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So you think DIY remodeling is going to be fun? Here is one homeowner's list of what you may be getting yourself into

More than three years ago, my husband and I bought an 1890 Victorian disaster with the intention of restoring it ourselves. I fell in love with the house before we even got in the front door. I loved the wraparound porch. I loved the giant, ornate hinges. I even loved the crazy mess and decay. 

At the time, I thought I loved the house so much that I did not care that it was falling down. But now I understand that it wasn't that I didn't care. It was that I didn’t actually see the broken parts. I only saw what the house could be and I had no concept of...
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New young families and immigration should boost demand in future, report says


It’s a question that can create severe anxiety disorder among baby boomers: Who will buy their single-family homes when they decide to downsize into smaller units?

Pessimists feel baby boomers could soon flood the market with detached homes as health and financial issues force them to sell, creating an oversupply situation that forces prices down.

But a Conference Board of Canada report Monday said new young families and increased levels of international immigration should boost the demand for single-family homes in the future, at least partly offsetting any increase in the supply of baby boomers...

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

OTTAWA, July 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation is pleased to announce that it has raised over $200,000 for the Canadian Red Cross' Alberta Floods Fund, thanks to the generous donations of individual REALTORS®, brokerages, and 40 real estate Boards and Associations from across the country.

"We know from experience that when disaster strikes, REALTORS® are quick to ask how they can help," says Calvin Lindberg, Chair of the Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation. "As soon as our fundraising appeal went out, donations started to pour in from Victoria to St. John's. We are very proud that we were able to come together to help our friends in Southern...

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Wayne Bonnell, 67, is cleaning out house of Helen Hutchinson, 73, roof gutters at Littleton, Colo., on Thursday, June 7, 2012. A new nonprofit called Village to Village network has sprung up to help older adults age in place. There are two Village nonprofits in the Denver Metro -- one in Wash Park called Washington Park Cares, and one in Jeffco, the Columbine Community Village. Hyoung Chang, The Denver PostGetty ImagesOur gallery of home inspection nightmares (below) is good for a laugh, but a home inspection is serious business. It's the buyer's opportunity to make sure that the house they're about to purchase doesn't hold any expensive surprises.

typical home inspection includes a check of a house's structural and mechanical condition, from the roof to the foundation, as well as tests for the presence of radon gas and the detection of wood-destroying insects. Depending on the seriousness of what the inspection uncovers, the buyer can walk away from the deal (most contracts include an inspection contingency in the event of major flaws) or negotiate with the seller for the necessary repairs.

These are the red flags that should send a...

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Buyers do not want to enter a home only to feel as if they are intruding upon the lives of the occupants. When selling, it is best to depersonalize your property as much as possible by de-cluttering. Remove personal photos, personal collections and knick knacks. 
Some other helpful tips:

-paint brightly coloured walls a more neutral shade.
-Kitchen counters should be clear and clutter-free. Store small appliances in cupboards.
-Replace boring or dated cabinet handles with new ones. 
-Fresh linens: Make sure any visible linens (bath towels, tea towels, oven mitts, etc.) are new or at least look new.
-Fix up the bathroom. An old mirror can be replaced with a framed mirror for a minimal cost. Switch out the lighting for a nice some attractive...

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By Cam Tucker  

The Vancouver Canucks have gone local again, signing centre Zach Hamill of Port Coquitlam in a deal that was announced Thursday morning.

Hamill played his minor hockey in Port Coquitlam, before eventually moving on to the Everett Silvertips in the Western Hockey League.

Hamill is originally a draft pick of the Boston Bruins, selected eighth overall in the 2007 NHL Draft.


However, his professional career to this point has been spent largely in the minor leagues.

In 20 career NHL games, he has just four assists.

Last year, he spent the American Hockey League season with three different teams – Hershey Bears, San Antonio Rampage and Milwaukee Admirals ...

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I gave away $275 Today! Thank you for the Referrals! 

It’s not every day you get a high quality referral from such a trusted source. I know that you don’t put your good reputation on the line very easily. So here’s a little something to say thank you for putting your trust in me by referring us business. 

Thank you again to my valued friends and clients


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A new study reveals that Vancouver is the most expensive city in Canada, not shocking news. However, it may surprise some that but it isn’t in the top 10 list for costliest cities for expats. 

According to Mercer’s 2013 Cost of Living Survey, Vancouver ranks as the world’s 64th most expensive city in the world. Toronto previously held the top Canadian spot at No. 61.

Ten Most expensive cities in the world 


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