Archives for Ottawa Real Estate

Do It Now! Tips To Get Ready For Back-To-School

Move over, summer–a new school year is coming! With the start of school, families face new organization challenges. School bells ring–and so do early-morning alarm clocks. Paper piles swell as hand-outs and homework stream into the house. Shorter autumn days bring a hectic round of sports, activities and events, and calendars fill with cryptic notes. Can the holidays be far behind? Get organized now for the best school year ever! Use these ideas to prepare your home and family for the busy days ahead. Read the full article here
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Making your home secure before vacation time

Now that there are only a couple of weeks left in summer, you may be thinking of squeezing in another vacation. The last thing you want to do while enjoying a week at the cottage is worry about the shape of the home you’ve left behind. Lose that stress by taking a few steps to make sure you are protected while you’re away from home. Here’s an article from Mike Holmes posted in the National Post August 4, 2017 with tips
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Rain got you down? Escape the Diefenbunker!

Looking for something different to do with all the rainy weather? The Diefenbunker and Ottawa’s premier escape room company, Escape Manor have partnered to launch the World’s Largest Escape Room. The experience will run Thursday through Sunday evenings and reside within the 100,000 square foot facility. This elaborate endeavor will be themed around espionage…     Click here for full details!
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40 Summer Home Staging Tips For Sellers

First impressions have a significant impact on the buyers decision-making process.  Prepare your home for its future occupants. Use the following tips to stage your home to perfection and get more buyers interested in closing the deal on your home this summer. Click here to see the tips
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Have you had a chance to check out this must-see attraction yet?

  This experience of sound and light is a thrilling thematic journey through Canada’s history. Combining bold digital technology with the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings, the show illuminates Canadian stories of nation-building, partnership, discovery, valour, pride and vision for a country. Key figures, events and achievements from Canadian history are brought to life using five distinct artistic styles. All are presented in spectacular detail, with stirring narration and an original score, against the backdrop of the Centre Block and Peace Tower.   Click here for more info
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How does the increase in the Bank of Canada Rate affect your loans?

By Solomon Israel, CBC News Posted: Jul 12, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 12, 2017 4:29 PM ET   After seven years of leaving its key interest steady or cutting it to near-historic lows, the Bank of Canada has finally increased its overnight rate by 0.25 percentage points to 0.75 per cent. The overnight rate determines the rate at which banks lend money to each other on a regular basis. In practice, changes in the overnight rate get passed on to consumers through corresponding changes in interest rates on different financial products. Here’s how the increase in interest rates could filter down through the kinds of loans
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Ottawa ranked #1 as Canada’s Best Places to Live 2017!

MoneySense by Mark Brown July 4th, 2017 Online only   Where is the best place to live? Many Canadians are convinced they already know the answer: Wherever they are now. But as proud as we are of our hometowns, there are some cities that simply have it all. And for the second consecutive year that place is Ottawa.   Year after year, our nation’s capital excels on our list but we know there are naysayers out there. On the off-chance readers get the idea we have a soft spot in our hearts for the nation’s capital and played favourites, we shuffled the data a bit
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