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    The House that Jack Built

     Apr 14, 2015
    Homes by Avi’s partnership with Jack James High School has been around for a while. Nineteen years, to be exact. It runs like a well-oiled machine. It’s not fussy, so no one makes a fuss. But the thing is, this initiative and the dedicated people involved deserve a fuss. At the very least, they deserve a fuss. So, fuss I will.
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    This month, we love SPRING SPRUCE-UP IDEAS

     Apr 13, 2015
    Refreshing your home for spring doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. In fact, according to our talented team of showhome decorators, a spring spruce up can be accomplished in three easy steps.
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    The straight talk on reading beyond the headline and the Alberta economy

     Mar 09, 2015
    One of Bill Clinton’s mantras when speaking about the U.S. economy was, “Follow the trend lines, not the headlines” and it’s good advice when trying to make sense of the Alberta economy right now.
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    This month, we love SPRING DECOR DIYs

     Mar 09, 2015
    I’m beyond impatient to start prettying up my grass and planting flowers in my flowerbed, but chances are it’s going to be a while yet. So, in the meantime, let’s look at ideas for introducing spring to the inside of our homes with spring décor DIYs.
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    This month, we love VALENTINE’S DIYs FOR KIDS

     Feb 09, 2015
    It doesn’t matter who you are or whether or not you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day; if a kid gives you a homemade Valentine, you’re going to feel all the feelings. We’ve rounded up some sweet, kid-friendly DIYs, and we challenge your heart not to skip a beat.
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    The straight talk on falling oil prices and Alberta’s housing market.

     Jan 19, 2015
    With oil being a major economic influence in Alberta, falling prices are cause for concern. Because I own a home and work for a home builder, my particular area of concern is the housing market. So, for this month’s article, I decided to look at what experts are saying about how declining oil prices are expected to affect the province’s housing market in 2015.
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    This month, we love … CARDBOARD BOX TOYS!

     Jan 19, 2015
    Spending time trying to figure out ways to keep your kid busy that doesn't cost a lot (post-Christmas budget is in full effect) or involve going outside. Enter the cardboard box...
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    FURNITURE PLACEMENT TIPS

     Jan 14, 2015
    Back then, furniture placement was not on my radar. Truthfully, my living spaces were so small, I didn’t really think I had options in terms of different arrangements, etc. Then recently, I sat down with our super talented showhome decorators and realized that the right furniture placement can not only define a space, but add to its functionality and enjoyment.
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    ON THE LEVEL - The straight talk on summer safety

     Jun 09, 2014
    While it may be too soon to tell, I fear my three-year-old may have inherited my clumsiness. Needless to say, these days, I’m all about ‘safety first’. I realize that I can’t protect her from everything, but I can follow some basic guidelines in an effort to get things off on the right, carefully-placed foot.
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    This month, we love CONTAINER GARDENING

     Jun 09, 2014
    With our short growing season here in Alberta, container gardening is a crafty way to spruce up the backyard, deck, patio, front step or balcony instantly.
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    The straight talk on the Home Buyers’ Plan

     Mar 10, 2014
    What’s the Home Buyers’ Plan? Why do you need one? Find out about some of the conditions and how you can repay your withdrawls.
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    This month, we love … FREE PRINTABLES!

     Mar 10, 2014
    Recently, I’ve been exploring the world of free printables online and, man, is it exciting! Sure, anything with the word ‘free’ attached to it is exciting, but this is so much more than that.
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