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~ formerly known as Feel at Home (2005 - 2011)
I'm very pleased to report that I was recently quoted (along with one of my CRDA colleagues - Susan Brown), in mainstream media. The article, entitled "Tricks to make small spaces seem bigger", appeared in the Globe and Mail Real Estate Section, on August 22, 2008. Again, thanks to Sandra MacLenn...
The Winners Walk of Hope in support of Ovarian Cancer takes place in cities across Canada on Sunday, September 7th.  As mentioned in one of my earlier blog posts, the Canadian ReDesigners Association (CRDA) has partnered with the Ovarian Cancer Canada (OCC) to ensure that women currently in treat...
Back to School & Back to Work   For many, the month of September is a time for new beginnings and fresh ideas, getting organized and settling in.   But the weather is still nice so continue to enjoy your outdoor spaces while you reflect upon memories made during the summer holidays. Did YOU have ...
When dealing with a small space, such as a student dorm, first apartment or tiny condo you must effectively utilize your vertical living space. Shelving and storage will be your new best friends.  Also be sure to look for pieces that are small scale, streamlined and multi-functional. This can be ...
We are currently battling an overgrowth of poison ivy in cottage country (Ontario Canada).  There are many more poisonous plants that need to be watched for too - especially if you have pets that roam freely. I thought I'd post this handy link that I found.  Some of the more common plants - such ...
I found a terrific website that has a monthly guide to gardening tips.  I've been using it for my own purposes and including a link each month in my newsletter.  Be sure that the information is relevant to your climate zone.
I'd like to share these home inspection tips that my colleague Jim Walker provided for one of my recent newsletters.  I've invited him to join ActiveRain, so hopefully we'll "see" him soon! Here are some important things to look for in your own home or when you are thinking of buying a new or res...
For any homeowner or Realtor in the GTA, CRDA (Canadian ReDesigners Association) members can offer you significant savings on portable storage units and paint products to help get those listings ready for sale.  Our members in other regions across the country can also provide these discounts wher...
If you are someone who likes to tackle any job yourself, here is a list of "Must Haves" for your toolbox.  measuring tape utility knife screw drivers square hammer level wrench plyers hand saw alan keys   If you'd like to learn how to tackle these projects like a pro visit Yvonne Williams at ... ...
You're planning to sell your home and have spent much time decluttering closets and basements, painting and primping your rooms and now it's almost time for the big day.  Your Realtor is coming to take photos and do a virtual tour for your debut on MLS ! The exterior of your home is usually the f...

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