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Installing Christmas lights can be fraught with danger without the right precautions. (Getty Images)
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Dec. 08, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Four Christmas light safety tips to avoid falls, fires and shocks

As Clark Griswold’s experience in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” illustrates, installing Christmas lights can be fraught with danger without the right precautions.

Radon moves from the soil into homes through gaps or cracks in the foundation, pipes and drains. (Getty Images)
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Nov. 24, 2021 | CREBNow

Radon tips for homeowners

November is national Radon Action Month. Radon is a colourless, odourless, radioactive gas that can leach into homes from the soil through gaps or cracks in the foundation, pipes and drains.

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Oct. 26, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Four ways to finance your next home renovation

Canadians have renovations on the brain.

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Oct. 06, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Eight cleaning hacks for a spotless home

House cleaning can feel like an endless struggle, but it doesn't always have to be. The key is to work smarter, not harder, and these eight cleaning hacks will help you do just that.

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Sept. 29, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Five DIY painting tips for professional results

A fresh coat of paint is one the easiest ways to shake up your home's design and completely change the feel of a room.

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Aug. 25, 2021 | Geoff Geddes

Why do-it-yourself homes sales are a major "don't"

Some projects lend themselves to a DIY approach, but others, like open heart surgery and selling your house, are better left to the pros.

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July 15, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Four backyard staging tips to make your home 'sale-ready,' inside and out

Most sellers in this day and age recognize the value of staging a home's interior, but what about the backyard?

Especially in the summer months, when outdoor spaces often look their best, a well-staged backyard can be a major selling point and might just help you seal the deal with a buyer.
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July 09, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Six open house etiquette tips for homebuyers

After more than a year of COVID-19 restrictions and public health guidelines that discouraged gathering indoors, Alberta's recent reopening has restored some sense of normalcy. When it comes to the process of buying and selling homes, it has also meant the return of a real estate staple: the open house.

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June 10, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Five tips for keeping your home cool without air conditioning this summer

It's only June, but Calgarians have already gotten a taste of the 30-degree temperatures usually reserved for the peak summer days of July and August. This summer could be a hot one, and it'll feel even hotter if, like many Calgarians, your home doesn't have air conditioning.

Here are five tips for keeping your home cool without A/C this summer:
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June 07, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Five cheap ways to boost your home's curb appeal

You only get one chance to make a great first impression, so why waste an opportunity to get a leg up on other sellers?

Whether it's for better listing photos or to impress during showings, improving your home's curb appeal doesn't have to be expensive. Here are five cheap ways to boost your home's curb appeal:

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