When you bought your house, it likely came with a rental water heater.  Builders in Ottawa have long partnered with water heater rental companies to save money by not having to include the price of a water heater in the selling price of a new home.  As a result, re-sale or new your home has a good… READ MORE


During the winter time and those horribly cold days people tend to turn the heat up in their homes rather than wear warmer clothes inside.  This can cause a serious hike in the electrical bill, and also makes outside feel that much colder.  To avoid the electrical bill hike and the extra chill, follow some,… READ MORE


We’re getting to that time of year that most people dread.  Cold days, colder nights, and even colder mornings getting out of your nice warm bed.  The seemingly endless task of shoveling(unless you have a service) is always daunting.  Basically, unless you really love winter, this time of the year can be a real pain…. READ MORE


Keep your take out containers Plastic take out containers lined with tissue paper are great for larger ornaments or those with special decorations or breakable parts. Egg cartons are great for smaller glass balls. Wrap Lights Around Cardboard When you wrap your lights around pieces of disposable cardboard before putting them in storage, you can… READ MORE


With fall just around the corner, there are some things you may want to consider taking care of to make sure that your house performs optimally over the winter, and that your property is ready to spring back once winter is over. Below is a checklist of things to help with just that. Some of… READ MORE


Homeowner expenses

You might have received your latest property assessment in the mail and been shocked. But did you know that the property assessments you received is not a direct reflection on the actual value of your property? The average property assessment in Ottawa has increased by 3.45 per cent, while throughout Ontario it was up by 18 per cent…. READ MORE


With fall soon approaching, here are some fun ideas that can help you pass the time whether it be a rainy day, or you’re just looking for something to spruce up the fall atmosphere of your home. Pumpkin Carving With Halloween just around the corner, pumpkins are going  to be in an abundance, so why not… READ MORE


Simple Upgrades You Can Do in a Weekend to Sell Your Home

You’ll have a bit of an uphill battle in front of you when you commit to selling real estate in a market like the one we’re all living in right now. Still, that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible – or any less lucrative than it’s ever been. In fact, because so many people are nerved… READ MORE


Steal Wall Street Secret to Make Buying Real Estate Almost Foolproof

You might be thinking, “what does wall street have to do with buying and selling real estate in Ottawa?” There’s a lot we can all learn about buying real estate from real deal Wall Street sharks. These masters of the financial universe understand exactly what it takes to cash in big time, and know all… READ MORE


How to Be a Savvy First TIme Home Buyer

  Buying your first home can be a nerve-racking experience. You’ve been dreaming of this moment your whole life, and with a lot of money on the line, there’s pressure to get it right the first time. With the help of your Equity One REALTOR® and the advice below, you can overcome the nerves and… READ MORE