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20 Green (and Cost-Effective) Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

Posted on Jul 08, 2021

There’s nothing to make you lose your cool like opening the power bill and seeing just how much energy you’ve used to stay comfortable during the hot and muggy summer months. However, you don’t have to let the heat get to you if you want to save money and the Earth. There are many greener and cheaper ways to keep from breaking into a sweat. Here ar...

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Hidden Costs of Home Ownership

Posted on Jul 01, 2021

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will make in your lifetime. While the initial purchase of a home is a big cost, it is important to keep in mind the expected – and unexpected – costs of owning a home. From maintenance fixes and utilities, to insurance and emergency costs, it is important to be aware of the hidden costs of home owne...

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What Happens at a House Showing?

Posted on Jun 24, 2021

What happens at a house showing? This important question has historically been eclipsed by others like, “How much should we list for?” and “How long will it take to sell?” However, COVID-19 has home many sellers considering showings from a different perspective, with extra attention paid to safety, convenience and current best-practices (think tech...

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5 Landscaping Trends That Are on the Rise

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

Our gaze naturally turns toward the outdoors and our yards as the weather begins to warm and buds burst open. Design ideas sprout up on all the great ways we can enhance our fresh-air experiences during this upcoming patio season. These five landscaping trends push the boundaries on how we see our outdoor living spaces, so prepare to be inspired.

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5 Ways to Hygge

Posted on Apr 13, 2021

Incorporate the well-being, comfort and contentment of the hygge lifestyle into your home with these five tips. 

1. Look for ways to introduce design elements that look - and are - cozy, like throw blankets.
2. Use natural fabrics such as cotton, linen and wool.
3. Find ways to incorporate texture. This could be in soft furnishings or as art. Think: ma...

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The Rebirth of Master-Planned Communities in Chilliwack

Posted on Apr 13, 2021

There was a time when master-planned communities were thought of as "cookie cutter" and belonged in the boonies. Today, buyers are looking at innovative developers who are creating the perfect combination of amenities to suit their specific lifestyles. These master-planned communities feature everything from organic farming to wine tasting, artists...

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