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7 Ways to Keep Patio Season Around a Little Longer

7 Ways to Keep Patio Season Around a Little Longer

With the arrival of fall bringing cooler nights, shorter days and busier schedules, you might be wondering how you can extend the feeling of summer fun and continue to enjoy patio season well into the autumn months. Whether you’re hosting a ...

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How to Get Your House Ready for Back to School

How to Get Your House Ready for Back to School

Use storage hacks for a more organized home — and chill family life. It’s a given. When your kids go back to school, your schedule and family life get more hectic. But you can prep for the school year crush by fine-tuning how you ...

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Buyer Uncertainty Slows Down August Resales

Buyer Uncertainty Slows Down August Resales

September 6, 2022 Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,137 residential properties in August through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,565 in August 2021, a decrease of 27 per cent. August’s ...

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Our Core Values

Our Core Values

We are Kind, Hungry and Smart,First & foremost, we are kind. This is what it means to be part of our team/partner with us. The Select Real Estate team.This is how we intentionally show up in our roles, for our partners, clients & ...

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Quiz Time: Is it Time to Sell?

Quiz Time: Is it Time to Sell?

You've been thinking about it for months, but now you're sure that this is the year to sell. Answer YES or NO to see just how close you are to sticking that for sale sign in your yard. YES or NO?• My living room, bedroom, and kitchen walls ...

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Pet Owners: Tips to Make Your Move Easier on Your Pets

Pet Owners: Tips to Make Your Move Easier on Your Pets

"It is best to remove your pets from the house BEFORE you start moving you possessions. Allowing your pets to roam free in the house while the front door is propped wide open, and people are rushing in and out lugging boxes and furniture just ...

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Creative Ways to Add Backyard Privacy

Creative Ways to Add Backyard Privacy

Looking for a way to bring privacy to your backyard without taxing your budget? Try one of these clever solutions for a more secluded outdoor space. Get Growing With Grasses Create a low-profile moment of intimacy in a larger outdoor area by ...

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What to Check on Your Final Walk-Through

What to Check on Your Final Walk-Through

The final walk-through on your new home is an exciting event. It means you have successfully maneuvered through negotiations, inspections, and financing approval, and are on the verge of signing your closing papers. Most buyers attend the final ...

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Vegetables and Herbs to Plant in July

Vegetables and Herbs to Plant in July

Despite common perception, July is definitely not too late to plant garden vegetables and herbs.1 Many edibles, including both vegetables and herbs that yield multiple harvests, can be planted in midsummer for a fruitful ...

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Home Renovations Q&A

Home Renovations Q&A

Renovating Your Home? Check Our FAQ’s! How do I pick a contractor? Ideally, you want to build the same kind of relationship with your contractor as you do with your real estate agent: one built on trust that makes you want to go back to that ...

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What Makes a Family-Friendly Neighbourhood

What Makes a Family-Friendly Neighbourhood

More and more families are looking for neighbourhoods that can accommodate their changing needs. Whether you’re looking at homes for sale in Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, or anywhere in between, we want to help you find the best ...

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Seller FAQs

Seller FAQs

If you have a home to sell, you’re probably excited to get the process started. There are many things you need to consider when selling your property, and it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by the task. The good news is we’ve done ...

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