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Our Top Ten Holiday Destinations for 2014.... The Conde Nast Calendar

It looks like it is going to be a long winter .........If you have had enough snow and ice, then switch on to something nice. Month by month the Conde Nast Travel Calendar will give you a lift just by checking out the possibilities. Their Top Ten destinations are listed for every month of 2014. Happy Planning.

http://www.cntraveller.com/recommended/itineraries/top-10-holiday-destinations/march

The Latest Market Watch Report


Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,078 residential transactions through the TorontoMLS system in December 2013 – up by almost 14 per cent compared to 3,582 sales reported in December 2012. New listings entered into the TorontoMLS system were down by almost four per cent over the same period.

Total sales for calendar year 2013, at 87,111, were up by approximately two per cent compared to 85,496 transactions in calendar year 2012.

Click for complete report....

http://www.torontorealestateboard.com/market_news/market_watch/2013/mw1312.pdf

Housing Market Continues to be Strong...Augurs Well for 2014

The average price of homes that sold over the Multiple Listing Service in the Toronto area last month was $520,398, up by 8.9 per cent from the average selling price in December, 2012. The average selling price in Toronto for all of 2013 was $523,036, up 5.2 per cent from the average in 2012.http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/housing/canadas-housing-market-finishes-2013-on-solid-footing/article16203549/#dashboard/follows/

Royal LePage

The real estate company says prices are expected to maintain a “healthy momentum” this year and rise a projected 3.7 per cent over 2013.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=271774

How to Reface Your Old Kitchen Cabinets

Before you decide to sell your house, maybe a little upgrading could add real value. Here are some tips from the pros.

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/21506444/list/How-to-Reface-Your-Old-Kitchen-Cabinets

How to Repair Common Kitchen Mishaps and Accidents

Learn how to tackle problems that may bubble up in the kitchen like a clogged disposal, dripping faucet or burned countertop

http://www.diynetwork.com/kitchen/how-to-repair-common-kitchen-mishaps-and-accidents/pictures/index.html

11 Reasons to Paint Your Ceiling Black

I grew up believing that ceilings had to be white — or, at the very least, a paler version of the wall color. Black ceilings? It sounded like something only a rebellious teenager would do. But after perusing some of the... more »http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/20882074/list/11-Reasons-to-Paint-Your-Ceiling-Black


Get Ready for Super Bowl 2014

All the way back in September, 32 NFL teams began the 2013 season with a common goal: reach Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey/New York.

After 17 grueling weeks of regular season play and another three epic weeks of postseason games, two teams have realized that goal.

With their victories in the AFC and NFC Championship Games, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks have set the card for the 48th edition of football's greatest spectacle at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2. Check out the analysts below.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1929171-seahawks-vs-broncos-an-early-look-at-super-bowl-xlviii


Super Bowl is for Chili Lovers

Take your pick from over 397 recipes.

http://allrecipes.com/recipes/soups-stews-and-chili/chili/


AND if you don't want to cook your own WATCH THE GAME AT THE BROOKLYN TAVERN.

Great Chili ...... Great time.......Great place. http://www.brooklyntavern.ca/

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