What is a smart home?

Refrigerators that inform their owners when it’s time to buy more eggs and thermostats that learn homeowners’ heating and cooling preferences may once have seemed like futuristic ideas straight out of a sci-fi movie. However, such products are no longer a dream but a reality. The term “smart home” refers to a residence that has […]

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Items to get you started on creating your smart home

  Technology has changed the way people live in the 21st century. Once ubiquitous, land lines anchored to kitchen walls have now given way to smartphones that can be taken anywhere. Bulky television sets that required at least two people to move have been replaced with high-definition offerings so light and thin they can be […]

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Market Update for May

  Rural Aurora Sales Up The  first quarter 2019 results in Aurora  are in for sales of all home types.   There were 190 sales captured by the Toronto Real Estate Board’s Aurora Community Breakdown. The average home price was $883,212 while the median price was $783,750. There were 532 homes placed for sale and […]

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Media use rules can benefit families

  Families spend more time staring at screens than ever before. Thanks to smartphones, tablets, laptops, televisions, and video games, the average person is exposed to various media throughout a typical day. It can be easy to get swept away and spend much more time staring at screens than is healthy. Screen time can adversely […]

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2019 May Aurora/King

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Prevent the hazard of overloaded electrical circuits

  A home is a safe haven for its residents. No matter what’s going on at school or the office, many people know they can relax in comfort and safety when they arrive home at the end of a day. Safety at home is something that can be taken for granted until it’s too late. […]

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How to control crabgrass before it appears

Homeowners who enjoy tending to their lawns know that grass is vulnerable to a host of problems, many of which appear at a time of year when lawn enthusiasts want to showcase the fruits of their lawn-and-garden labors. Crabgrass is a common problem that appears in summer. According to Lowes, crabgrass plants produce thousands of […]

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