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awesome decorating projectsTurning your home decor into something filled with colour and personality is a task many people find both exciting in its potential and exasperating in the amount of work. However, this doesn't have to take a long time! There are a ton of awesome decorating projects that can be finished in next to no time. All you need is a fun attitude and you will see that decorating your home is easier than you thought it could be.

Artwork Ideas

Every home needs some artwork to spruce up the place. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need an authentic Van Gogh or Rembrandt if you're looking to hang some art on your walls. The following is a look at a few fantastic artwork ideas that should get you started in the right direction. 

For starters, simply grab a

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edmonton chinese parkApproximately 250,000 individuals move into Canada each year, and many of these people choose to live in the Edmonton area. As one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, Edmonton offers residents a great climate, beautiful natural vistas, ample employment opportunities and much more. Whether you already live in Edmonton or you're preparing to move into the area, you may be wondering what you need to know about purchasing your first piece of real estate. With a closer look at how buying Canadian real estate differs from other countries, you may be able to navigate through the sales process with greater ease and less stress. 

Budgeting Considerations When Buying a Home 

When you buy a new home in Canada, one important factor to consider is

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edmonton infill neighbourhoodsWhen individuals are shopping for a new home for their primary residence, a number of factors are often considered. For example, proximity to their workplace and commute time are important. Many want to find a home in an established neighbourhood with mature landscaping, but they may also prefer to live in a newer home. With all of these factors in mind, the ideal living situation may be to live in a new home in an older community located closer to the center of the Edmonton metropolitan area. The clear solution is to build a new home customized to your specifications in an established area. This idea is called infill development, and it's not a new idea. There are several neighbourhoods in Edmonton that already have completed infill projects. 

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wallpaper decor ideasOne of the more popular new trends in interior design is using wallpaper for home decorating. In the past, a lot of wallpaper designs consisted of tiny, floral patterns and bland colours, but today's designs are bright, bold, and sophisticated. There are so many decor ideas you can do because there are several different wallpaper types available. The type of wallpaper you choose depends on the room you'll use it in. 

Various types include:

  • Vinyl coated paper
  • Coated fabric
  • Fabric backed vinyl
  • Paper backed vinyl

Vinyl Coated 

Wallpaper that's coated with vinyl is treated with either polyvinyl chloride or acrylic vinyl. One of the best features of this type of wallpaper is that's its extremely low maintenance, and if you decide to

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bathroom decorating tipsDecorating your bathroom on a budget may seem like a daunting task. It’s not like any other room in the house where you can just move or replace the furniture. If you’re worried about breaking the bank, don’t! There are many low costs tips you can follow to make the most of your bathroom.

Work With What You Have

First thing’s first: there’s no need to gut out everything to create your dream bathroom. Before you even start the planning stage, survey the room. Keep an open mind and try to find potential, even in the things you hate. Right now you might not be a big fan of the ancient looking clawfoot tub, but you could end up loving it as a vintage inspired centrepiece.Once you’re done making plans, focus on making small changes that will bring out

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ways to get down paymentIt’s true, Canada’s economy is expected to outperform most other economies. So how come the possibility of purchasing your dream house still seems quite difficult? Despite the 20% down payment expectation, there are also other ways you can secure a lower payment. Keep in mind though, the higher your down payment is, the easier time you'll have handing your expenses. Rather than suffer the disappointment of not buying your dream home, there's a number of creative and interesting ways you can try to get the funds you need.

Liquidate Certain Assets

One of the easiest ways to getting the funds that you need for a down payment is to liquidate certain assets. Liquidation means selling your assets and turning them into cash. When gathering funds for a down

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St. Albert ChapelThe community of St. Albert, Alberta is just mere minutes from the provincial capital of Edmonton. As one of the province's fastest growing cities, St. Albert is quickly becoming a destination for families and individuals looking for a lifestyle where everyone can flourish. Ranked as the #1 city in Canada to live and #3 for places to raise a family, it’s easy to see why the ever expanding city of St. Albert is such a major draw.

The History and Formation of St. Albert, Alberta

Founded in 1861 by French Canadian Roman Catholic missionary, Father Albert Lacombe, St. Albert became a major stopping point for traders and First Nations people travelling to and from nearby Fort Edmonton. Chosen by Father Lacombe for its proximity to the waters of the

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cameron heights edmontonCameron Heights is a luxury community in southwestern Edmonton. Cameron Heights is bordered by both the North Saskatchewan River and Ravine, and the gorgeous Wedgewood Ravine. 

Why Cameron Heights is a Prime Location

Cameron Heights real estate is in an ideal location for the homeowner who wants to live in a small community with a tranquil atmosphere. There is only one access road going directly into the neighbourhood, but Anthony Henday Drive is only a few minutes away so you have easy access to the entire city and surrounding areas. There's full ETS service too!

This area is just minutes from grocery stores, restaurants, and other services, making it one of the most attractive communities in Edmonton to buy a home. Residents of the Cameron

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selling condo vs house

House Versus Condo

The differences between a house and a condo are like night and day. These differences definitely play a role in buying and selling decisions.

Downtown condo owners pay an association fee, used toward the upkeep of the property and common areas that condo owners share. These common areas are not controlled by owners. But usually there is no yard work to worry about and maintenance issues are resolved by the association. Parking areas are maintained, outside lighting and landscape are the condo association's responsibilities.

Condos are often found located in desirable areas (like central downtown) where single family houses are rare. These buildings are usually near offices and in historic districts, similar to the project

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