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Volume 12 Number 10
HOWTOMAKEYOURMOVEGOSMOOTHLY Buying a new home is exciting. But moving? Not so much. Those who have been there and done that, possibly several times, know that moving is nowhere near as simple as throwing everything you own into a few labeled boxes. It’s a process. Sometimes a long one. However, it doesn’t have to be! Almost everyone who has ever moved has unpacked a belonging and asked themselves – “Why did I bring this with
me?” Think knick knacks, well-meaning gifts that just aren’t your style and keepsakes from your childhood. Lessen the amount of things to unbox by purging before you pack. Next, prepare yourself for the fact that there’s a chance not all your furniture will fit. Instead of
squeezing a too big couch into a too little living room – or vice versa – donate your old sofa and treat yourself to a new one. Or at least new to you. Lastly, don’t be afraid to ask
for help. Think about when a loved one asks you for help and how happy you are to do so!
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INGREDIENTS 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup warm water 1/4 ounce (1 packet) active dry yeast 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 jalapeño peppers 8 ounces softened cream cheese 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1/3 cup baking soda 2 tablespoons melted butter Sea salt 3 cups warm water
PRETZEL DOUGH 1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup warm water and yeast. Let sit until puffy, about 3 minutes. 2. Add 1 cup of flour, olive oil, sugar and salt. Mix well. Gradually add the rest of the flour and mix. 3. Dust your hands with flour and transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Knead until it's smooth yet tacky. If it's too sticky, slowly add more flour. 4. Grease a large bowl. Transfer the dough to the bowl and cover with a damp towel. Leave the dough in a warm area
JALAPEÑO CHEESE FILLING 5. Chop jalapeños into 1/4 inch pieces. 6. In a bowl, combine softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese and chopped jalapeños. 7. Pre-heat oven to 450° F. Meanwhile, roll the dough into 16 balls and flatten into 3 to 4 inch wide circles. 8. Add a tablespoon of filling to the center of each circle. Fold up the edges, pinch together and roll to secure. Repeat with remaining dough pieces. 9. In a large bowl, combine warm water and baking soda. Stir until dissolved. 10. Dip each ball into baking soda mixture and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. 11. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt. Serve warm.
until it doubles in size, about 1 hour. Gently punch the dough to deflate.
DIYDECORATINGIDEASFORYOUNGTEENS Are you a teen looking to add a little something to your room or a parent who wants to help their teen make their space special? Then these four teen-centric DIY decor ideas are for you! 1. Masking tape picture frames. Grab some coloured masking tape and create different shapes on the wall. Then tape your favourite pictures inside. 2. Geometric headboard. Cut different shapes out of coloured craft foam or construction paper. Tape them above your bed in a cool pattern and voila – instant headboard! 3. Chalk paint globe. Tape out a favourite saying on the surface of an old globe. Then paint it with black chalk paint, let dry and remove the tape. Marvel at the parts of the globe that make up your phrase. 4. Pom pom garland. Pom poms aren’t just for little kids! Make them cool by gluing, taping or sewing them to several pieces of string. Then drape the pom pom garlands around your room for a fun boho-inspired look.
HOLISTICNUTRITION The term holistic, meaning the whole is more than a sum of its parts, is often discussed in relation to health and wellness – particularly in nutrition. But what exactly is holistic nutrition? Medical experts who recommend a holistic nutrition plan believe that eating a wide range of nutritious, whole foods aids in the body’s natural ability to heal itself and maintain optimal health. Holistic nutrition also treats each person as a unique individual, with different needs and different lifestyles. However, at the root, holistic eating means eating more real food and less food products. To get started, think of what your grandmother or great grandmother would have eaten – foods were much less processed sixty years ago!
SELLINGYOURHOME INTHEFALL As the saying goes, real estate is a 365-day a year business. And just like with any season, there are pros and cons to selling your home in the fall. Fall can be a great time of the year to list as families have settled back into a regular routine after summer and the busyness of the winter season hasn’t yet begun. On the other hand, unpredictable autumn weather in some parts of the country may keep potential buyers indoors. Yet, no matter what the weather, there are a few things you can do to make your home stand out. Make sure your interior is clutter free – including seasonal decor. Also, if you have heavy blinds or curtains on your windows remove them to let in as much natural light as possible. And don’t forget to keep your walkways, porch and deck free from leaves – or snow! 3TIPSFORBUYINGANACREAGE Do you dream of a beautiful home on a quiet piece of land in the country? Perhaps you grew up on an acreage, or maybe you’ve always wanted to live on one. While some of the tips for buying a home in a city or town also apply to purchasing a home in the country, there are a few acreage-specific things you should consider first. Services and maintenance. Even if you’re buying a home with water, sewer and electricity already in place, there are other services you should think about before making an offer. Some acreages – especially if they’re located in a subdivision – come with weekly garbage and recycling collection, while on others you’ll need to handle it yourself. Also find out about snow removal and road maintenance. If your driveway is long, consider how you’ll keep it clear during the winter months. Likewise, if a property has a lot of grass it will need to be maintained. Insurance. Another difference between purchasing a property within the limits of a town or city versus one outside is the distance you’ll be from the fire station. Fire protection is a must, and your insurance premiums may be more expensive depending on how quickly the fire department can reach your home in case of a fire. Zoning. If your acreage-life dreams include a dugout, a workshop or any other major changes to the land, know that zoning ordinances may prohibit certain alterations and additions. Also, just as within a municipality, there may be bylaws restricting the kinds of activities that can take place on a property. It’s best to know the rules before you make a purchase!
How many words can you make from the letters in the wheel? Each word must contain the hub letter R. Can you find a nine-letter word and at least 20 other words of five letters or more avoiding proper nouns?
SOLUTION: Nine-letter word - NAVIGATOR Some other words of five letters or more containing the hub letter R: agora, antra, aorta, argon, argot, atria, grain, grant, griot, groan, groat, groin, intro, naira, noria, organ, raita, ratio, riant, riata, taira, tiara, train, varan, vigor, virga, angora, organa, rating, ration, raving, roving, trigon, virago, aviator, orating, vagrant, variant.
BRAIN TEASERS - Hub Words
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Fall Market Springs Forward October 3, 2019 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,549 residential properties in September through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service ® System. September’s sales included 1,113 in the residential- property class and 436 in the condominium-property category. “Despite a challenging year of historically low inventory, September’s sales continue to be extremely strong, the likes of which we haven’t seen in the past 15 years,” acknowledges Dwight Delahunt, President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board. “It’s quite amazing, with the limited supply, that the market is still moving well with purchasers finding properties that meet their requirements,” he adds. September’s average sale price for a condominium-class property was $309,373, an increase of 9 per cent from last year while the average sale price of a residential-class property was $487,438, an increase of 8 per cent from a year ago. “Now that condominium prices have recovered, we see condo sellers jumping back into the market to take advantage of that, and as a result, condo sales have been very robust and have again led the way in September’s unit sales,” Delahunt suggests. - Source: Ottawa Real Estate Board
AVERAGE SALE PRICE $487,438 residential
UP 8.3% year-over-year
AVERAGE SALE PRICE
$309,373 condo Sample only For more information call 1-800-309-1747 UP 9.1% year-over-year PROPERTY SALES
Stats are Reflective of September 2019 Source: Ottawa Real Estate Board
Market values stated are of the average of Ottawa and surrounding region. 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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