Why You Should Work with a Realtor When Buying a Home

By: Irene Bilinski

Why You Should Work with a Realtor When Buying a Home

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As a consumer, you take your time when making a major purchase, researching products, asking for opinions and weighing the pros and cons of the many different options available. When it comes to making life's biggest purchase – a new home – you've likely done the same. You've visited the neighbourhoods you're interested in and have an idea of the average market price. Y...Read More

The WOW when selling your home in the Ottawa Real Estate Market.

By: Irene Bilinski

The WOW when selling your home in the Ottawa Real Estate Market.

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You may not be able to judge a book by it’s cover, but a big part of selling or buying a home is the first impression it makes when you first see it from the street. That’s curb appeal. You may also want to take a look at this blog post 12 Things al sellers should know.  If you have any questions on how to sell your home for the most money you can get, call Irene at 613-858-1151...Read More

TWELVE THINGS ALL SELLERS SHOULD KNOW

By: Irene Bilinski

TWELVE THINGS ALL SELLERS SHOULD KNOW

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Your house is likely just one located in a sea of for-sale signs, so you can’t be sloppy about putting it on the market. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the dos and don'ts that will help you get the most money for your home.   * A HOME IS WORTH WHAT A BUYER WILL PAY. * UPGRADES MAY NOT INCREASE VALUE BUT WILL INCREASE THE CHANCES OF GETTING SOLD. * CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO ...Read More

4 Important Tips For Buying A Home

By: Irene Bilinski

4 Important Tips For Buying A Home

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  TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME – SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND Before starting the process of searching for a home, find out how much you can afford COMFORTABLY – No point of being house broke. 1. Meet with a couple of mortgage brokers to discuss your budget.  2. Ignoring One's Basic Needs So many buyers don’t know or aren’t sure about what exactly they are loo...Read More

Living In Barrhaven Ottawa

By: Irene Bilinski

Living In Barrhaven Ottawa

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Barrhaven is a suburban area located in the southwest corner of the city of Ottawa. To its north lies the extensive of the Ottawa Greenbelt, and the east, the Rideau River. Barrhaven has a beautiful landscape, with loads public parks and playgrounds, and the Walter Baker Sports Centre, which provides a library and a wide variety of recreational facilities. The Rideau Carleton Raceway is a bi...Read More

How to Close A Swimming Pool For The Winter

By: Irene Bilinski

How to Close A Swimming Pool For The Winter

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Pool owners all across Ontario like to hope the month of September will be one filled with many pool days. But with the cooler days of autumn imminent, it's time to start thinking of closing the pool for another season. You can always turn to the professionals to tackle this necessary chore – expect to pay between $150 - $300. It's a fairly simple task, however, and if you choose to...Read More

Protect Your Cottage from Burglary

By: Irene Bilinski

Protect Your Cottage from Burglary

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After a relaxing, fun-filled summer at the cottage it's time to get back into a routine, which means closing up the cottage for another long winter season. You are likely well aware of all the maintenance tasks that need to be tackled in order to ensure your summer home is protected from the elements during the harsh winter months, but what steps do you take to protect your cottage from intrud...Read More

How To Care For Pets During A Home Sale

By: Irene Bilinski

How To Care For Pets During A Home Sale

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We all know that moving is considered one of life's most stressful events. Between preparing your home for photos and showings, dealing with negotiations and packing, it's a hectic time. Since they can't voice their concerns, don't forget one member of the family that shouldn't be overlooked during this whole process – your four-legged friends! The first thing to do is f...Read More

Do's and Don'ts for First-Time Homeowners

By: Irene Bilinski

Do's and Don'ts for First-Time Homeowners

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Were you lucky enough to score the home of your dreams this past spring and are now blissfully settling into your new home? Congratulations, and welcome home! As a new homeowner, there are many ways that you can ensure that your first year as a homeowner is pleasant and stress-free. Take a look at these do's and don'ts for brand new homeowners: • DO enjoy the fruits of your labour. M...Read More

How To Price Your Home To Sell

By: Irene Bilinski

How To Price Your Home To Sell

Tags: Ottawa Realtor, Homes For Sale Ottawa, Ottawa Realtor, Bungalows For Sale Ottawa, Ottawa Real Estate

Price is often the determining factor for potential buyers. Location, layout and amenities are important but in the end most of us have to look at the bottom line. Some sellers believe that if they add a healthy percentage to the price they originally paid and wait for offers to come.  After a few weeks, they will need to adjust their price to market value. Try to put aside your partiality ...Read More