Welcome to this week’s edition of the Weekender: your reliable source for real estate news from the week that was, as well as the occasional witticism (I have my moments).

This week’s stories feature design faux pas, mortgage terms and a variety of common household hazards that could hasten your demise. What’s not to like?

This week in CREB®Now

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Décor disasters: common design mistakes and how to fix them

I have made several of these mistakes in my home over the years, and let’s be honest, you probably have too. But that’s OK, we’re here to help!

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Industry vocabulary: an introduction to the language of mortgages

Buying a home is exciting! Deciphering mortgage jargon? Much less so. Here’s a crash course in industry lingo to get you up to speed.

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Domestic dangers: 12 common household hazards that could kill you

You may be thinking, “Wow, that’s a clickbait headline if I’ve ever seen one,” and you would not be entirely wrong. But at the same time, don’t you still want to click it? You know you want to…

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How to grow and harvest your own food garden

Jealous of all your gardener friends who have been showing off their harvest hauls on Instagram? Want to get a head start on planning next year’s crop so you can return the favour? Then settle in with this helpful column from venerable gardening guru Donna Balzer.

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Son sells lifetime collection of birthday whisky from dad to buy his first home

Who needs stocks, bonds or mutual funds when you can simply invest your hard-earned cash in Scotland’s finest drams? I know what my new retirement plan is!

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Have a great weekend!