- April 2013 -

Does The New Tax Structure Affect Real Estate?

Anyone involved in a real estate transaction on or after April 1, 2013 will be glad to know that the 12 percent HST tax was replaced by a lower GST and PST tax structure.

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What's Up? Not Interest Rates!

Back in January of this year, the Bank of Canada announced that it would be keeping its key policy interest rate where it's been for more than two years – at one percent. This is positive news for would-be buyers in today's real estate market, especially in the midst of our active real estate season.

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Making Scents, Naturally

Whether for environmental, health, or economic reasons, many people have stopped buying commercial odoreliminating products, most of which are full of chemicals and merely mask odors (often with overpowering scents) rather than removing them. Below are four ways to eliminate odors naturally; some you may already be familiar with – others you may have never thought of.

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Ready Or Not?

Deciding whether to buy a fixer-upper or a move-in ready home isn't a question of which is "better", but rather which makes the most sense for you. To help you figure that out, consider the following questions.

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Value Judgement

Even an otherwise good home (one with a prime location and great floor plan, for example), can frighten off buyers and become devalued as a result of any of the following factors – all of which are avoidable.

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A Growing Trend

Whatever you want to call it – foodscaping, urban agriculture, urban farming – growing fruits and vegetables right in your own yard is a trend that's catching on across the country.

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Balcony Beautification

We're heading into balcony season, so make the most of yours with these balcony beautification ideas!

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Stuffed Peppers

Check out this month's feature recipe: Stuffed Peppers

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