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Fall Home Maintenance Tips

  Fall. Arguably one of the most beautiful times of the year! The weather has cooled and the leaves have begun to change, reminding us that winter isn’t all that far away. Before the snow flies, our homes need a little TLC in order to ensure our warmth and safety over the months – yes, months – of winter. We’ve prepared a few tips on where to begin and what to include in your home maintenance checklist for the fall: Inspect and clean out your eaves trough. In order to ensure a smooth and safe flow of water away from your home’s exterior and foundation
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Making your home secure before vacation time

Now that there are only a couple of weeks left in summer, you may be thinking of squeezing in another vacation. The last thing you want to do while enjoying a week at the cottage is worry about the shape of the home you’ve left behind. Lose that stress by taking a few steps to make sure you are protected while you’re away from home. Here’s an article from Mike Holmes posted in the National Post August 4, 2017 with tips
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Kanata vs Ottawa Markets: Who’s Growing faster?

Both are in for another strong year as the stats across the board continue to rise over last year’s, but Kanata in particular is looking great in comparison to the rest of Ottawa. With spring upon us, low inventory and strong sales statistics, now could be the perfect time to list your property. Do you have more questions about the market? Considering listing your property but are unsure on the process or what the market means for you? I’m here for you! Contact me if you want to have a quick chat on how I can help you and your
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Bang For Your Buck: Renos That Will Increase Your Home’s Value

If you are a homeowner, you’ve probably spent money on your property over and above the regular carrying costs.  Investing in your  property has the obvious benefits of making your home nicer to live in, but smart renovations can also have the side benefit of increasing a home’s value when it comes time to sell. Below is a list of some of the home renovations that have been shown to add the most to a home’s value, as well as some renovations to avoid. Flooring Flooring can be a costly renovation, but can also add to a home’s value if
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Costs on Your Home Over the Christmas Season: Trimming the Holiday Stress

Christmas is indeed a time for many things. It is time well spent with our families and our friends, a time for celebration, a time for passing down holiday traditions (as well as creating new ones); and, of course, with the end of year approaching, it is a time of reflection and resolution. Moreover, with the abundance of festivities that our communities offer over the holidays, it’s a time to try new things, and to collect memories with your loved ones.   With the joys of Christmas comes, of course, the stresses of the season. It’s only natural. We host
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Winterizing Your Yard

Winterizing your home for the cold snap is one thing; winterizing your yard, however, is another. And as much as most of us would like to avoid prepping our yards for the inevitable cold that is to come, it’s something that’s simply unavoidable – especially if we’re looking to save both time and energy when spring and summer rolls around next year. Rest assured, however, winterizing your yard is not as complex as most of us may think it is, in fact, it’s actually quite simple.   We’ve provided a list of ways below that will help you and your
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