Home is where health begins. From carpets and wall colours to window shades and overhead lighting, your home can play a role in how much you weigh, your mood, and even your cancer risk. It’s important to eliminate toxins, pollutants and other health risks from your home. There are many small changes that you can do to make your home healthier and improve your mood. The following recommendations can be implemented immediately and won’t cost you anything.

According to a 2016 survey by Houzz Kitchen Trends, nearly 2/3 of American homeowners spent more than 3 hours in their kitchen doing things like watching TV, entertaining, eating and reading in addition to cooking and baking.  This annual survey on line polled over 2,400 homeowners who are planning or recently completed a kitchen renovation project.  This is what they found.

We all like the idea that we can pass on our acquired wealth and property to our children but one mortgage lender is warning of the implications. CIBC’s Jamie Golombek says that leaving a cottage in a will can land loved ones with a hefty tax bill which could mean them having to sell the property.

If you’ve owned your current home for many years, you may find that a lot has changed in the real estate world. Understanding what has changed can come in handy when you’re entering the market for the first time in a while. Here are a few of the key ways the real estate marketplace has changed, and how these changes may impact you as you buy or sell a home.