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12 Simple Budget-Friendly Upgrades for your Home

If a complete remodel is not in the cards for some residents of the Ottawa & Clarence-Rockland area, there are plenty of ways to transform the face of your property on a budget. Perhaps one or more of the simple (and budget-friendly) suggestions could potentially give your indoor and outdoor space a lift this spring: [...]

By |2021-05-04T01:45:07+00:00April 30th, 2021|Family Living, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Renovations to Increase your Quality of Life (and Property Value) this Spring

The Spring Revamp  It’s springtime once again and there certainly has been no shortage of “revamping” since the beginning of COVID-19. We’ve all had to change our plans, schedules and lives to better suit the world as we know it today. One trend gaining momentum in Ottawa & Clarence-Rockland area, amidst the pandemic commotion is [...]

By |2021-05-01T20:56:09+00:00April 19th, 2021|COVID19, Family Living|0 Comments

Why Ottawa Home Offices Are More Important Than Ever Before

In 2020, many people in the Ottawa & Clarence-Rockland area, made the shift to remote work. Even before that, the appeal of having a space in the home to do work from home had a massive appeal. There are many reasons why someone would want to portion out a section of the home for business, [...]

By |2021-04-15T23:25:56+00:00April 15th, 2021|COVID19, Family Living|0 Comments

Real Estate Agents Near Me? (And 9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Agent in Ottawa)

Whether you are buying or selling your home in Ottawa, Orleans or Rockland, you want someone you can trust to make the experience as smooth and easy as possible. Anything short of that might be a total nightmare. Real estate agents are kind of like hair stylists, in that sense. You give them the ideal [...]

By |2021-03-16T12:15:39+00:00March 16th, 2021|Real Estate|Comments Off on Real Estate Agents Near Me? (And 9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Agent in Ottawa)

Thinking of Moving During COVID-19? Here’s What You Need To Know

Before COVID-19 the world was beginning to open up, there were roadways leading to all kinds of new opportunities, and you certainly didn’t have to think about social distancing. Because of widespread mandates to stay away from other people, limited travel, and a debilitated global market, many people have suspended or even cancelled their move [...]

By |2020-07-20T12:18:16+00:00July 20th, 2020|COVID19, Moving|Comments Off on Thinking of Moving During COVID-19? Here’s What You Need To Know

COVID-19 Impact on Ottawa Real Estate Market

Pandemic Shockwave The World Health Organization’s announcement of the scope and nature of the corona virus pandemic in March generally placed a freeze on all decision-making by home buyers and sellers across the country as they paused to consider the impact on their personal lives. In order to comply with new regulations regarding social-distancing, realtors [...]

By |2020-07-20T12:17:05+00:00July 20th, 2020|COVID19, Real Estate|Comments Off on COVID-19 Impact on Ottawa Real Estate Market

Buying a Home in Ottawa: Old Homes vs. New Homes

Searching for a place to call home in Ontario? Most people can envision the exact home that they want, right down to the ideal colour of the bathroom or the type of flooring in the kitchen. Others might know that they want to live close to the Ottawa city centre, while some families may decide [...]

By |2020-07-20T11:30:30+00:00July 20th, 2020|Buying a Home|Comments Off on Buying a Home in Ottawa: Old Homes vs. New Homes

4 Positive Ways You Can Use the COVID-19 Lockdown

You may have expected a list of things to do at home to alleviate boredom during the social distancing lockdown imposed by Covid-19; hobbies, family games, home entertainment, learning new skill…you know, the usual lists being produced online lately. It seems that everyone has already come up with suggestions covering every diversion under the sun. [...]

By |2020-05-14T22:17:30+00:00May 14th, 2020|COVID19, Family Living|Comments Off on 4 Positive Ways You Can Use the COVID-19 Lockdown

Thinking of Moving During the COVID-19 Social Distancing Lockdown?

DON’T MOVE UNTIL YOU READ THESE FIVE TIPS You’ve sold your house and are moving to an upgrade. You have retired and are moving into a retirement community. You have accepted a job transfer to a new location out of town. There are many reasons for having to move households, but now that you are [...]

By |2020-05-14T22:22:41+00:00May 14th, 2020|COVID19, Moving|Comments Off on Thinking of Moving During the COVID-19 Social Distancing Lockdown?

Keep Your Home Safe From Cyber Attacks During COVID-19

Hackers and scammers thrive during times of social upheaval and are taking full advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by sending emails, phone calls, texts and social media messages that contain phishing links, malicious attachments or fake information. They impersonate governments, health authorities, technical support groups, banks and other organizations in the hope of bilking the [...]

By |2020-05-14T22:03:12+00:00May 14th, 2020|COVID19, Home Security|Comments Off on Keep Your Home Safe From Cyber Attacks During COVID-19
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