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Improving Indoor Air Quality

The more time we spend indoors, the more likely we are to be exposed to questionable indoor air quality (IAQ), and to be breathing in undesirable gases and toxins emitted from within the home. Among the most common indoor air pollutants in our homes are those coming from biological sources, such as mould, dust mites and bacteria, as well as those coming from chemical sources. Common chemical sources include fossil fuel residues like carbon monoxide (CO), and other off-gases emitted from common synthetics, such as building materials, new furniture, upholstery, drapery, clothing and textiles.  To help reduce such risks and improve indoor air quality in your home, consider investing in a system that employs high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration. Also, be attentive to the size of your home and/or rooms, relative to the capacity of the circulation fan(s) and clean air delivery rate (CADR) of any systems you're considering. Finally, don't assume that all air purifiers on

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4 Simple Improvements That Will Enchant Buyers

When prospective buyers come to see your home, you want them to love it. In fact, the greater the number of buyers who feel that way, the more offers you'll get - and those offers will likely be for higher prices.  There's plenty you can do to get more buyers to feel the love. You already know that you should declutter and make everything clean and tidy. Here are four other suggestions worth considering:  Make the floors shine. Buyers will notice the state of the floors, especially on the main level. So, do what you can to make them look great. Get any minor repairs done, such as replacing a cracked tile. There are floor cleaners and finishing products available that can make older-looking floors look almost new.  Upgrade the wall décor. One of the easiest ways to stage a room is to hang new pictures that add to the look and feel of the space. They don't have to be Rembrandts! In fact, there are plenty of great-looking yet inexpensive paintings, prints, posters and other t

How to Remove Salt Stains from Leather Shoes

Rock salt and ice melt, typically a blend of sodium chloride, calcium chloride, and magnesium chloride, are used to melt ice on streets and sidewalks, making them safer to traverse. Unfortunately, road salt causes ugly white-ringed stains on shoes that not only look unsightly but are also drying. This salt is especially damaging to leather, as the material will crack when it's sapped of moisture. Removing salt stains from leather shoes is a simple task, and one that shouldn't be put off. Salt is highly drying, so allowing salt stains to linger can cause permanent damage, leaving leather shoes dull, dry, and cracked. Step 1: Prepare Vinegar Solution -  in a small bowl, dilute white vinegar with equal parts water, leaving enough space to dip a rag. A scant quarter cup of each is more than enough to clean one to three pairs of salt-stained shoes; double the amount if cleaning more than three pairs of shoes. Step 2: Dampen Cloth - dip the cloth in the vinegar solution and wring it

How to Keep Rugs from Sliding

An area rug or runner is the perfect way to anchor furniture, create a layered look, and add comfort to your space. While it might fill a room with character or add a cozy textural element, a rug that's not properly secured on the floor can become a hassle, not to mention a safety hazard. Whether it sits on a bare hardwood floor or it’s layered on top of wall-to-wall carpet, here are interior designer-approved tips and tricks to keep your rugs from sliding. 1. Use a Felt Rug Pad One of the best ways to keep a rug in place, keep corners from curling, and make it more comfortable to walk on is by placing a rug pad underneath it. Felt rug pads come in various sizes, thickness options, and materials to accommodate different types of rugs and flooring. Felt rug pads are one of the most effective and commonly used options for large area rugs. They come in standard sizes and thicknesses but can also be custom-ordered to suit oversized rugs. These non-slip pads are soft but dense. In addit

Fitness Tips For Busy People

Are you thinking of stepping up your fitness game this year? For most people, the main obstacle isn't a lack of motivation. It's a lack of time. If you're on a tight schedule, you might find it difficult to get to the gym regularly or adhere to any kind of fitness regime.  Fortunately, there are plenty of practical strategies for getting fit even when your days are jam-packed.  You may want to start with one of the many wearable fitness apps - watched, bands, etc. These apps can motivate you to take advantage of fitness opportunities as they arise. For example, if you use the stairs in a building rather than the elevator, the app will calculate the calories burned and even give you a virtual "high five"!  But, you don't need an app to do this. As you go about your day, look for ways to be active. Walk to the store. Climb the stairs. Do a few sit-ups between meetings.  Another way to schedule fitness on a busy schedule is to join a gym or fitness club with exte

GTA REALTORS® Release December 2022 Stats

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) housing market experienced a marked adjustment in 2022 compared to record levels in 2021. Existing affordability issues brought about by a lack of housing supply were exacerbated by sustained interest rate hikes by the Bank of Canada. "Following a very strong start to the year, home sales trended lower in the spring and summer of 2022, as aggressive Bank of Canada interest rate hikes further hampered housing affordability. With no relief from the Office of Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) mortgage stress test or other mortgage lending guidelines including amortization periods, home selling prices adjusted downward to mitigate the impact of higher mortgage rates. However, home prices started levelling off in the late summer, suggesting the aggressive early market adjustment may be coming to an end," said new Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) President Paul Baron. There were 75,140 sales reported through TRREB9s MLS® System

TRREB MLS® Sales-to-New Listings Ratio December 2022


TRREB MLS® New Listings December 2022


TRREB MLS® Sales December 2022

TRREB MLS® Average Price December 2022