By: Patrick Fields

Real relaxation: Creating a home-based spa

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After a busy month of holiday planning and party-going, what better way to bring in the New Year that to relax with a spa treatment. No need to look far, everything you need for top notch pampering is right at home.    With just a few steps, you’ll have real relaxation at your fingertips with a home-based spa:   1. Creating an atmosphere  Part of the luxurious vibe ...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

January - Edmonton Market Update

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By: Patrick Fields

Things to do in Edmonton this month

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Swing n’ Skate (Jan. 7 – Feb. 25) Skate around to the sounds of jazz and swing music. Skates are free on a first come, first served basis. Calvin Vollrath (Jan. 11) Music performance from the renowned fiddler. Motorcycle show (Jan. 12-14) Bikes, stunts and ladies’ night – what’s not to like? Onegin (Jan. 17 – 28) Indie rock band musical, new to Edmonton&rsquo...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR HOSTING GUESTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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With vacation days, visiting family and countless engagements with friends over this month, don’t let the pressure ruin the fun.   Communication Be very clear on when guests are leaving and arriving. If they are taking a flight, how will the airport run be coordinated? If it’s a dinner party, are children invited? Communication can go a long way to solving issues before they arri...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

December - Edmonton Market Update

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By: Patrick Fields

Things to do in Edmonton this month

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Zoominescence (Dec. 1 – 31) A month long festival of lights, held at the zoo.  Celebrate the Season (Dec. 7 – 23) Free event of music and colourful lights, held in front of Alberta’s Legislature Building during the evenings.  Choir! Choir! Choir! (Dec. 11) International singing phenomenon that showcases the best of collaboration and choir.  A Christmas Peril Foo...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

New Mortgage Qualification Rules

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Qualifying for a mortgage has never been a breeze and it’s about to get much harder.   In mid-October, the federal government announced changes to mortgage qualification rules and a more stringent “stress test” for uninsured mortgages for those with a 20 per cent or higher down payment.   The biggest impact these changes will have is on purchasing power and housing aff...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

FALL BACK TO GOOD HABITS: HEALTH FOR YOU AND YOUR HOME

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Bustling winds, rainy days, and stormy nights are now solidly upon us with few hints left of warmer times left. Do not despair, with the shift of seasons comes a chance for change for both you and your home. Take the right steps for you and your family to be happy and well.  Air quality Spring-cleaning is an old adage but don’t wait till next year. Now is the time to vacuum, dust ...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

November - Edmonton Market Update

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Stylish floor lamp design ideas

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Floor lamps are essential not only for its function but also for creating a statement or design element in your living room. Here are just some stylish floor lamps to decorate your home.   ...Read More