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5 Tips For First Time Home Buyers

There is a generational dread that millennials are doomed to never own homes but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Mark Mackay and his girlfriend Kristin Renaud are young buyers who were able to purchase their own home 15 mins away from downtown Ottawa. Keep reading to learn more. Start Right Here
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Fixer Upper – The Pros and Cons

Investing in a fixer-upper is one of your many options in real estate. However, it does bring up some important questions like are you prepared to live in a renovating home? Contractor Jonathan Scott and real estate agent, Drew Scott discuss the pros and cons of buying a property that isn’t move-in ready. Learn More  
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3 Delicious Holidays Treats for Your Loved Ones

  Get creative and thoughtful in the kitchen this year! Provide your loved ones with the gift of home-made yumminess. Make any of these three delicious holiday treats, and they’ll be sure to be a big hit! Click here for the recipes.  
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10 Great Tips for Managing the Holidays

  The holidays can be a stressful and busy time. Finding ways to make this time of year easier and get you into a more festive spirit is key to surviving the holidays!   10 Tips for managing the Holidays, Leigh B. Morris December 12th, 2018   1. Practice self-compassion. You give to others, don’t forget to take care of yourself. This might include such things as reading a book, relaxing, or spending time with significant people in your life.   2. Donate something to those less fortunate. You can donate food, toys, articles of clothing, or give your time
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This Winter: Stay on top of Your Roof’s Condition

  Looking out on your neighbourhood, with fresh snow falling and seeing snow-covered roof-tops is pretty standard in Ottawa. But, did you know that snow-covered roof-tops are a good thing? If you notice that there are bare spots on your roof after a big snowfall, it may be indicating there’s a larger issue with your roof or the insulation in your attic.   See how to care for your roof in the winter and prevent costly problems here.  
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Staging Tips for Selling Your Home Over the Holidays

  Are you thinking of selling your home this holiday season? Before you decorate your home, think about what type of decorations will help sell your home. Your social calendar tends to be packed with lots of family, friend and party goodness, which means you may not think you have time to stage your home to sell. Set aside a couple of hours to tackle the actual decorating and planning.    Though this time of year may seem dismal when trying to sell, remember that those who are out hunting for their next home now are traditionally seriously looking. When
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12 Winter Curb Appeal Tips

  First impressions matter, especially when trying to sell your home. Winter can seem like a difficult time to try and create your home’s curb appeal. But, there’s hope to be had! There are several ways you can foster a great first impression for your home with potential buyers in the winter season. For example, you can get creative and give your mailbox (or even walkway lights) a makeover, decorating your front and backyard with beautiful ice luminaries, or fashion your own gorgeous topiaries. Click here for your Winter Curb Appeal tips!  
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3 Common Mistakes Made when Finishing a Basement & How to Avoid Them

  With our winter season upon us, many Ottawa residents may be thinking how nice a warm, finished basement to escape our freezing temperatures would be. If you’re planning on or thinking of renovating/finishing your basement, there are three common mistakes that many homeowners make when finishing their basement. With that said, there are easy remedies and better approaches you can take on to ensure your basement is properly finished.  Click here for more details.  
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Indoor Air Quality: Get it Right & Air-Tight

  Indoor air quality is a key factor in your overall health and how you feel day-to-day. Especially in the winter, when we close up our homes and there isn’t much fresh air coming in, the air quality should be top of mind. In order to tackle this so that you and your family are breathing in clean air, it comes down to education and forgetting the biggest misconceptions. Click here for more information and tips.  
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