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Buying Homes with a Past: Haunted Houses as an Investment Strategy

If you want a home complete with levitating furniture, unearthly cold spots and unexplained footsteps thudding down the hallway in the middle of the night, don’t despair: the perfect haunted house may be out there on the market right now. Want To Buy: One Haunted House… Flipping a house with a haunted past may be ... Continue Reading

Who's Afraid of a Little DIY?

When it comes to home renovations, the answer is: not enough people, in my opinion - my husband included. The irresistible appeal of home improvement shows has lured many a homeowner into a DIY project that, in retrospect, may have been a little ... erm ... misconceived. The intention may be worthwhile and the plan ... Continue Reading

Spooktacular Halloween Home Decor

When it comes to decorating for Halloween, I’m definitely in the less is more camp, preferring a few subtle touches to a parade of orange and black. My favourite palate for this holiday is actually black and’s classic and with a few simple accessories/touches, can add just the right hint of Halloween to the ... Continue Reading

Making Your Home Smarter: Technological Breakthroughs of 2013

In 2013, there continues to be advances in technology for the home. Electronics, lighting and thermal devices offer homeowners more control over their living environments. Home owners can regulate thermostats remotely, track the speed of their eating or update the grocery list on the refrigerator. These products can increase the quality of life you enjoy ... Continue Reading

Interior Design: Christine Dovey's Fall Wish List

When it comes to decorating for fall, I love to add pieces to my home that help bring in a sense of coziness and warmth.  Of course, I always keep budget in mind when changing things up seasonally. For this year, I've collected a wish list of some of my favourite fall accessories.  To start, ... Continue Reading