Holiday entertainment in Niagara

With so much going on in Niagara Falls during the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights, it’s sometimes easy to forget that it is first and foremost an illumination festival.  In fact, it is one of the premier illumination festivals in North America with more … [Read more...]

Take the stress out of holiday entertaining

Take the stress out of holiday entertaining this year with a few helpful tips. Whether you're hosting a small casual gathering or a black tie formal dinner, here are a few tips to help make your holiday season stress free. Essentials to have on hand: Pre-made … [Read more...]

Tis the season to decorate

The holiday season is upon us and festive urns, trees, lights and stockings are decorating our doors, mantels and front porches. To get you in the spirit, here are a few holiday decor trends to bright your home this year. Candy centrepeices Who doesn't love candy? It's … [Read more...]

Condominium or freehold townhouse, what’s the difference?

If you are considering the purchase of a townhouse, you may be wondering about the differences between freehold and condominium developments. In a nutshell, the major differences are as follows. Freehold townhouse Your townhome and the property on which it is situated … [Read more...]

Snowbirds – before you head south

If you are one of the many Canadian Snowbirds of the featherless variety, as the first breaths of cold winds begin to blow and the leaves begin to fall, you are likely planning for your time in warmer climates. Here are a few reminders to help keep your Canadian home safe … [Read more...]

Downsizing to a condominium

Over the years you have enjoyed your home and garden. For reasons as individual as each homeowner, there may come a time when you choose to move on from that home to live in a one that is smaller and easier to care for. Condominium living is a wonderful alternative! The … [Read more...]

Shoveling snow safely

It’s inevitable, even when we think we’re ready for it, the arrival of winter can take us off guard. Temperatures plummet, warm summer breezes turn into icy gusts, and the landscape around us can cloak itself in a white blanket in a matter of an hour. While many folks may … [Read more...]

Winter waterfalls – not just Niagara!

Niagara Falls – the Niagara River thundering over the Niagara Escarpment creates the largest, most famous waterfalls within the region. But did you know that the escarpment is home to many smaller waterfalls? The Niagara Escarpment runs 725 km from Queenston through … [Read more...]

Caring for your hardwood floors

The elegant hardwood floors installed in your new home will provide a lifetime of warmth and beauty. Your floors are also easy to care for! All you have to do is keep some simple tips in mind. Subdue dust bunnies by using a dust mop, broom or vacuum with a brush or felt … [Read more...]

Preparing your pet for moving day

Moving can be an anxious time for everyone, including your pet! By planning ahead for moving day, you can help to make the experience as low-stress for your pet as possible. Empty boxes, packed boxes, furniture out of place, even a change in the general household atmosphere … [Read more...]