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Staging Tips for Selling Your Home Over the Holidays

Are you thinking of selling your home this holiday season? Before you decorate your home, think about what type of decorations will help sell your home. Your social calendar tends to be packed with lots of family, friend and party goodness, which means you may not think you have time to stage your home to sell. Set aside a couple of hours to tackle the actual decorating and planning. Though this time of year may seem dismal when trying to sell, remember that those who are out hunting for their next home now are traditionally seriously looking. When you’re trying
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3 Common Mistakes Made when Finishing a Basement & How to Avoid Them

  With our winter season upon us, many Ottawa residents may be thinking how nice a warm, finished basement to escape our freezing temperatures would be. If you’re planning on or thinking of renovating/finishing your basement, there are three common mistakes that many homeowners make when finishing their basement. With that said, there are easy remedies and better approaches you can take on to ensure your basement is properly finished.   Click here for more details.  
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Ottawa: Record Breaking Temperatures Expected

Environment Canada tells us that we should see temperatures reaching record breaking lows for November tonight. This is following nine straight days of snowfall, the accumulation has already caused a bit of chaos in our city. With those freezing temperatures on the way, make sure you stay bundled!   Click here for more details.  
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Indoor Air Quality: Get it Right & Air-Tight

  Indoor air quality is a key factor in your overall health and how you feel day-to-day. Especially in the winter, when we close up our homes and there isn’t much fresh air coming in, the air quality should be top of mind. In order to tackle this so that you and your family are breathing in clean air, it comes down to education and forgetting the biggest misconceptions. Click here for more information and tips.  
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Lest We Forget: Remembrance Day, Sunday November 11

This Sunday, November 11th is Remembrance Day. If you are looking for an event to help commemorate and show your respect to those who have sacrificed for our country, see the list of Ottawa-based events below.   The National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial, put together by the Royal Canadian Legion, downtown Ottawa from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. The Virtual Wall of Honour and Remembrance, from 9:00 am – 10:00 am, displays photographs of late veterans before the Veterans Parade (departing from Parliament Hill). The National Arts Centre is presenting a special free concert commemorating the
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Mike Holmes: Fall means rise of recurring water issues in windows

With the fall season in full swing, you may notice condensation on your windows, or take note of their overall ‘health’. If there is moisture, it could be a sign of something more severe and potentially serious water damage. Water damage never comes alone, if left untreated, it invites mould and rot into your home too. Click here for more.  
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