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6
Jan

Mississauga Networking list of speakers

The following is a list of the speakers for the next few meetings. Each speaker has 5 minutes to speak about their business to the group.  If you cannot attend on your scheduled day, please switching with someone that is on the list below, then please let me know.

 


Sept 1st,  Diana Budway

Sept 15th,  Ingrid Wolf

Sept 29th Ruby Umoren

Oct 13th  John Brucki

Past:

 

Jan 06  Jackie Connolly

Jan 20  Ingrid Wolf

Feb 03 Diana Budway

Feb 17   Kathy Rafacz 

Mar 03  Christine Janes

Mar 17 John Brucki

May 12th   Mike Murphy

May 28th  Diana Budway

June 9th  Ken Green ( Missed )

June 23th  Ingrid Wolf

July 7th  Ruby Umoren

July 21st  John Brucki

Aug 4th  Ken Green ( Missed )

Aug 18th  Jackie Connolly

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Jackie Connolly CDECA,RESA

25-2861 Sherwood Heights Dr Oakville, ON L6J 7K1

T: 905.271.4224

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24
Oct

Well as with any purchase the first thing you need to do is establish a budget.

It would be a waste of your time searching and looking at properties that are not within your budget. And needless to say, very disappointing to put in an offer only to find out that you cannot get the financing!

Therefore, the first step is to get a mortgage pre-approval from your bank’s mortgage advisor or with a mortgage agent/broker. This is a FREE service. Ask them in advance what documents they require before your meeting. This will ensure that you get an accurate pre-approval. You certainly don’t want any surprises after the offer has been made!

This is a good idea even if you’re not planning on moving for the next few months or even a year or two from now. They will help you build a financial plan so you can achieve your goals. If you have “bruised credit”, there are ways in which they can help improve your credit score.

The mortgage should be customized to your specific needs. It’s NOT just about the lending rate! Make sure the lender is someone you feel comfortable with and spends that extra time explaining your options. After all this could possibly be one of the largest purchases you have ever made to date. Be informed!

They will explain the different options of how much you will need available for a deposit. This deposit will be a part of the down payment. And, if your money is coming from overseas you need to enquire how long the money must actually be in Canada as this is regulated by the Canadian Federal Government and not any financial institution. Or, if you have funds in TFSA’s or RRSP’s check with the lender to see how quickly you may access these funds. Many are not immediately available.

Do you have any big changes that you’re expecting, such as starting a family, or buying a new car? What about the unexpected like being relocated for work, or the need to be closer to elderly parents? All of these things could have an effect on your monthly payments and you should ask about penalty fees.
For example, what would happen if you had a 5 year mortgage and you needed to move before the term was up? In some cases it could cost you thousands of dollars!

In addition to making mortgage payments, you will also have to allow for utility costs, yearly property taxes and if it’s a condominium monthly maintenance fees.

Taking the time to get pre-qualified for a mortgage will give you peace of mind knowing that you’re shopping within your budget and will give both the seller’s and their listing agent some confidence that the deal will go through.

Contact me directly to connect you with a lender that will spend the extra time ensuring you a full understanding of your options and will work on getting you the right mortgage that fits you personally!

For a FREE Home Purchase Cost Estimate worksheet send me an email at diana@dianabudway.com

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12
May

New Summer Collection at Parsons Interiors Ltd

This season our focus is on performance. We believe the home should be beautiful, but it must also be livable, easy to care for, and worry-free.

We are proud to introduce a new color book series called Performance Wovens which features the technologies of Alta and Crypton Home. These innovative technologies deliver a new level of performance and cleanability in fabrics that are soft, durable and resistant to stains.

The second edition of our Home & Garden series is an exclusive collection of Sunbrella performance fabrics for use both inside and outside the home. From indoor dining areas to outdoor furniture, Sunbrella is soft to the touch, durable, easy to clean, with color that remains vibrant.

Pure & Simple is our series name for solid or slightly textured drapery and multi purpose fabrics. Pure & Simple IV consists of two simply elegant silk-like textures. This compilation of faux silk looks works beautifully for chic residential window applications, but with the benefit of being inherently FR, both patterns are suitable for commercial settings.

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Jackie Connolly CDECA,RESA

25-2861 Sherwood Heights Dr Oakville, ON L6J 7K1

T: 905.271.4224

E: info@parsonsinteriors.com

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9
Sep

Measuring a Room for Wallpaper

The main determinant in ordering the proper quantity of wallpaper for your room is simply the square footage of the room. The easiest way to determine this is to measure each wall separately and add the combined square footage of all the walls.

For example, if an 8’ high wall is 12’ long and has a standard door, the square footage of that wall is: 8’x12’(height x width) = 96 sq.ft. minus the door frame 7’x3’ = 21 sq.ft.; therefore 96sq.ft. – 21 sq.ft. = 75 sq.ft. After adding all four wall measurements you will have the total square footage. Remember to be liberal with your measurements as there is always a potential for waste when trimming the wallpaper. Adding 10% to your order is a good rule of thumb where there is a potential for waste from vertical trimming.

Feature Walls

Be aware that when measuring for feature walls, we can only use full and complete strips of wallpaper. First, measure your wall width in inches. When purchasing, determine the width of the wallpaper roll (ie 20.5” or 27”) and then determine how many strips you will need to cover the wall width. For example: you have a wall that is 138” wide (11.5’); your wallpaper is 20.5” wide; you will need 7 full strips of wallpaper (20.5 x 7 = 143.5”) to cover your wall width.

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Parsons Interiors Ltd

Jackie Connolly CDECA,RESA

25-2861 Sherwood Heights Dr Oakville, ON L6J 7K1

T: 905.271.4224

E: info@parsonsinteriors.com

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30
Jul

Parsons Interiors Ltd

Jackie Connolly CDECA,RESA

25-2861 Sherwood Heights Dr Oakville, ON L6J 7K1

T: 905.271.4224

E: info@parsonsinteriors.com

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8
Jul

Hiring an Interior Decorator can be one of the most practical things you do in your home.

An Interior Decorator will work with you, the client, to solve decorating dilemmas and challenges to bring out the home’s potential and best features while creating a unique, innovative and livable space which reflects your individual taste, personality and style.

Using an Interior Decorator does not have to be costly, in fact using a decorator can stop costly mistakes. And in the long run, clients can end up saving money and time.  In summary – You don’t need a big budget to hire a decorator or to have a beautiful home.

The secret to creating a high end look without the price tag is to combine a few less expensive materials with one extravagant accent.

Most people have good taste, but are too busy, with little time, to source exactly what they would love for their home.  They are limited to resources available to the public only. Using a decorator enables clients to have access to products not available to the general public, have one of a kind design and a custom look. Decorators have access to hundreds of choices in all areas of home décor which in turn offers the client unique and exclusive design. Decorators have the technical knowledge required to bring about great design.  It is extremely important for clients to be informed about the products they select with respect to care required or the ease of use .

With so much variety these days, the search for anything new can become very daunting and in the end the client can just “settle” for something as they are frustrated with the amount of “foot work” involved to select the perfect products.  A decorator works in partnership with the client to offer innovative and desirable results suited to the client and to maximize the home’s potential.  A decorator gives guidance,  and the services provided can offer little involvement or total involvement on the client’s part as desired.

A decorator has no emotional tie to the home; allowing for objectivity when making decorating choices. A decorator meets with the client, gets to know the type of style they want; their likes and dislikes in home décor and their lifestyle, by asking detailed questions; and then responds to their needs by beginning to source the products to present.  Usually there are several choices and finally the client along with the decorator will zero in on the look they want.  The decorator continues to source the selections can arrange for trades people and do the overall project management of the redecorating or redesign required.

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Jackie Connolly CDECA,RESA

25-2861 Sherwood Heights Dr Oakville, ON L6J 7K1

T: 905.271.4224

E: info@parsonsinteriors.com

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28
Jan

We are featured in the winter 2015 Edition of Our Homes Magazine – Downsizing Defined.Feature story is on page 30

http://www.ourhomesmagazine.com/mississauga/issue/?ID=431

Parsons Interiors Ltd

Jackie Connolly CDECA,RESA

25-2861 Sherwood Heights Dr Oakville, ON L6J 7K1

T: 905.271.4224

E: info@parsonsinteriors.com

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1
Dec

Find that perfect gift! at Parsons Interiors

The season is upon us and it is not to late to add to your Holiday wish list!

With so many exciting products available to choose from, let Parsons help you find that perfect gift!

 In stock items on Sale from 10% to 60% this Holiday Season.

Whether it is an entire home full of amazing new furnishings or simply enhancing a space with that one special piece, Parsons is ready to make your Holidays a great success. We have also added a line of fashion accessories at reasonable prices.

From all of us at Parsons Interiors, we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Holiday Season!


Parsons Interiors Ltd

Jackie Connolly CDECA,RESA

25-2861 Sherwood Heights Dr Oakville, ON L6J 7K1

T: 905.271.4224

E: info@parsonsinteriors.com

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10
Nov

A Whole New Take on Wallpaper

Imagine as if the whole world was one colour, one texture, or just one pattern. What a nightmare right? We as humans are wired to be around variety and differences otherwise the world would be dull and boring. That’s what wallpaper is for. It gives you the ability to express your creative side and add some spice to any space. Some people automatically cringe at the thought of wallpaper.  The installation, the removal, it all seems like a horror story. However wallpaper has come a long way and all those long and painful hours you’ve spent removing wallpaper, are long gone.

It all comes down to the lining at the back of the wallpaper. The difference seems minimal yet it makes a world of a difference when removing the wallpaper, which is the number one thing people complain about. One thing to remember, if it’s made of paper, move on. The problem with paper-lined wallpapers is that it makes the removal process much harder.

If you ever removed paper-lined wallpaper, the image below looks familiar to you

 

That’s why interior decorator Jackie Connolly from Parsons Interiors recommends wallpapers with nonwoven fabric lining. Not only are they incredibly easy to install, they can be removed totally dry and with no wall damage. The nonwoven wallpapers are the latest trend in decorating. Therefore, whether you hire a professional, or do-it-yourself, you cannot go wrong using the nonwoven wallpapers.

Here are a few examples of the magic of wallpaper and how they can add “life” to any room in your home

The beauty of wallpaper is that you can choose from hundreds of patterns, colors, and design. Furthermore, since nonwoven wallpaper is so easy to install and remove, you have the freedom to change your wallpaper as often as you want without having to worry about wall damage.

So now that you have all the latest scoop on wallpapers, come into Parsons Interiors and let Jackie Connolly change your ordinary looking space into something extraordinary with the power of wallpaper!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parsons Interiors Ltd

Jackie Connolly CDECA,RESA

25-2861 Sherwood Heights Dr Oakville, ON L6J 7K1

T: 905.271.4224

E: info@parsonsinteriors.com

W: parsonsinteriors.com

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9
Nov

A decorating and design professional is qualified by education and experience to develop and enhance the function and quality of interior (and exterior) spaces. A professional analyzes the client’s needs and formulates design concepts that are aesthetic, appropriately appointed and functional.

When planning to decorate or design a space, a decorating professional will save you time and money. Services can be as limited as a consultation offering advice on choosing a colour scheme, hiring a contractor or buying a product. Or you may wish to hire a professional to help you with full design services for redecorating, redesigning or renovating, purchasing products and arranging installations.

Decorating and design professionals may specialize in a particular design area, for instance, residential and/or commercial design

By choosing a CDECA Member you are guaranteed that you will be working with a qualified professional. CDECA Members are graduates of recognized academic institutions in the field of interior decorating and design and/or have established professional decorating portfolios. They are also committed to ongoing education through CDECA professional development training. CDECA Members ensure that you have access to the most current trends and innovations so when you are decorating, renovating, buying or building, choosing a CDECA designated professional to assist you will result in professional results.

Jackie Connolly CDECA RESA
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Parsons Interiors Ltd

Jackie Connolly CDECA,RESA

25-2861 Sherwood Heights Dr Oakville, ON L6J 7K1

T: 905.271.4224

E: info@parsonsinteriors.com

W: parsonsinteriors.com

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