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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The countdown to Halloween is on, and while this annual event is one that most kids look forward to all year, many of them face barriers that make door-to-door trick-or-treating a challenge.

More than 400,000 Canadian kids live with accessibility issues that make navigating staircases, steep or long driveways, narrow pathways, strobe lights, loud noises and crowded front entrances problematic. There are some simple things you can do to remove these barriers and “make Halloween accessible to everyBODY.”

In fact, that’s the tag line of Treat Accessibly, a movement that aims to drive household awareness of accessibility issues, and encourages homeowners to make small changes on Halloween that will make a big difference to a lot of people.

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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

Spooktober

  • 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.


TIMING TIP

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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