November Home Checklist

November Home Checklist

With shorter days and the first real snowfall ahead, it’s the right time to finish last-minute projects around the house before winter sets in. Inside CHECK VENTS. Close vents in unheated basement areas, but keep attic vents open. Replace rusted or damaged pipes from gas water heaters and your dryer. ADJUST THERMOSTATS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY. If you have multiple thermostats in your home for different zones, set temperatures for the

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The history of Trick-or-Treating

The history of Trick-or-Treating

Trick-or-treating—going from house to house in search of candy and other goodies—has been a popular Halloween tradition in Canada and other countries for an estimated 100 years. But the origins of this community-based ritual, remain hazy. Halloween has its roots in the ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated on the night of October 31. The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now

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Halloween Happenings in Hamilton

Halloween Happenings in Hamilton

Zombie Walk – Horror in the Hammer is hosting its 3rd annual Hamilton Zombie Walk and Food Drive on Saturday, Oct. 30 starting at 2 p.m. at Gore Park. Zombies of all ages will take to the streets. The walk will make stops at Jackson Square, James Street Armoury, City Hall and Shamrock Park before heading to the Corktown Pub for 4 p.m. Get creative and join in the fun.

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Teal Pumpkin Project helps kids with food allergies feel ‘safe’ on Halloween

Teal Pumpkin Project helps kids with food allergies feel ‘safe’ on Halloween

Vancouver mom suggests offering non-food options like temporary tattoos and stickers A Vancouver woman is encouraging families to offer more than just candy to kids on Halloween night and to let others know by placing a teal pumpkin outside their home. Lisa Buckley is participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project which promotes “non-food” options such as stickers, glow sticks or playing cards for kids who have allergies or cannot eat

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Sold – Desirable Old Ancaster Home

Sold – Desirable Old Ancaster Home

Status: Sold Striking mid-century contemporary home on stunning pie-shaped property & sought after court location. Sun-flooded rooms in this open design with 9ft+ ceilings in the principle rooms. Enjoy the view from every angle. This 4 Bedroom ranch with a full walk-out feature has had numerous updates. Stucco accent exterior, Asphalt & Aggregate Driveway, Stone Patio edged in armor stone, Windows, Wood & cork Flooring, Custom Stone FP w/maple B/I’s

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Leased – West Mountain Townhome

Leased – West Mountain Townhome

Status: Leased Lovely West Mtn. Townhome. Beautifully decorated by this long term owner. Larger Living/Dining rooms. Updated Kitchen w/gas stove. Dishwasher. Wood flrs. Jetted tub. Very private fenced yard. Fast Facts Home Style: 2 storey Lot Size: Common Element Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.5 Garage: No – Underground Parking Driveway: Surfaced Basement: Full/Partially Finished

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Sold – Deceivingly spacious home in sought after neighborhood.

Sold – Deceivingly spacious home in sought after neighborhood.

Status: Sold   Deceivingly spacious home in sought after neighborhood. Gas FP in huge Family room. Easy keep laminate in Liv/Din/Fam Rm & all bedrms. Neutral ceramics in Kitch/Laund & all Bthrms. Fin’d lwr lvl with wall of Built-in’s. Sliding drs to deck (’15) & fully fenced priv gardens. Recent updates:Shingles ’14, Windows ’13, Furn ’10, Insulation R50 ’14 +++. All appl’s incl. Pool Table too. Tasteful décor. Conv to

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SOLD – Quiet Hamilton Mountain Prime Location

SOLD – Quiet Hamilton Mountain Prime Location

Status: Sold Tucked on quiet Crt. Mins to new Margaret Juravinski & St.Joe’s Hospitals, Mohawk College & Hillfield. This home has undergone complete transformation & updating thru’out, by these long term owners, with a contemporary edge interior, warmed by a charming inviting exterior. Large Family room/Kitchen addition w/vaulted ceilings & W/B fireplace. Kitchen highlights B/I stainless gas cooktop, oven, micro & D/W blending well with the sharp “leather” granite counters.

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Leased – Spacious family home in Dundas

Leased – Spacious family home in Dundas

Status: Leased Wall to wall spaciousness in this lovely all brick Family home, steps to the new Park. Open layout design, featuring vaulted Family room with dramatic views. Rich wood cabinetry, accented with granite counters, Island, pantry & Stainless appl’s. Wood floors & Staircase. Main lvl Den & separate formal Dining Rm. The oversized custom deck offers unobstructed views of the greenspace backdrop, with steps to the fully fenced yard

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DIY Back to School Room Decor & Organization!

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