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Top 10 Renovations in Canada

January 14, 2015

Bathroom renovations were the No. 1 home fix in 2014, topping the list in five provinces, according to a survey by a national contractor referral website. The top 10, as listed by TrustedPros, were Bathrooms Basements Decks Roofs Kitchens Painting Floors Landscaping Windows Home additions   Bathrooms topped the renovation desires of people in Nova Scoti...

Contractors and "New Construction"

September 24, 2014

I ran over a construction cone today. I'm not especially proud of it -it just happened -and that's that. It got me thinking about construction and all the new projects we are seeing around town. As banks begin to loosen underwriting guidelines for equity lines and as home owners begin to see equity in their homes rise we see more and more construction projects. What's the first thing we do when our equity line of credit is approved? We upgrade the kitchen or bathroom! Contractors who had clos...

Fixer-uppers not for the faint-of-heart

September 23, 2014

HOME OWNERSHIP STRATEGIES Fixer-uppers not for the faint-of-heart GAIL JOHNSON ...

August eNews

August 8, 2014

Summer Projects Our summer months are here to enjoy and a great time catch up on any outdoor work that needs to be done. If you're landscaping, painting, putting in a fence, building a deck, putting in windows and doors or any project at all, we can help. Creating an outdoor space that is an extension of your home adds not only space, but value to your home. Click ...

Priority occupations in skilled trades receive improved foreign credential recognition

July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014 Priority occupations in skilled trades receive improved foreign credential recognition VANCOUVER The federal government, in partnership with the provinces and territories, will improve foreign credential recognition for 10 additional priority occupations in areas such as the skilled trades and healthcare. The 10 new priority occupations are: carpenters, electricians, heavy d...

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