Monthly Archives August 2018

Things to Do During the Last Long Weekend of the Summer

It’s the last long weekend of the summer, Ottawa. If you aren’t getting out of the city or heading to a cottage, there’s plenty of events happening here to make your weekend! Enjoy the Latin American Parade or head to Beachburg for a whitewater rafting adventure! Click here for a full list of events and activities.  
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Plan Your Long Weekend Getaway with Ease

  Stay up-to-date with Ottawa traffic, road closures, events and incidents with an interactive map to help make your drive home or planning your long weekend trip a breeze! Click here for the interactive map.  
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Safety Tool kit for DIY Renovation Projects

Tackling a DIY home renovation or project? Being prepared and having the proper protective gear is the first place to start. No matter the project size, you should always be wearing the appropriate protective gear! Click here for a safety tool kit for your DIY projects.  
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Things To Do in Ottawa This Weekend

Ottawa has many exciting events and activities taking place this weekend, August 24th – 26th. Not only is there The Capital Fair, and festivals (like Lumiere Ottawa), but there will be an outdoor showing of Jurassic Park on Sparks Street! There will be something for everyone to enjoy this weekend. Click here for full event list.  
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Do It Now: Tips To Get Ready For Back-To-School

A new school year is just around the corner! As exciting as that is, back-to-school time comes with it’s own sets of challenges and difficulties. Trying to stay organized, getting your family prepared, and buying school supplies can be tough to manage smoothly! Click here for some back-to-school tips to help you stay on track.  
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We appear to have a problem:The need to disclose known defects when selling your home

Every home has its’ own unique quirks and character, however, when it comes to purchasing said home, it is important that buyers are aware of any “quirks” that may actually be deficiencies. A deficiency in a home known to the seller is required to be disclosed to the buyer by law, ensuring that any future damage/repair costs cannot be something that the seller becomes liable for. When it comes to disclosing deficiencies in a home, there are two types of defects to consider – patent defects, and latent defects. A patent defect is an easily observed (obvious) defect. An example
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Checklist: At least 40 things you should do in Ottawa before summer’s over (2018 edition)

OttawaStart.com, BY OTTAWASTART STAFF · AUGUST 16, 2018   We’re nearly halfway through August and the summer is just flying by.  But there’s still a lot of hot days and sunshine left. Here’s a list of 40 or so things you should check out before September. Go see Northern Lights and/or do yoga (Wednesdays at noon) on Parliament Hill. Ride your bike on a parkway during Nokia Sunday Bikedays. Have another beer (maybe for just a buck?) on another patio. Buy fresh food at a local farmers’ market. Visit a local winery or brewery. Take a road trip to Almonte or Merrickville or Perth or Wakefield or even Cornwall. Go
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Things To Do in Ottawa this Weekend

If you’re looking for something fun to do with family and friends, there’s plenty going, so enjoy another busy weekend! From the Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light Fireworks Competition, the Vanleek Hill Fair, and enjoying live bands at the Hopped and Confused Beer, Music and Food Festival – there’s something for everyone! Click here for the full list of events.  
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Reverse Mortgages: What to consider when considering a reverse mortgage

Reverse Mortgages What to consider when considering a reverse mortgage… Reverse mortgages allow homeowners to use the equity in their home as a loan, it’s a  financial strategy that is getting more common. This may be in part because a large segment of Canadian Baby Boomers (born between 1946-1964) “is on strong financial footing and on a clear path to being mortgage-free, if not already.”  But what exactly is a reverse mortgage, and how does it work?  Let’s examine the concept of a reverse mortgage, and some of the benefits and downfalls. What is a reverse mortgage? A reverse mortgage is a
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