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Halloween Tips for Parents and Children

Halloween Tips for Parents and Children

Fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety. Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for…

Winterizing Your Home in Ottawa

Winterizing Your Home in Ottawa

The old man winter is coming soon, and since the weather has changed in early September here in Ottawa, most people are probably thinking (although one does not want to) about ways to winterize their homes. Here are 10 tips to get your home ready for the winter: 1. Clean your gutters September onward would…

Back to School Tips For Parents

Back to School Tips For Parents

Here are some back to school tips for parents preparing their little ones: 1. If you are planning to shop for children, perhaps hit the Internet and look online for deals before you head out to the brick and motar stores. Check out sites like RetailMeNot for coupons, etc. For example you can save 30…

FAQ of a Real Estate Agent (Sales Representative, Broker…)

FAQ of a Real Estate Agent (Sales Representative, Broker…)

Recently, a friend of mine was asking me about the process of hiring a real estate agent, and I thought it would be a great blog post! Here are some of the questions that people tend to ask me and my colleagues about buying and selling especially in terms of commissions and remuneration. Please note…

Samsung Washer or Dryer: How to swap your door

Samsung Washer or Dryer: How to swap your door

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…

To Buy or Rent? In Ottawa?

To Buy or Rent? In Ottawa?

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…

How to Protect Your House During Holidays?

How to Protect Your House During Holidays?

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…

8 Tips on Increasing the Value of Your Home

8 Tips on Increasing the Value of Your Home

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…

Carpenter Ants Infestation: How to Protect Your Home in Ottawa

Carpenter Ants Infestation: How to Protect Your Home in Ottawa

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…

CMHC Discontinuing Second Home Program and Self-Employed Without Income Validation

CMHC Discontinuing Second Home Program and Self-Employed Without Income Validation

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…

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