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August 2014

Found 4 blog entries for August 2014.

Buying a brand-new home from a builder comes with some unique to-dos compared to a re-sale home. Check out these 10 tips from Tarion Warranty Corporation to help you navigate the process:

#1. Choose the type of home that meets your lifestyle needs 

Do you like being close to downtown, or would you prefer living outside the city? Do you like the prospect of maintaining a garden? Where do you want your children to attend school? These are lifestyle decisions that play a large role in the new home buying process.

You also have more design choices than ever before. Would you like a 'smart' home that's pre-wired
for your media and entertainment needs, or a gourmet kitchen for entertaining? Or both?

There are two major types of new homes available to you -

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Most economists and the central bank have predicted that rising prices and near-record debt loads would curb demand for housing. Instead, home resales, prices and starts have climbed after a tough winter.

By: Bloomberg, Published on Mon Aug 11 2014

Canada’s housing starts beat economist predictions for a fourth straight month in July, led by the most single-family-home projects in almost two years.

The pace of work on new homes rose 0.7 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 200,098 units, the fastest since October, from a revised 198,665 in June, Ottawa-based Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp. reported Monday.

Economists had forecast a decline to 193,000, according to the median of 18 responses in a Bloomberg News

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Don't wait until disaster strikes, learn the 15 things every homeowner needs to know, and you'll be ready for whatever life throws at you.

Great Info from HGTV!

Know How to Clean Appliances

Brand new appliances in your brand new home? Lucky you! Keep them in tip top shape with regular cleaning (yes, dishwashers and washers need washing too!). Running your dishwasher and washer with vinegar is a great natural option.

Clear Gutters Safely

Determined to clear gutters yourself? Ensure you do it safely with a spotter below. Installing gutter screens can also hugely reduce the amount of leaves and debris that build up. Click through for an easy how-to DIY video on installing gutter screens. 

Dealing with Leftover Paint


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Think your place is small?

These small spaces will put your 500-square-foot studio to shame. Small spaces are trending in real estate these days, and these folks are grabbing the bull by the horns.

Here are 24 of the smallest homes we could find, from all over the world. They're on roofs, on wheels, and in backyards.

They may make you feel claustrophobic, but their owners have found them to be quite livable.

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