How To Better Deal With Covid 19

By: Irene Bilinski

How To Better Deal With Covid 19

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate,, Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa, Covid 19 Stress

OUTBREAKS CAN BE STRESSFUL The outbreak of corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. And Self Distancing is not our normal way of life. Find ways you and your family can reduce stress. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FIRST Taking care of yourself is not selfish, you can't ...Read More

There Are Two Ways of Buying A Home

By: Irene Bilinski

There Are Two Ways of Buying A Home

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate,, Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa

One Of The Hard Ways As A Customer Is . . .  The needle in the haystack approach. To find a home, buyers usually start out either looking on the internet, in the newspaper, seeing a sign, or drive around neighbourhoods they think would be ideal for them. Is anyone representing your interests as a buyer? Who represents whom?  An Easy Way Is To Choose To Be An EXCLUSIVE BUYER With Y...Read More

A Will Is Not Enough, You Need A Power Of Attorney Too

By: Irene Bilinski

A Will Is Not Enough, You Need A Power Of Attorney Too

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa. Wills, Power Of Attorney

Along with a will, there are three other separate free-standing documents you need to have to protect your family: two types of powers of attorney (financial and medical) and a living will, also known as an advance care directive. Many people think they don’t need a power of attorney because they have a will, but a will doesn’t take affect until an individual dies, says lawyer Les Kotz...Read More

Home Staging Tips

By: Irene Bilinski

Home Staging Tips

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa

Start with your curb appeal. Go beyond cutting the grass and consider planting flowers. Think of this as drive by appeal – look at the front door - does it need a new paint job? Next, get a new welcome mat and make sure the house numbers are visible from the street. Maintain the yard and garden by weeding deadheading, removing debris and pruning dead branches. Add a bird bath or bird feed...Read More

De-Cluttering For Home Style

By: Irene Bilinski

De-Cluttering For Home Style

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa

Let's face it, most of us don't have a closet like the one in that picture. We wish we did though, so let's get the the space you have a little more organized. Whether you're moving into a condo or would love your home to just be a lot less cluttered, let's get your home a lot more organized and winter is actually the perfect time for this since most of us are indoors anyw...Read More

Where To See The Best Christmas Lights In Ottawa

By: Irene Bilinski

Where To See The Best Christmas Lights In Ottawa

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa, Christmas Lights In Ottawa

Ottawa has a huge variety of Christmas Light Shows and Displays. Take look Nov. 21-Jan 4: Take a drive through Wesley Clover Park a magical family night Magic of Lights™ is a unique and dazzling drive-through holiday lights experience to celebrate the season. Pile everyone into the car and experience Magic of Lights from the comfort of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path. At...Read More

Will A Pre-Approval Letter Help You Buy A Home?

By: Irene Bilinski

Will A Pre-Approval Letter Help You Buy A Home?

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa

Let's start out with What A Pre-approval letter Is. It is a letter from your mortgage lender that states you are qualified for a specific amount of a loan. There is nothing more heart breaking than falling in love with a home and then realizing it is out of your reach financially. It also may also help secure the home you love above competitors that weren't pre-approved and ...Read More

The Bidding War - Can You Win It?

By: Irene Bilinski

The Bidding War - Can You Win It?

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa

In an ideal world as a home seller, a bidding war is exactly what you dream of. But is it really?  Should you as a home seller walk away from a war? Does it all boil down to a gut feeling or is there a strategy involved? How can a seller maximize the benefit of a multiple bid?  An experienced agent is well aware that there are two basic options that work when selling a home. T...Read More

How To Adjust To The Climate Change In Canada

By: Irene Bilinski

How To Adjust To The Climate Change In Canada

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa

 Yes, there is climate change, it must be Mother Nature sending us a message. In Canada, we’re experiencing some pretty wild weather swings, from super cold winters to hot and humid summer heat waves.  Increased warming is occurring across the world, but here in Canada, on average, we have double the global rate. The climate changes are the new normal...Read More

What To Look For When Buying A Cottage.

By: Irene Bilinski

What To Look For When Buying A Cottage.

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Selling Your Home When You Have a Pet , Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa

This is the time of year most people who are looking for a cottage as a place to go to on weekends and for holidays, but also as a place to retire to one day. Before you start looking at cottage/land for your summer getaways, check out some of these tips below . . .  What To Look For When Buying A Cottage. 1. Create a 'wish list,' a 'want list' and a 'must-have list. Ar...Read More