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Moving tips to make your move a breeze

All of your big decisions have been finalized, you have closed on the house, and your wrist aches from all the signatures. Now comes the heavy lifting.  You take to Facebook to put out a plea to your friends for labor in exchange for drinks and food, and to see if anyone has a truck or knows where to get one. It is a lot to organize in a very short window of time. Preparations of buying a home are numerous, and many of them complicated.  We would like to give a couple of tips and tricks that will help you economize and make your moving day the smoothest step of your home buying process.

Fall Decorating Tips

One of the many joys of owning a house is being able to decorate your living space in the fall. The use of warm, cozy colours and rustic décor can instantly make a home inviting. And changes to your normal set up could be big alterations, or just subtle touch-ups. You will find that decorating […]

Resell or buy new?

One decision that should not go undiscussed when entering the home buying process is the big question of should you buy a previously owned home or have a new home built? Older homes can fit well with certain situations. For those with an extensive commute, old homes are most common in city centres, which may […]

Three Tips for Finding the Right Neighbourhood

So you’ve made the decision to begin looking for your next living arrangement. You’ve thought about what styles you like, planned the type of dwelling that suits you, dreamed of that perfect open concept plan. But before you can settle on all of the inside touches, considerations need to be made regarding what’s outside of […]

Why Income Properties or In-Law Suites Are Right for You

Most homeowners aren’t aware that they could be making extra money every month simply by renting out a part of their home. By purchasing a home with an income suite or in-law suite, you can rent out part of your home while still having plenty of space for your own family. Many families and homeowners […]

Useful Tips for First-Time Home-buyers

Buying your very first home is certainly an exciting time in your life. The problem with doing something for the first time is that you often don’t know exactly what you’re doing which can be stressful. Luckily there are millions of people who’ve purchased homes before so plenty of tips are available to help you […]

Three Questions You Should Consider Before Purchasing a Home

Buying a home is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. While most people would prefer to buy a new home if they could and the circumstances were right, it takes a bit of time and personal reflection to determine whether or not you’re quite ready to buy a new home. Here are three questions […]

Brighten Up Your Home with These Tips!

Are you having trouble coming up with a new colour scheme for your home? Do you want your house to feel more lively and inviting? It’s easy to make your home feel fresh and welcoming by making just a few simple decor changes. Start with these incredible tips and get your new home in Ottawa […]

The Beginner Homeowner’s Guide to Starting a Garden

Spring is almost here, and owners of new homes in Ottawa are thinking about gardening. Having vegetables and flowers can mean money saved on groceries as well as beauty and habitat in your yard. However, if you’ve just moved into your first new townhome in Ottawa, you may be wondering where to begin. Conduct Some […]

Kitchen Trends That Can’t Go Wrong

While most home decorating trends come and go, there are certain trends that are truly timeless. If you’re looking to tackle a future kitchen upgrade, you know just how expensive this project can be. Since you’ll be spending thousands of dollars, it’s important to incorporate timeless kitchen trends that will last for years to come. […]

Home Maintenance Tips for Summer

Seasonal changes not only bring new temperatures and weather, they also mean that there are certain things that homeowners need to do in order to properly maintain upkeep on their houses both inside and out. With summer just around the corner, you want to prepare your home for those hot days. No matter if you’ve […]

Updates Your Home Needs Every 10 Years

If you’ve been living in your new home in Ottawa for 10 or more years, it’s likely time for repairs or replacements. It’s important to monitor certain items if you want to keep your home in optimal condition. Not sure where you should begin? Read on for some of the most important updates to make […]