Homeownership and Housing Archive

 
Laminate flooring provides all kinds of benefits for home decor and practical concerns too. Here are 7 of them presented in this BD video. ***  So you’re ready to update the look of a room with new floors. Or...
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Home remodeling can be the best answer to creating a dream home instead of trying to buy a new house. Here are 17 projects to help you get there. *** I recently wrote about 31 ways to freshen up...
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Moving is exciting and expensive, but what about moving out of your old place? Here’s how to take care of your home so you get your damage deposit back. *** Often, when people are moving, they think about the...
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Adobe brick building is thousands of years old. But, it’s modern too. Here are some ways to use earthen bricks to build energy efficient and sustainable homes. *** Adobe construction is an ancient building method dating back to at...
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Insurance makes the difference from having the worst day of your life versus starting the worst chapter of your life. Protect yourself, even as a renter. *** Lately, I’ve had reason to investigate insurance a lot and I’m constantly...
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Winterizing in late summer and into fall helps you seal up and insulate your house to keep energy bills low. Here are some of the common trouble spots. *** Before it gets cold, winterize your house. Yes, it’s easy...
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Over 50% of North America’s 31 million people living alone are female, and experts say decorating their homes is part of the new feminism. *** I absolutely loved this story in the Globe & Mail, “For women who live...
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Science tells us that it’s easier to be happy when you invest in experiences and not materialism. Why? Read on. *** We live in a world filled with industries who only make money if they convince you to buy...
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Off-grid options for homes are becoming more and more viable. Used with solar and wind power, lithium ion batteries for home use are being pioneered today. *** Off-grid living is getting more and more popular as people want simpler...
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Can you cram a family of 5 into 1,000 square feet? You bet you can. This family opts for a tiny home so they can live a big, big city-life together. *** Recently, Portland’s Tiny House Conference convened to...
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Focusing while working from home can be challenging, but here’s why it’s work the adjustment: It can change your whole life. Trust me… I know. Read on. *** More people than ever before have the opportunity to work remotely. It’s...
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If planning vacations are stressful for you, maybe it’d be better if you bought a vacation home, a little place to get away from it all. Some considerations. *** It’s the season for vacations. From cross-country road-trips to backpacking...
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Researchers think there might be links between sensing ghostly happenings and toxic mold. If this scares you into action, here’s where to start. *** A recent news story caught my eye. I’ll let the National Post explain. Think your house is...
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Buying or renting a new home can seem like an endless search. It’s easy to give up hope and compromise, but it’s a big mistake. Here’s why you can’t give up. *** Finding a good home is critical for...