Benefits of Home Staging

Benefits of Home Staging

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Home staging is the art of preparing a home for sale. Today, many homeowners are familiar with the concept of home staging, thanks to reality television. Like photography, home staging is about selling ideas and potential. A home has to say something about the type of...

Mould

Mould

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What is Mould?Moulds are microscopic organisms, or fungi, foundvirtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Although they are part of the natural environment, moulds are undesirable when they grow where we don’t want them, such as in homes. They come into the home...

Indoor Plants that Purify Your Air!

Indoor Plants that Purify Your Air!

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You may think that your home is too small for indoor plants, but all you need is a windowsill or table to green up your space. The following four low maintenance beauties will do just that and more. Each one will clean up your homes indoor air by sucking up nasty...

Investing in Commercial Real Estate

Investing in Commercial Real Estate

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Many people start out investing in residential real estate simply because they’re more accustomed to buying homes, but commercial real estate can be a great way to balance your portfolio. There are different rules and terms in the commercial market that you...

How to Prepare for the Spring Thaw

How to Prepare for the Spring Thaw

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After a harsh, cold winter, the clear, sunny skies and rising temperatures of spring are much appreciated. However, spring can be a potentially dangerous time of year for homeowners. It's the time of year when flooding is most likely to damage a home.Here are some tips...

Preparing Home for Vacation

Preparing Home for Vacation

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If you're one of those lucky individuals who escape the winter to a warmer climate, you know it's more than just a matter of packing up a suitcase and heading out the door. Taking some practical precautions before you leave, no matter the length of your trip, can help...

The Village at the Schoolyard

The Village at the Schoolyard

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Crystal Beach is primarily a residential neighbourhood with a strong sense of community. Much of Crystal Beach's appeal is due to its close proximity to the Nepean Sailing Club, Andrew Haydon Park and Ottawa River, as well as neighbourhood design (to reduce traffic...

Crystal Beach – Stage 2 LRT

Crystal Beach – Stage 2 LRT

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Ottawa's Western Light Rail Transit system will be built as part of Stage 2 of the LRT project. The proposed train route will run underneath the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and underneath Richmond Road. The route will preserve the Byron Linear Parkway and will...

Most Significant Sources of Heat Loss in a Home

Most Significant Sources of Heat Loss in a Home

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Many people will increase the temperature of their home if they're cold. This essentially wastes large amounts of energy from the heat that escapes the home. Finding ways to improve the insulation in our homes to minimize heat loss is an essential aspect of the energy...

The Effects of Snow on Foundations

The Effects of Snow on Foundations

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Most foundations are built with concrete, which does a fairjob of keeping basements dry. However, concrete is porous and can still make its way inside especially if there's a lot of snow in a short amount of time. Snow (or water) collecting around your foundation can...