RENOSGROUP – HOW TO INCREASE YOUR HOME VALUE ON A BUDGET

By: Terra Firma I RE

RENOSGROUP – HOW TO INCREASE YOUR HOME VALUE ON A BUDGET

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Looking for ways to increase your home value on a budget? We’ve gathered our top suggestions below to improve your design without breaking the bank. Flip the Basement Adding more useable space in the basement is actually more affordable than you might think, especially if you already have a finished basement. All it takes is a few extra touches to transform a grungy, dark basement area into...Read More

RENOSGROUP – CONSIDERING TURNING YOUR BASEMENT INTO A RENTAL UNIT?

By: Terra Firma I RE

RENOSGROUP – CONSIDERING TURNING YOUR BASEMENT INTO A RENTAL UNIT?

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If you’re looking for a way to make additional income, why not consider turning your basement into a rental unit? With enough square footage and a few renovations, you could get back your initial investment and continue to have extra money to use as you need it. Even if you decide that the rental option isn’t the right fit for you down the road, you can still use it to house an aging p...Read More

ERICA VINCELLI, MORTGAGE AGENT – REVERSE MORTGAGES

By: ERICA VINCELLI

ERICA VINCELLI, MORTGAGE AGENT – REVERSE MORTGAGES

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Did you know? Reverse mortgages are continuing to gain popularity for 55+ homeowners in Canada! For many Canadians who are looking to retire but currently facing high debt load and ongoing expenses, as well as reduced income, it can be a challenge. This is where the reverse mortgage can help! This product is also a great option for anyone wanting to assist their elderly parents. Instead of sellin...Read More

RENOSGROUP – HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT HOME OFFICE

By: Terra Firma I RE

RENOSGROUP – HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT HOME OFFICE

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  With many of us now working from home, we’ve had to makeshift office space on the fly, whether it’s on the corner of the dining room table, a nook in a spare bedroom or even out on the patio. But with at-home work becoming more of a permanent structure, taking some time to create the perfect home office is important so you can eliminate distractions and get work done. Here are ...Read More

ERICA VINCELLI, MORTGAGE AGENT – CAN A REFINANCE SAVE YOU MONEY?

By: ERICA VINCELLI

ERICA VINCELLI, MORTGAGE AGENT – CAN A REFINANCE SAVE YOU MONEY?

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If you secured your mortgage 3-5 years ago, you may be able to secure a lower rate that would save you money. With interest rates being quite low, a simple refinance can end up saving you money and securing the low rate for a longer term. What would you do if you had extra money in your pocket each month? Think of what that would free up for smarter spending or saving. Over the life of a 5 year l...Read More

ERICA VINCELLI, MORTGAGE AGENT – TOP TEN DON’TS WHEN APPLYING FOR A MORTGAGE

By: ERICA VINCELLI

ERICA VINCELLI, MORTGAGE AGENT – TOP TEN DON’TS WHEN APPLYING FOR A MORTGAGE

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What “not to do” can be just as important as what you must do when it comes to applying for a mortgage.  Think of your application as a snap shot in time. It is a picture of your current financial profile and how you were approved for the loan. Any changes to your profile made prior to your funding date may impact your approval.  This doesn’t mean you can’t use y...Read More

ERICA VINCELLI, MORTGAGE AGENT – HOW TO EFFECTIVELY PAY DOWN DEBT

By: ERICA VINCELLI

ERICA VINCELLI, MORTGAGE AGENT – HOW TO EFFECTIVELY PAY DOWN DEBT

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Looking to pay down your debt? Although debt is common, you should always keep a close eye on it.  In this post I’ll share some of the many ways you can pay down your debt quickly and efficiently.  Tackle Those High-Interest Loans High mortgage rate loans, credit cards, lines of credit and other private company loans are difficult to pay off because a big chunk of the payment goes...Read More

RENOSGROUP – OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH THE NEW: HOME RENOVATION OTTAWA CHECKLIST

By: Terra Firma I RE

RENOSGROUP – OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH THE NEW: HOME RENOVATION OTTAWA CHECKLIST

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  Do you want to expand your kitchen space or make your current basement more functional? Do you want to start over and make a whole new living space or upgrade an existing one with contemporary elements? A renovation project can be as simple as installing new windows and changing flooring or as complex as tearing down a wall.   To get started, picture your ideal beautiful, vibrant sp...Read More

PADDLING IN OTTAWA

By: POSTED ON MARCH 10, 2017 BY MICHAEL LEWICKI

PADDLING IN OTTAWA

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One of Ottawa’s best kept secrets is that it’s in a prime location for paddle sports, including canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddle (SUP) boarding. Ottawa is a paddler’s heaven with its multiple rivers, streams, and bays that provide options for all levels.  From flat water for beginners to class V rapids for the extreme paddlers, Ottawa has got many options – inc...Read More

OTTAWA DOG PARKS

By: POSTED ON MARCH 8, 2017 BY MICHAEL LEWICKI

OTTAWA DOG PARKS

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(photo courtesy of my wife, and Elliot has granted permission for his photo to be used) Thinking of moving soon?  Do you have a furry friend that will be moving with you? We tend not to think about it when choosing somewhere to live, but finding a Fido friendly neighbourhood may go a long way for both you and your four-legged companion.  Whether you are actively searching for a new hom...Read More