Homeowners in Edmonton began receiving their 2018 property assessment notices in the mail at the beginning of the year. By now, everyone should have received one and have a clear idea of the assessed value of their property.
This is important because this value determines the property taxes that must be paid.
Property assessments in Edmonton were fairly stable this year, with an average increase of less than one per cent compared to last year.
The one exception was single-family detached homes in neighbourhoods along the river valley like Windsor Park, Quesnell Heights, Glenora and Oliver.
You can look up different property assessments on the City of Edmonton’s website to compare different 2018 property assessments.
From smart watches to smart kettles, technology is entering homes at the speed of light.
One of the biggest home technology trends for 2018 is that devices now provide many uses — just one function won’t cut it anymore.
A new voice activated mirror recently came out that changes the lighting, tells you the weather and plays music as you get ready. There’s a door alert system that not only provides lighting but also extends the home’s wifi.
Part of it is an issue of space and availability of outlets — why buy an item that only does one thing when the same sized device does many functions?
Home security is a key example of how technology in the home is taking off.
Many of the security systems on offer are fully integrated and often
After a busy month of holiday planning and party-going, what better way to bring in the New Year that to relax with a spa treatment. No need to look far, everything you need for top notch pampering is right at home.
With just a few steps, you’ll have real relaxation at your fingertips with a home-based spa:
1. Creating an atmosphere Part of the luxurious vibe of a spa is how it engages all five of your senses. Dim the lights (avoid harsh fluorescent lights) and light some scented candles. Play some low, soothing music without lyrics. Pour yourself a drink – wine, water with fresh cucumber or tea are all good choices.
2. Towels Having the right towel – fluffy, soft and big – makes all the difference (and you can reuse it or keep it as a guest