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How will the pandemic affect your retirement

By: NewsCanada

How will the pandemic affect your retirement

Tags: Pandemic, Retirement, CPP

(NC) A few short months ago, a global pandemic was seen by many as a theoretical risk. Today it is causing disruptions in economies and stock markets around the world. While the potential for a global pandemic has always existed, the necessary lockdowns to protect public health and the resulting economic impact of COVID-19 is not something many could have predicted. And, while many of us are nat...Read More

Four tips for a smooth move

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Four tips for a smooth move

Tags: Moving, New Home, Tips

(NC) Moving can be an exciting time that usually signifies a new stage in life. Whether it’s your dream home, growing family or new job that has you packing up, don’t let the bustle stress you out. Here are four tips to ensure a smooth move: Book your movers. Once you’ve confirmed moving dates, book your moving arrangements. Weekends and the summer months can be busier times....Read More

Easy ways to care for your home this summer

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Easy ways to care for your home this summer

Tags: Home Care, Maintenance, Home Exterior

(NC) The sunny, long summer days are here, and while it’s prime time for lounging on the deck or taking a dip in the pool, it’s also an excellent time to do some simple maintenance tasks to keep your home in tip-top shape. Air conditioner Air conditioners can sometimes take a beating during summers that are hotter than others. Be sure to check your furnace filter to see if it needs t...Read More

From value to fun: Tips for your next home reno

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From value to fun: Tips for your next home reno

Tags: Home Reno, Tips, ROI

(NC) Whether you’re looking to create some long-term value for your home, make a few eco-friendly improvements or simply maximize your enjoyment, there’s a renovation project for everyone. While design trends come and go, some makeovers never go out of style. Leading insurance provider Belairdirect offers these tips: Increasing home value If you’re looking to undertake some b...Read More

Easy home improvement projects

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Easy home improvement projects

Tags: Home Improvements, DIY, Increase Your Home Value

(NC) With summer comes longer daylight hours and milder temperatures, making it the perfect season to tackle those home projects you’ve been putting off. Ready for a refresh but in need of inspiration? Below are some easy DIYs that make a big impact: Re-paint your walls and cupboards. Adding a fresh coat of paint to hallways or key gathering spots is a simple way to brighten your home....Read More

Tips to prepare your home for the unexpected

By: Len Skok

Tips to prepare your home for the unexpected

Tags: Home Tips, Prepare, Time at Home

(NC) While spending more time at home, it’s critical that you take the necessary steps to help ensure your family is prepared in the event a home fire or carbon monoxide (CO) leak occurs. CO is the number one cause of accidental poisoning in Canada and, according to the Canadian National Fire Information Database, 80 per cent of fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Make ...Read More

Boost your home’s curb appeal with colour

By: NewsCanada

Boost your home’s curb appeal with colour

Tags: Curb Appeal, Home, First Impression

(NC) With many of us spending more time at home, this summer is the perfect opportunity to reinvigorate your house with inspiring design that welcomes you. Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour marketing expert, shares her top tips on how to boost your home’s curb appeal. First impressions count. The front door sets the tone for your entire home. Whether it’s a new coat of paint to...Read More

How farmers give back in unique ways

By: NewCanada

How farmers give back in unique ways

Tags: Give Back, Farmers, Shop Local, Farm to Table

(NC) Farmers are an important part of ensuring a strong, diverse food supply across the country. And in every region, farmers work to contribute to the fabric of communities like yours. Here are four unique benefits Canadian farmers offer: Nutritious food. A balanced diet is made up of a variety of protein sources, healthy fats and grains.  Canadian farmers take great pride in deliverin...Read More

Should I renovate or relocate?

By: NewsCanada

Should I renovate or relocate?

Tags: Renovate, Moving, Buying, Selling

(NC) When it comes to your home, some upgrades like painting or changing the finishes on your cupboards are easy and low-cost projects that can refresh the look and feel of a dated room. But if the changes you're thinking about go beyond a simple coat of paint, moving isn’t the only w...Read More

How home design trends are evolving for physical distancing

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How home design trends are evolving for physical distancing

Tags: Trends, Pandemic, Social Distancing

(NC) COVID-19 has brought changes to everything, and home design is no exception. Experts are expecting to see lasting impacts on everything from the materials we use to the rooms we prioritize. Check out these and other noteworthy trends: Houses over apartments. Many people who live in condos or apartments do so to be closer to the action – work, entertainment and shops – and ne...Read More