An interesting article about interest rates…

It’s time to start planning your rising interest rate escape plan. Rates aren’t on the increase just yet. But the Bank of Canada on Tuesday indicated — central banks always indicate, they never say — that economic conditions are improving enough for it to start looking for an opening to raise rates from today’s freakishly […]

Weekly tip – Home-made face paint

Need safe, easy-to-make face paint for your Halloween costume? Mix one teaspoon cornstarch, a half teaspoon water, a half teaspoon cold cream and two drops food colouring.

Weekly tip – Water your plants, while you’re away!

Poke a small hole in the side of a plastic bottle, near the bottom, and fill it with water. Place it on the soil beside your plant. The slow drip will provide steady moisture while you are away. Use a 12-ounce bottle for small plants; for large houseplants or outdoor plants use a 2-litre bottle.

Spring has sprung an increase in residential sales

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,396 residential properties in March through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 1,240 in March 2011, an increase of 12.6 per cent. The five-year average for March sales is 1,276.March’s sales included 277 in the condominium property class, and 1,119 in the residential property class. […]

Ottawa Real Estate Statistics

The Ottawa Real Estate Board reported on Wednesday that sales increased year over year by 12.6% in March compared to March last year.  Condominium sales were down by 7% while residential class sales were up by 19%.  The average sale price for March was $353,684 which was an increase of 2.1% over March 2011 and […]

A thought…

“The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed in these two: common sense and perseverance.” – Owen Feltham

Weekly tip – Shower head blockage?

Mineral deposits build up in your shower head and block the flow of water. – Fill a plastic sandwich bag with vinegar. Pull the bag up so that the shower head is completely immersed in the vinegar. Use a rubber band to attach the bag. Leave it to soak for several hours or overnight. Remove […]

New listing! Britannia – $530,000

Well-maintained owner-occupied duplex w/lower level in-law suite in a choice location, with nearby access to the river & Britannia Park. Main & second level three bedroom units feature an open-concept floorplan w/hdwd floors & an eat-in kitchen! This property also features a double det. garage (’07) w/additional parking, tar/gravel roof (’06), updated electrical panels, lower […]

New listing! Carlington – $429,000

Original owner! Charming three bedroom, 1.5 bathroom family oriented home on a 50′ x 100′ lot. This semi-bungalow style home features hardwood floors on the main and second levels, new roof shingles (’10), gas furnace (’09), and updated windows! Ample storage facilities! Detached garage with 4+ vehicle parking. Offers accepted at 6:00pm on April 4, […]

New listing! Westboro – $499,900

The possibilities are grand on this 51′ x 66′ lot in the heart of Westboro. Existing R3S zoning provides for a mix of residential building forms. Appraisal report on file (December 2011).  (more info)

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