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Volume 16 | Number 4
There is a new layer to shopping for furniture these days – a technological layer that is. Many pieces of furniture have tech built in to be even more functional for you. Consider these options the next time you’re looking to replace a piece of living room furniture.
Some couches, loveseats and chairs are now equipped with built in USB ports or even charging stations for your phone or tablet so you’ll never have to search for your charging block again. Add in heated seats and electronic reclining modes and you have the ideal lounging space. Pair your new seat with a high-tech coffee or end table that is complete with power outlets, more charging station options and even cold storage inside to keep your beverages and snacks chilled. Choose a coffee table with LED lights to set the mood to a movie night or just enhance the décor of the room. Not nearly as high tech, but still neat and really functional, are adjustable height coffee tables that can double as a working or eating space if you’re confined to the couch. Search online or at your favourite furniture store for these options and more. The future is now.
Courtesy of www.spendwithpennies.com CREAMY CROCKPOT TORTELLINI
INGREDIENTS : 1 pound Italian Sausage ½ small onion diced 3 ounces frozen spinach 28 ounces canned diced tomatoes with juice 8 ounces cream cheese cubed
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 16 ounces frozen tortellini
3 cups chicken broth ¼ cup tomato paste ¼ cup parmesan cheese, optional
DIRECTIONS: 1. Brown sausage and onion until no pink remains. Drain fat. 2. Place all ingredients in a 6 qt slow cooker. 3. Cook 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours on low. Once cooked through, stir until sauce is smooth. 4. Top with parmesan cheese if desired and serve.
THE WAY I SEE IT, IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW, YOU GOTTA PUT UP WITH THE RAIN. - Dolly Parton
American singer-songwriter who has sold over 100 million records worldwide, which makes her one of the best-selling female artists of all time. Her impressive career also includes acting, philanthropy, and owing a number of businesses including the Dollywood theme park.
MATTRESS SHOPPING A good night’s sleep is paramount to our wellbeing. One way to ensure you get a solid, restorative sleep is to invest in the proper mattress. But with so many options on the market, where do you begin? One of the first things you should do is learn about the different types of mattresses: coil, memory foam, water, gel, to name a few. Each type of mattress has pros and cons and may work better for one person than another. Some are recommended for certain people – those who need added support, those who are hot sleepers, etc. While others simply offer a more economical choice. Next, when you are purchasing a mattress, be sure to test it out. Spend at least 10 minutes on it in the store – on your side, on your back and in your usual sleeping position. Also lie on the edge, in the middle and across it to ensure it doesn’t sag in one spot or have varying levels of firmness overall. Furthermore, see if there is an option to take the mattress home and sleep on it for a few nights to determine if it meets your needs. If that’s not possible, check out the company’s return policy
to determine what will happen if you do need a different type of mattress. Bonus tip: unless you’re in a pinch, most mattresses go on sale regularly so choosing the one you want and then paying attention to sales in the future can help ease the financial crunch of a new mattress.
CEILINGS – THE FIFTH WALL
Look up. What do you see? A plain white popcorn ceiling? Chances are you’re one of millions of Canadians who haven’t explored the option of ceiling décor. Designers are calling it the fifth wall in a room and have started to become more and more vocal about sprucing ceilings up. Here are some décor options to consider for your ceiling: Wall paper, or ceiling paper to be more accurate. Apply textured wallpaper to your smooth ceiling in much the same way you would a wall. It can be left its original colour, or painted for a more stunning effect. Or opt for a wallpaper that features a bold pattern or bright colour to enhance an otherwise serene room. Wood planks. These can be applied over a textured ceiling and can be painted or stained to match, or contrast, other woodwork in the room. Choose a lightweight plank and be sure to nail them to
joists. For added interest, angle the planks across the room, make a herringbone pattern or even add a few rows around the room before switching to a typical strip design. Corrugated tin . Using adhesive and screws, you can cover your ceiling with elegant tin ceiling tiles. Use them throughout a room or as a focal point above a dining room table or kitchen island, for example. Fabric . Think of a tent, but in elegant, gauzy fabrics that drape from the center of a room to the walls. Alternatively drape fabric across the ceiling adhering it every few feet with a wooden beam to create a cloud like look. Be sure to choose fabrics that are lightweight and can be stapled to the ceiling.
JOKES Courtesy of www.thinkablepuzzles.com
Knock, knock. Who’s there? Canoe. Canoe who? Canoe help me with my homework?
Knock, knock Who’s there? Iva. Iva who? I’ve a sore hand from knocking!
Knock, knock. Who’s there? Adore. Adore who? Adore is between us. Open up!
Unscramble each of the clue words. Take the letters that appear in boxes and unscramble them for the final message. Hint:
Answers: weather storm rain tornado hail mud Final Message: SUMMER
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Toronto March Market Report
$1,708,373 detached DOWN 11.0% year-to-year
$732,944 condo/apartment DOWN 11.8% year-to-year
$841,872 condo/townhouse DOWN 12.3% year-to-year
AVERAGE SALE PRICES
4,318 NEW LISTINGS 2,521 SOLD LISTINGS
46.0% SALES TO NEW LISTING RATIO
20 DAYS ON MARKET
2.5 MONTHS OF INVENTORY
ACTIVE LISTINGS (residential inventory) 4,292
GTA REALTORS ® Release, April 5, 2023 – Greater Toronto Area (GTA) housing market conditions tightened in March 2023. Sales accounted for an increased share of listings in comparison to March 2022, suggesting that competition between buyers is on the rise. The average sale price was above the average list price for the first time since May 2022. “As we moved through the first quarter, Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) Members were increasingly reporting that competition between buyers was heating up in many GTA neighbourhoods. The most recent statistics bear this out,” said TRREB President Paul Baron. “Recent consumer polling also suggests that demand for ownership housing will continue to recover this year. Look for first-time buyers to lead this recovery, as high average rents move more closely in line with the cost of ownership.”
GTA REALTORS ® reported 6,896 sales through TRREB’s MLS ® System in March 2023 – down 36.5 percent compared to March 2022. On a month-over-month basis, actual and seasonally adjusted sales were up. New listings were also down on a year-over-year basis, but by a much greater annual rate. The MLS ® Home Price Index composite benchmark was down by 16.2 percent on a year-over-year basis, but up month over-month on both an actual and seasonally adjusted basis. Similarly, the average selling price was down by 14.6 percent year-over-year to $1,108,606. The average selling price was up month-over-month on an actual and seasonally adjusted basis.
Statistics reflect market activity in March 2023 | Source: TRREB ® Toronto Regional Real Estate Board | Market values stated are average prices. Individual home market values will vary and are affected by factors such as location, size, interior and exterior condition. Please call to get an up-to-date evaluation of your home.
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