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Winterizing Your farm

Winterizing Your farm

With the long and frigid days upon us, it’s important to start winterizing your barns and stables. Winterizing these structures is crucial to both the well being of your animals and outdoor equipment. It may seem daunting but it’s sure to pay off. Here are 5 steps to ensure you and your barn are ready ...

How To Boost Your Curb Appeal This Fall

How To Boost Your Curb Appeal This Fall

How To Boost Your Curb Appeal This Fall The cooler air is here and before we know it, the leaves will begin to change. Fall is a season of transition as we (and the world around us) prepare for the winter months ahead but this is no reason to assume that curb appeal doesn’t matter. ...

Summer Festivals

Summer Festivals

Summer Festivals Summer festivals are a great way to ensure you take full advantage of everything the season has to offer. The great thing about summer festivals, especially the ones in the west end of Ottawa, is that there is a large variety of events. This means, everyone is sure to find a festival that ...

Tiny Homes Provide Great Options for Homeowners

Tiny Homes Provide Great Options for Homeowners

Tiny Homes provide great options for homeowners      Tiny Homes can be a great addition for homeowners, especially those looking for an extra means of income. A tiny home, also known as a coach house, is a small free-standing apartment, detached from the principal dwelling but located on the same lot. Coach houses are intended to ...

Finding a Property with Income Potential

Finding a Property with Income Potential

You can breathe easier when your home works for you. Especially in such a modern world when the opportunities to improve your home’s efficiency and money producing capabilities are endless. ...

A Barn is an Important Space

A Barn is an Important Space

A lot goes into consideration to make it the best home for your horses. ...

New to Country Living?

New to Country Living?

One thing about moving to the country is adjusting to a slower pace and having more time to enjoy life. ...

Time for a Spring Spruce Up

Time for a Spring Spruce Up

Get your home ready to list There’s nothing more exciting than the beginning of spring! Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, everything looks bright and new again after the long, cold winter. There’s no better time than to take a look around and see what needs a quick spruce before you are ready to list ...

Ensuring Your Home is Winter Ready

Ensuring Your Home is Winter Ready

Ensuring Your Home is Winter Ready Unlike many of Ontario’s bigger cities, Ottawa is one of the only cities that does not sit on the shores of a Great Lake. This results in higher temperatures in the summer and harsher winters. Nobody likes confronting the chilly season but home owners face a special challenge. They ...

Winter on a Horse Farm

Winter on a Horse Farm

Protecting your home and the animals that live there is pretty important for farmers. ...

Why summer is a good time to move…  

Why summer is a good time to move…  

Why summer is a good time to move   School’s officially out for summer!  If you’re like us, you’re probably thinking beaches, holidays, cottages any activity that will get us out to enjoy the warm weather…but it can also be a perfect time to move!  While there might not be as much real estate activity ...

Buying a Home: Step by Step

Buying a Home: Step by Step

Buying a Home: Step by Step  Buying a home can seem like a daunting task in the beginning. There are so many options to consider, let alone finding that dream home. You may be wondering what the main things to consider when you’re going to buy a house, and how the process works? With so ...

Turn your Vacation into a Staycation:  Activities for families in Ottawa

Turn your Vacation into a Staycation: Activities for families in Ottawa

Turn your Vacation into a Staycation: Activities for families in Ottawa  Summer is a wonderful time to spend a little quality time with friends and family; things are more relaxed, the kids are out of school and you won’t have to worry about a last minute snow storm interfering with travel plans (well here’s hoping!) . ...

Neighbourhood Snapshot : Carlington is an Ottawa Community to Watch

Neighbourhood Snapshot : Carlington is an Ottawa Community to Watch

When you buy a home, it’s more than just the house itself, you’re really buying into a lifestyle, and becoming part of a community.  The Ottawa and surrounding area has a lot to offer and there may be “hidden gems” that you hadn’t considered.  We’re excited to introduce a new series of blog posts dedicated ...

Home-Grown Issues:  The impacts of home-grown marijuana and legalization

Home-Grown Issues: The impacts of home-grown marijuana and legalization

Home-Grown Issues: The impacts of home-grown marijuana and legalization Many Canadians are awaiting this July 2018 with much anticipation, as Bill C-45 will allow the legalization of marijuana, including their ability to grow up to 4 plants within their residence. However, without the proper protections and awareness in place this new legislation could cost home ...

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot: May 2018 

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot: May 2018 

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot: May 2018:  While inventory is still lower than normal, the number of listings coming onto the market this month is typical spring activity! Have questions? Looking for specific neighbourhood stats? Message us!! The following are hightlights from the Ottawa Real Estate Board’s latest News Release read the full story Members ...

Buying a Home: What The Extras Cost

Buying a Home: What The Extras Cost

Contracts and rentals to consider in home ownership When it comes to buying a home, there are always additional fees to be considering when you make an offer. Typically, a first-time home buyer needs to be aware of the costs associated with buying a home – legal fees, mortgage rates, home insurance, closing costs, property ...

3 Tips For Making A Major Homeowners Insurance Claim

3 Tips For Making A Major Homeowners Insurance Claim

3 Tips For Making A Major Homeowners Insurance Claim Home insurance is one of the costs that come with home ownership. You pay your premiums to your insurance company and when disaster strikes, you expect that they will pay for most, if not all of the bill.  But will they? Here are 3 tips to ...

Hot Real Estate Market in an Icy April

Hot Real Estate Market in an Icy April

The Spring market continues to buzz in Ottawa real estate, with the number of sales up over 13% in April in spite of inventory levels being down 23% over this time last year.  Home buyers are seeing more competition, which is good news for sellers.   Certainly we are seeing more multiple offers and higher sale ...

Understanding Property Taxes

Understanding Property Taxes

Property taxes are a necessary part of owning property in Ontario. Anyone in Ontario who owns land or a property has to pay a certain amount of tax to the municipal government. Although these taxes are unpopular, as all taxes are, property taxes are important because they are the main revenue source for Ontario’s municipalities. ...

Understanding Property Taxes

Understanding Property Taxes

Property taxes are a necessary, though disliked part of owning property in Ontario. Anyone in Ontario who owns land or a property has to pay a certain amount of tax to the municipal government. Although these taxes are unpopular, as all taxes are, property taxes are important because they are the main revenue source for ...

What Home Buyers Should be Looking for When Viewing a Property

What Home Buyers Should be Looking for When Viewing a Property

You’ve done your research, found the perfect Realtor, crunched the numbers, created your list of must-haves and now it’s time to start the exciting process of HOUSE HUNTING! When you’re looking at homes for sale it isn’t always easy to look beyond the cosmetics.  Not to worry, we’ve created this handy graphic to help home ...

Clean, Clean, Let it be Spring!

Clean, Clean, Let it be Spring!

Spring Clean-Up Time in the Capital As spring speckles and the snow begins to melt, it’s time to get busy cleaning up our capital after Jack Frost’s long hold over us. Littered across this beautiful city, left out in the winter’s cold we’ll find discarded coffee cups, old cigarette butts, stray plastic bags and papers ...

All About Homeowner’s Associations

All About Homeowner’s Associations

When looking to buy a home, there are many options. Last week, we took a look at condos as compared to freehold properties but what about a freehold home with a homeowner’s association? In many cases, a homeowner’s association can appear very similar to a condo but this is not actually the case. It is ...

All About Condos

All About Condos

When it comes time to buy a home, more and more people are making the decision to buy condos instead of a freehold home. Condos can be a great option if they match up with a buyer’s lifestyle, but it is important to do your research and know the differences between a freehold home and ...

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A Barn is an Important Space 

A lot goes into consideration to make it the best home for your horses.

Winter on a Horse Farm 

Protecting your home and the animals that live there is pretty important for farmers.

New to Country Living? 

One thing about moving to the country is adjusting to a slower pace and having more time to enjoy life.

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