If you're looking for a way to increase your income, you may need to look no further than your own home. These days, more and more Canadians are turning their homes into income properties. An income property is a home that is bought or developed in order to generate income, typically by renting i...
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It's that time of year when Canadians retreat to the great outdoors to enjoy everyday activities like cooking, eating, and entertaining. Nowadays many homeowners are demanding more comfort and convenience when connecting with nature, and that's why "outdoor rooms" are growing in popularity. An o...
Looking back on the month of April, Medicine Hat and area real estate sales picked up a little as agents reported 110 residential units sold. This is up 12 from March's total of 97 residential units sold and down 81 from last year's April 2008 totals. There was also an increase of 9 in new reside...
Buying a House This Year? If you’re planning on buying and selling in a buyers’ market, an important point to remember is this: You will sell for less, but also buy for less, so the truly significant number is the difference between the two. Another thought to keep in mind is that it may be wise ...
The dramatically rising cost of home heating is a bothersome concern for most Canadians. Heating your home efficiently this winter will be the key to keeping your energy costs under control. Here are some quick, easy, and most importantly, inexpensive ways to maximize warmth and minimize impact t...
Are you ready to remember more numbers when calling within Alberta? As of September 12th, 2008, 10-digit local dialing will replace the current 7 number format. The decision was made in response to the Canadian Number Administrator’s forecast that the (403) and (780) area codes will run out of ph...
Good fences make good neighbours – and the right fence can really make your yard. These ideas can help you find a style that works for your space. Choose your style: - Private. A solid-board fence blocks an unattractive view completely, but it also cuts out light and breezes and can make you feel...
With spring in the air and warmer weather fast approaching, I thought it was a great time to talk about lowering our outdoor water usage. Here are some tips that will make a huge impact on both the environment and our pocketbooks! Avoid over-watering, since this can result in shallower roots and ...
So you've never heard of Medicine Hat, Alberta? Let me extend a warm southern Alberta welcome to you all. As you start to discover Medicine Hat... you'll find that you want to stay! What attracts new residents to our region? Being the sunniest city in Canada with mild winters certainly helps! (W...

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