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Apr 16
2015

Reno Project Series: Kitchen on a Budget

Blog posted by Michael Lewicki  ::  Views (1747)
Earlier in April I wrote a blog called Considerations for Renovations: Increasing the Value of Your Home.  In that blog I outlined some basic things you should consider prior to getting to starting on a major renovation, including preparing your budget,... [ more ]
Apr 9
2015

FEATURED OTTAWA NEIGHBOURHOODS SERIES: Wellington Village

Blog posted by Michael Lewicki  ::  Views (1976)
Over the past several months, my Featured Ottawa Neighbourhood Series has focused on a specific area on the south bank of the Ottawa River running along Richmond Road and Wellington Street West.  Wellington Village is bordered to the west by Island Park... [ more ]
Apr 2
2015

Considerations for Renovations: Increasing the Value of Your Home

Blog posted by Michael Lewicki  ::  Views (1743)
Are you thinking about making some investments in your home to increase its value?  If your answer is yes, there are many things to consider before getting started, from the exterior to the interior of the home.  For the exterior, you can update the... [ more ]
Mar 26
2015

Selling This Spring: Tips and Tricks

Blog posted by Michael Lewicki  ::  Views (1760)
If you are considering listing your house for sale this spring, there are several things you can do to enhance the appeal of your home and prepare it for sale both inside and out. Curb appeal The first thing a potential buyer will see is the exterior of... [ more ]
Mar 21
2015

Urban vs. Suburban Ottawa

Blog posted by Michael Lewicki  ::  Views (1999)
Photo Credit: Apt613   Planning on moving soon? So what will it be…urban or suburban?  What is the difference anyways?  These terms simply refer to where people live relative to the densely populated core of a... [ more ]
Mar 16
2015

GUEST BLOG: 'Conditonal on Financing'

Blog posted by Michael Lewicki  ::  Views (1797)
What to expect during the “Condition to Financing” period. Hi everyone.  I hope you enjoyed the last read about what to expect after applying for a mortgage (http://www.ericavincelli.com/what_to_expect_after_applying.html).  This next... [ more ]
Mar 12
2015

FEATURED OTTAWA NEIGHBOURHOODS SERIES: HINTONBURG

Blog posted by Michael Lewicki  ::  Views (2469)
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog all about the Ottawa community of Westboro, where I mentioned that there is often confusion between the neighbourhoods of Westboro, Wellington Village, and Hintonburg.  This week’s blog will focus on the... [ more ]
Mar 5
2015

Spring Forward!

Blog posted by Michael Lewicki  ::  Views (2306)
Unless you’ve been living in an igloo, you may have heard that this past February in Ottawa has been the coldest February since 1979 (Winterlude’s inaugural year). The average temperature this past February was -16.8, almost 4 degrees colder than the... [ more ]
Feb 27
2015

FEATURED OTTAWA NEIGHBOURHOODS SERIES: WESTBORO

Blog posted by Michael Lewicki  ::  Views (2030)
Former Westboro Town Hall. Image Credit: “Westboro Ottawa” by P199. Westboro is a community that is located approximately 5 kilometres west of downtown Ottawa. Generally speaking, it is bordered by Island Park Drive to the East, Golden Avenue to... [ more ]
Feb 23
2015

Ottawa Dog Parks

Blog posted by Michael Lewicki  ::  Views (2857)
(photo courtesy of my wife, and Elliot has granted permission for his photo to be used) Thinking of moving soon?  Do you have a furry friend that will be moving with you?   We tend not to think about it when choosing somewhere to live, but... [ more ]
Feb 12
2015

FEATURED OTTAWA NEIGHBOURHOODS SERIES: RIVERSIDE SOUTH

Blog posted by Michael Lewicki  ::  Views (1844)
Image Credit: Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge by Saffron Blaze - Own work. Riverside South (formerly a part of the city of Gloucester) is a family oriented suburb in Ottawa located about 25 minutes south of downtown along the east side of Rideau river.  The... [ more ]
Feb 5
2015

Winterlude Guide 2015

Blog posted by Michael Lewicki  ::  Views (1300)
One month has passed since New Year’s Eve and 2015 is shaping up to be a great year.    The Bank of Canada’s target for the overnight lending rate dropped to 0.75 percent on January 21, spurring the major banks to follow suit and... [ more ]
Jan 24
2015

**GUEST BLOG** How does the the Mortgage process work?

Blog posted by Michael Lewicki  ::  Views (1060)
As part of my role as a Real Estate Broker, I provide contacts of my partners for my Buyers & Sellers. Everything from Painters to Lawyers, to Inspectors and Financing Professionals. To help my clients, I've begun reaching out to my Preferred Partners for... [ more ]
Jan 2
2015

Thank You...for 2014!

Blog posted by Michael Lewicki  ::  Views (1056)
I wanted to take a moment before 2015 really begins and say 'Thank You' to all those who helped to make 'MJL Real Estate' a success in 2014: My Wife: For her support, and smile when I come home from a long day of calls and never-ending... [ more ]
Dec 24
2014

Where will you be on New Year’s Eve in Ottawa?

Blog posted by Michael Lewicki  ::  Views (988)
2014 is coming to a close, and as usual - it’s a time for family, friends and fun. For those of you that have recently bought a home, you are likely celebrating for the first time in your new place.   Many of you are still contemplating minor... [ more ]
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