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Real Estate Investments – Cottages

With the warm weather upon us, wouldn’t it be great to have somewhere to get away from the city, relax with family and friends, and be surrounded by nature? Cottages can be a great option for a lot of people and as an investment, they can offer decent returns. The purchase of any property, no matter on your intentions for it, should be considered an investment and cottages are no exception. Here are a few things to consider before you take the plunge: Location: Finding the right cottage in the right place is important for a lot of reasons. Depending
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Myths About Investing

When it comes to investing in real estate, there are many commonly heard myths. Let’s take a look and debunk some of the them. Remember, real estate is almost always a sound investment. You Need Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars to Start This is by far one of the most common myths and the fact is that you don’t. I’m sure many of you would be surprised to see how the process works at a bank to help you accomplish your investment goals. The key is to work with someone who understands how to build a portfolio. Tenants are a
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Living in Riverside South

Living in Riverside South Moving? Let’s be honest, choosing the right neighbourhood can be difficult when you don’t know what it’s like to really live there. With all there is to consider, and wanting to feel comfortable it’s the right place for you and your family, spending time in the area is the best way to see what a community is really about. To get to know a new neighbourhood try going to local restaurants, parks and coffee shops to get a sense of what it’s like and potentially get to know members of the community. Riverside South is an
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Hosting: Perfect Housewarming

Hosting: Perfect Housewarming After a long search, you’ve finally moved into your dream home. There’s no better time than the present to start showing off your beautiful new home to family and friends. House warming parties have been a long-standing tradition when you move into a new home, but there are so many different ways to planning a perfect housewarming. The following are some tips and tricks for you to consider during your planning. Type  First, when deciding on your housewarming plan, be sure to consider what type of party you’d like to host. Your housewarming can be anything from
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The Hidden Gems of Barrhaven, Ontario

The Hidden Gems of Barrhaven, Ontario Originally established in the 1960’s by a developer named Mel Barr, Barrhaven is one of Ottawa’s fastest growing communities. Known for its sprawling suburbs, Barrhaven has a population of almost 100,000 people. Although, the Greenbelt separates this suburb from the rest of the city, Barrhaven has its fair share of amenities including parks, schools, recreation, and shopping. It’s a community where the central focus is family and that is apparent everywhere you look!   La Porto a Casa: Ask anyone in Barrhaven where to find the best Italian food, and La Porto a Casa
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The Importance of Building Inspections

The Importance of Building Inspections In busy housing markets where homes go into multiple offers, people look for any edge they can. More and more people in Ottawa are choosing to forgo any kind of home inspection in order to make their offer for a home more appealing to sellers. Although this strategy can mean your offer is accepted instead of someone else’s, it carries a lot of risks with it that may make you wish someone else got the house instead. What is a home inspection? Before examining the risks of not having a home inspection, it’s important to
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Condos: Investments

Condos: Investments  It’s no surprise when people begin to look for ways that they can invest their money, and enter the real estate market in an easier way, with a good market price point. Condominiums may just be the answer to the search, based on their strong market value, and the minimal responsibility needed when it comes to maintenance. What is classified as a condo? What makes these properties a good investment over houses on the market today? What is a condo? A condo, short for condominium, is a building where one individual owns each unit. It is like homeownership,
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Ottawa: New Homes, New Developments

Ottawa: New Homes, New Developments Welcome to Ottawa, a city always bustling with activities and beauty. Whether you’re new to the area, or have been a long time resident, this gorgeous city offers something for everyone, in every area. As the city expands, there are lots of great new residential developments in the works to keep up with the ever-growing communities around them. Communities such as Westgate, Carp Airport, Barrhaven, Zibi Development, and Riverside South are beginning to make headway as new housing developments across the city, each with its own unique aspects that make the individual communities desirable to
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