How To Prepare Yourself For A Big Storm or Tornado

By: Irene Bilinski

How To Prepare Yourself For A Big Storm or Tornado

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1. Know whether your home is in a flood zone area. If you live in a flood zone, consider investing in flood insurance. Your homeowner's policy usually won't cover damage caused by storm/tornado-related floods.   2. Make a complete list of all your possessions, including outdoor items.  List lawn furniture, patio umbrellas, grills, tools and toys. This can help your insurance bro...Read More

Is it time to downsize? 6 signs that it may be. . .

By: Irene Bilinski

Is it time to downsize? 6 signs that it may be. . .

Tags: Ottawa homes, Ottawa Real Estate, Ottawa Realtor, Get Organized For Moving, Moving Tips

Making the decision to move from a larger home to a smaller one can be very hard. Your home, after all, is a source of comfort and is filled with beloved memories. For many, it’s where you watched your family grow. But sometimes you may not have a choice, especially as the years go by. As an older adult, the practicality of downsizing may outweigh the sentimental value and familiarity ...Read More

The Ultimate Moving Checklist

By: Irene Bilinski

The Ultimate Moving Checklist

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When it comes to moving, having a checklist makes all the difference between ultimate success and ultimate chaos. Even if you’re already a super hero organizer, you might still feel overwhelmed by the number of tasks you have to complete before moving day. Here’s a moving checklist that will keep you on track.  It will help you organize your time, pr...Read More

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