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Your smartphone should be an essential part of your DIY toolkit!
If you’re constantly procrastinating over household projects, you should check out a few home improvement apps for some inspiration!
You’ll soon become a DIY master with the thousands of how-to guides at WikiHow complete with illustrations and videos on every imaginable topic.
There’s also iHandy Level which will help keep you on the level if you’re hanging a picture or if you need to measure a precise angle.
These are just a few examples of the many apps that are available. From picking paint shades to renovating your home, a smartphone will be the lightest and most versatile tool you’ll ever own!
Grey Bruce home sales set a new record for July.
Residential sales activity recorded through the MLS® System of the REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound were up from year-ago levels in July 2017. Home sales numbered 314 units in July — a new record for the month.
On a year-to-date basis, home sales totalled 1,878 units over the first seven months of the year. This was also a record for the period, up 8.6% from the same period in 2016.
The average price of homes sold in July 2017 was $298,380, up 13.3% year-over-year. The year-to-date average price in July was $290,735, rising a similar 13.1% from the first seven months of 2016.
New residential listings on the Association’s MLS® System numbered 415 units in July 2017. This was an increase of 0.7% compared to July 2016.
Active residential listings totalled 905 units at the end of July, down 45% from the same time last year and the lowest July level on record.
The number of months of inventory stood at 2.9 at the end of July, down from 5.5 months a year earlier and well below the long-term average for this time of year. The number of months of inventory is the number of months it would take to sell current inventories at the current rate of sales activity.
The dollar value of all home sales in July was $93.7 million, rising 19.8% on a year-over-year basis. This was the highest July on record.
Sales of all types of properties numbered 385 units in July 2017, up 7.5% from the previous July. The total value of all properties sold in July 2017 was $107.9 million, rising 15.3% from a year earlier.
Going back to school can be tough after the lazy days of summer.
Getting back into the school routine can sometimes be a little hectic. Here are a few tips that will help make it a little bit less stressful on everyone:
- Shop Early – The first few weeks of school are very busy and unpredictable so be sure to purchase your back to school items as early as possible.
- Sleep Easy – Ease back into the school routine by gradually adjusting bedtimes (and wake up times) a week or so before to help everyone get back into the routine.
- After School Plans – Start discussing extra-curricular activities and homework routines so you can organize your Fall schedule.
- Have a Hub – Hang a calendar in a central spot where everyone can write down their activities and attach a folder for notices and permission slips so that everything’s in one place.
- Be Positive – If your child is anxious, listen to their worries but also pay attention to how you’re feeling as sometimes the parent’s anxiety can rub off onto their kids.
Going back to school is a very exciting time (for you and the kids) but it’s also a period of emotional adjustment so try and make yourself available as much as possible during the first few weeks. With just a little planning, getting back into the school routine can be a nice, smooth transition.
Open House: Saturday, August 19 ~ 1 pm to 3 pm
771 Briarwood Drive Saugeen Shores, Ontario
This stone bungalow is located in a family neighbourhood in beautiful Port Elgin. Boasts a covered porch, mature landscaping, and a fenced backyard. Over 1500 sq. ft. on the main floor, plus a finished basement. The main floor features a bright living room with hardwood floors, a spacious dine-in kitchen with walkout to the backyard, a large master bedroom with ensuite, 4pc guest bathroom, 2 additional bedrooms, and laundry room with access to the garage. The finished basement offers a family room with gas fireplace, 2 bedrooms, 3pc bathroom, utility room, and cold room. A nice place to call home.