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Entrepreneurs seek to help flood victims in need of home renovations

A couple is providing flood victims with contractors and materials to help rebuild homes
Business owners Tina Arvanitis and her partner Brian Horvath, are looking for uninsured flood victims to help by providing them with building materials and contractors to help renovate their homes.

Find a Contractor Ottawa: Feed the Hungry Initiative

Many home cooks united this Christmas to bring meals to 11 Ottawa families that could use some help this year!

As we all know life can get a little challenging at time either restricting finances or our time to do what we had intended to do for our family.

Huge piece of plywood smashes through car window on Toronto highway

Two people came within inches of dying yesterday—like, literal inches—on a GTA highway when a large piece of plywood smashed through the windshield of their car.

Police say that a man and woman were travelling southbound at Queen Street East on Highway 410 in Brampton around 4 p.m. on Wednesday when the wood flew into their windshield.

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Lighting Tips To Help Sell Your Home

When it comes to selling your home, staging can make all the difference. But while we carefully consider things like furniture, décor, paint colours and even scent, there’s another important feature that can help brighten up a sale — light.

How to Arrange your Appliances

For an efficient kitchen, it is important that your appliances be properly positioned. In order to determine the ideal location for your oven, your refrigerator and your dishwasher, several things must be taken into account.
Here are a few practical suggestions for positioning your appliances.

What Buyers Should Know About Former Grow-Op Houses

In the red-hot Toronto real estate market, it’s virtually impossible to find a reasonably priced home in an attractive neighbourhood.

So if you come across such a property, proceed with caution.

There’s a good likelihood that beneath that fresh paint job and shiny, granite countertop lies a shady past.

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Killarney Landscaping

Killarney Landscaping

HIGHLIGHTED PRO We have been designing and installing fine landscaping in Ottawa and the surrounding region since 1988. Serving residential, commercial and government of Canada clients. Our services include interlock stone, natural stone, poolscapes, outdoor kitchens,...

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Bart’s Rooftops

Bart’s Rooftops

HIGHLIGHTED PRO If you’re looking for an honest roofing contractor, you’ve come to the right place. Bart’s Rooftops is an established, Ottawa-based roofing company with one, simple goal: to provide honest, quality service with lasting results. For many homeowners, a...

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Allied Hardwood

Allied Hardwood

HIGHLIGHTED PRO Allied Hardwood has deep roots in the hardwood industry. We’re a family-owned business, with five generations of hardwood experience, building on the knowledge of expert millers and carpenters, and constantly adapting with the latest technological...

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Abellostone Masonry & Parging

Abellostone Masonry & Parging

HIGHLIGHTED PRO I was born and raised in a town in Southern Italy known as Alberobello, into a family of crafted stone masons, bricklayers and concrete workers.  I began to establish my company, Abellostone Parging and Masonry after immigrating to Ottawa in 2007,...

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ALM Construction & Landscaping Inc.

ALM Construction & Landscaping Inc.

HIGHLIGHTED PRO Committed to the Future At ALM, we are dedicated to creating the exact embodiment of what our clients are looking for. Whether it be a new landscape with interlock or a deck, or the perfect basement with stone or custom woodwork, we are here to meet...

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9 Home Renovation Projects You Should Do in the Fall

Have you been itching to improve your deck space or paint your home’s exterior, but couldn’t fathom trying to do it in the summer when the humidity was in full swing and the thermostat stuck on sweltering?

Should I paint before selling my house?

Yep, probably…sorry to tell you that. Most homeowners that I speak to do NOT like painting. Guess what? Neither do the people that are considering buying your house.

Should You Update Your Kitchen Before Selling Your Home?

When it comes to home renovations that provide a good return on investment, the first things that often come to mind are kitchens and bathrooms.

But renovating these areas of your home won’t always return a dollar for dollar increase in sales price.

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Montreal-based The Unscented Company wants to make soap cleaner

“You don’t clean your environment, your home, with toxic products (that have) synthetic fragrances,” founder Anie Rouleau says.
Anie Rouleau said she wants to “redefine the notion of clean.”

Traditional cleaning products make clean surfaces, but what’s in those products — and the plastic waste that’s created — aren’t so clean, she said.

HELPFUL HINTS ON CLEANING AND MAINTAINING YOUR WASHER AND DRYER

Laundry machines have changed drastically over the years but one fact that still remains is that you need to ensure you clean your machines to ensure they are always at their best. Whether you have top-loading or front-loading laundry, here are a few helpful hints that are recommended to be done at least once a month.

How to clean a refrigerator

During the moving season, many people find themselves facing an essential task: cleaning the refrigerator. Whether you own a new or used refrigerator, this important cleaning should not be taken lightly!

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Indoor air quality app

The quality of air that individuals breathe at work can affect their health, comfort and productivity. The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) has collaborated with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) to develop a mobile app to help individuals find solutions to indoor air quality problems in their workplace.

Wearable band prevents electrical incidents

Each year, thousands of employees suffer electrical contact injuries, with millions exposed to this danger on a daily basis. These incidences cost millions in insurance payout with even more lost to operations. Currently, there are no ambient, connected, always-on devices used to detect electricity. Workers rely on processes to de-energize and follow lockout procedures.

Gas detector listens for leaks

Honeywell has announced a new connected gas detector that listens for leaks ultrasonically, complementing fixed gas detectors to better protect workers and facilities against deadly toxic and explosive gas leaks.

finance

Should You Co-Sign Your Mortgage?

Total household debt exceeded $2 trillion, with 65% of that amount locked up in mortgage loans. With the price of property in cities like Toronto skyrocketing, it has creating a worrying situation for policymakers.

Consumer Alert: What you need to know when getting help to pay off debt or repair your credit

The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada is warning consumers to be cautious when looking for a company to help them pay off their debt or repair their credit.

When you need a business number or Canada Revenue Agency program accounts

Certain business activities require a business number. You can register for:

a business number: a unique, 9-digit number – the standard identifier for businesses. It is unique to a business or legal entity.

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HOW MURPHY’S LAW AFFECTS HOME SELLERS

Murphy’s Law states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Glitches in any real estate transaction are inevitable. If you are prepared, you won’t be so shocked when they do.

Price Right, Sell Fast

You’ve made the decision to sell your Ottawa home. There are lots of reasons to sell; you may have decided to move to a better neighborhood or to buy a larger home with more amenities.

Closing costs for buyers and sellers

You’ve found the perfect Ottawa home! It’s in the perfect neighbourhood, on the perfect street with the perfect neighbour and the perfect backyard. You’ve cannily negotiated the perfect price, one that leaves you with just enough money to cover the cost of your move and maybe pay for a new set of patio furniture.

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Lighting Tips To Help Sell Your Home

When it comes to selling your home, staging can make all the difference. But while we carefully consider things like furniture, décor, paint colours and even scent, there’s another important feature that can help brighten up a sale — light.

Should I paint before selling my house?

Yep, probably…sorry to tell you that. Most homeowners that I speak to do NOT like painting. Guess what? Neither do the people that are considering buying your house.

I have decided to stage my house. Now what?

Staging works!

• Buyers are looking for move-in-ready homes NOT projects and to do lists. Staging shows buyers exactly what the benefits are of a property. It shows that the property has been well maintained and this something that all buyers are looking for.

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The Fantastic Four: 4 Essential Home Staging Activities

There’s something fresh and energetic about this time of year. After another long, cold winter, spring season has finally settled in. Perhaps, like many other Canadian homeowners, you are ready to get your house prepared for a sale.

HELPFUL HINTS ON CLEANING AND MAINTAINING YOUR WASHER AND DRYER

Laundry machines have changed drastically over the years but one fact that still remains is that you need to ensure you clean your machines to ensure they are always at their best. Whether you have top-loading or front-loading laundry, here are a few helpful hints that are recommended to be done at least once a month.

How to clean a refrigerator

During the moving season, many people find themselves facing an essential task: cleaning the refrigerator. Whether you own a new or used refrigerator, this important cleaning should not be taken lightly!

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The Importance of Scent when Selling Your House

Everyone knows staging is an important part of selling your home. You want to make sure it shows off its best assets. Things like: well-managed landscaping, a thoughtful layout, abundant lighting and cleanliness.

5 Tips for Stress-Free Moving with Kids

When you finally decide to take a big leap and move, it can be one of the most exciting and stressful periods of your life. And if you’re a parent, double that excitement and stress based on the number of children you have.

One Breast Cancer Survivor Talks Self-Care After Diagnosis

Breast cancer vlogger Sarah DiMuro explores how she’s coped throughout her cancer journey—from waiting on results to receiving hormone therapy and everything in between. 
Actress and writer Sarah DiMuro, 41, is a vibrant, funny new mom. She’s also a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma just nine-and-a-half months after giving birth to her son.

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