Should You Update Your Home Before You Sell?

By: Irene Bilinski

Should You Update Your Home Before You Sell?

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UPDATING YOUR HOME BEFORE YOU SELL – A REFRESH IS ALWAYS FUN! Whether you are thinking of selling soon or in a few years, if you haven’t made any changes since you’ve moved in – IT’S TIME! Start small – like maybe the Powder Room on the main floor – look out for sales and purchase the items you will need and then hire a reputable contractor to do the wor...Read More

Tips On How To Attract More Buyers To Your Home For Sale

By: Irene Bilinski

Tips On How To Attract More Buyers To Your Home For Sale

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Relax and grab a cup of coffee, we have a few tips you'll want to know about it you are looking to sell your home in a few months or maybe next year. You’ve been decluttering, giving stuff away, painting, updating, etc.  That’s all fine and dandy by have you thought about the exterior of your home – Will buyers drive-by and not call to book an appointment or will th...Read More

Don't Lose Out Buying Your Perfect Dream Home

By: Irene Bilinski

Don't Lose Out Buying Your Perfect Dream Home

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You’ve just found the perfect home and you’ve contacted the real estate agent but they are not returning your call and when they did, you’ve just found out there was an offer on the house already and you lost it. Why did this happen? Because the agent was not a full-time agent. A full time agent will be the one that takes your call faster, which means you will not miss out on you...Read More

FOR A QUICKER SALE – MAKE YOUR HOME EXCITING

By: Irene Bilinski

FOR A QUICKER SALE – MAKE YOUR HOME EXCITING

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You don’t get a 2nd chance to make a great first IMPRESSION.   Most Buyers are looking for a home that is well cared for, bright, clean and inviting!   CHECK LIST FOR A QUICKER SALE: Curb appeal – lawns & yards – remove clutter, cut grass, edge walks, trim hedges, weed gardens (In the winter clear snow, salt/sand walkways) Front and back of house – pa...Read More

Give Your Curb Appeal A Boost

By: Irene Bilinski

Give Your Curb Appeal A Boost

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YOU ONLY HAVE ONCE CHANCE TO MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION! DRIVE WAY -  Is it all cracked and not so black?  Maybe it’s time to think about having it refreshed.  Get a quote – it might be cheaper than you think. If you want to refresh it yourself – google how to do it RIGHT – new sealer will not stick to oil. WHERE IS THE SIDEWALK – When walkways, s...Read More

Your Front Door Can Add Major Curb Appeal

By: Irene Bilinski

Your Front Door Can Add Major Curb Appeal

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TO ADD CURB APPEAL TO YOUR HOME – Repaint your front door.  If, however, painting or refinishing your old door isn’t in the cards, you may need to invest in a new one. You’ll find a broad selection of entry doors at lumberyards, home centers and door specialty shops. Many manufacturers allow you to specify the number and types of panels, glass options and colors — but ...Read More

Ottawa Caledonian Pipes and Drums

By: Irene Bilinski

Ottawa Caledonian Pipes and Drums

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Ottawa Caledonian Pipes and Drums    I'm so proud of my grand daughter who is a member of The Ottawa Caledonian Pipes & Drums (OCal). They are a not-for-profit community-based group who advance and promote the rich Celtic traditions and Scottish Highland Culture in the National Capital Region. We provide a friendly family environment, open to anyone interested in lear...Read More

Selling Your Home While It's Vacant

By: Irene Bilinski

Selling Your Home While It's Vacant

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Selling your vacant home can be a wee bit stressful but with a few touches you can enhance the home. Most people are considerate and law abiding but there are always some that are not.  So, when selling your vacant house there is potential of it being vandalized, damaged or broken into. Vacant Home Selling Tip #1: Tell your neighbours. Let your neighbours know that the house will be vacant ...Read More

What Do The Cracks In Your Foundation Mean

By: Irene Bilinski

What Do The Cracks In Your Foundation Mean

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There are no perfect home. Houses have cracks whether they are old or new. Houses shift and settle into position after construction. Houses will have cracks in either the look of the finish or  are more serious to the structural components. Most of these cracks have no structural significance.  Types Of Foundation Cracks:  Shrinkage Cracks A newly poured, concrete foundation m...Read More

5 Simple Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen

By: Irene Bilinski

5 Simple Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen

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You don't have to spend a fortune to update your kitchen and give it a fresh look. You can make an impact in no time with these five simple ideas: New hardware: Changing handles and pulls to a more modern and decorative option is one of the easiest updates you can give to your kitchen. It's a quick job and really makes a difference in the entire space. Paint the cabinets: New c...Read More