normal wear and tear.
  • Quartz doesn't require any sealing, whereas granite and marble require at least yearly
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Rising energy costs and growing concerns about greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, air pollution and the security of our future supplies of natural gas and electricity make energy efficiency a concern for all Canadians. This is true whether you rent or own your unit and whether you pay your utilities directly or through your rent or condominium fees.

This About Your Apartment has energy- and water-saving tips that can save you money and make your apartment more comfortable. It lists things you can do yourself (identified by “DIY”) and things you can do in co-operation with your building’s management. Some are simple and low cost; others may mean hiring a contractor (identified by “Contractor”). You can buy most of the materials and tools at any hardware

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10 Affordable Ways to Get the Bedroom of Your Dreams  

If most of your decorating budget went into the living room, you're probably panicking about your barren bedroom. Luckily, we've got your back. These affordable hacks only look expensive, so no one has to know you pulled it together on a shoestring budget. Check out our 10 favorite tricks for styling a dreamy boudoir.

 

 

 

 

1 Try This Glam Closet Hack

Try This Glam Closet Hack    

Transform the most basic builder-grade closet doors into a stunning focal point with this surprisingly simple tutorial. The secret weapon? Ceiling medallions!

 

 

 

 

 

2 Add Drama With Paint

Add Drama With Paint

A fresh coat of paint can instantly make a room feel new and polished. A bold color will help you make a major

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Find yourself feigning excuses for why your friend can't pop up to your place to use the bathroom before the movie? Ever turn beet red with embarrassment when unexpected guests enter your home? It sounds like you have a messy house.

Imagine how much more enjoyable life would be if you were one of those perpetually tidy people whose homes could be company-ready with 15 minutes' notice. We wanted to turn our clean fantasies into a reality, so we researched the daily habits of people with clean houses — note the word "habits." What we learned is that it takes more than a few deep cleanings to achieve this status of cleaning goddess. It takes daily work and preparation to keep your house in a constant state of near perfection.

Read on to discover the

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