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Wireless or wired: which way for you?

Posted on Wednesday February 1, 2012
If you want to set up a home network, the first thing to determine is whether you want a wired network or a wireless one in your home. Read more »

Tips on home network installation

Posted on Wednesday February 1, 2012
Once you have decided whether you want your home to have a wireless, wired or combination network, here are tips for installing your electronic highway. Read more »

Purchase plus improvements mortgages

Posted on Tuesday January 31, 2012
Home renovation can be financed; the ‘trick’ is finding the best way to do it. Here is one way: purchase-plus-improvements mortgages Read more »

Time to review condo parking rules?

Posted on Tuesday January 31, 2012
Condo boards of directors may re-evaluate their decisions on parking now that gas-conscious residents are buying more mini-cars, scooters and motorcycles. Read more »

Adding condo board members

Posted on Tuesday January 31, 2012
Can a board of directors of a condominium add members without approval of the residents? Read more »

Condo decorating for the holidays: yes or no

Posted on Tuesday January 31, 2012
Most condo buildings and townhouse complexes restrict decorations to the blandest possible and that may just ruin Christmas or other holiday seasons for the more expressive among us. Read more »

Container gardening not just a warm weather thing

Posted on Tuesday January 31, 2012
Container gardening not just a warm weather thing Read more »

Is it real stone or a hybrid?

Posted on Tuesday January 31, 2012
Is it real stone or a hybrid? Masonry hybrid can be made from clay just like bricks. This cultured stone can be applied directly to the wall without an airspace between the wall and facing or it can be put up just like brick with an airspace. Read more »

Inheritance: passing on the problems?

Posted on Tuesday January 31, 2012
It will pay the heir to an estate to carefully check what he or she has been handed by a relative or other departed benefactor. Read more »

Make house warming stay-overs welcome

Posted on Monday January 30, 2012
When visitors need a place to stay at your new home, here is how to make them welcome. Read more »

Avoid DIY lighting dangers

Posted on Monday January 30, 2012
Any electrical installation can be hazardous; here are ways to keep your DIY lighting safe during the holidays or at any other time. Read more »

Condo parking rules need enforcement

Posted on Monday January 30, 2012
Parking at a condominium project can be a hassle unless the building management has worked out various ways of dealing with problems. Read more »

Be careful with non-trad decorating

Posted on Monday January 30, 2012
Be careful when you use a theme to decorate a part of your home. Read more »

Enlarging the small home

Posted on Monday January 30, 2012
Enlarging the small home Read more »

Choose quality over cost

Posted on Monday January 30, 2012
It pays to think more about the investment you have in your home and furnishings than about the money you save by trimming corners. Read more »

Gas fireplace servicing

Posted on Monday January 30, 2012
Have your gas fireplace serviced on a regular basis – yearly unless instructions call for more or less servicing. If there is a gas fireplace in the house you have just purchased, get it serviced ASAP. Read more »

Wood-burning fireplace servicing

Posted on Monday January 30, 2012
Your wood-burning fireplace and chimney must be cleaned before the fireplace is first used in colder weather. Read more »

Hook up your home theatre

Posted on Sunday January 29, 2012
Hook up your home theatre Read more »

Does the law limit noisy neighbors?

Posted on Sunday January 29, 2012
If you are bothered by noise in your condo, the law may be on your side. Read more »

Buying or selling? Make the task lighter

Posted on Sunday January 22, 2012
n design, lighting is extremely important and poor lighting can destroy the ambiance of even beautiful rooms. Realtors usually turn on every light in an open house even during daylight hours because they want every corner of the home to show in its best light. Read more »