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Canadian Dollar and a Rebounding Economy - 09/10/09 02:30 PM
OTTAWA - The Canadian economy is bouncing back from the recession stronger than previously believed, despite ongoing worries about the impact of a strong dollar, the Bank of Canada said Thursday as it left interest rates untouched at the lowest level practicable.
In July, Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney appeared to go out on a limb in declaring the recession over - one of the first to do so - but now the central bank says even Carney underestimated the rebound.
"Stimulative monetary and fiscal policies, improved financial conditions, firmer commodity prices, and a rebound in business and (1 comments)
Home Upgrades With The Best Returns - 09/04/09 05:11 PM
Let's face it - the real estate market is still in trouble. While we wait for things to improve, you may want to consider only those changes or upgrades that will guarantee to pay off later when it's time to sell. So, which home improvement projects will give you the most bang for your buck? Here are our top 6: Painting Painting, inside or out, offers the most dramatic results for the least investment. If you plan to hire a professional, you should expect to pay anywhere from $3600 - $6000 for an average interior (2400 sq. ft.) and $5000 or (3 comments)
Replacing Windows - 09/04/09 05:08 PM
Improve the appearance of your homeNothing improves the appearance of an older home like new windows. Whether you're planning to sell your home, or are just sprucing up the place, you can be confident knowing that you're improving the appearance and value of your home, and the neighborhood. In addition to improving your home's appearance, replacing your old windows can also reduce your heating and cooling costs. Much energy is lost by single-paned windows through the glass and through air leaks around loose-fitting components. Just run the back of your hand around a window on a cold and windy day - (1 comments)
Cleaning Drapes - 09/04/09 05:05 PM
Cleaning fine draperies can be easy and needs only to be done approximately once every three to six months. You invest a lot of money in the draperies in your home, and it only makes sense that a little time every so often to keep them in good shape. Most of the problems with draperies are caused by household dust settling on them. If you have children, food stains and spots can happen from messy little hands, but this is easily resolved as well. Check the Labels on your draperies and clean according to the manufacturer's instructions. If you can find (0 comments)
Putting Your Summer Garden To Bed For Winter - 09/04/09 04:58 PM
The blooms of summer are gone but fall can be an equally beautiful time for gardens. It's also the time to get things ready for winter. Master gardener Joe Lamp'l shares some tips on "putting your garden to bed." Don't think of fall as just the end of the current growing season; it is the start of next year's garden as well. Along with the pleasure of enjoying the garden in the cooler fall temperatures there are important duties that should be addressed as we clean up and clear out. It is also the best time of year to get our (0 comments)
Last month, 747 homes exchanged hands in the jurisdiction of the London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR), a 2 per-cent decrease over August 2008. This includes 600 detached homes (down 1.2 per cent from August 2008) and 147 condos (down 5.2 per cent from August 2008). Year-to-date 4,619 detached homes and 1,069 condos have been sold - down 8.4 per cent and 18.2 per cent respectively compared to the same period in 2008. Sales in St. Thomas doing well - 75 homes exchanged hands in August 2009, a 50 per cent increase over August 2008. The (1 comments)
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