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Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Amy's Blog | 3 comments

  “You need to declutter”.  This is a phrase I say over and over in my profession as a Realtor®.  Not necessarily because my clients are pack rats or hoarders, but simply because we have a very unrealistic view of what a home should look like when being offered for sale.  If you have ever walked through a model home, you know what I’m talking about!  Everything is bright, airy, perfectly decorated and clutter free!  We all know that for many, the perfectly staged home is unrealistic for day to day life, but when selling your home, it is necessary to help you get the most...

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Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Amy's Blog | 0 comments

    I am a self-proclaimed expert outlet shopper.  I venture across the border a couple times a year and snag as many off season deals as I can, to stock up for the next season.  My children wear lots of brand name clothing but I can guarantee that I rarely pay more than clearance prices.  So when I heard that Kanata was getting an outlet mall I got a bit excited.  Having the outlets close by would be convenient, although I have to admit that part of the allure of cross border shopping is the weekend away I get with some good friends!  But, I was willing to overlook the one...

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Richmond, Ontario: Who Wouldn’t Want to Live Here?

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Amy's Blog | 2 comments

    In the past few weeks, I’ve been spending a lot of time in the Village of Richmond.  I’ve had ties to this community for several years as my family lives just outside.  My kids play sports here, we have close friends that live in the heart of Richmond and we are regulars at the annual Richmond Fair.  But it’s just been recently that I’ve started to see it in a new light. I must first start with talking about Richmond in general.  It’s a small Ottawa suburb that is located just southwest of Stittsville.  It’s a 10-15 minute drive to...

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How Have I Not Eaten at the Wiches Cauldron Until Today?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Amy's Blog | 0 comments

  Earlier today, I was out with my youngest daughter. Having three children, it’s rare to get one on one time, but today just happened to be one of those days. After a busy morning, we were driving home while I racked my brain as to what we should have for lunch. Now if you’re a parent of a napping child, you know how important it is to get them fed quickly and into bed before the “pre-nap” meltdown begins! So as I drove, I thought about the quick lunch solutions, all of which seemed unhealthy and unappealing. Then I thought of the Wiches Cauldron. I had been...

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Canadian Real Estate Statistics – August 2014

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Amy's Blog | 0 comments

Here are the latest Real Estate Statistics for August 2014.  These statistics are prepared by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).    

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