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November 16 - 30, 2013 Volume 19 Issue 23

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Josh Heppner EDITOR

1 ULLSWATER DR @ CARLING/MOODIE

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Elisa Krovblit

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

USING A MOVER VS. MOVING YOURSELF

THE 15-POINT MOVING DAY CHECKLIST

A HOME FOR RENTERS

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

Sara Duck, Wayne Karl, Lydia McNutt Contributors

Jane Herman, Ted Whitehead, Chuck Resnick, Hellen Buttigieg, Gail VazOxlade, Jodi Gilmour, Leslie Styles

Find out more about CLV on page 52

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Sales Co-ordinator Nashrun

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Senior Production Manager Gnanapandithan

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Profile

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18G Crystal Beach West: Discover your home with CLV

Lee Cobham Graphic Designer

Renters' Help

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20G Using a mover vs. moving yourself by Jane Herman

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Moving 32G The 15-point moving day checklist by Chuck Resnick

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inding a new apartment to live doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Given that there are so many options and professionals who are willing to help you, it’s important to give yourself enough time and make sure you’ve prepared enough beforehand before you jump in to anything. The first step is to make up a checklist of must-haves as a way to keep track of the essentials. If you must have parking, put it down on paper. This checklist will serve as a guide while you’re shopping and will help you better define which apartment works best for you. Also on your list should be your cost considerations. Make sure you can afford to pay your rent comfortably every month so you’re not stressed out ever time it’s due. Be realistic and choose within the limits of what is affordable to you. Make sure your rent covers what you need it to, and if there are extras, find out what the other costs are so you can tally up the totals and compare. It’s better to delay moving rather than making a hasty decision that leaves you anxiety-filled every time the rent comes due.

Susan Legge EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, National Real Estate susan.legge@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/SusanLegge

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’m really into real estate. Seriously a passion of mine. I don’t just keep an eye on the rental market, I love seeing what new condos are developing, where the style trends are going in finishes and features, what the resale home market is doing and what land is being sold and turned into brand new housing communities. I love seeing cities grow and towns sprawl. Of all the reading about real estate that I do in a day, the one thing that annoys me like no other is the pressure to buy. “Get in the market” they say. “Carries like rent” they promise. “Own your dream” they demand. You actually are in the market. You rent some very real real estate. If it carries like rent, why do owners always talk about the surprise expenses – I don’t remember the last time I heard a renter reeling from sticker shock on a new roof or furnace. And is a house really your dream? Could the money you save – since renting generally uses less budget than owning – be better spent in other investments? And if you’re just getting into the market and have to buy a tiny starter far out of your preferred community just to get into the market in the first place, well, is that really the dream you hoped to own? For some, owning is definitely a good option, but thinking it’s always the preferable option is a mistake. The bottom line is, don’t just believe the hype, go ahead and do the math for yourself. Dollar for dollar and square foot for square foot, see if your lofty apartment isn’t bigger, less expensive and betterlocated than the new home you can afford. Think long term. Are you tied to your job, location and space – or might you relocate? These factors determine what’s actually best for you, not just what trends dictate. You’re ready for the perks of rental living and we’re here to help. Our magazine and website, TheRentersGuide.ca, offer the best selection of apartments, informative articles and advice, making it easy to make your move!

Elisa Krovblit EDITOR elisa.krovblit@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/ElisaKrovblit Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheRentersGuide


at Playfair Towers Close to parks and downtown • Borders NCC parkland • OC transpo at your door • Nearby schools, shopping and churches • Air conditioned suites • Tennis court • Full-size pool, sauna • Games and exercise room • Guest suite • Video survelliance • Indoor garage with car wash • Utilities included, except for hydro • Storage •

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Crystal Beach West offers spacious and newly upgraded one- and two-bedroom apartments with modern kitchens, new designer features and fixtures, three appliances, ample closet space and an abundance of natural light. For those wanting more space, there are also three-bedroom townhomes for rent, which offer the ideal setting for young families. To provide the highest level of service there is laundry onsite and there are lockers available for extra storage space. These family oriented buildings offer all of the luxuries you would expect from a well-managed rental unit.

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f you’re looking for a home for your family, or something close to work, maybe an apartment near the beach and bike paths, then Crystal Beach West is the ideal place for you. Located at 1 Ullswater Avenue, Crystal Beach is a quiet residential area ideally situated near all necessary amenities. With the option to choose from one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as three-bedroom townhomes, Crystal Beach West is sure to have what you are looking for. This conveniently located community is only steps away from public transit and minutes from Highway 417. Within twenty minutes you can easily make your way downtown or further west to Kanata. Crystal Beach West apartments are the perfect fit for young professionals and families looking to escape the busy city, but who also want to remain close to bus routes, schools and shopping malls. Step out your front door and enjoy the scenic bike paths along the Ottawa River Parkway, or spend a day in the sun at Britannia Beach and Andrew Haydon Park. Head down Carling Ave. and catch a movie at the Coliseum, or do some shopping at the always popular Bayshore TheRentersGuide.ca Shopping Centre. Thanks to the efforts of CLV Group, Crystal Beach West is a place you’ll want to call home. CLV Group has invested a great amount of time and effort in giving these properties a complete face-lift. The massive renovation includes new hardwood and ceramic flooring.

Crystal Beach West is part of the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program, so you can feel confident that you are choosing a safe community to call home. You’ll enjoy comfort and peace of mind as the dedicated staff take care of you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can trust that you are in the best of hands when renting from the CLV Group. With more than 40 years of experience, they offer exceptional rental living and deliver on their mission to treat each client with professionalism and integrity. They strive to support the individual needs of each and every tenant by supplying superior service. As one of Ottawa’s largest property management firms, they continue to serve satisfied clients throughout the Ottawa and Gatineau regions. To experience the comforts of Crystal Beach West firsthand, contact them by phone at 613-518-6585; email crystalbeach@clvgroup.com; or visit the website at clvgroup.com to set up an appointment.

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using a

mover vs. moving yourself By Jane Herman

Are you thinking about whether you should use a moving company to let professionals handle your move or attempt to do it yourself? If cost is your most important consideration, moving yourself might be the better option. However, if you cannot afford to take the time or expend the energy to look after the numerous details involved with moving your best bet is to hire a professional mover. How much stuff you need to move and the distance you are moving are two important factors in your decision. If you are a single person or student moving into your first apartment you might not have that much furniture and household items to move in and you might not feel it’s worth hiring a move, especially if you have a friend to help you. However, if you are a family with children moving from one city to another and have more things to transport you might want to hire a mover so you can travel, take care of your children, pick up groceries, etc.

advantages of

using a mover

Using a professional mover is simple and hassle-free: professionals can take care of all the details of organizing, planning, packing, loading up your furniture and other “stuff,” and delivering it to your new location. They can even unpack for you! You won’t have to try to cajole friends into giving up at least a day to undertake a physically demanding task. Professionals have all of the supplies to pack up your dishes and other breakables, as well as the know-how to pack a moving truck properly and efficiently. You won’t have to run out to rent or collect cartons and newsprint in which to pack and wrap things. In addition, professionals carry insurance so that if anything is damaged during the move you are covered. If you attempt to move yourself and you break or damage something, you might have to foot the bill yourself (unless you, yourself, have a renter’s policy that would cover such damages).

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One disadvantage of using a mover is that some people feel out of control when they don’t orchestrate their own moving day, and have a hard time stepping back and letting someone else handle all of their possessions. If you choose to use a mover, you’ll have to relinquish some control.

advantages of

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The most compelling reason to move yourself is to save money. But even so, you still might have to incur the cost of renting a truck or a van, even if you are planning to do the packing, loading and unloading yourself. Moving is very strenuous work! You also might think that it’s easy to move your things gradually, in several trips over several days. However, having watched my son recently do this when he moved into his first apartment, I would warn you that it’s much more work than you might realize. There’s a third option of connecting with people and companies who can provide some of the services as you require on an individual basis, such as driving, packing, loading, unloading, unpacking, etc. This provides some flexibility and makes the task a little more affordable. You pick and choose the help and labour you need. If you decide to use a mover, make sure the company is licensed, reputable and insured to handle the job, and can provide you with some references. You want to make sure they will do a professional job before you retain them. Ensure that all the details about what TheRentersGuide.ca is expected are clear beforehand, to prevent confusion during the move.

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Riverside Towers-1735 Riverside Dr.

From $949

Regional-175 Bronson Ave

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The Adelaide-17 Aberdeen St.

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341 MacLaren - 341 MacLaren St.-

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Minto Carlisle-221 Lyon St. North

From $1649

Rideau East-170 Lees Ave.

From $700

Carlisle-221 Lyon Streeet N.

From $1700

The Riverclub-190 Lees Ave.

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Stewart Apartments-146 Stewart Street

From $879

160 Chapel-160 Chapel St.

From $950

201 Metcalfe Street-

From $775

Bona Vista-171 Lees Avenue

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Central-263 MaClaren

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King Edward Apartments-110 Stewart St.

From $775

Laurier Avenue West-475 Laurier Ave W.

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Le Quay D’Orsay-210 Somerset St. W.

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Ogilvie Towers-1396 Ogilvie Rd.

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Sandy Hill-345 Laurier East

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Sussex Place-110 Boteler

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Terrasses Montfort-400 Montfort St.

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Place Montfort -400 Montfort St.

From $825

Chateau Janeville -390 Montreal Rd.

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Brittany Apartments-230 & 240 Brittany Dr.

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Eastwood Park Apartments-335 McArthur Ave.

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Montfort Manor-550 Langs Rd.

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CLV - Avalon-2470 Southvale Cres.

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CLV-860 Blackthorne Ave.

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CLV-Avalon Park

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CLV-860 Blackthorne Ave

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Carson Hills-623-647 Carson Rd.

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Ogilvie Garden Apts.-1973 Jasmine Cres.

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Village Millcraft Apartments-358 McArthur Ave.

From $755

Alta Vista Towers-1545 Alta Vista Dr.

From $799

Playfair Towers-1701 Kilborne Ave.

From $739

Norberry Residences-2660 Norberry Cres.

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L'Avangate-100 Roger Guindon Ave

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From $1149

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Lord Halifax Place-2209 Arch St., 2nd Floor

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Regency Court-2209 Arch St., 2nd Floor

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Canterbury Square-2209 Arch St., 2nd Floor

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Lord Halifax Place-2220 Halifax Dr., Suite 104

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Alta Vista-2870 Cedarwood Dr

From $857

Royalton Place-3360 Paul Anka Dr.

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The Ascot-2710 Saratoga Pl.

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Saratoga-2710 Saratoga Place

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The tenant-landlord relationship is one of shared responsibility and CMHC’s resources provide guidance on the responsibilities of both. They also offer advice on dealing with issues such as regular and emergency repairs, rent increases and payment difficulties.

you have chosen a place to live, CMHC’s tools for renters provide helpful tips on selecting reputable movers as well as reminders to transfer or close your service accounts at your existing residence and arrange for services at your new home.

Because the law governing landlords and tenants in Canada varies among the different provinces and territories, CMHC also offers Provincial and Territorial Fact Sheets that include province-specific information.

For more than 65 years, CMHC has shared a wealth of knowledge and housing expertise, as well as useful tools and guidance, to help Canadians enjoy an informed and assured housing experience. To consult or download TheRentersGuide.ca copies of CMHC’s resources for renting a home visit www.cmhc.ca.

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Furniture that fits Replace large and overstuffed furniture that overwhelms with trim, tailored pieces more in scale with the space. Next, invest in as many multi-tasking pieces as possible, like a coffee table that doubles as seating that also has built-in storage, or a compact drop-leaf table that opens up to a desk or dining table.

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Lighten up with window dressing No one likes a dark space. Even if the home feels cavelike with fewer windows than desired, capitalize on what you currently have. Add mirrors that act as virtual windows to enhance the light a room receives. Brighten the room with window coverings that make the most of natural light. Try Silhouette window shadings, with the Signature S-Vane, from Hunter Douglas. The product’s patented design softens harsh sunlight as it enters while drawing it deeper into the room and offers view-through and protection from UV rays to boot.

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Colour that creates space As colour is one of the most powerful ways to affect a space, watch walls recede by choosing the right ones. Bold and warm hues make a room feel cozy, while light and cool tones instantly expand the space. Try light yellow, soothing soft blue or always-complimentary ivory on walls.

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With a few creative additions and changes, you can transform a confined home anyone and everyone can’t wait to crawl out of, into a spacious homeTheRentersGuide.ca to settle into. More information is available online at www.hunterdouglas. ca or toll-free at 1-800-265-8000. NC

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According to research from TD Canada Trust, which surveyed adults in committed relationships, the top three personal finance products that Canadians combine with their partner are a joint bank account (64 per cent), a mortgage (60 per cent) and a joint credit card (50 per cent), compared to only 36 per cent of couples who have a joint financial plan.

“Start by discussing debt, saving, spending habits, financial goals, and credit history to determine if there is anything that may affect the ability to secure future loans together,” said Farrell Jones.“Next, work together to create a household budget that meets the needs of expense and debt management and has a little left over to put towards the collective financial goals.”

“A common first step in combining finances with a partner is a joint account for shared household expenses, and like other aspects of the relationship, communication is key to keeping things harmonious,” said Janice Farrell Jones, TD Canada Trust.“It’s important that both parties have a clear understanding of household finances - from day to day spending to long-term savings and investments - and all aspects of each individuals finances - from everyday banking to credit card management - to set the framework for a strong financial future together.”

Paying down student debt and saving for a home in the future, for example, are common goals for many couples in their 20s. As with any financial goal, it’s important to discuss and align on key considerations like timing, affordability and overall expectations. In the case of home ownership, couples should also make sure they agree on whether they are buying for the long or short-term as it will have a financial impact down the road.

TD Canada Trust provides some advice that may help in maintaining financial harmony when integrating finances with a partner at any life stage: The 20s TheRentersGuide.ca Combining finances is often a first for many couples in their 20s, whether it’s renting an apartment together or working to pay down existing student debt. When and how to share money will always vary depending on an individual couple’s financial situation and relationship, but TheRentersGuide.ca communication is always key.

The 40s Paying down debt, raising kids and saving for retirement with many financial priorities, streamlining is essential for couples looking to combine their finances in their 40s. “First and foremost, couples at this life-stage should focus on what will make life easier, financially, together,” said Farrell Jones.“Consider working with an expert to make sure each individual financial strategy aligns with the other to maximize savings potential TheRentersGuide.ca and keep all of the household financial priorities on track. Couples can also further streamline by making savings automatic with preauthorized transfers into a TFSA, RSP and a child’s RESP.”

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In 2011, the J.D. Power Canadian Resident Survey results indicated that: 74 per cent cite building certification as ‘somewhat’ or ‘extremely’ important in their decision to rent; 26 per cent are aware of the CRB Program administered by FRPO (one in four prospective renters cited the CRB Program as a part of their decision criteria in choosing a rental home); and 80 per cent ‘definitely’ or ‘probably’ will recommend their building to others if it was certified (compared to 77 per cent for all Ontario residents). Tenants deserve to live in buildings that are well-run, well-managed, are kept clean and maintained professionally. They also have the right to receive courteous, prompt service from qualified staff and contractors. Tenants’ rights are stipulated in the Residential Tenancies Act, which has honesty, integrity and professionalism as its foundation – as does the CRBP. CRBP standards are high, and rightly so. After all, we’re talking about your “home.” For information on a variety of topics regarding renting an apartment in Ontario, visit www.frpo.org and www.crbprogram.org Ted Whitehead is director of Certification, Certified Rental Building Program (CRBP), Federation TheRentersGuide.ca of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO).

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Bona Vista

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171 Lees Avenue Downtown at Your Doorstep. Close to Shopping, Restaurants, Theatre & Nightlife

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Scrumpdillyicious

LESLIE STYLES, FOODIE & TRAVEL AFICIONADO, SHARES SOME DELICIOUS DISHES FOUND ON HER TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP with Coconut Milk

DIRECTIONS

Peel, core and chop butternut squash into 1-inch cubes and steam until very tender. In an heavy bottomed pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, ginger and garlic and sauté until softened, about three minutes. Add the curry paste and cook for a few more minutes. Stir in the chicken broth, coconut milk, squash and whole lime leaves. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the orange juice and zest. Remove the lime leaves and purée the soup with a hand mixer or in a blender. Serve hot or chilled. Garnish with a dollop of coconut cream or sour cream, and a sprig of Thai basil.

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› 1 tbsp oil

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› 1⁄4 cup onion, minced

› 4 cups chicken broth

› 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger

› 1 13 oz. can unsweetened coconut milk

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› 1 orange, juice and zest

Leslie Styles is president of Styles Design Inc., a branding and communications TheRentersGuide.ca agency, and author of Scrumpdillyicious, a food & travel blog dedicated to all things delicious. She can be reached at stylesdesign.net and scrumpdillyicious.blogspot.com

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Ottawa Central

We Got What You’re Looking For Throughout The Ottawa Area! UNFURNISHED SUITES 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

850

from $

Heat Included

Freshly renovated. Well maintained buildings. Spacious suites. Laundry facilities. Outdoor parking. Close to schools, shopping, public transportation and recreational facilities.

West -

2448 Carling Ave., 224 Woodroffe Ave., 931 Pinecrest Rd., 1691 Baseline Rd.

East -

625 Borthwick Ave., 630 Cummings Ave.

Central -

150/154 Yonge St.

South -

1530 Gilles St., 2077 Walkley Rd.

Downtown - 362 Friel Rd.

FURNISHED SUITES 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

1250

from $

Includes all utilities, parking, internet, cable TV & local phone service. Long & short term lease available

West -

2448 Carling Ave., 224 Woodroffe Ave., 840 Woodroffe Ave., 931 Pinecrest Rd., 1691 Baseline Rd., 1689 Baseline Rd.

East -

625 Borthwick Ave., 630 Cummings Ave.

Central -

150/154 Yonge St.

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1530 Gilles St., 2077 Walkley Rd. 02413

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Sandy Hill

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Your complete rental source.

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AS SOON AS POSSIBLE… notify family and friends, companies and institutions that your address will be changing, either by phone or by mailing the change-of-address cards available at your local post office. The following checklist will serve as a convenient reminder:

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Downtown

IMPERIAL APARTMENTS 171 O’Connor Street

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613-234-4907

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Convenient downtown location, walking distance to Parliament Hill, newly decorated. Easy to clean hardwood floors, spacious balconies, secure locker rooms, laundry facilities on each floor, indoor/outdoor parking, swimming pool, steps from OC Transpo service, video surveillance, quiet, well maintained building with two on-site superintendents and on-site administration office.

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Ottawa

03940

3 PENTHOUSES FOR RENT/3 PENTHOUSES À LOUER • 2042 sq.ft. to 4000 sq.ft. • 3 bedrooms • Luxurious kitchen • High end appliances included • Balcony approx. 800 sq.ft. • Steam shower • Use of hotel facilities • And much more…

• 2042 pi2 à 4000 pi2 • 3 chambre à coucher/ • Cuisine de luxe • Électroménagers de haut de gamme inclus • Balcon d’environ 800 pi2 • Douche à vapeur • Utilisation des lieux de l’hôtel/ • Et bien plus…

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Ottawa West

Panoramic view of Gatineau Hills 2 GREAT WEST END LOCATIONS

Adjacent to Ottawa River Parkway with access to bike paths & ski trails

THE PARK WEST 30 McEwen Avenue

01355

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RIVER PARK TERRACE

70 McEwen Avenue

 Close to shopping malls, transitway and schools  Bright and spacious suites in a well maintained, security patrolled building  Amenities include outdoor pool, men’s & women’s saunas, party & hobby rooms Other features: Resident staff, covered parking, storage, laundry facilities, fitness facilities and more

30 McEwen Avenue

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MOVE IN INCENTIVES

Lancaster Apartments 324 Cambridge Street North, Ottawa - Bachelor & 1 bedroom suites - Upgraded suites available

- Walk to downtown, university & restaurants - Incl. heat

Call 613-235-1894 W NE ENT R DE EM UN NAG MA

Habitat du Lac Leamy 42, 44 & 46 rue Bedard, Gatineau - Studio, 1 & 2 bedroom suites - Utilities included - Laundry - Fridge & stove incl.

- Adjacent to the Gatineau National Park - Close to shopping, schools, hospitals & transportation routes

Call 819-776-1112 For rental inquiries at Lancaster Apartments please email us at lancaster@qresidential.ca and for Habitat du Lac Leamy at habitatdulacleamy@qresidential.ca

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THE 15-POINT MOVING DAY CHECKLIST by Chuck R esnick

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oving is never easy, it takes a lot of energy and planning to pack up a household, transport it and then set it all up again. From booking the right people and coordinating the timing to finding everything you need, it can be stressful. I recommend the following 15-point checklist to help you complete your move in a stress free way:

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Double-check all closets, drawers and shelves, in addition to the attic, garage and any storage spaces to ensure they are empty.

Carry important documents, money and jewelry with you. Pack toys, games or special items for the kids to keep them busy during the move.

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Remember to pack a box of basics that you may need on move-in day (tools, paper products, all-purpose household cleaners, etc.). Be sure to have it loaded last so that it will be first off at your new home.

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Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pack paint, bottles of bleach, gas cans or other flammables. It is against federal law for movers to transport flammable and combustible materials.

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Use strong boxes and containers that can be secured tightly. Purchase special boxes for dishes, wardrobes and other special items.

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Pack audio-video equipment in their original boxes. Label cables and tighten transit screws. Before removing cables, take pictures of the back of the unit so you can hook everything back up the same way. If removing screws, tape them to the objects they are removed from.

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Avoid loading more than 50 pounds into one box.

11 Pack books tightly on end in

small boxes. If they are musty smelling, sprinkle talcum powder between the pages and wrap the books before packing. Leave them stored for a couple of months to eliminate the smell.

12 Have rugs and draperies cleaned

before moving and leave them in wrappings for the move.

13 Pack medicines in a plastic

re-sealable zipper storage bag or leak-proof container.

14 Check the weather forecast for

your move day. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be hot, be sure to have a cooler with lots of bottled water and sports drinks on ice.

15 Call your moving company the

day before your move to get a contact number for the crew in case you need to contact them en route. Give your mover your cell phone number and be sure to fully charge your cell phone the night before your moving day.

Label each box and indicate: which room it should go in; whether it is fragile; and if it should be loaded last so it will be unloaded first.

10 Cushion contents with packing materials such as bubble

wrap, newspaper or tissue. Save room by using towels and TheRentersGuide.ca blankets to wrap fragile items.

Chuck Resnick is vice president Marketing and Operations for Two Men And a Truck - Canada, a division of Heron Capital Corporation. Visit www.twomen.ca

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Postal elves ready to help Santa’s Post Office More than a million letters expected again this year “Treat every day like Christmas,” “There’s room for everyone on the Nice List” and “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loudly for all to hear.” Santa’s Chief Postal Elf reminded all her crew - new and old - of these rules just last week. Santa’s 9,000 postal elves have their pens, pencils and mailbags ready to receive letters from children all over the world. Santa’s postal elves will help him answer more than one million letters in more than 30 different languages, including Braille. More than 21.8 million letters have been received at Santa’s North Pole Post Office since 1982. According to Santa’s CPE (Chief Postal Elf), Holly T. Elf, there are three golden rules in sending a letter to Santa: 1) Make sure you include your return address! While Santa knows where you live, his postal elves need your address to deliver Santa’s letter to your home. After all, not everyone has access to Rudolph! 2) Send your letter soon! Already letters are arriving from across the world and Santa is busy reading them every night with Mrs. Claus. He encourages you to send your letter soon to ensure he’ll have enough time to answer each and every one of them. Letters must be mailed by December 17 to allow enough time for travel to the North Pole and back! 3) Remember Santa’s address: When your letter is ready, drop it in a mailbox anywhere in Canada and the postal elves will make sure it gets to the big man quickly. Santa has a special arrangement with the post office and a stamp is not required. But please remember any other letter or card being sent to Grandma or anyone else needs a stamp. Santa’s address is: SANTA CLAUS NORTH POLE H0H 0H0 CANADA. About the Santa Letter-writing Program: The Santa TheRentersGuide.ca Letter-writing Program is an employee-led volunteer initiative with current and retired employees donating more than 226,000 hours of time. The program, a classroom tradition with teachers, encourages children to read, write letters, and learn about the mail system.

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HAMA Investments Ltd.

WEST OTTAWA

*Next to Lincoln Fields Shopping Center

Forest Manor Apartments 370 Forest Street

Quality Living and Close to Everything:             Bachelors 1 Bedrooms 2 Bedrooms

From: $750 From: $850 From: $1050

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Bright freshly decorated suites – Quiet secure building Family lifestyle – On site laundry – Indoor & Outdoor Parking Close to 3 shopping malls, OC Transpo, the Parkway and the Queensway Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

CENTRAL OTTAWA *Close to the University of Ottawa

Rideau East Apartments 170 Lees Avenue Call 613-233-0956             

Bachelors From: $700 Avail. Immediately 1 Bedrooms From: $800 Avail. Immediately

Convenient Location with Great Views:

Newly finished and expanded suites with floor to ceiling windows! 3 bedroom suites with 2 full baths. Ceramic tile or carpeting, underground parking, lockers, laundry room, on-site convenience store, restaurant and coffee shop. On-site Management Office. Close to Ottawa University, the Byward Market, Downtown and Parliament Hill, Steps away from hiking and biking trails on the Rideau River, and OC Transpo. Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm

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don’t let your stuff own you by Hellen Buttigieg

The closets are full. There isn’t an unused

surface. The junk drawer is overflowing. The piles have piles and the storage space is full too. You need it all, you just don’t have enough space to put it. Or do you need it all? Do you need to create more storage space or do you need to pare down your stuff? Take a closer look and decide what you’re holding onto, and why. Separate ‘need’ from ‘obligation’, ‘sentimentality’ and ‘just in case’. You may find you have the space to store what you need. You’ll just need to dig deep to find the strength to free yourself of the rest. After all, do you own all that stuff – or does it own you? Let go of ‘obligation clutter’ ‘Obligation clutter’ refers to the stuff we are holding on to because we feel a sense of duty. It can be gifts we’ve received, heirlooms we’ve inherited, or things we are saving for our kids. If you are holding on to any of these types of things, I’m giving you permission to let them go, and here’s why: You have no duty to keep gifts forever. The last thing the gift-giver would want is for their gift to be a burden. If a gift you gave were unused, wouldn’t you be happier if it were donated, so someone else could enjoy it? It can be emotionally taxing to part with inherited items, but there are more meaningful ways to honour a person’s memory than keeping all their things. Releasing a loved one’s belongings doesn’t betray the memory of the person. It’s a bit easier with time, so take the time you need. But please do not hold on to inherited items because of guilt. If you’re keeping things for your children, please consider asking them if they are even remotely interested in having them. Remember, they will have their own taste. Do you really want to burden them with things that don’t suit their style or their life? Offload off-site storage If you are paying a hefty monthly bill to store your belongings off-site in a rented storage container, it’s time to reconsider its value. Out of sight is usually out of mind. If you are not using the items, it may be beneficial to sell them or give them away. The money spent storing the stuff over a long period of time often exceeds the value of those items.

Arrange sheets according to their room, and place the corresponding labels on the front of the shelves. If closet space is limited, keep an extra sheet set between the mattress and box spring of each bed. Don’t let excuses keep you stuck When editing your closet, you’ll make all kinds of excuses to keep things. I’ve compiled a list of the most popular excuses I’ve heard – and my response to them. Reconsider keeping clothes that no longer serve you. Top seven Excuses for holding on to clothing we don’t wear

1 It will come back in style. Yes, it will. But the fabric and cut will be slightly different and everyone will be able to tell you have been holding on to it since 1978! 2 It will fit once I lose weight. You may lose weight in different places and it may still not fit. It may go out of style by the time you lose the weight. Reward yourself by buying new clothes instead of wearing your old things. 3 I paid a lot of money for it. And it makes you feel guilty every time you look into your closet and see it hanging there, so let go of the reminder, and the shame. 4 I wore it on my first date, the day I got promoted, etc. Don’t let sentimental items take up valuable space in your closet. That’s like allowing the past to take up space and crowd out the present. Take a picture and let it go or keep it and store it elsewhere. 5 Someone bought it for me. They’ll never know, and even if they find out, they’ll understand. They would not be happy knowing their gift has become a burden to you. 6 It needs repairs. Put a deadline on it and let it go if you miss it. 7 I need it just in case. This is probably the top excuse I hear, and it is based on fear. Be brave – unless you can find a specific reason to hold on to something, find the courage to let it go.

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MOVE IN INCENTIVES

River Club 190 Lees Avenue, Ottawa - 1 & 2 bedroom suites - Exercise facility with indoor pool/sauna - Squash & tennis courts - Air conditioning

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Dishwashers Indoor parking Close to OC Transpo Walking distance to University of Ottawa

Call 613-565-9552 Montfort Manor 550 Lang's Road, Ottawa - Bachelors, 1 & 2 bedroom suites - Parquet flooring - Laundry - Exercise facility

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Lobby watch system Onsite management Underground parking Close to shopping, schools & transportation routes

Call 613-741-0623 For rental inquiries at River Club please email us at riverclub@qresidential.ca and for Montfort Manor at montfortmanor@qresidential.ca

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Gail’s guide to BUILDING A BUDGET B Y GAI L VAZ -OX LADE

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kay Toadies, it’s time to get with the program. Over and over again people tell me they don’t know how to make a budget. It doesn’t matter how many articles they read, how many worksheets they download off the web, how many times they try, they just can’t do it.

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Once I started doing the show Til Debt Do Us Part and

have to use your lowest monthly income as your base,

introduced the magic jars, people headed out to buy their

and use any extra money you receive to boost your

own. But they still couldn’t figure out how much money to

planned spending (for things like furniture acquisitions,

put in the bloody things.

vacations, and the like).

So I’ve created a step-by-step plan for all those who wish it to follow. Using this plan and Gail’s Interactive Budget Worksheet, (found on gailvazoxlade.com: http:// gailvazoxlade.com/resources/interactive_budget_worksheet. html) you can build a budget that will not only tell you how you’re doing, but also how much to stick in the jars if you’ve decided to live on cash. Okay, here we go. 1 On the budget worksheet, fill in all the amounts under income. You’ll need your “gross” income and your “net” income. If you make $60,000 a year gross, you would enter 60,000/12 (which is $60,000 divided by 12.)

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Ditto your monthly net income. Careful now, if you’re paid on any other schedule you

2 Enter any other sources of income you may have. You must use “monthly” amounts. So if you average $6,000 in annual child support received, you would enter $500 for your monthly amount. If you receive income that is irregular – think annual bonus – do not enter it under income. Why? Well, if you bank on getting it and you don’t you’ll be SOL. Better to use that money for things like gifts, vacations, and other extras, things you don’t have to pay for if the bonus doesn’t materialize. 3 Now it’s time for the fixed expenses. Get out your last bank statement(s). Based on what you spent last month, fill in the fixed expenses. Don’t worry if the numbers seem high at first, just put in what you spent last month, based on what went out of your bank account. 4 We’re going to skip down to Saving now. Yep, you have to save. Don’t bother arguing, you have to save. I want

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your answer by 5. There, that’s 5

with $20 a month for groceries and

housing. (That includes mortgage/

per cent and is the minimum you

you know that just won’t do, then

rent, condo fees/maintenance,

should be saving. Ultimately, you

you have two choices:

property tax and utilities.) If you’re

need to save 10 per cent, but let’s start with 5 per cent and work from there. Under “emergency” enter $100. 5 Next we’ll do debt repayment. Add up your monthly debt repayment amounts. Include what you’re spending to repay everything except your mortgage and your car loan/lease. Put it under “debt repayment.” 6 You’re doing great. Now look at the bottom line on the budget – the line that says,“income – expenses.” What do you have left? Whatever it is that’s what you have to work with to budget for your variable TheRentersGuide.ca

Yup, even up in fixed expenses you can find places to cut like cell phone or cable. 2 You can make more money. Work harder, work smarter. Get a second job, a third job, a better job. That’s your budget. Two more things: 1 You’ll see that the budget

spending more than 35 per cent, either you can look for ways to cut back on your housing costs, you can make more money, or you can trim in other areas (like transportation) so you end up balancing at the bottom line. It’s your money. You can do anything you want with it except spend more than you make. Okay, now that you have a budget,

automatically calculated how much

you have no excuses. Get out of debt.

must go into each of your jars each

Live within your means. Make me

week/month if you plan to live on

proud.

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1 You can go back and cut expenses.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade is the host of Til Debt Do Us Part and author of Debt Free Forever and blogs daily at TheRentersGuide.ca www.gailvazoxlade.com. Follow Gail on Twitter at Twitter.com/GailVazOxlade

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West-end The heart of scenic Britannia: • Coliseum Theatre • Bayshore Shopping Centre • Restaurants, shopping and much more

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When decorating small spaces, you don’t necessarily have to go with pint-sized furniture. Just pare down the number of pieces.

Make sure there’s balance and create interest by drawing the eye to varying levels throughout the space. Multi-purpose pieces go a long way.

One of the quickest ways to change the look of a rental, aside from paint, is to change the lighting. Invest in new light fixtures and take them with you when you leave.

When decorating on a budget, try to look at old items in a new way. A desk can become a buffet table, and who knows ,maybe an old door would make a great headboard!

Never underestimate the power of a coat of paint! Paint a tree stump in a bold hue to create a cool side table or stool.

Walk through a second-hand store with a mind to breathe new life into an old piece of furniture; try using two tones of your favourite colour.

To create a gallery wall you have to start with a commitment; your frames should either match, but vary in size or they can be mismatched but uniform in size. Oh, and make a choice; black and white or colour for the entire collection.

Collections are a starting point for your accent pieces and carry themes on in other ways. If you collect bird figurines, find a ‘birdie’ pillow to complete the look.

We improved a kitchen for a budding chef by capping inexpensive bookshelves with a slab of granite we found in the sale section at one of our suppliers. Instant island! Widely recognized for her professionalism, resources, and winning charm, Jodi helped many into new rentals when she hosted HGTV’s hit series For Rent. She was also a featured contributor on Marriage Under Construction. Her experience managing one of Canada’s largest and most successful TheRentersGuide.ca RE/MAX franchises sets her apart from the competition. Jodi’s says she’s committed to improving their quality of life.

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1300 & 1310 pinecrest Rd. Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30-7; Fri 8:30-4:30; Sat-Sun 10- 4

613-729-7711

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Fisher Ave.

REDUCED RENTS *ON SELECT UNITS

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RIVIERA APARTMENTS, AYLMER, QC

218 MACLAREN

AVALON PARK

60 rue Cormier

• • • •

• Renovated • Pool & Fitness Center • Media Room

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Bach, 1 & 2 Bedrooms

New Balconies Renovated Pool, Tennis Court Media Room Secure Entrances

starting from

$

650

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1 Bedrooms starting from

819.592.2000

2470 Southvale Cres

'ƌĞĂƚŽǁŶƚŽǁŶ>ŽĐĂƟŽŶ Renovated 24hr Emergency Service Fitness Center

$

1125

Bach, 1 & 2 Bedrooms *

613.978.8719

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starting from

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613.738.0240

elgin@clvgroup.com

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35A Elterwater Ave

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• Spacious Townhomes • Designer Kitchens • Ceramic & Laminate Flooring

• Minutes to Downtown • Renovated • Secure Entrances

2 & 3 Bedrooms

1 & 2 Bedrooms

3 Bedroom Gardenhomes

1 & 2 Bedrooms

starting from

$

1250

613.518.6585

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WEST END LOCATIONS

1912i Elmridge Dr

New Balconies Fully Renovated Laundry On-Site 24hr Emergency Service

starting from

$

613.842.7575

995

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blackthorne@clvgroup.com

CENTRAL LOCATIONS

www.clvgroup.com *E. & O. E. Ask a rental agent for details.

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$

1350

613.518.6581

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EAST END LOCATIONS

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ACADIA APARTMENTS 374 Lafontaine Ave

starting from

$

613.978.8713

795

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QUEBEC LOCATIONS

613-728-2000

info@clvgroup.com

Eastern Ontario Renters Guide - 16 Nov., 2013  

A Wall2Wall Publication

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