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    Wednesday, May 6, 2020   /   by Alicia Hanna

    Stay At Home Maintenance Ideas

    For me, it is day 56 or 1344 hours of being home- but who's counting!  I’ve read 9 novels, watched practically everything on Netflix (including Tiger King), cut my own hair,  I’ve organized the pantry, purged items from several closets and am toying with the idea of painting my entire house. And while that’s all fine and dandy, I got to thinking about what other projects I could be doing that would make a bigger difference in and around the house. 
    With all of this time at home I thought it would be a good idea to share some helpful project ideas that will keep your house functioning well. Because, let’s face it, we are at least one more bad haircut away from getting out so let’s make sure our homes are as comfortable as can be! 

    Trim the branches and vegetation away from your house – This time of year things grow quickly and it’s a good time to take a lap around the house and trim any bushes or branches away from ...

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    Wednesday, April 22, 2020   /   by Alicia Hanna

    Your Spring Landscape To Do List

    Every spring, most of us find ourselves taking on projects as we come out of hibernation. This spring, while a bit different, is allowing us more time at home to clean our closets, train for a marathon, bake too much banana bread, or…go a bit crazy in the yard. 

    If you’re not sure how to tackle your spring to-do list, here are a few suggestions. These are some of the most common landscaping tasks that need doing once things start to warm up, and knocking them out early can make other landscaping tasks easier as the year goes on. Who knows, taking care of some of these items might even get you inspired to take on a larger landscaping project later in the year.

    Clean Up That Winter Refuse
    The winter can be rough on your lawn, with clumps of leaves that haven’t quite decayed, sticks and branches that fell in a winter storm, muddy spots where ice formed and thawed and formed again … it can all leave a bit of a mess behind. Spend some time cleaning ...

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    Sunday, April 5, 2020   /   by Alicia Hanna

    COVID-19 and Real Estate

    The coronavirus is impacting everyone and every business in some way and the real estate industry is no exception.  In many ways we are lucky because our shift to doing things virtually isn’t as big a leap as some businesses are facing.  For many years we’ve been able to handle most of the home buying and selling transactions electronically.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, our team is committed to keeping the health and safety of our clients and agents at the forefront of everything we do. The Ottawa Home Real Estate Team have systems in place that brings the entire home buying and selling process to our clients.  Everything from virtual open houses, live video showings with our agents, to virtual contracts and closings.
    Our listing clients shouldn’t worry about canceled open houses.  We will create a digital marketing campaign that brings your house to potential buyers all without risking anyone’s health or safety.  Our agents ...

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    Friday, March 6, 2020   /   by Alicia Hanna

    How to Buy in a Seller's Market

    If you have been to Costco in the last couple of weeks, you will notice a shortage of one particular item. All over the country, there is a low inventory of toilet paper. While the Charmin Bear might be dancing with joy over high sales,  it is a crappy situation(mind the pun) for consumers who are now running all over town to find toilet paper. So what does toilet paper have to do with real estate?

    If you look up Ottawa Real Estate, you will see a LOT of information about how hot the market is. In this market, you will see houses going up for sale and being sold within days way over the listing price. The market right now is a seller's market. A hot market means that this is an ideal time to sell. Buyers have a limited range of choices, prices are higher, and multiple offers are being put in. See the similarities? The inventory of houses for sale is low, and people are running around trying to find houses for sale. With the right agent, sellers can have a very stress free ...

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    Monday, February 10, 2020   /   by Alicia Hanna

    Celebrate Valentine's Day in Ottawa

    Winter can be hard to swallow, especially in Ottawa. We seem to be on day 230 this winter, and cabin fever is slowly setting in. You need out. You need some excitement in your life. You may also have forgotten that it is Valentine's Day Friday. Don't panic, we have you covered. Here are some unique ideas to celebrate Valentine's Day with your partner. 

    Underneath the Harlem Moon
    Since it hit 2020, I have been all about recreating the 1920's and this is exactly what I dreamed of. Celebrate Valentine’s Day speakeasy-style as we take you back to the creative wonderland of the Harlem Renaissance. You’re in for a night of entertainment celebrating many artistic disciplines from burlesque to spoken word to music and beyond! Settle in for dinner, drinks and a show with a date or your friends and get ready for a night that fuses vintage glamour with a modern sensibility all its own!
    Friday, February 14th – Dinner at 6:30 PM, Show from 8 PM
    Cafe Nostalgica, 601 ...

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