Old Ottawa South (Ottawa, ON)
By Jean Richer, Straight Talk on Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
OPEN HOUSE Sunday January 12th, 2014 at 108 Sunshine Crescent Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm Lovely 3 bedroom townhome in the popular Summerside community of Orleans. This townhome features an open concept living, dining and kitchen area. The 3rd level has a beautiful 3 piece bathroom and 3 bedrooms with the master bedroom having a walk in closet. The deck over the garage offers a great space for entertaining outdoors; not rear yard means no maintenance. Just relax and enjoy!! Included: Dishwasher Fridge Stove Window coverings
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By Valerie Zinger, Home Organizer
(House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada)
  There was an article in the Ottawa Citizen today about a family that built a solid wood fence in the front yard to screen off the neighbour and the neighbour's garbage bins.  The fence is solid and over 8 feet high - in the front yard.  So, someone complained and the by-laws have kicked in.  According to the article, if no one complains, even if the fence does not meet the requirements, the city will not take action.  However, when there is a complaint, the by-law officers show up and the fence needs to be changed.  I expect the owner to appeal but it seems that there will be little recourse and her fence will have to be either removed or cut down to the approved height.  Who wins?  No one.  The fence builder has made her point but it is going to cost her some money.  The neighbourho...
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By Valerie Zinger, Home Organizer
(House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada)
Before buying your house along a river find out the history of flooding on that section of the river.  Most rivers, with residential property on the banks, have a conservation authority that established building rules (such as proximity to the bank, type of construction and plantings).  Go to the Authority and find out the flooding history. Don't get sandbagged into buying the wrong property.  Photo credit: 090325-F-0681L-066 In 1997 I lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  The Red River flows north through the city up from Fargo and Grand Forks, North Dakota.  What a river!!!  Because it is situated on the prairies there is flat land all along the this northern part of the river.  Flooding is an annual concern.  In 1997, there were devastating floods.  Downtown Fargo was under water.  Millions...
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