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    Thursday, April 18, 2019   /   by Julie Patterson

    Ballin' on a Budget by Julie Patterson | Part #1: Living Room Makeover

    I feel as though everyone has at one point dreamed about buying a fixer-upper property and make it into their dream house or selling it to make big money. That was my dream. I spent nine months of house shopping before I found my not-so-perfect home. It had everything I hated starting with parquet flooring, reminding me of every apartment I lived in during college. That didn’t stop me. I strongly suggest if you are a first-time home-buyer not spending all your money on fancy furniture and upgrades unless, of course, you can afford it. If you are anything like me, my bank wasn’t stacked after purchasing my home. Therefore, I had to be crafty about upgrading my home.
    Now a little background about me. I am not handy. Yes, my dad is handy, but he doesn’t live close. As things turn out, I am a good delegator. I did it all on a budget. I got my family and friends together to work for pizza & beer. We even had fun doing it. 
    Let's start with the living room. ...

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    Friday, April 12, 2019   /   by Ade Nastiti

    Introducing newest Million Dollar Guild CLHMS® Member

    Dream Living Ottawa Team Founder & Partner, Marc Papineau with Blue Panda Realty Inc., Brokerage has earned the Million Dollar Guild (GUILD) Recognition® owned by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing®. The GUILD recognition is awarded to residential real estate professionals performing in the million-dollar and above market. 

    “Agents who have earned the CLHMS designation are performing at the highest level in their community,” said Diane Hartley, president of The Institute. “It takes a superior level of service to be successful and consistently close sales at or above one million dollars. We want to recognize this performance, and give these elite professionals the earned distinction that they are the agent of choice for affluent buyers and sellers.”

    In order to earn the recognition, real estate professionals must first earn the prestigious and exclusive Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS) designation ...

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    Wednesday, April 10, 2019   /   by Ade Nastiti

    Meet Our New Team Member: Sonja Ilic

    Embarking on her career in real estate because she wanted to connect and help people, today Sonja is an enthusiastic and accomplished Real Estate professional.   

    Sonja made the leap to real estate after 8 years in architecture, project management, and construction industry. She has a keen eye for design and spatial layout, a natural drive for real estate and development, and a passion and commitment to genuinely help her clients with their home ownership needs. 

    She was born in Bosnia and moved to Ottawa at a young age. As such, she understands her client's needs when it comes to finding, not just a house, but a home and establishing relationships within the community. Finding and accepting a sense of belonging, and truly working hard and going the extra mile to make that difference. 

    Because of her background, she is a magnet for relocating clients and new friends and family who are looking to move to Canada ...

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    Wednesday, April 10, 2019   /   by Ade Nastiti

    We've got HOT NEW Listings!

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    Come & Visit Us this Weekend! 
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    29 Piety Hill Way
    5 Bed and 4 Bath Detached Bungalow (1 Story) in Fallowfield, Barrhaven
    Open House: Sunday, April 14 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Deets: https://bit.ly/2YYRncV
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    153 Palomino Drive
    4 Bed & 3 Bath Detached 2 Storey in Bridlewood, Kanata
    Open House: Sunday, April 14 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Deets: https://bit.ly/2KoleIe
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    15 Colfax Street
    3 Bed & 2.5 Bath Detached 2 Storey Craig Henry, Knoxdale-Merivale Ward
    Open House: Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 14 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Deets: https://bit.ly/2I8Xztv
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    6663 Fourth Line Road 
    3 Bed, 2 Bath Detached 2 Storey in North Gower
    Open House: Sunday, April 14 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Deets: https://bit.ly/2YYRRjf


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    Monday, April 8, 2019   /   by Ade Nastiti

    March 2019 Real Estate Residential Sales Statistics, by Geographic Area

    See the MLS Map Here
    Disclaimer: Statistical data provided by the Ottawa Real Estate Board is for informational purposes only and subject to change without prior notice. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information for public use, the Ottawa Real Estate Board does not make any guarantees about the content, accuracy, or timeliness of the information presented above. 

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