Archives for Canada 2018

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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Choose Safe Home Preparations Over Big Reno Projects for the Holidays

  Focus on smaller, easy-to-fix projects this season and get your home prepped for holiday safety. By taking on huge projects this time of year, you open yourself up to facing big delays, half completed renos, and potential disasters. Put your energy into projects like making your fireplace safe and preventing slips and falls! Click here for tips on home safety for the holidays.  
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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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Ottawa: Things to Do this Weekend

  With a snowy start to the weekend, you may be tempted to curl up indoors. But, Ottawa has plenty of events taking place in the city like 613flea, DJ Skate Night at TD Place, and the Glebe Craft and Artisan Fair, Ottawa Comicon: Holiday Edition. Even visit Bruce Pit with your furry companion and enjoy a stroll through a winter wonderland. Click here for more fun events this weekend.  
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Lest We Forget: Remembrance Day, Sunday November 11

This Sunday, November 11th is Remembrance Day. If you are looking for an event to help commemorate and show your respect to those who have sacrificed for our country, see the list of Ottawa-based events below.   The National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial, put together by the Royal Canadian Legion, downtown Ottawa from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. The Virtual Wall of Honour and Remembrance, from 9:00 am – 10:00 am, displays photographs of late veterans before the Veterans Parade (departing from Parliament Hill). The National Arts Centre is presenting a special free concert commemorating the
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Home Renovations with a Great Return on Investment

  teamrealty.ca, Home Renovations with a Great Return on Investment Even if you love your space, at one point or another, most homeowners have thought about making changes…“I love our kitchen, but what if we added an island?” or “our ensuite bathroom is great, but I’d love double sinks” or even “our basement is so spacious, I wonder what it would look like finished”. If this sounds familiar read on! “When we decided to sell our first home for an opportunity to ‘move up’, we knew we needed to update the kitchen and bathroom to attract buyers and get the
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