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Faster, easier, smarter ways to keep your whole house clean

Clean the air while you clean house


With their beater brushes and exhaust, vacuums whip up a dust storm. Later, all that dust settles on the surfaces you just cleaned. But you can use your forced-air heating/cooling system to filter the air while you clean. Just switch the thermostat to "fan" or "fan on." The dust reduction you get depends on your furnace filter. Standard fiberglass filters catch only the largest particles, while a pleated filter with an electrostatic charge will catch almost all the visible dust. Don't forget to switch back to "auto"...

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 I’m a bit of a logistics nerd when it comes to planning my days, even on the weekends. I try to pack my days to the gills with the projects and people I love, so I need things to run like clockwork, frictionlessly. I’m also a creature of habit, and pride myself on finding and working with the best local merchants.

So, it’s fortunate for me that I live in a neighborhood that is all about the call-ahead. My favorite brunch spot has an hour-long wait - unless you call ahead (FYI: day-of calls only, no reservations in advance, ask for Sam). Same with my nail lady and my tire guy. 

They’re the best in town, so they’re very oversubscribed,...

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A transparent addition brings space, light and that wow factor to an old and dark British kitchen

Houzz Editorial Staff
historic home’s quirks, nooks and crannies can lose their charm when it comes to the kitchen. As the homeowners of this 1845 London home discovered, a 19th-century kitchen is no treat to cook in, no matter how cute it looks. Tired of cramming into their 40-square-foot cooking space, the family hired designer Andrew Dunning to bring in more room, functionality and sparkle. His solution: a stunning glass addition that floods the space with light.

Kitchen at a Glance
Who lives here: A family with grown children
Location: Islington district, Greater London
Size: 350 square feet ...
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I have sold a property at 818 PAISLEY AVE in Port Coquitlam.

SOLD ! Congratulations Bill & Donna !

Don't miss this spacious 3 bedroom basement home just half a block away from the Sun Valley swimming pool & kids spray park. Ideal family home, spacious floor plan with nice open livingroom, diningroom with gas fireplace & slider to the 10x15' sun deck overlooking the fullyfenced backyard complete with new 15ft above ground swimming pool. Fully finished basement with 2 pce bathroom & large L-shaped rec room with a gas fireplace. The L-shaped rec room could easily be converted into a large rec room & a 4th bedroom. All of the big ticket items have already been done: new roof in '2013; Hi-eff furnace & new...

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I have sold a property at 114 19525 73rd in Surrey.

Congratulations Casper on your new home !

Nestled in an exquisite pocket of Clayton Heights, Uptown Clayton II is centered around enhancing space and lifestyle. A perfect blend of countryside tranquility and urban convenience in the heart of Langley. With excellent schools, diverse restaurant options, convenient transit and nearby major retail complexes, Uptown Clayton II is the perfect community for growing families and those seeking exceptional investment value.

Our open concept gourmet kitchens with premium stainless steel energy efficient appliances, elegant granite countertops and beautifully designed ceramic tile backsplash will induce you to make every evening a family...

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The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive will be collecting until Monday! Instead of letting your old coats and jeans sit in your dresser, bring them to one of our drop-off locations for someone who will really appreciate them. It's starting to get cold, and every article you can offer helps. For locations visit:

The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive story

Way back in 1995, some caring REALTORS® in Vancouver observed the homeless situation in the city’s eastside and said to themselves, we’ve got to do something.

They put out an appeal to their fellow colleagues for warm blankets and coats and collected enough donations to help 3,000 of Vancouver’s homeless in the downtown...

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I have sold a property at 1808 JACANA AVE in Port Coquitlam.

Virtual Tour:

PRICE REDUCED! FROM $599,900 TO $589,900!!

This home is a Cream Puff & must be seen to be appreciated with its nice big master bedroom with his & hers closets & a 4 pce ensuite. 2 good sized kid's rooms & a nicely updated 4 pce main bathroom. Nice big chefs kitchen with lots of cupboards & counter space with refinished cabinets, new countertops, stainless steel appliances & large eating area with access to the 10x20 sundeck. Nice open living room and dining room with gas fireplace & crown mouldings & new bamboo flooring thru-out on the main. Fully finished basement with a NICELY finished...

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Vancouverites can choose to party small or splurge big with an exciting assortment of New Year’s Eve parties this year. Check out our complete Vancouver New Year’s Eve 2014 Parties Guide.

Large New Year’s Eve Parties

Ciroc Vodka Presents The Shangri-La NYE Gala 2014

Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

  • Dress Code: Mandatory Formal Attire
  • Crowd: 25+ for Men / 23+ for Women
  • Music: STIMULANT J AND DJ C-STYLEZ – House, Dance, Top 40, R&B, 90’s & Party Anthems, Old School
  • Food: Appetizers served at the beginning the night courtesy of Market
  • Liquor: Yes, complimentary glass of champagne
  • Time: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Price: Starts at $110

Hotel Vancouver NYE 2014

Hotel Vancouver

  • Dress code: ...
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You don't have to be a professional handyman to tackle every little thing that goes wrong at home. Here are some simple fixes for five of the most common household problems.


While many of us would be fearful of repairing a roof or installing an electrical outlet, there are plenty of things that the average homeowner can—and should—know how to do. Here are five projects that will boost your handyman (or handywoman) confidence and save you money by not having to call in a pro.

There’s a pretty good chance that at some point in your home-owning lifespan you will need to deal with a clogged toilet. Don’t panic! You can more often than not resolve the problem yourself with a little plunger...

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OTTAWA — Many Canadians appear to have come through the recession making a lot more money — and are benefiting increasingly from higher education and booming regional economies.

The most recent snapshot of the country reflects the shifting fortunes of industries during and after the global downturn, highlighting the decline of the manufacturing sector and the growing dependence on natural resources.

According to Statistics Canada’s 2011 National Household Survey, a voluntary sampling of the population that replaced the mandatory long-form census, the median income of Canadians working full-time, year-round was $47,868 in 2010.

That’s up from $41,404 in the 2005 census — based...

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