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Inverted Contrasts


Bringing balance into design often relies on adding a contrasting hue. Now, these grounding pops feature in places nearly forgotten – floors, trims, and fixtures. We see a growing inclination towards light furniture and walls and more dark ceilings, floors, trims, and hardware.



Shades of Green


We expect muted contrasts for 2022 interior design trends. Greens in pastels or tinted shades, for instance, refresh an interior without dominating the look.  A shade of green emerging from your natural base is a good way to add a subtle pop of color.



Basic & Natural Colors


A neutral color base opens up an array of possibilities for your home. In fact, by sticking to basic hues, you always…

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Houzz identified the top emerging home design trends based on the latest search insights* from our community of U.S. homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home professionals. The trends reflect a need for dedicated activity spaces within the home, a desire to bring the outdoors in, a requirement to create flexible interior spaces and a passion for luxurious colors and materials. Outside, people are getting creative with swimming pool styles.

Dedicated Activity Spaces 
People have been relying on their homes to provide new avenues of activity and entertainment since the beginning of the pandemic and it shows in the emerging search trends we’re seeing for art studios (up nearly 10x), home bars and wine cellars (up nearly 4x) and home theaters, home…

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Canadian housing market expected to remain strong this fall, despite Delta variant, say RE/MAX brokers and realtors

Young families driving demand for single-detached homes in cities across the country

  • Canadian housing market prices are anticipated to increase by 5% in the remaining months of 2021, according to RE/MAX brokers and agents.
  • 26/29 major Canadian housing markets analyzed are seller’s markets, driven by lack of supply and high demand.

Toronto, ON and Kelowna, BC, October 5, 2021 – Early indicators from RE/MAX brokers and agents across the Canadian housing market suggest steady activity for the remainder of 2021. According to the RE/MAX Canada 2021 Fall Housing Market Outlook Report, RE/MAX brokers and agents expect the…

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Come visit Fort Whoop-Up for a day of spooky crafts, live blacksmithing, games, candy and fun! 

10–4 pm | all ages | registration required | fort admission applies | free to annual pass holders


  • Saturday, October 30, 2021
  • 10:00 a.m.  4:00 p.m.
  • Fort Whoop-Up200 Indian Battle Road SouthLethbridge, ABCanada (map)
  • Google Calendar  ICS
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We want to ensure our customers feel happy and safe with their furnace and all the natural gas appliances in their home which is why we provide appliance and furnace inspections at no direct cost to you. To schedule an appointment, fill out the service request form or call the Customer Assistance Centre at 310-5678 toll-free.

Please note we are not able to install, clean, repair or remove appliances. For these services, you need to contact a qualified heating and/or plumbing contractor.


During the fall and winter, there is a high demand for furnace and appliance checks. You might need to wait a little for this free service. Book your appointment in the spring and summer for a faster turn-around time.

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Purchasing a new home is an exciting milestone for any Canadian. To help make the experience as seamless as possible, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the different stages of buying a property before you get started. To help you familiarize yourself with the process, we’ve outlined the 5 Stages of Buying a Home below. For a more in-depth guide on how to purchase a property from start to finish, you can download our Home Buyer’s Guide here.

1. Choosing an Agent

Picking the right real estate agent is crucial to making your home search a success.

Your agent should be experienced, full-time, and always put you first. They should consistently search for new listings to show you, act as a voice of reason while giving you advice, and…

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The same story is being told and re-told within provincial housing markets across the country: urban homeowners are packing their bags, bidding farewell to the buzz and hype of big city living, and setting their sights upon destinations far beyond their pre-COVID commute boundary. And we don’t blame them.

Among the monumental shifts brought on by the coronavirus pandemic this past year, perhaps the most impactful change upon the nation’s housing market has been the transition to remote working. While businesses across the country shifted to work-from-home scenarios following the first lockdown in March of last year, now more than a year later, many organizations have stated that they have no intention of moving back to an in-office work…

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The COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting provincial school and economic lockdowns, have been a unique time for the Canadian housing market. As people remained indoors amid mandated stay-at-home orders, the concept of home became more than just a roof over our heads, expanding to include the workplace, school, workout space, and entertainment centre.

This has driven unprecedented sales and price growth over the course of 2020 and 2021; according to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national sales spiked 235% between April 2020 and March 2021, pushing the average home price up by 44%. New buying trends that accounted for lockdown lifestyle needs emerged, such as the desire for at-home office space, green space, and accessibility to…

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There are many things to consider when choosing the home for you. It may seem obvious, but the importance of liveability and your wants and needs need to be addressed. Check out this list of the main liveability factors that you should consider when finding your next home.


Location is key when searching for a home, as it is the one thing you can’t change. Try not to get too caught up in the emotional side of the house hunt and  overlook important factors related to location, such as how busy the street is, what the noise levels are like in the area and the future of the neighbourhood.

Proximity to Services & Work

When house hunting, take into consideration the potential home’s proximity to different amenities, such as hospitals…

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Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will make in your lifetime. While the initial purchase of a home is a big cost, it is important to keep in mind the expected – and unexpected – costs of owning a home. From maintenance fixes and utilities, to insurance and emergency costs, it is important to be aware of the hidden costs of home ownership that might not always be obvious.

Take a look at these hidden costs of owning a home that you might not be aware of.

Property Taxes

Property taxes are based on the assessed value of your property. They are due at a certain time each year and can be added to your monthly mortgage payment, meaning that your lender can pay on your behalf.

Maintenance Costs

A home requires…

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