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...

Dealing with Financing

Dealing with Financing

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As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the dollar signs so that you can take down that "for sale" sign...

Preparing to Sell

Preparing to Sell

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Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a REALTOR® to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls...

5 Tips for Buying a Home

5 Tips for Buying a Home

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Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.Get your finances in order.Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you...