25 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

What Ottawa Tenants Should Know About Rental Agreements to Avoid Confusion and Dispute

Anyone can rent a property in Ottawa as long as they meet the landlord’s lease requirements and demonstrate they are able to pay the rent. To make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible, it pays to be careful and to check all documents very carefully to avoid problems later on. If you are […]

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21 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How to Personalise Your Rental Home in Mississauga

Mississauga is Canada’s fastest growing major city and has been recognised as the nation’s safest city for eight consecutive years. Perfect for families, it also has a vibrant downtown city centre. If you have found a suitable Mississauga rental, you may be wondering how to tailor it to your tastes. If your budget is limited […]

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17 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How to Lower your Utilities Bill in your Mississauga Rental

These are tough times economically and most of us want to save money on electricity, gas and water bills. Here are useful money-saving tips for your Mississauga rental apartment.       Washing dishes If you hate hand-washing dishes then there’s good news! You don’t have to ditch the dishwasher to save money. German research […]

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12 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Ottawa Apartments for Rent – Furnished vs. Unfurnished – Advice for Landlords

If you are starting out as a new landlord you may be wondering whether you should offer your Ottawa rental property furnished or unfurnished. Both options are open to you and there are advantages and disadvantages to each scenario. Here is a summary of the pros and cons of renting out a fully furnished apartment. […]

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12 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Rent or Buy in London? – The Ultimate Debate

Maybe you are moving to London Ontario and wondering whether you should rent or buy a property in this attractive city. To rent or to buy is a dilemma that many of us face at some time or another in our lives. Everyone’s situation is different but what general factors should you consider when facing […]

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07 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Toronto Apartment Living: Fire Safety Tips for Tenants

Nearly all home fires are preventable. If you are renting in Toronto do make sure that you take every possible precaution to stop fires from starting. While your landlord must maintain the property to statutory fire-safety standards, it is your responsibility to make sure you do not introduce any fire hazards in the way you […]

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03 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Does where you live shape who you become?

Do we live in a certain place because we are a certain kind of person, or do we become a certain kind of person because of where we live. This is one of those chicken and egg type questions that it’s fun to debate. But somewhere in the circular arguments we can tease out some […]

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03 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Low-Cost Ways to Increase the Value of Your Ottawa Home

Perhaps you are looking to increase the value of your Ottawa home prior to selling but are worried about the costs of doing this. There are a number of quite small projects you can undertake to help increase the sale price of your property. Often these small projects represent a good return on investment and […]

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03 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Moving Across Town in London Ontario

Say you live in a London rental and are moving across town from the Airport neighbourhood to another rental in Bostwick. Because this is a cross-town move you may feel it will be easier than shifting to another city. But don’t be fooled. Many people underestimate the amount of effort required to make a cross-town […]

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02 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Getting Settled In Your New Ottawa Home

So you’ve found a great Ottawa rental for yourself and your family, the movers have delivered all the furniture and you have nearly finished unpacking. The Ottawa apartment is starting to look like home as all the familiar items are put in place, but in truth there is still quite a lot to do before […]

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