Manotick Realtor Caught Eating Bacon in Clients Luxury Home in Greely!

Modern and elegant, this special family home is loaded with extras. The contemporary main level boasts incredible 10 ft ceilings, a foyer with stunning glass chandelier, hardwood flooring and a crisp white chefs kitchen with quartz counters and handy pot filler. This home is perfect for entertaining with its large dining room, built-in speakers and a covered rear deck with sunset views. It’s not all play though; there is a bright main level den, mudroom with built-in cabinets; and convenient second-floor laundry. The wood and glass staircase that spans all three floors and upper catwalk; is in one word, sexy! Upstairs offers four bedrooms, each with their own bathroom access, and a master ensuite complete with barn door, quartz counters, walk-in shower, and freestanding tub. The 9 ft high basement is roughed in for 2 bathrooms & 2 kitchens with a separate access. Association fee $350/year includes pool, tennis court and rec centre.

Manotick Realtors Caught by Boss in Sellers Home –  Ottawa Waterfront

242 Morris Island Drive – This spectacular post & beam home is nestled atop a natural tree setting with more than 200’ of waterfront; flaunting undeveloped shorelines & islands. The unique layout offers the perfect blend of family life & entertaining. Many “wow” factors include the circular floating staircase, dreamy architectural details, Douglas Fir beams & stunning elevations – with panoramic views of the surrounding tree-tops & Ottawa River. Each of the 4 spacious bedrooms have their own impressive character with one offering a secluded loft & another with its own den, sitting area & cozy pellet stove; or optional in-law suite. 2 detached garages, with one being a car lovers dream, featuring a gym/home office & in-floor heating. Step out to a nature lover’s oasis & fall in love with all the sights & sounds; or invite the whole gang over for swimming, boating & bonfires to celebrate this incredible property.

Realtor Caught Swimming in Clients Pool  – Watch to the end! – SOLD!



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Mixing Contemporary Touches in a Traditional Space – Part 2

Try adding just a few minor touches of contemporary decor to your traditional space, here’s how!

Mixing Contemporary Touches in a Traditional Space

Try adding just a few minor touches of contemporary decor to your traditional space, here’s how!

What Do You Put on a Floating Shelf?

Here’s a simple idea for adding style to a simple floating shelf.  Try this using different pieces of art and different sized decor pieces.

“Hey… it’s Me, Your Coffee Table, We Need to Talk”

Trust me, if you are selling your home, you need to hide the ugly tv remotes and get creative with a beautiful coffee table vignette.  Here’s how!

How to Create Balance in a Room

Have you ever walked in a room that feels off balance?  Furniture Needs Room to Breathe – Re-arranging your existing furniture this way will fix that.

How to Master the Cushion + Throw Mix – Part 2: Casual Room

Prevent your sofa from looking like a snooze-fest by adding pattern, texture, and an inviting throw into your space.

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How to Master the Cushion + Throw Mix

Prevent your sofa from looking like a snooze-fest by adding pattern, texture, and an inviting throw into your space.

Stylish Tricks to Dress up Your Coffee Table

Get inspired now to decorate any coffee table and switch the energy up in your space.

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O Canada – Bring Some Canadian Style Home

Every July, Canadian’s come together to celebrate our amazing country but now that the fireworks are over, you can show your Canadian pride at home. There are many options for decor that is truly Canadian; whether it’s iconic and historic brands or patterns and imagery, there is something for everyone when it comes to Canadian style at home. Here are some examples: Hudson’s Bay Stripes The symbol of the iconic Canadian department has become very trendy in recent years and now there are a variety of items adorned with the famous stripes. The most fa...

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Market Snapshot: June 2019 Ottawa Real Estate update

Condo Sales Continue to Dominate Resale Market | Ottawa Residential Average Sale Price Climbs over $500K for the first time ever July 4, 2019 from the Ottawa Real Estate Board’s latest News Release Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,105 residential properties in June through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 2,064 in June 2018, an increase of 2 per cent. June’s sales included 1,612 in the residential-property class, on par with a year ago, and 493 in the condominium-property class, a rise of 8.8% ...

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Canadianisms Around the Home

On Canada Day, we must take a moment to think about what makes us truly Canadian. Put on your thinking toque, grab a caesar, double-double, or pop, while we consider some of those truly Canadian terms that we use around the home almost every day. But fear not, there’s no need to cause a kerfuffle; all Canucks will know what you mean, eh?  Eavestrough: Did you know that most of the World refers to these as gutters? Eavestrough is a 100% Canadian term. We wonder if this applies to the term “eavestroughing” for listening in on someone’s conversation...

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Ottawa's Eco-Friendly Communities to Watch

While lots of work is being done at all levels to ensure that the City of Ottawa as a whole is as eco-friendly as possible, there are a few communities that are leading the way. Everyone can make a difference, no matter where you live, but these neighbourhoods were designed with the environment in mind. Each is different but all are making a big impact. Greystone Village Located just minutes from the downtown core in both a scenic and historic setting, Greystone Village is Ottawa’s only public LEED-ND candidate community. LEED certification is ...

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Little Ways to Make a Difference

10 Tips for a More Eco-Friendly Home Being eco-friendly doesn’t need to be hard or even expensive. There are little things that we can all do around the house that can have a significant impact on the environment. It doesn’t need to happen overnight but every step counts in the journey towards preserving our planet. Here are 10 simple things that you can do around your home to make a difference: Turn the thermostat down a degree or two in the winter, and up a degree or two in the summer; your energy consumption will go down as will your utility...

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Eco-Friendly Listing of the Future

What would an eco-friendly dream home of the future look like? Here’s what we imagine! While it is great to dream, check back next week for great ideas of things that you can do in your home to make a difference. Welcome home to the eco-friendly home of your dreams! Upon first glance, this home may not seem all that different from the rest of the neighbourhood but the green details promise to impress. This home will save you money on utilities, provide great resale opportunities as eco-friendly upgrades add value, and will leave you feeling good as yo...

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Ottawa Real Estate: May 2019 Market highlights

Have questions? Are you looking for information on specific properties or neighbourhoods? We’d love to help! Highlights: Total properties sold : 2,423 in May through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 2,271 in May 2018, an increase of 6.7 per cent. May’s sales included 1,869 in the residential property class, an increase of 4.6 per cent from a year ago. 554 in the condominium property class, an increase of 14.2 per cent from May 2018. The five-year average for May unit sales is 2,167.Average...

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Why Summer Can Be a Great Time To List Your Home

Everyone knows spring tends to be the real estate “busy season” but that doesn’t mean that you are too late to list your home now that we are coming into summer. Summer can be a great time to list, specifically in the greater Ottawa area. Buyers purchase homes year round and there are certainly advantages to listing your home in the summer. Here are 6 reasons why summer is the perfect time to sell your home: 1.Active Buyers are More Serious. Although there may not be as many buyers in the summer, active buyers tend to be more serious wh...

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Importance of Community

The word community can mean different things to different people. It can simply be a name to define a certain geographical area or neighbourhood, or it can mean a lot more. For many people, finding the right community is much more than location; it’s finding a neighbourhood with like minded people, amenities of interest, or even just a place that feels like home! Everyone is different and there are many factors that affect our sense of community; this is why the City of Ottawa has so many distinct areas. It is important to consider community in your home...

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Post Flood 2019: What to do as the Water Recedes

In the last few weeks, parts of the Ottawa area have seen record flooding and with the water slowly receding, it’s now time to think about the next steps. Whether you are a homeowner affected directly or just want to lend a helping hand, there is still a lot that will need to be done. Here is what you need to know, but for the most up to date information on everything flood related, it is important to check regularly for updates. Homeowners Affected by Flooding:   Keep Sandbag Walls Up for the Time Being – with heavy rain expect...

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Ottawa Real Estate highlights & Market Snapshot April 2019

Ottawa Real Estate Highlights April 2019: There’s been an upward pressure on prices due to the continuing lower supply levels (residential supply is down 18%, and condo inventory is down almost 40% from last April 2018 according to the latest OREB stats). However these price points are “still well under the Canadian average, and our residents tend to be in comfortable financial situations due to secure employment and a thriving local economy.” [President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board]  who also notes that  “Certainly, the stunted supp...

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Selling Your Home Yourself May End Up Costing You

It may seem tempting, to try and save money on commission, to sell your home yourself but it’s important to consider all the factors. In a lot of cases, sellers who choose to go this route do not come out ahead so let’s look at why.   What are You Really Saving? Let’s use as an example a 5% commission of the sale price of your home that you may pay to a full service real estate company for their services. When you list your home for sale with a Real Estate Professional, what you may not know is that half of that 5% commission i.e. 2.5% is paid to t...

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