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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.

How Do I Keep My House Staged?

You are going to want to do some research to make sure that you are working with a qualified stager, someone professionally trained in the area of staging. Remember, staging isn’t just decorating and de-cluttering

figure3 appoints four new model homes for Empire Communities

Developer Empire Communities has unveiled four brand new model homes in the Legacy community in Thorold. Empire is thrilled to have partnered with renowned Toronto-based interior design firm, figure3, to bring the vision for these model homes to life.

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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.

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.

How Do I Keep My House Staged?

You are going to want to do some research to make sure that you are working with a qualified stager, someone professionally trained in the area of staging. Remember, staging isn’t just decorating and de-cluttering

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Developer proposes mixed-use high-rise near Billings Bridge

SerCo Realty Group plans to build a 16-storey highrise at 1400 Bank St., replacing a retail plaza with a mixed use structure including apartments, retail and...

City of Ottawa outlines $1.9 billion of construction/infrastructure projects underway or planned for 2022

Ottawa has $1.9 billion of construction infrastructure projects under-way or planned for 2022, says the city’s acting director of infrastructure services....

Outpouring of support for Russell, Ont. woman out $168,000 in renovation costs

OTTAWA -- After many months of waiting, there are signs of progress at Allison Brookes' house in Russell, Ont. "They only started on Tuesday, they've already...

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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.

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.

What did the Ottawa real estate next door sell for?

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.

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The Best Decluttering Advice We’ve Heard

This is your year to finally get—and stay—organized. Here, experts reveal their best tips, tricks and strategies for keeping a clutter-proof home.
1. Know Your Clutter Personality
In order to maintain a clutter-free home, you need to get to the root of why things pile up in the first place

Emotional Minimalism: How to Purge Yourself From Inner Chaos and Clutter

I want you to settle into your body for a moment as you read this.  Before you decide to scroll down the page, skim through a few paragraphs, or click on something else, try this one thing first:

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Cleantech Group Names Axine Water Technologies in Global Cleantech 100

Industrial wastewater treatment provider Axine Water Technologies was named by Cleantech Group in the prestigious 2019 Global Cleantech 100.

The Global Cleantech 100 is an annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. It features the private, independent, for-profit companies best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges.

Regina man finds $18,000 comic book while cleaning home

Alan Neumiller says he almost donated the comic to Salvation Army
The last thing Alan Neumiller expected to find when he was rummaging through old stuff was a comic book worth $18,000.

“It was a fluke, I guess you could say,” Neumiller told CBC Radio’s Saskatoon Morning.

‘Uber of house cleaning’ app launches in Edmonton

‘No one has really touched cleaning. Maybe it’s not sexy or maybe they don’t understand it’
A new Edmonton-based app aims to become the “Uber of house cleaning.”

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