October 2017

Irish Pub Recipes for the Home Chef

Posted on Oct 22, 2017

pub grub

American football dominates the airwaves during the fall months. And while it can be tempting to head to the pub to catch a game and some grub, family time is important too. Get the whole family together to make a comforting meal of Irish-inspired dishes; this hearty cuisine is the perfect accessory to a football game or the ideal centerpie...

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Posted on Oct 14, 2017

A Run-Down Row House Kitchen Is Transformed into a Sophisticated Place to Gather


When designer Breeze Giannasio first saw her clients’ row house located in Washington DC’s hip Dupont Circle neighborhood, she knew she had a challenge on her hands. Though the home had fantastic bon...

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This Symmetrical, All-White Kitchen Provides a Calming Family Gathering Place

Posted on Oct 10, 2017


“When I leave, it should look like I was never there,” says Katja van der Loo, CEO of Papyrus Home Design, a Boonton, New Jersey interior design firm. She’s describing the desired end result after a remodeling project. “Whatever style the kitchen is, if it is in keeping [with] and respectful to the architecture of the home, I think tha...

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The big picture

Posted on Oct 06, 2017 in Statistics

Inventory increases and sales drop in September, but overall sales for the year remain higher than last year.

Strong gains in the first-half of 2017 have put the Calgary year-to-date sales at seven percent above last years' levels and 11 percent below long-term averages, but challenges remain with easing sales and rising new listings.

Inventories ros...

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Knowing the Difference Between Good and Bad Debt Can Help You Better Manage—and Reduce Your Debt

Posted on Oct 04, 2017

When struggling to repay debts—credit card bills, car payments, student loans — it’s hard to think of any debt as particularly good. Think again, as it turns out, that’s not exactly the case. Some debt is better or worse than others, and knowing the difference is important. Bev Moir, senior wealth advisor with ScotiaMcLeod explains how you can dist...

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Three Questions to Ask Before Removing a Tree

Posted on Oct 03, 2017

Many homeowners are fortunate to have a property with mature trees and shrubs. Although it is always best to save a tree when you can, there may be times when you question tree removal as an option for aesthetic or safety purposes.

Here are three questions to ask yourself before making a decision:

1 Is it causing structural damage? Tree roots can gro...

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