December 15, 2016

Watch Out For Poisons In Your Home

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 90% of exposures to poisons occur inside the home. Almost all are preventable, if you follow some simple guidelines. Look for the poison label on products you buy. Visually, it’s […]
November 30, 2016

Knock, Knock…How To Avoid Door-to-Door Scams

It’s early in the evening and there’s a knock on the door. You answer and are greeted by an official-looking man who claims he needs to see your utility bill to confirm you’re getting your energy rebate. Do you let […]
July 29, 2016

How Much Time Should You Spend Viewing Houses

Figuring out how much time you should spend viewing properties for sale is a little like asking, “How long should I spend trying on shoes?” The answer seems obvious: As long as it takes to make a decision! Buying a […]
May 24, 2016

Making “Neighbourhood Targeting” Work for You

Imagine if you dreamed of owning a special limited edition vehicle. What would you do to ensure that your dream vehicle would someday be parked in your driveway — with your name on the ownership papers?  You would probably start […]
February 27, 2016

Curious about what’s trending in homes and gardens this year?

As another year is launched, so too are the latest design trends.  If you’re thinking of a home refresh or just wondering what’s new, here are a few popular trends to look out for in 2016: Tiny Homes – This trend […]
January 22, 2016

Types of lighting for the home

You probably don’t think buying a lighting fixture for a room is all that complicated. It isn’t. However, it does require you to consider which types of lighting you may need. According to the Lighting Association, there are three types: […]
September 11, 2010

Over the Backyard Fence: Connecting to Your Neighbours

Do you still talk to your neighbour over the backyard fence or when getting out of your car after work? Yes? Then you are like the majority of neighbours.  A recent study by Pew Internet, called “Neighbours Online,” discovered just […]
October 22, 2009

The Rosebank Road South Community in Pickering

I was walking around enjoying this pocket of Pickering and wanted to share. Located south of the 401, this community has quite defined boundaries.  There are only 2 ways into this community:  Granite Court, through an business section of Pickering […]
May 19, 2009

Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

As seems to be the tradition for a lot of people on the Victoria long weekend, we spent it catching up on our spring clean up. Fortunately, I had CMHC (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation) remind me of all the tasks […]