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Renovation & Design - Spotted TERROR

Spotted TERROR

Tiny fly wreaks havoc on North American fruit

Growing a mix of small fruits in the garden alongside flowering plants infuses it with colour, flavour and diversity. Manitoba's legendary climate with its long, cold winters and hot, dry summers, as well as rich, clay soil has proven ideal for growing a wide range of fruits including apples, grapes, . . .…

Renovation & Design - Memory lanes

Memory lanes

Tips on creating the perfect pathway / G10

Exposed to time and the elements as well as frequent foot traffic, a worn brick or stone pathway as it winds its way to a quaint manor or cottage garden, often serves as the enchanting prelude to the visitor experience.Any design of garden pathway, curved or linear, that utilizes reclaimed . . .…

Egg white works best to stick sugar to cookies

QUESTION: Can you tell me how to decorate cookies with sugar so the sugar sticks to the icing instead of falling onto the baking sheet? Sincerely, Lawrence, GrunthalANSWER: Paint your cookies with one egg white combined with 1/4 teaspoon water. Egg white is like glue on cookies and will hold . . .…

Renovation & Design - Winnipeg's high-risk rating matter of perspective

Winnipeg's high-risk rating matter of perspective

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its latest version of the Housing Price and Assessment report last week. This report looks at 15 Canadian urban centres and grades them according to what they consider to be four important risk factors.These factors are: overheating of housing where demand significantly outpaces . . .…

Renovation & Design - Dip pinecones in leftover candle wax for a fragrant gift

Dip pinecones in leftover candle wax for a fragrant gift

Question: I was wondering if you have any suggestions on what to do with the leftover candle wax once the wick has burnt all the way down. I buy a lot of jar candles, pillar candles and mini candles as I enjoy using them. However, I always find there is . . .…

New Homes - Fresh start

Fresh start

Spacious infill home brings modern amenities to established community

It's a vision of utopian proportions: a brand new home situated on a mature lot in an established community.The 1, 576 square-foot bungalow found at 5215 Rannock Ave. in Charleswood is the product of perfect timing, said Curtis Moffat of Pioneer Builders. "We had already built another home (which subsequently . . .…

New Homes - Taking a look at housing across the nation

Taking a look at housing across the nation

With hints of a recession coming from the mouths of economists and other financial pundits recently, I wanted to take a brief look at the state of the housing industry across Canada.I was in Halifax last week and new home builders there are definitely having a tough time. All necessary . . .…

New Homes - Big on style

Big on style

Two-storey design offers affordable and functional living

When Spencer Curtis and his design team at Hilton Homes conceived the design of the Russell, their mission was simple."The focus was on providing affordability without sacrificing style, " he said. "Even though a home might be a bit smaller in size, it can still be big on style, and . . .…

New Homes - Funky and functional

Funky and functional

Sage Creek bungalow bursting with space and style

According to Liam Milne from Hearth Homes, the company's home building philosophy is a simple one. "We don't ever want our homes to be boring, " he said. "We want them to be fun, and super-practical. With this home, we took a bit of a chance with the design, but . . .…

Seniors play an important role in Canada's housing market

For the sake of this article we will classify a senior as anyone over 65, although I appreciate many in that age classification don't see themselves as seniors.According to the most recent census, the majority of seniors don't live in what we would call seniors' housing, or residences specifically designed . . .…

Resale Homes - Sold AUG 22

Sold AUG 22

SOLD:South PointeADDRESS: 10 Black Rock Pl.ASKING PRICE: $449, 900SOLD PRICE: $439, 000TAXES: $4, 932.08SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1, 734BEDROOMS: 5BATHROOMS: 3LOT SIZE: To be determinedLISTING & SELLING AGENT: Matt Blumberg & Mark Wang, Monopoly Realty, 204-232-6288SOLD:North KildonanADDRESS: 760 Mcleod Ave.ASKING PRICE: $234, 900SOLD PRICE: $234, 100TAXES: $2, 715.13SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1, 010BEDROOMS: 3BATHROOMS: . . .…

Resale Homes - Hybrid hideaway

Hybrid hideaway

Townhome condo offers best of both worlds

No matter whether a home is a house or a condo, its layout and amenities determine how livable it is.When a townhome condominium measures in at under 1, 200 square-feet, it's all too easy to write it off as being too small. That assumption would be a mistake with unit . . .…

Resale Homes - Sold Aug-15

Sold Aug-15

SOLD:Island LakesADDRESS: 75 Ebb Tide Dr.LISTING PRICE: $379, 900SOLD PRICE: $380, 000TAXES: $4, 667.07SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1, 649BEDROOMS: 3BATHROOMS: 4LOT SIZE: 109 x 38LISTING & SELLING AGENT: Apee Panchhi, RE/MAX Executives Realty, 204-771-5500SOLD:River HeightsADDRESS: 220 Lanark St.ASKING PRICE: $339, 220SOLD PRICE: $347, 500SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1, 410TAXES: $2, 891.16BEDROOMS: 3BATHROOMS: 1.5LOT SIZE: . . .…

Resale Homes - Affordable luxury

Affordable luxury

Tuxedo gem offers recent updates, bountiful amenities

You're a young professional or professional couple, and you're looking for an affordable home in a good neighbourhood.The home must also be spacious, relatively trendy and low-maintenance. You want to spend more time socializing and pursuing your favourite activities than fixing your home. Consequently, a condominium is positioned squarely on . . .…

Resale Homes - Sold AUG 8 G2

Sold AUG 8 G2

SOLD:North KildonanADDRESS: 83 Thurlby Rd.ASKING PRICE: $329, 900SOLD PRICE: $318, 500TAXES: $3, 850.43SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1, 620BEDROOMS: 3BATHROOMS: 2LOT SIZE: 50 x 120LISTING & SELLING AGENT: Ned (Lorne) Sanders, RE/MAX Associates, 204-999-6571SOLD:Richmond WestAddress: 54 Kendale Dr.ASKING PRICE: $434, 800SOLD PRICE: $410, 000TAXES: $4, 850.15SQUARE FOOTAGE: 2, 325BEDROOMS: 5BATHROOMS: 3.5LOT SIZE: 60 . . .…

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