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5 Kitchen Trends That Are Poised To Take Over In 2018

With a new year comes thoughts of how to renovate, refresh, and redecorate our living spaces. And where better to start than in the heart and hearth of the home, the kitchen? Check out the 5 kitchen trends poised to make a huge splash in 2018 here.  
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The Ottawa Home & Remodelling Show Starts Tomorrow!

Looking for somethng great to do this week? Look no further! The Ottawa Home & Remodelling Show starts Thursday, January 18th at the EY Centre. Speak with experts and see unique design ideas, while getting inspiration for your home’s next refresh. Click here to learn more.  
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The 7 Home Design Resolutions That Will Make You Happier

Make 2018 the Year of Happier Homes New Year’s resolutions don’t just have to be for you – they can be for your home too! Whether you’re looking to be more organized, incorporate bolder designs, or are finally ready to update an area that drives you crazy, there’s ways to tackle any resolution. Click here for full article.  
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11 Ways to a New, Fresh Home

11 Ways to a New, Fresh Home It’s a New Year, so why not freshen up your home? Find 11 unique ways to completely update the look of your home. Click here for the full article.  
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11 EASY AND BUDGET-FRIENDLY WAYS TO BOOST YOUR HOME’S EXTERIOR

  The countdown to summer is on! That means it’s time to get your home’s exterior—including the front entry, deck, lawn and garden—ready. Follow these expert tips and tricks to boost your curb appeal, prep for outdoor entertaining and have your yard looking its best (even on a budget). Click here to read the full article  
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Spring Gardening 101

May is here, and with all the April showers we’ve seen this year we are sure to see a lot of flowers appearing soon.  Beautiful gardens and thoughtful landscaping can enhance your property’s curb appeal and make spending time outside more enjoyable, but not everyone has a green thumb!  We’ve collected some helpful tips for those who might need a little help. Planning Your Garden You can start planning your garden at any time, but it is best to have some ideas in mind before you start digging or planting. Here are some things to keep in mind when planning
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6 Spring Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

  As the snow finally melts after what has seemed like a never-ending winter, it’s time to start thinking about all the spring maintenance tasks that you will need to around your home. Spring always feels like a fresh start so use that as motivation as you work around your yard and home! Here are 6 spring maintenance tasks for homeowners: Check the roof There is no need to pull out a ladder at this point; stand back from your home and do a visual inspection: “with binoculars and a keen eye, you can probably spot trouble.” Winter snow and
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Pets and Real Estate

Pets are a very important part of many Canadians lives. In 2014, it was estimated that 57% of Canadians owned pets which equates to approximately 7.5 million households. In many cases, our pets become part of our families to the point where terms like “pet parent” and “fur baby” are used to define this unique relationship. But what impact do pets have when it comes to real estate? Buying a Home with our Pets in Mind Pets affect our choices in real estate. When we buy a home, we consider the needs of our family, which often enough includes our
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Getting Your Home Ready to Sell in the Spring Market

Selling your Home in Spring The spring real estate market is quickly approaching and if you’re selling your home, now is the time to start getting ready!  It may seem like a daunting task but there are things that you can do to make sure that your house is prepared for the droves of spring buyers this upcoming season. Remember, there will be many houses on the market at the same time as yours so you want to make sure that your property is ready and sticks out for buyers! Contact a Realtor®. Real estate agents are professionals.  A great
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Why Move? A Look into Canada’s Homebuyers

How many times have you moved (so far) in your lifetime? Once? Twice? For a brief time while in school? Work? Or have you moved far too many times to even count? What about those times that you have moved from one place to another, were they on your own? Were they with your family? Your partner? A few friends? And did you live in these homes for long enough to consider it a home? Sure, the vast majority of us may answer differently to each of these questions, but we do share one common factor: the overall experience. Truth
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