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We really don’t like to brag, but if you want to read about the types of awards given out to home builders, the Red Deer Advocate honoured these Red Deer home builders

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3 Things You Need to Know About Your Home's Insulation During Winter

When you live somewhere like Red Deer, losing heat in your home is no joke. Especially during the winter, when your furnace is working overtime. When you’re losing heat, you adjust your thermostat but the temperature doesn’t rise (although,…
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What Could Go Wrong in a Home Renovation?

Top Home Renovation Mistakes (And Tips to Avoid Them) There are so many things to keep in mind when renovating your home. You have to juggle budgets, materials, labour, time and more. It’s no wonder that it can be easy to fall into…
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How to Spruce Up Your Living Room

Your living room is one of the areas in your home that your family spends the most time in. For a lot of us, it’s where we host friends, have our morning coffee or play games and watch movies on family nights. If your current living room…
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Ideas to Develop Your Basement into a Profitable Rental Property

According to recent data from the Pew Research Centre, young people today are more likely to rent than ever before. In 2016, 74% of millennials were living in rental properties and only 22% owned a home. With millennials dominating the workforce…
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When to Move & When to Start a Home Improvement Project

When you’ve called your house home for a long time but have start to outgrow it - it can be hard to say goodbye. You ask yourself, should we put it up for sale and upgrade with a new build home? Or do we start a home improvement project and…
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Quick & Easy Ways to Save on Your Home Energy Bill

Winter in Alberta can be magical. There’s ice skating, warm nights by the fire, sledding with the kids - and much more. Unfortunately, we all know there are drawbacks to our long, chilly and ‘magical’ winter months. One being, the spike…