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Are you Making the Most of Your Home’s Functionality?

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Let’s face it, not everyone’s home is perfect. We all have certain areas in each of our homes that we feel could be better utilized and designed. Maybe it’s time for you to think long and hard about the house you have and its functionality and where you can make some much needed improvements.

If you are willing to ask yourself some of these important questions, you may find that a few simple renovations can make your home much more functional and livable.

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Real Estate Trends Worth Watching

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As with any investment, it is a good idea to always be mindful of the value of your property.

Essentially, that means keeping an eye on market trends. Using available statistics, we can help identify desirable home features and trends.

Staying on top of these trends will help you to understand the value of your home and the types of home renovation projects that are worth a potential investment.

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February Colour Alert!

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In this month of February, The Color Marketing Group is celebrating the colour “Shim”!

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“A pink for all! “Shim” is a no-definition, no-problem hue that expresses current times, as well as the future. Neither masculine, nor feminine, it exists as a balancing hue for any person, and any design, at any time of year. “Shim” is a subtle color that can play multiple roles, quiet enough for reflection, yet colorful enough to stand on its own.” – The Color Marketing Group.

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The 3 Things I Learnt By Mistake

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At one point in everyone’s life, they become a new homeowner. It’s a very exciting time but sometimes when it’s your first home (or condo) you learn a few things the hard way – by mistake.

You can’t expect to know everything. How do you think everyone else learnt?

No one can tell you all the things you will have to know as a home owner. Sometimes you will just learn them by mistake.

I have had my fair share of first time home owner mishaps.   At the time it’s not funny, but after the fact you can’t help but laugh at yourself.

One benefit is that you will always remember how to solve that issue.

I thought today that I would share a few stories of my not-so-brilliant first time home owner ordeals.

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5 Easy Outdoor Halloween Decor Ideas

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It is that time of year…

Halloween!

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I know there are a lot of people out there whose favourite holiday is Halloween.  They enjoy going all out and decorating their homes in terrifying ghosts and ghouls.

Personally, I prefer to keep things more on the traditional and non-scary side.

I love to use pumpkins, flowers, branches, hay and cornstalks to create my Halloween outdoor theme.

Below I’ve included 5 decor ideas to help inspire you if you are having difficulty coming up with your Halloween theme.

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Coastal Style

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It’s finally here!

SUMMER!

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After what felt like a long and cold winter, it is fantastic to have hot sunny weather.

No complaining that it is too hot…

Now that the hot lazy days of summer have arrived here in the Ottawa region, think about how you can bring that fresh outdoor feeling into your home.

Coastal and nautical themes seem to be popping up everywhere this season.

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