Elaine Ruddock's Blog Posts

Communicating in Style & the Art of Listening

In the words of Anthony Robbins, “The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” With that in mind, this month’s Item of

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July eRport - Don't Get Hung Up: Tips for Hanging Wall Décor

How to Place Wall Décor Decorating the walls in your home should be fun, but when it comes to hanging larger pieces of art or décor, it’s easy to feel a bit intimidated. Of

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June 2021 eReport: Benefits of Estate Planning

Benefits of Estate PlanningWhether you’re starting a family or celebrating your first grandchild, it’s important to plan ahead. While you may not be thinking about it just yet, wouldn

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K-W Real Estate Market Review: December 2020 & Year-In-Review

Kitchener-Waterloo capped off an incredible year in real estate with record-breaking home sales in December. For a complete breakdown, check out my video.Read the full report. Looking to buy, sell

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Did You Know...? Giving is Good for You?!

Did you know that the more you give, the more you receive? It’s true!Studies show that giving to others can help improve a bad mood, foster relationships, and reduce your stress levels;

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Time for a Makeover? Make it Modern!

Has your home seen a decade or more of living? Fear Not! Giving our home a modern make-over may not require a complete renovation. As with most things, the key to creating a more contemporary feel

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School's Back...Make it a Snap!

It’s back-to-school time and this year, with Covid-19 to contend with, there’s so much more to consider. Whether you choose to send your children back to the classroom or home school,

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DID YOU KNOW…You can save up to 45% off your energy bills this summer?!

DID YOU KNOW...?Did you know that by making a few small changes, you can save up to 45% on your energy bills this summer? It’s true! Here’s how.A ceiling fan can save you up to 30%. That

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Of Pools and Plants...Ready, Set, Go!

Although pool parties may not be in the immediate future, if you own a swimming pool, this year it may see more use than ever before. For the Do-it-Yourselfer, here’s how to open your

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Did You Know...? 10 Clever Uses for Dryer Sheets

Did you know…you can use dryer sheets for more than just laundry?! Here are 10 clever ways to use dryer sheets.1. Remove soap buildup in your tub, shower or sinks.2. Clean your

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Did You Know...? Sealed Leaks = Saved Money!

Did You Know...? Did you know that insulation gaps aren't just in windows and doors? Air can also penetrate through many other areas in your home. Here are 5 ways to save money by fixing

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How to Identify and Avoid Fake Websites

How to Identify and Avoid Fake WebsitesAs identity thefts increase, so too do the means "scammers" use to successfully steal those identities.Here are three warning signs that the site you're on

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Rekindle the Love for Your Home

Think back to when you first moved into your home. Remember that feeling? Ahhhh…you were in love! But love changes over time, and before you know it, you start noticing all the things

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Resolutions for Every Homeowner

Resolutions for Every HomeownerIt’s that time of year when we make resolutions that most of us don’t keep. Unlike losing weight, getting in shape or learning to speak a new language,

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Keep your Home and Pets Safe this Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a busy, and distracting, time. Follow these tips to help keep your home and pets safe during this festive season.Home SafetyUse timers to turn on lights, and leave the TV

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Did You Know...? Saving With a Thermostat

                         Did you know that installing a programmable thermostat can save you up to 20%* off your heating/cooling?

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Cleanup Tips for Fall

It’s autumn, a time to settle in after the flurry of summertime activity, and—in Waterloo Region—enjoy all that our area offers: crisp air, fall colours, farmer’s market

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