Looking for inspiration for your holiday design? Atlanta’s Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse is the motherlode of genius decorating ideas.

Want an instant fuel injection of the Christmas spirit and amazing holiday design ideas to boot? You could quickly befriend a talented designer and weasel a dinner invitation. Or, tour a holiday showhouse in your area to see the many, brilliant ways designers interpret Christmas in a stately home decked out for the holidays.

Children like to get into the holiday spirit too, by decorating their rooms. This dreamy hanging glider bed is ornamented with evergreens and Christmas ornaments.

What you won’t find in a designer showhouse: elves, effusive red and green and over-the-top holiday tchotchkes.…

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When looking for a place to call home, it’s easy to get sidetracked by thinking with your heart rather than your head. Although it takes less than seven seconds to make a first impression, a quick decision could lead to an unavoidable case of buyer’s remorse. In order to avoid this, we have listed a checklist for the top ten house hunting tips you need to know before you attend a viewing.

Location

There are many things that can be changed, upgraded, or improved after you have purchased a home, but the location isn’t one of them. You need to think about the proximity to work, schools, and other attractions you frequently visit and also research any new developments or upcoming changes to…

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When you’re in the middle of buying a home—or even if you’ve just started to think about the process in detail―it’s easy to get bogged down in logistics. And once you’ve wrapped your head around the roles of buyer, seller, realtor, mortgage provider, appraiser, and maybe a builder or a condo board as well, contemplating what exactly a real estate lawyer does might be the last thing on your agenda. But the role of a lawyer in the home buying process is important—and not as complicated as you might think. Below, we’ll address five vague, shadowy misconceptions that might be floating around in your mind. Misconception 1: Lawyers are optional when purchasing a home. While this might be true in some other provinces, where it is acceptable for a notary to…

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Bank holds benchmark rate steady, but winds down quantitative easing program

Pete Evans · CBC News · Posted: Oct 27, 2021 10:23 AM ET | Last Updated: October 27

Tiff Macklem, governor of the Bank of Canada, says he expects inflation to be higher than previously anticipated, for longer. (Sean Kilpatrick/Bloomberg)

Canada's central bank is keeping its benchmark policy interest rate right where it is, but is signalling that higher rates are coming soon.

In its latest policy decision, the Bank of Canada opted Wednesday to hold its benchmark rate steady at 0.25 per cent, the same level it has been throughout the pandemic.

The bank slashed its rate in March 2020 to stimulate the economy by making it as cheap as possible to borrow and invest.

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