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

Tags: Activities in Ottawa

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

FEATURED OTTAWA NEIGHBOURHOODS SERIES – QUALICUM-GRAHAM PARK

By: POSTED ON FEBRUARY 14, 2017 BY MICHAEL LEWICKI

FEATURED OTTAWA NEIGHBOURHOODS SERIES – QUALICUM-GRAHAM PARK

Tags: Homes in Ottawa

As a REALTOR® working in Ottawa, one of the questions I get asked most is what neighbourhoods I recommend and why.  That very question is what inspired the idea for this new blog series. If you’re new to the city, it can be overwhelming to decide what neighbourhood is right for you. Over the coming weeks, I will be featuring different neighbourhoods throughout Ottawa, providing a b...Read More

FEATURED OTTAWA NEIGHBOURHOODS SERIES – BELLS CORNERS

By: POSTED ON FEBRUARY 14, 2017 BY MLEWICKI

FEATURED OTTAWA NEIGHBOURHOODS SERIES – BELLS CORNERS

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This week’s featured Ottawa neighbourhood is Bells Corners. Located in Ottawa’s west end, Bells Corners stretches from the Thorncliffe Bridge to Westcliffe Bridge, from Stafford Road and Northside Road along Robertson Road. Bells Corners has a population of about 10,000.  Historically, the community was mainly rural until the 1900s. By the 1950s, the neighbourhood had become a co...Read More

FEATURED OTTAWA NEIGHBOURHOODS SERIES – KANATA

By: POSTED ON FEBRUARY 14, 2017 BY MICHAEL LEWICKI

FEATURED OTTAWA NEIGHBOURHOODS SERIES – KANATA

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Image Source: City of Ottawa website. This week, I’m going to move a little further West (22 km west south-west of downtown, to be specific) and talk about Kanata – one of the largest suburbs in the city of Ottawa. According to the 2011 census, Kanata is home to over 100,000 residents. It’s a young, vibrant, family-friendly community – the median age is 38, and 50% of th...Read More

FEATURED OTTAWA NEIGHBOURHOODS SERIES – BARRHAVEN

By: POSTED ON MARCH 8, 2017 BY MICHAEL LEWICKI

FEATURED OTTAWA NEIGHBOURHOODS SERIES – BARRHAVEN

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Image Source: City of Ottawa website. Barrhaven (formerly a part of the City of Nepean), is a family oriented suburb in Ottawa located approximately 20km southwest of downtown (the Greenbelt is to the north, the Rideau River is to the east, Highway 416 is to the west, and the Jock River is to the south). Before Nepean amalgamated with the City of Ottawa in 2001, Barrhaven was home to approximatel...Read More

FEATURED OTTAWA NEIGHBOURHOODS SERIES: RIVERSIDE SOUTH

By: POSTED ON MARCH 8, 2017 BY MICHAEL LEWICKI

FEATURED OTTAWA NEIGHBOURHOODS SERIES: RIVERSIDE SOUTH

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Image Credit: Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge by Saffron Blaze – Own work. Riverside South (formerly a part of the city of Gloucester) is a family oriented suburb in Ottawa located about 25 minutes south of downtown along the east side of Rideau river.  The community is bounded by Leitrim road to the north, the Rideau River to the west, and Bowesville road to the east.  The southern b...Read More