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Labour Day Weekend is over, schools are back in session, and there’s no denying that summer is truly over. But in Nova Scotia — and much of Northeastern North America, let’s be frank — fall is the richest season. The air is crisp, the humidity is gone, the sun is warm, and the harvest is starting to come in. And it’s really the best time for adventuring, whether you’re a family with kids, a rugged individualist, or a couple of Empty Nesters! Here are five day trips from Halifax that are just right for September and October.

U-Pick farms are the quintessential Atlantic Canadian Autumn Experience, aren’t they? If you’re looking for the timeless experience, then you can’t do any better than Willowbank U-Pick in Port Williams. They have hay rides,

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Labour Day Weekend is over, schools are back in session, and there’s no denying that summer is truly over. But in Nova Scotia — and much of Northeastern North America, let’s be frank — fall is the richest season. The air is crisp, the humidity is gone, the sun is warm, and the harvest is starting to come in. And it’s really the best time for adventuring, whether you’re a family with kids, a rugged individualist, or a couple of Empty Nesters! Here are five day trips from Halifax that are just right for September and October.

U-Pick farms are the quintessential Atlantic Canadian Autumn Experience, aren’t they? If you’re looking for the timeless experience, then you can’t do any better than Willowbank U-Pick in Port Williams. They have hay rides,

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Silver medal. Runner-up. Fall. These are all considered to be the second choice, but there are so many benefits to buying or selling a home in fall that we can’t help but push back on any thoughts that the season should be dismissed as subpar. After all, vanilla is the top-selling brand of ice cream, but does that make it better than other frozen treats? We think not! Consider these seven reasons to buy or sell this fall.

Reasons to Sell Your Home in the Fall

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With so many construction sites sprouting up around HRM, it seems like almost everyone is in the market for a brand new home in a brand new development or condo. It’s a wise choice: with new builds you have the security of knowing who built your home (and to what standard), excellent insulation, energy-efficient windows and appliances, and usually plenty of square footage.  But what about the heritage properties that grace our county? Hundreds of buildings of historical relevance still dot our streetscapes and neighbourhoods, and occasionally  something comes on the market that captures the imagination. And it’s worth remembering that however noble or commercial these buildings are now, each one was originally built as a family home.  

 Lots of

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Airbnb makes the news all the time for all sorts of reasons, but it also offers some superb ideas for anyone interested in buying or selling a home. If you’re not familiar with Airbnb, it’s an app and online portal for homeowners and travellers. Homeowners with as little as a single spare bedroom (or as much as a castle) list their space on the site, and travellers rent it for a more personal, authentic experience of a city or neighbourhood, and usually for less money than a comparable hotel room. 

So what lessons can you learn from Airbnb about selling your home? Plenty!

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Declutter Your Kitchen C21 As a seller, there’s a lot to learn from the way Airbnb’s most popular properties are staged. Whether it’s a single bedroom or a whole house,   decluttering helps your

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Curb appeal: you hear about it everywhere. Every real estate agent, every HGTV host, every bossy sister-in-law drills the mantra of curb appeal into home sellers’ heads. First impressions are lasting impressions. It’s a gift to your neighbours. It draws in buyers who might otherwise pass you by. But getting ready to sell your home is stressful already, why add another task to your endless list? Isn’t a freshly-mown lawn enough?


Well, because a small investment in your yard’s landscaping can help land you a sale in a tricky market, or boost your sale price in a crowded field. And here’s a secret that many gardeners neglect to mention — maintaining a few low-maintenance plantings does’t take any more time, effort, or special equipment than

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As real estate prices continue their never-ending climb along Dartmouth and Halifax’s waterfront, you might think there’s no way you’ll ever be able to afford a home with a water view. But we have great news: there are still lots of spots in HRM where you can buy that million-dollar view for less than $500,000. In some places, a lot less. 

So let’s start with Halifax Harbour If you’re sold on that sparkling view of Halifax across the water, King’s Wharf is where you want to be. Each unit has its own view of the Harbour, from Georges Island straight across to the MacDonald Bridge.  If you’d prefer a freehold on the Dartmouth side, we recommend looking to properties in Eastern Passage. In addition to its excellent schools, golf course, and Harbour

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Are you feeling the need for a refresh in your home? Or maybe you’re looking to tone down some of your earlier choices for a more neutral, saleable palette, but you still want a home that reflects your personality. Well, you’ve come to the right place!  According to a recent study by Zillow, the paints you choose can dramatically affect the price of your home — we’re talking thousands of dollars. The good news is that all of the paint colours suggested are 100% liveable! The world of colour psychology is vast, but at its most basic, the three dominant colours recommended by the survey — blue, beige, and grey — all communicate high quality and peacefulness. They’re also considered gender-neutral.   Just like with any other renovation, kitchens and

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