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Weekly tip – Ladder safety

Remember this formula if you want to be safe next time you’re up on a ladder. Divide the ladder’s height by four to figure the farthest distance you can safely stand your ladder from a wall. So, for instance, you would need to place a 12 foot ladder 3 feet or closer to the wall.

Market update

The Ottawa Real Estate Board reported unit sales of 1,141 in August a decrease of 14.1% from August 2011. The 5-year average for sales in August is 1,234 units.  The average sale price was $346,949, an increase of 2.5% over August 2011. New listings were down from the previous month and up from August 2011. […]