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December 2011

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Hiring a contractor is something that most homeowners will have to do at some point. They may need their services for things like repairs, renovations, or upgrades. Before selling a home, or after buying one, homeowners often decide to renovate to increase the property value or to increase the quality of life for their family. Regardless of your reason for hiring a contractor, there a few things to consider before choosing one.

After determining exactly what kind of renovation they want, take your time to determine which contractor or renovator they will hire. It's important to ensure that a contractor has experience in the job that's to be done. This will help you be sure that the job can be handled efficiently by the contactor, as they'll

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Ever get frustrated when you're trying to find a house, but the descriptive words are baffling? Below are a few commonly used real estate terms used to describe house types for sale. The descriptions are very general - meant only to give you an idea of what you might be able to expect.

Cape Cod Cottages: broad-framed houses that are one and a half stories high, with steep, pitched roofs. The simple design consists of a central fireplace, a central front door with windows on each side, and end gables.

Estate: the houses, outbuildings, farmland, and gardens of a very large property. Traditionally, profits from produce and rents were sufficient to support the central house and its household. Today, an estate often refers to large houses on at least

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It’s no big surprise for anyone in Western Canada that we’re in for a cold winter this year but meteorologists are now saying that a large portion of both BC and Alberta should be prepared for colder temperatures than previously forecast.

Calgary residents will be relieved to know that even though temperatures will be particularly frigid this winter, there is no more snowfall expected than normally falls on the city. Many people dread La Niña winters, because they can bring heavy snow fall with them. This isn’t always the case however, and it’s often the case that a mild winter will deliver more troublesome snow because the warmer temperate results in wet, heavy snow that can cause a lot of property damage.

While it’s true that it’s

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