Should You Add Holiday Decorations When Your Home Is For Sale: (Ottawa Real Estate News)

By: Irene Bilinski

Should You Add Holiday Decorations When Your Home Is For Sale: (Ottawa Real Estate News)

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If your home is up for sale during the holiday season, here are a few tips for decorating while your home is on the real estate market and still feel festive; Decorations should add a bit of a hint of the holidays – but not over power your home.  While adding a few decorations can add some holiday cheer and appeal to prospective buyers and help them too see themselves enjoying futu...Read More

Energy Saving Tips That Will Save You Money (Ottawa Real Estate)

By: Irene Bilinski

Energy Saving Tips That Will Save You Money (Ottawa Real Estate)

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As winter approaches and the days and nights lower in temperature, so do our heating and electrical bills. Reduce your bills this winter with a few easy adjustments. Turn down the temperature of your water tank heater: By turning down the temperature of the water tank in your home by just a few degrees you can save each year on your energy bill. Plus you will protect your children from bei...Read More

Fun and Interesting Facts About Ottawa (Ottawa Real Estate)

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Fun and Interesting Facts About Ottawa (Ottawa Real Estate)

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Yes Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. But did you know that in Ottawa…. About 25% of people that live in  Ottawa were born outside of Canada. Almost half the population is under the age of 40 – that’s makes our population one of the youngest in Canada Ottawa is a multilingual city. Approximately 50% of people speak English, 32% French and the rest a mix of other l...Read More

The Advantages of Condo Life

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The Advantages of Condo Life

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Homeowners are realizing that “living large” doesn’t always mean bigger is better. In fact there are many benefits to downsizing to a smaller home. Whether the decision is voluntarily or you are forced to move because of a job relocation or other life event, rest assured there are many benefits to decreasing your home size. Here are a few benefits of living a “cozy life&rd...Read More

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Is it A Good Time to Refinance Your Mortgage?

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There are times when it makes sense to refinance your mortgage. It is however, important to have a clear financial objective in mind to be able to choose the most appropriate loan. Since interest rates are at a 40-year low, switching to a lower rate may save you a lot of money – possibly thousands of dollars per year. There are penalties for paying your mortgage loan out prior to renewal, ho...Read More

You Can Afford A Buyer Real Estate Agent – It’s Free!!

By: Irene Bilinski

You Can Afford A Buyer Real Estate Agent – It’s Free!!

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Buying a new home can be extremely stressful. You have so many things to think about in your every day life. There are questions you don’t even know to ask or forget to ask because you are only looking at what you want inside the home. Here is how you can get the home of your dreams in an area that suits you and your families lifestyle. You don’t do it alone, you hire a Real Esta...Read More

By: Irene Bilinski

The Steps To Buying A Home

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You’re buying a house. Don’t find your dream home before you know what you have to do first. It will only let you down if you don’t know the steps to buying a home first. Be prepared and you will get that home of your dreams.  Find out how much you can borrow; You can go to your bank first and find out how much you can borrow, but you can also go to a good Mortgage Broker....Read More

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The 3 Most Important Home Owner Selling Tips

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Important Selling Tip #3: The kitchen is the selling feature: The kitchen is the selling feature: It’s not the structure your selling it’s a home your selling and the most important room in a family home is the kitchen. This has never been more true than today with most homeowners wanting an open concept kitchen. The kitchen has become an extension of the entire family living area. It...Read More

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A Tips Guide For When It’s Time To Move

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When it’s time to move there are a ton of details to take care of. There are some things you can take care of ahead of time though so everything is not left to the last minute. A month or two before you move: List the items that you really want to bring with you and start throwing out, donating or give away the things you don’t want. Go to the post office and fill out a moving card, ...Read More

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Smoke Smell Will Lower The Value Of Your Home If You’re Selling

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We all know that it’s O.K  to do what you like inside your own home. But if you are considering selling your home in the near future, or you have it up for sale and can’t figure out what’s turning buyers away, it is like the smoke smell in your home. You could be losing as much as 20-30% of the asking price you want because of this issue. That’s a lot of money.  ...Read More