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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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Lighting a Room, Simplified

  The right lighting in a room serves as an important tool in every room, as it can influence your mood, set the tone, and completely change the look. From which rooms need the most light, light layering, to banishing bad lighting and how to fix it. There are many elements to consider when you’re picking out new light fixtures and the proper light bulbs.   Click here for tips and tricks on how lighting a room.  
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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 the winter months. Ottawa is home to many different critters but
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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 the La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings and Décor contest to win $10,000 worth of La-Z-Boy furnishings.   See full event details and
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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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New Tax on Ottawa Airbnb Rentals

  Josh Pringle, CTV Morning Live. Published Wednesday, August 1, 2018 2:51AM EDT  Airbnb users are now paying a tax on their nightly rental in Ottawa. Starting today, Airbnb will collect a four per cent “municipal accommodation tax” on all Ottawa listings. The tax will then be remitted to the City of Ottawa to help support Ottawa tourism. Ottawa was the first Ontario city to enter into a Municipal Accommodation Tax collection agreement with Airbnb. In January, the City of Ottawa imposed a four per cent Municipal Accommodation Tax on hotel rooms in Ottawa.  The money is used to support the
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Income properties: How suite they might sound

  Do you have extra space in your home you’re not using? Or do you need an additional source of income? If you’ve been thinking about turning part of your home into an income suite, there’s some factors you should consider! Click here to see the pros and cons of building an extra unit in your home!  
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Keys to a high-performance home

  A high performance home isn’t just energy efficient. It provides a healthier environment for you and your family. Turn your attention to durability, value and health. But how is this done? When the home is built to be air tight, you need a method of cycling in fresh outdoor air, while exhausting the warm, moist air generated in your home by living in it (especially in kitchens and bathrooms). Enter the Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) which adjusts the temperature of the outdoor air to match your home, while expelling the moist indoor air. An HRV doesn’t perform the function
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A Critical Key Step for Sellers: Give Your Potential Buyers a Home They Would Want

If you’re selling your home there are several steps that should be taken care of before holding an open house. What is important is giving your potential buyers a home that they would want to live in, and can see themselves in. With that in mind, there are a few important factors to keep in mind, such as: making repairs, deep-cleaning your home, and making your home more efficient (i.e. heating & cooling). Click here to discover the necessary steps you should take when selling your home.  
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