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How to be a good neighbour in a low-rise community

We recently posted a few tips on what not to do when you live in a condo building. Well, we can’t forget about all our readers living in low-rise communities. Here are a few etiquette tips on how to be the best neighbour on your street (maybe not the

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Stay tuned for a whole month of winter tips for homeowners

For all of November, we will be focusing on winter tips for homeowners (and tenants too). As with all our seasonal tips, we will be exploring interior and exterior decor ideas and inspiration, home maintenance and potential small scale renovations.

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Summer cleaning tasks you should tackle this week

The heat is on! Summer is finally here and after the longest winter ever, we want to make sure your house and yard are summer ready. So here are some cleaning and maintenance tips to keep things in tip-top shape this summer.

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How to watch for cyclists when driving in the city

Warm weather is on the horizon so the roads will soon be busier with two-wheeled commuters. At the beginning of the week, we posted a list of safety tips for cyclists who are planning on biking around the city throughout spring. One of the tips was that

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Good Neighbour Policies for Condo Dwellers

Perhaps the poet Robert Frost said it best when he wrote: "Good fences make good neighbours." But that advice is tough to follow when living in a new condo. High-density housing can require a greater level of patience and a willingness to tune out the

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Enjoying Your New Condo Community

Living in a condominium means being part of a close-knit community. Condo lawyer Denise Lash offers advice on how to make the most of it.

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MARK CULLEN: Spring-Flowering Bulbs in Containers

By Mark CullenIt never fails. Every year at this time I receive an email from a gardener who has forgotten to plant their tulip bulbs. My advice to them: Why not create a containerized display to impress the neighbours next spring?This recipe also works

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How to choose a new furnace for your home

Everyone likes to feel comfortable in their own home. With the arrival of fall, thoughts turn to preparing for winter. And in Canada, winter means heating. In this interview, an expert from the Master Group shares advice on how to choose a new furnace

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3 factors discouraging millennials from buying a home

For as long as I can remember, family, friends, and financial experts alike have cautioned me to stay under my parents’ roof for as long as possible; heretofore, my optimistic foresight led me to kindly disregard their advice. I always thought that

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How to Build a Terrarium

Weren’t born with a green thumb? Not to worry, some of Mark Cullen’s gardening tips are beyond my gardening abilities too! Don’t get discouraged though, try a smaller (but awesome) project like a terrarium instead. This idea is especially good for condo

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