Hello Katimavik Hazeldean neighbors, friends, parents of Castlefrank and and Katimavik Schools, here are some updates on Katimavik Hazeldean Community News. I would like to inform you on upcoming projects and festivities in our community so that you can enjoy them, make use out of them, be part of the great community we all live in, and prepare ourselves for some upcoming projects. As you might have already received a … Continue reading

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Building Green Homes in Canada Did you know around 20 percent of the energy consumed in Canada is used in our homes? Purchasing an energy-efficient house or turning one by energy-saving renovations into a green home can offer big savings for home owners. CMHC has a slogan “Help the Planet, Help Your Wallet” which has added environmentally friendly features to the Mortgage Loan Insurance it offers. If you use CMHC insured … Continue reading

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Happy new year everyone! It is the second week of the new year and we are well immersed back into school, work and it’s time to evaluate Ottawa 2016 Real Estate Market! In order for us to make any kind of prediction for the future, we need to look at what has happened at least in 2015 and its relation to the previous year (2014).  Members of the Ottawa Real … Continue reading

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Getting financing approved for home buyers has become more and more challenging under all the new government imposed rules. For self employed home buyers, it becomes even more interesting. That said, there are ways to get mortgage approved for these hard working individuals. The key to approvals for self employed buyer lies in asking the right questions and getting the proper documentation to support the claims regarding their type of … Continue reading

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Ontario is considering giving all its municipalities power to levy a land transfer tax, that includes Ottawa. So what does it mean for you as a home buyer in Ottawa? Basically, municipal land transfer tax is yet another tax but the revenue of this tax goes to City of Ottawa, and the consequence of this tax will raise closing costs for property buyers, who are already paying a provincial land … Continue reading

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LRT update from the city mayor, Jim Watson: On September Wednesday the 16th, I was at a briefing conference organized by Ottawa Young Professionals Network for the city realtors to get updated on various Ottawa City News! Accordingly, the LRT project is to create around 20 thousand more jobs! At the moment the number of people can be accommodated into Downtown core is 9.000 but with LRT there will be … Continue reading

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September is almost here. You might want to start your house hunting soon again. Insurance is an important factor and step of house purchasing plans. Homeowner insurance premiums are not always cheap, but if you are buying a new or old home you will need to protect yourself and your investment from big surprises. In this post, I will list out top 10 home features that will raise your insurance … Continue reading

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Canada is 148 years old in 2015! Celebrate it with friends, neighbors, family at the parks, in the streets and with a good spirit! Besides Parliament Hill, Major’s Hill Park, Jacques Cartier Park, check out what your favourite museum have planned for this special day! And here is what is open and close The Creation of Canada Day July 1, 1867: The British North America Act (today known as the … Continue reading

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How to Cool Down This Summer: (Swimming in Ottawa) Summer in Ottawa can get pretty muggy and hot, here are 11 tips of helping you cool down in the capital and then check out the map that locates all the beaches, swimming and wading pools (It doesn’t include the splash pools) Drink lots of water – Remember to balance out the dehydration with extra water Choose fruits and veggies like … Continue reading

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Welcome to Canada Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the Northern part of the continent of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and Northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles) in total, making it the world’s second-largest country by total area and the fourth-largest country by land area. As a new comer to … Continue reading

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