Reverse Samsung Washer or Dryer Door This is a guest post from Taswar Bhatti Here is a simple DIY reversing of Samsung washer/dryer door. Over the weekend, we wanted to move our Samsung dryer door from opening to the right and make it swing to the left. The image below shows, how it used to open, and all the screws that we had to remove, in total, there are 8 … Continue reading

To Buy or Rent in Ottawa? Here is a common question that people may think of when deciding on purchasing a condo/house in Ottawa, whether it would be better to rent or to purchase a place since it is a big financial decision in either case. I will tell ahead that the winner is TO BUY rather than TO RENT in Ottawa, it strongly depends on number of years one would … Continue reading

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Summer is upon us after that very harsh winter we went through in Ottawa. During summer, many of us plan to take our holidays/camping, especially when kids are off school. Even work tends to expect us to take some time off during summer. One thing not to forget when you are on holidays or camping trips is to protect your home from house burglary. Here are some quick tips that … Continue reading

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Tips on Increasing the Value of Your Home Here are some tips to increase your home’s value, even if you are not planning to sell your house, it would be a worthwhile investment for you and your home. 1. Declutter to increase space and clean! This is my personal favorite. We tend to keep buying and storing stuff in our houses, especially people living in North America, they tend to … Continue reading

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There are two types of carpenter ants in Canada, red and black carpenter ants. The size of them are usually around 6 to 25mm long (.24 to 1 inch), and they have antennas on their heads.  Male and female carpenter adult ants have wings during mating time. Carpenter ants are wood infesting ants, they are different from termites (which one can not see easily at home, and people often confuse … Continue reading

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CMHC has announced two changes that would  take effect on May 30, 2014 1. Cancel of the CMHC Second Home Program Starting June 1st, 2014, investors/buyers would need a minimum of 20% down payment for their second home, they will not be able to take advantage of the 5%+ down payment that CMHC used to provide to purchase the second home for kids, parents, or yourself.  Officially after May 30, … Continue reading

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Disclaimer: The information provided here does not hold any legal binding or as legal advice, for legal advice please use a professional lawyer who would be able to advice on legal proceedings. Divorce and separations Divorces and separations are quite stressful and are emotional times in ones life. Dealing with finances and mortgage adds another level of anxieties. Most of us are very confused about our finances during the times … Continue reading

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How to find best schools in Ottawa In Ottawa all schools have a location boundary where they serve their children/student that live within that boundary. Most elementary schools require a proof of residency within the boundary it serves (e.g utilities bills, rental agreement etc). The priority of the school is to serve the students within the boundary, thus those students have priority over others. There are of course exception to … Continue reading

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Here is our personal experience of testing Radon gas at home: What is Radon Gas ? Radon gas is a radioactive gas that is odorless, colorless and tasteless. It is formed naturally during the breakdown of uranium in soil or rocks. How Does it Affect me ? Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada. (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/radon-gas-home-tests-urged-by-calgary-cancer-experts-1.2505835) Inhaled radon can be trapped in your lungs and can … Continue reading

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House and Condo in Ottawa Here are some common steps you need to take when you are considering to purchase a house/condo in Ottawa. 1. Determine your needs What type and style of house you are looking for…Condo, bungalow, single, split, semi, townhouse, investment, recreational, etc? Think about your future needs also, large or smaller lot size, more bedrooms, near, in the city or suburbs. The neighborhood characteristics you desire … Continue reading

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