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The temptation when you first start out it is to jump right in. In doing so it is easy to ignore the simple steps it takes to ensure your personal safety. However, safety should be a primary concern. Stop - take a moment and listen to what your instincts are telling you.Tips to keep you safe:...
About twelve years ago I used to be a voracious reader. I would go to the local library and check out a dozen books or more for a three week period and inevitably return them before the three weeks was up - all read. I would then take another dozen home and devour those as well. When I had th...
An exercise for all those wanting to know what it is like to be a home stager. Take a look at this home and provide suggestions for what you would do to prepare it for sale. Your target market is a young family wanting to live in the country. Try it - just for fun and post your suggestions.
I responded to Patsy Ittner's post regarding how it has been ten years since Princess Di's untimely death and I remembered exactly where I was and what I was doing when it happened. I had been taking my son back to University and had just arrived at my brother's house in Vancouver...
Upon reviewing a site called CalgaryFinder.com I discovered some rather interesting statistics.The main page of this site states:Calgary's average home price dropped from $509,000 to 428,000 since May 2007 till August 2007. Where were these statistics obtained? No mention! However, statist...
I remember during my childhood how each spring my father would get down on his hands and knees and work a row of soil on the side of the garage in preparation for planting and attach chicken wire to the side of the garage. After that, he would come in the house, get a bowl of water ready, ope...
A friend of mine sent me the following link. Apparently the average correct answers is 7. Considering that this is a U.S. test and I am a Canadian, I am quite proud to say that I achieved 18 correct out of 25.Have fun and see how many you get right. Click here: A Think Test
My home is on a corner lot and my garage is under my house at the back. One winter morning I had just pulled out of the garage and as I pulled around the front of my house I was quite taken aback. Standing at my front door was a family of three deer looking as though they had come to visit. I ...
For the past five years Calgary has been host to the International Fireworks Competition. The first year I volunteered and experienced each and every evening of the displays. Each year since I have attended at least one of the evenings and have always been impressed with the scope of the dis...
I was excited to read Cindy Lin's blog on the NAEBA article, "How to not get tricked by staging - and potentially save $5,645 when you buy your home". As both a home stager and a realtor I WISH TO EXPRESS MY SINCERE THANKS TO YOUR ORGANIZATION FOR THIS ARTICLE. Given my choice o...