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How the federal government can help people get into homes in Ottawa

March 14, 2019

On March 19 the federal government will deliver its final budget before the national election in October. This is important for Ottawa residents because the federal government sets the rules for mortgage insurance and financing to purchase a home. Home Builders’ Associations operate at the municipal, provincial and federal level. So, when you join the…

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Listen to your dog

March 7, 2019

Suppose your dog could talk. And suppose you’ve scheduled a renovation of your main floor, maybe going as far as also landscaping the backyard. Imagine yourself asking your dog if she or he has any ideas about the way things should go. Such a conversation could be the germ of a really great environment not…

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The money part

February 27, 2019

Before you dream and fire up your imagination, considering how you will finance your renovation is perhaps the first and most difficult step you will need to take. It’s not as much fun as the rest of it ‒ the creative, transformative part. But if you get this part right, the rest will go smoothly.…

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More than just a bathroom

February 21, 2019

A great bathroom suits your lifestyle. It’s efficient, organized, well-lit, easily maintained and cleaned. It’s your friend first thing in the morning when you’re racing to get out the door, and it’s your sanctuary in the evening, when you want to relax and wind down. But beyond that, it can have all kinds of nifty…

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What Building and Renovating Homes Means to Ottawa in 2019

February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day means different things to different people. For me, Valentine’s is an opportunity to take a moment to reflect on what others mean to us. Here’s what the residential construction and renovation industry means to the City and people of Ottawa: jobs, economic growth across the city, and, most importantly, homes for our families.…

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Keep it simple

February 14, 2019

      Renovation is not for the faint of heart, especially when it comes to cost. But there are ways you can keep costs down. It just takes a bit of planning and thinking. Here are some simple tips from the experts:   Hire a professional RenoMark registered renovator who looks at space in…

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Keep winter OUT

January 31, 2019

Here it is again. Snow. Cold. Energy bills. It’s winter in Canada. It can be beautiful, for sure. But some people prefer to look at winter outside their window. They like to remark on the loveliness of snow while they’re cozy and warm on the inside. One of the best ways to keep that warmth…

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