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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...

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Ottawa: This Weekend’s Winter Events

  The weekend is here! Ottawa has a host of winter events and family-friendly activities taking place with something fun for everyone. Enjoy an Ottawa 67’s game, the King’s Singers’ Silver and Gold, Butterflies in Flight exhibition, and the Magical Winter Lightscapes Show at Parliament Hill.   For the full event list, click here.  

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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 ho...

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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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Ottawa: Things To Do This Weekend!

  This weekend it’s officially December! Show your holiday spirit by attending some of the amazing events and family-friendly activities happening this weekend. Try Get Your Glow On at Nature Nocturne tonight, Cirque Musica Holiday Presents Wonderland at TD Place on Saturday, or the Magic of Lights at Wesley Clover Parks. Click here for weekend inspiration!  

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12 Winter Curb Appeal Tips

  First impressions matter, especially when trying to sell your home. Winter can seem like a difficult time to try and create your home’s curb appeal. But, there’s hope to be had! There are several ways you can foster a great first impression for your home with potential buyers in the winter season. For example, you can get creative and give your mailbox (or even walkway lights) a makeover, decorating your front and backyard with beautiful ice luminaries, or fashion your own gorgeous topiaries. Cli...

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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!

Looking for great events to attend this weekend or fun activities for the whole family? Ottawa has a lot to keep you entertained, like Let’s Get Lucky the 70’s game show style activities, games and disco music at Casino Lac-Leamy, or enjoy the musical talents of A Tribe Called Red at the NAC, and then peruse the Holiyay Freewheeling Craft Market at Makerspace North. Click here for a full list of events!  

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Indoor Air Quality: Get it Right & Air-Tight

Indoor air quality is a key factor in your overall health and how you feel day-to-day. Especially in the winter, when we close up our homes and there isn’t much fresh air coming in, the air quality should be top of mind. In order to tackle this so that you and your family are breathing in clean air, it comes down to education and forgetting the biggest misconceptions. Click here for more information and tips.  

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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 Parad...

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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 kitch...

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Mike Holmes: Fall means rise of recurring water issues in windows

With the fall season in full swing, you may notice condensation on your windows, or take note of their overall ‘health’. If there is moisture, it could be a sign of something more severe and potentially serious water damage. Water damage never comes alone, if left untreated, it invites mould and rot into your home too. Click here for more.  

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Paint Trends for 2019: Just Breathe

NationalPost.com, Paint Trends for 2019: Just Breathe by Martha Uniacke Breen. October 27, 2018.   The major paint manufacturers have unveiled their picks for colour of the year 2019, and if all the choices could be summed up in one idea, it would be “relaxed.” That’s not to say next year’s palette is neutral or boring; ¬there are jewel tones and an evolution of strong shades, including near-blacks, from past years. But what distinguishes this year’s picks is a general smokiness, a gentling down of colour, and...

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Halloween in Ottawa

  It’s already the end of October! And you know what that means, it’s time to celebrate Halloween with all of the ghouls, goblins and ghosts. If you’re looking for spooky events this weekend check out the Barnyard Halloween at the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum, the Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa, or the Incident at the Bunker: A Zombie Adventure at the Diefenbunker Museum. Click here for a full list of haunted events!  

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Preparing a safe home for visiting trick-or-treaters

Mike Holmes, National Post online October 19, 2018 Bad walkways or unsafe lighting shouldn’t scare off young Halloween revellers Expecting a lot of trick-or-treaters this year? Getting your house ready means more than putting out a jack-o’-lantern. Here are some tips to make it safe. Click here for full article

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Fall Give Away Weekend

Do you have unwanted CDs, books, DVDs, furniture, small appliances (and more)? Don’t throw them away! Instead, this weekend bring your gently-used items curbside for the Fall Give Away Weekend. Then hit the streets and tour the Ottawa communities in the search for hidden treasures! This is a great way to reduce our waste and help protect the environment. Click here for the Fall Give Away Weekend guidelines.  

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Why Choose Tile Over Carpet

  If you’re looking to update the flooring in your home, you may want to consider choosing tile over carpet. Not only are there many beautiful options available, but there’s also a host of benefits that come with choosing tile such as: durability, health and low maintenance. Click here for more reason you should consider tile for your home!  

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Ottawa: Things To Do October 12th – 14th

Looking for great events and activities that the whole family can enjoy? This weekend enjoy spook-tacular events like Aces of Terror at the Cannamore Orchard or Haunting Season & Fright Fest over at Saunders Farm. If you’re not in the Halloween spirit yet, try out TimeLess or Nature Days at Philippe Lake! Click here for a full list of events and activities.  

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Protecting Your Home from Critters

Protecting Your Home from Critters As the cooler weather starts to roll in, we are all thinking of cozying up indoors and unfortunately our furry friends outside are also thinking the same. Wild animals are currently looking for warm spaces to call home for the winter months and unfortunately our homes can be an attractive target. When animals get into a home, the damage can be severe and costly to fix but fortunately, with some careful planning you can ensure that you are not welcoming some unwanted guests over t...

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Things to Do This Weekend

Are you looking for something exciting to get up to this weekend? It’s the season for gorgeous sights, festive traditions, and fun events! There are plenty of activities and events happening that will keep you entertained for the whole weekend. For starters, check out the Etsy: Made in Canada event for over 150 local sellers, Oktoberfest, or Fall Rhapsody. Click here for full list of events and details.  

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The Ottawa Fall Home Show

The Ottawa Fall Home Show starts this Thursday, September 27th at noon and will run until Sunday September 30th. This year’s event will house many different exhibitors from accessibility, garden and decks, organization, home decor and design, health, wellness, and many more.   You’ll be able to view the all-new Bonneville Model Home: Héméra, a main stage from Dala Décor, and the Housing Design Awards. Have a one-on-one with Canadian designer and TV personality, Sarah Richardson, and participate in ...

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How to help the victims of the Ottawa tornadoes

After a severe windstorm and two tornadoes ripped through the Ottawa area on Friday, many residents are left without power, shelter and food. Approximately 60 buildings were decimated in the Dunrobin area and more than 215 structures in Gatineau were damaged or destroyed. If you are looking for a way to help your fellow citizens, click here for information.

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The fall equinox is Saturday: 8 things to know about the first day of autumn

  The Fall Equinox is this Saturday, which means we will officially be welcoming the cold weather. Say goodbye to longer daylight hours, and hello to Ottawa’s arguably most beautiful season. Want to know more about the equinox; such as why we have them, how many hours of daylight we’ll have tomorrow and whether or not myths surrounding this day are true? Click here for 8 things to know about the first day of Fall.  

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Falling for comfort, style and colour

  This autumn mixing & matching fabrics, materials and time periods are all the rage to create a contemporary look for your home. More designers are beginning to blend decorative elements and playing more freely with colours this fall to create beautiful, yet functional and livable spaces. Click here to fall for comfort, style and colour.  

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Getaway to Ottawa this Fall: An Itinerary

Ottawa is a beautiful city, and even more so with the beautiful colours of the changing leaves. Fall is a great time to explore and fall in love with the city again. Use this itinerary to plan out a trip to Ottawa or do a staycation in the city. Click here for Ottawa’s Autumn Itinerary.

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5 Pro Tips Prepare Your Garden for the Fall

Fall is here, and with it colder weather. Looking for tips to get your garden in order for winter? Here is an article to help you prep your garden for the cooler months. Click here for the full article.  

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8 Home Staging Tips for Fall

Looking to sell your home this Fall? Seasonal home staging can help! Catch homebuyers’ attention with stylish decor and updates this Fall. Click here for your home staging tips.  

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Pool Closing Tips for Ottawa Winters

As fall approaches, it’s time to start thinking about closing your pool for the Ottawa winter. Help keep your pool clear and trouble free by following the 9 pool closing tips! Click here for your step-by-step guide.  

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