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Mortgage rates sitting near historic lows
Mortgage rates are expected to remain near historic lows until the economy shows signs of recovery, says James Laird, co-founder of Ratehub.ca and president of CanWise Financial Mortgage Brokerage. “The Bank of Canada’s target for the ...
Technology has improved the virtual tour experience
Home buyers are embracing being able to visit homes for sale online, says Phil Soper, president and CEO of Royal LePage. “The most visited real estate website in the country is realtor.ca, which is owned by the industry overall, and the ...
Brighten up your home with a splash of new paint
We’ve all been stuck inside more than usual lately and lately, many of us are feeling the walls are closing in. Time to brighten things up with a splash of new paint, says Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, Sharon Grech. “Decorating ...
Prepare your home and family for emergencies
With wildfires spotted, flooding season upon us and the possibility of violent spring storms, it’s a reminder to prepare your home and family for emergencies. • Know the risks: The types of emergencies or natural hazards we could face vary ...
National home sales decline at record rates in April
Sales in housing markets across Canada hit historic lows in April, taking a 57.6 per cent nose dive from April 2019, says the Canadian Real Estate Association. Some argue, in the new reality, year-over-year comparisons are meaningless, but ...
Growing Things: Protect your lawn from mice and vole damage
Wow! That’s all I can say after looking at my e-mail box today. It is overflowing with your questions and it’s great to see the interest in gardening but I ask for your patience. I will eventually get to your questions but bear with me. I also ...
Tips for handling hellebore seedlings
Q. What is the best way to handle seedlings that have appeared around a hellebore plant in my garden? Should I move them directly to prepared sites in the garden or grow them for a while in pots? A. I would leave them in place to ...
House Works: Your questions on finishing wood, material for an outdoor ping pong table
Q. What’s the best way to get rid of a finish run on a radiator cover? My 12 year-old and I are working on this project together but we put on the urethane a bit too thick. It ran in one place and began to harden before we noticed. A ...
Growing Things: Container gardening lets carrots grow in small spaces
I was talking to a friend and his wife the other day who recently had downsized and moved into a townhouse with a very small yard. They were lamenting the fact that they did not have a vegetable garden any more, and the thing they missed the ...
Mike Holmes: Good landscaping takes planning and preparation
Planting and landscaping season is here. While I don’t have the brightest green thumb out there, I do take pride in what I’ve accomplished with the landscaping around my home. Your yard can add a lot of character to your home, and express a ...