Monthly Archives: July 2015

Month: July 2015 Seller’s Advice – Should You Give Square Footage?

    Tax authorities typically measure from the exterior of the home, length times width. That’s one reason why square footage often doesn’t reflect the livability of a home or explain why the interior may seem much smaller than exterior square footage. Living space measurements do not subtract the thickness of the exterior walls, insulation and drywall. Further, a lot of living space is simply unusable for actual living, such as empty space beneath stairwells, or the access space required around water heaters and other systems required by code. So if square footage numbers don’t seem in your favor, talk

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Month: July 2015 Top 3 Reasons Buyers Choose The Homes They Buy

    You may think buyers will love your home because of your extraordinary taste in home furnishings or the incredible job you did with your home addition. Nope, it’s not the décor or the vast add-on that gets them to commit, although they may help. There are three top reasons a buyer chooses to buy a home — price, condition, and location. Price Let’s start with Price. To choose the right asking price for your home, you need to know if your neighborhood is in a buyer’s market or seller’s market. A buyer’s market is characterized by large inventories

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Month: July 2015 Easy Weight Loss Workouts for Beginners in Toronto

 Easy workouts are best for beginners.  Mike Harrington/Getty Images If you hate to exercise, you’ll love this article. Of course, I’m not going to suggest that you skip exercise altogether, but I am going to suggest that you don’t exercise very hard. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. The fact is that easy workouts play an important role in weight loss. Workouts for beginners or for those who have tried and failed to maintain an exercise program are structured differently than easy workouts for more advanced exercisers. They also have a different purpose and provide different

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Month: July 2015 10 Simple Ways to Stage Kitchen To Sell Your Home

Consider Giving your Kitchen Cabinets a Facelift  Give your cabinets a facelift. Photo Credit: Getty Images Getting your home ready to sell can be a stressful experience filled with lots of quick decisions and unexpected expenses. When the subject of staging comes up, it’s easy to consider crossing that one off your to-do list—but don’t. Time and time again, I’ve seen a house sitting on the market for months, then watched it sell within weeks of being staged effectively. As common sense (and any real estate agent) will tell you, people are very particular about their kitchens. So where staging

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Month: July 2015 8 Tasty Food Remedies To Lower Blood Pressure

 Beet salad. Photo Credit: stetiana/Moment Open/Getty Images In a recent study from the American Journal of Hypertension, scientists identified a potential risk factor for high blood pressure: frequently eating meals away from home. Along with watching your diet and scaling back on sodium-heavy restaurant meals and processed foods, certain foods are being explored for their potential cardiovascular benefits. Here’s a look at eight delicious foods. Please follow this post in about health

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Month: July 2015 Easy Workouts to Lose More Weight In Toronto

Use active recovery workouts to burn more calories and get fit faster  Do an easy workout with friends or family.  vgajic/ Vetta/ Getty Images  Updated February 25, 2015. If you think you have to exercise to the point of exhaustion every day to lose weight, you’re wrong. In fact, easy workouts are essential if you want to burn fat and lose weight with exercise. But how you set up your easy workout plan depends on your workout history. Beginning and advanced exercisers use easy workouts differently. For beginners, low intensity exercise lays the groundwork for building a fitness program. If

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Month: July 2015 Toronto Wedding Guest Etiquette

DO’s and DON’Ts for wedding guests  Maria Teijeiro/Photodisc/Getty Images When your friends or family get married, there are all kinds of wedding etiquette and rules that govern their behavior. But did you know there are rules for wedding guests too? Reviewing these wedding etiquette do’s and don’ts will ensure that you don’t inadvertently commit a faux pas at your loved one’s affair. General Wedding Etiquette: DO RSVP promptly. The couple will be making many decisions based on the number of people who are able to attend the wedding. The head count affects how many seats are needed, how many favors must be purchased,

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Month: July 2015 Exercise Tips That Make Weight Loss Easier

 Photo Credit: Hero Images/ Hero Images Updated July 16, 2015. Have you set a goal to lose weight? If so, you might be ready to start a diet and exercise program for weight loss. After all, that’s what weight loss experts recommend, right? Not really. In fact, if you start a diet and exercise program at the same time, you could easily set yourself up for failure. Instead, use these smart tips to set up a smarter weight loss program. With this savvy approach, you’re more likely to see real weight loss results that last. Read more of this article

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Month: July 2015 Google Cardboard Turns Phone into Virtual Reality Headset

Google Hosts Its I/O Developers Conference.  Justin Sullivan Getty Images News   Google Cardboard had a low-key introduction in 2014, but there’s a good bet most people will have heard of it by Christmas 2015. This thing will be big. Google Cardboard turns your phone into a full virtual reality headset capable of viewing panoramas, watching movies, and playing games. All for a starting price under $15. Compare this to expensive competitors, such as Sony’s Project Morpheus and Facebook’s Oculus Rift. Spend several hundred dollars on proprietary hardware or just use the phone you already have? It doesn’t seem like a

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Month: July 2015 Toronto Housing Market Overstimulates With More Tax Cut

The Bank of Canada is getting what seems like unusual advice from one of the country’s leading real estate companies. Only a small number of economists are still calling for Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz to hold off lowering the country’s key lending level Royal LePage says it’s worried a further rate cut might add fuel to some of Canada’s already red hot housing markets — a position that may seem at odds with a typical stance from realtors that all rate cuts are good because they make borrowing cheaper and bring more buyers into the market. “We believe

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