Where to Buy Real Estate Now View neighbourhood rankings by region: Greater Ottawa Ottawa Core Ottawa Inner Suburbs Ottawa Outer Suburbs Merrickville (Google Earth) https://goo.gl/maps/CHn9khiY9Xs 10. Merrickville, Wolford Township Area: Kemptville, Merrickville, Brockville & Area Region: Outer suburbs Average home price (2017): $335,471 2-year price change: 29% Realtor grade (out of 5): ???? Get more stats on this neighbourhood Vankleek Hill […]

Spruce up your walls for spring with neutrals that aren’t boring. From a grey mauve to an off-black, these neutral paint colours are foolproof and more interesting than eggshell. Take a peek at our top 12 picks for neutral shades below:   Evangeline Green Tint 1 Where to use: This fresh shade is perfect for a bathroom with […]

Pine? Mahogany? Or plain old laminate? Our home experts lay down some options. For strength: Maple This affordable wood is extremely durable — so much so that it’s used in bowling lanes. It’s also great in cabinet form, as it can easily withstand everyday wear and tear. Though many prefer it in lighter shades, maple takes […]

If it’s your first time buying, here’s some clarity. Thinking about buying a home? It can feel like an intimidating process and you probably have about a million and one questions about this big step. Here are 10 helpful queries we’ve answered recently that might help you on your journey to homeownership. 1. Is this […]

Three basic questions you need to ask yourself before you start the house hunt Policymakers have been slapping our wrists on a pretty regular basis when it comes to the spending habits of Canadians. We’ve had warnings from the Bank of Canada about high consumer debt levels, followed by tighter rules around mortgage lending. The […]

Take our room-by-room tour to learn about environmental baddies you may be harbouring, and how to fix them with easy, earth-friendly changes you can start making today What makes a home? If you’re talking about the resources and products that are consumed by the average Canadian household in a year, then plenty: 10,000 kilowatt hours […]

Most markets will simply flatline before rebalancing by the end of the year. There’s never a dull day in real estate. Last year started off with a big nervous question: Will the Canadian housing market crash? In 2018, the new year started off with more of a sigh. Analysts across North America came out with […]

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Emma’s ex-husband gave their two twenty-something sons a $30,000 down payment She thinks that was a big mistake. Four years ago, at the age of 24, Jonas Knight decided to buy his first house. Prices had been shooting up in his home town of Maple Ridge, a suburb of Vancouver, and he felt that if […]

Every Halloween, Lisa Thornbury and her family transform their home into a haunted house worthy of the title “Scariest Digs in the ’Hood.” “My kids don’t actually care if decorations come from Martha Stewart or the Dollar Store,” says Thornbury, the Toronto-based mother of two and blogger for the Yummy Mummy Club. “They just like it […]

Timeless advice on accents, window treatments, finding the right-sized rug and more.   1. Keep investment pieces neutral Stick to creams, beiges and greys for your sofa and headboard. Get trendy with less expensive items, like pillows and accessories.   2. Use dimmer switches Add dimmers to light switches wherever you can to soften a […]