Paul Schnittker's Blog Posts

What’s Happening on Halloween in Mississippi Mills

Finding fun (and family-friendly) ways to celebrate Halloween can be a challenge. Especially these days.Remember how much talk there was last year about whether Halloween should even be allowed to

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5 Reasons to Consider Selling Your Home

If you’re reading this blog, you have probably pondered the possibility of selling your home.But maybe you’re uncertain about whether to go through with it.After all, there are a lot of

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Join Us at the Almonte Fall Street Market

We are so excited that the Fall Street Market is back this year!In-person events like this are a great opportunity for us to get to know you better. And we also love that it helps to promote the

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Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Have you noticed a bit more of a chill in the air recently?The transition from summer to fall always seems to come faster than we expect. One day we are lounging on the beach, the next we are

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Almonte Area School Districts

This week marks the start of another school year.Parents everywhere are currently trying to readjust to old routines (especially those who are transitioning back to in-person learning after spending

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Top Tasks to Complete for Your Move In

Moving into your new home is always exciting.You’ve probably spent weeks, maybe months, planning for this day and dreaming about what you’ll do in the new house. Maybe you even have

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Deciding on a Down Payment Strategy

If you are a first-time home buyer, you’ve probably spent some time searching for home buying tips online.In that case, you’ve probably come across the 20% down payment rule.Why a 20

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The Most Expensive Homes on the Ottawa Market Right Now

The Most Expensive Homes on the Ottawa Market Right NowDo you like to dream about what kind of house you would have if money wasn’t an issue? So do we.We all have an idea of what our dream

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Own a Piece of Almonte's Historic Downtown

Exclusive Listing: 30 Mill St.Looking for your next project?This commercial property in the heart of historic Almonte could be it.Located on picturesque Mill St., across from the Mississippi River,

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5 Local Food Trucks to Check Out on Your Summer Holidays

It looks like this summer in Ontario probably won’t offer a lot of options for travellers.And, though we miss going away on vacation, we are excited about the opportunity to spend time

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A Look at the Canadian Real Estate Market in May 2021

Might things finally be returning to normal?As the weather continues to improve and more people receive their COVID-19 vaccinations, it seems that people are getting excited for the possibility of a

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How to Find a Good Moving Company

We’ve all heard nightmare stories about bad moving companies. Items go missing or get broken in transport, possessions are held hostage, or the experience just feels very sketchy.The last

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Renting vs Buying: Which is the Right Choice for You?

Deciding whether to rent or buy is complicated.There are a lot of factors to consider – and a lot of opinions to listen to.In Canada, there is a strong inclination to buy a home rather than

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Your Top 5 Home Selling Questions, Answered

Home selling is not something you have to do very frequently.Unless you buy and flip properties for a living, that is.Most homeowners will have gone through the process of selling their home no more

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Why Downsize Your Home?

Downsizing (moving into a smaller home, condo, or apartment) is a move that’s usually associated with retirement.But downsizing doesn’t only have to be empty-nesters and those who are no

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5 Things to Negotiate When Buying a House

Negotiating can be daunting.And whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, there are a lot of things to consider to make sure you are getting a good deal on your new house.When it

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How to Refurbish Your Unfinished Basement Without Breaking the Bank

How to Refurbish Your Unfinished Basement Without Breaking the BankUnfinished basements can feel dark and dingy. But finishing a basement is a costly and time-consuming process.Does this sound

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Home Appraisals 101

Your Guide to Home AppraisalsHaving an appraisal done on a home is an important step in the buying process. But did you know that the purpose of an appraisal is not to protect buyers from making a

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Repairs You'll Need to Make Before You List Your Home

What home repairs might you need to make before you decide to sell?For many home buyers, the thought of having to do repairs on a new home is enough to put a stop on any sale.Moving can be extremely

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Easy DIY Landscaping Projects

Get your yard ready for spring with these easy landscaping DIYsSpring has arrived! And we have been absolutely loving the warmer weather here in Almonte.As the snow melts and the plants start to

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What You Need for the Perfect Home Office

What You Need for the Perfect Home Office“Work from home” has become the new normal. According to Statistics Canada, about 40% of the workforce moved to remote work by the end of March

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Effective Staging Strategies for Your Home

Effective Staging Strategies for Your HomeWhen selling your home, it is important to have it looking its best. Home staging helps to highlight your home’s best features, while ensuring that

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Our Guide to Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

Our Guide to Buying a Home in a Seller’s MarketOver the past few months, Ontario real estate has been experiencing what we call a “seller’s market.”Thanks in part to the

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7 Reasons to Move to Almonte

7 Reasons to Move to AlmonteIt’s no surprise that we love Almonte.This is our hometown. This is our community.This is why we do what we do: because we are proud of this community and we want

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Easy Landscaping DIY Projects

Get your yard ready for spring with these easy landscaping DIYsSpring has arrived! And we have been absolutely loving the warmer weather here in Almonte.As the snow melts and the plants start to

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