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Me and the Techies

When I first began my career in real estate, in 1984, I would head out in the morning armed with lots of quarters for the pay phones. I knew where the pay phones were all over town.

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SUMMER NEWS

Monday, June 6th 2011 It has been a long time since I have written a newsletter. I am not sure what that is all about. I think with tweeting and facebooking and email and Blackberry

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It’s Coming… brrrrrrrr!

On a gloriously warm October day I had a conversation at our Golf Club with a fellow member.” I dread winter coming,” said she.”Why?” I asked. “I just hate it’” she said. Well, for

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December Thoughts

I am almost embarrassed to say that I do love the month of December. I know many dread the whole month and all that goes with it. Not me. I love Christmas. I love the music, I have

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HAPPY APRIL !!

This is a happy April for us. We celebrate 50 years of marriage this month !! I can recall when I was a kid and someone would be having their 50th anniversary they seemed really old,

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HOME IS WHERE YOUR STORY BEGINS – Part 1

According to the “online” dictionary the following are definitions of “Home”: • A place where one lives, • A physical structure within which one lives, • A dwelling place together

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HOME IS WHERE YOUR STORY BEGINS – Part 2

In my last newsletter, I left you with this: Although I do realize the world has changed, buyers and sellers have changed, housing and realty have changed... Home hasn't changed: it

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Happy New Year Everyone!

Happy new Year Everyone ! We hope that you had a good and safe holiday wherever you were and that all the weather related disruptions didn’t spoil too much of your vacation. We were

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Memories

Hi Everyone Great idea from my dear friend Betty Ann in Toronto. We have shared many very Memorable Memories, even in Riyadh! She lent us their Christmas tree all decorated - I will

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Halleluiah!

I always wonder what I will write to you about in my next newsletter. Well the other day a friend sent me a YouTube clip. I am including it for you in this letter. And, that is what

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A Wonderful Country and A Beautiful City

Hi Everyone, Yesterday John and I attended a seminar conducted by a man from San Diego, Brian Buffini. Brian came to the United States from Ireland when he was 18. He became an extremely

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Back to school

We have just come through the most glorious summer in many years. We loved every day!! In June we took 12 year old Abi and her friend Wendy to Maine with us. Abi is John’s youngest

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SPRING IS IN THE AIR

Well sort of, spring is in the air! Haven't the Olympics just been the most wonderful way to pass February, everyday looking forward to an evening with all of those wildly enthusiastic

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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

It is that time of year. I don’t know about you, but I love best the lead up to Christmas. I almost dread the actual day, because then it is over for another whole year. I love Christmas

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"Good luck, good health and happiness" in 2010

Hi Everyone, 2009 was an interesting real estate year in Ottawa. We began the year sluggishly, people were apprehensive about the economic outlook. Job security is always at the top

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FALL GREETINGS

It is late November and wouldn’t it be grand if the weather just stayed like this? Everyday is a bonus. We stay home all winter and we find it best to just not have any weather discussions

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A HOLE IN ONE-FOR ONE OF US!

Yes, David had a Hole in One at The Royal Ottawa Golf Club on September 12th. What a super way to wind down the golf season. He was pretty excited as you can imagine. We all had a rainy

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Rain, Renovations and then Rain Again

It isn’t usual that I would write one newsletter so close to another-but I have been doing lots of “house thinking “this summer-not just professionally, that’s normal, but personally. We

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Summer Greetings

We have just returned from our annual trek to Maine. We started to go to Ocean Park, Maine in 1976. Our kids were young, we stayed a month, and we have been going ever since .The owner

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Long Overdo

It is funny, but I just couldn’t seem to get a newsletter written so far this year. I don’t really like bad news .My Mother just plain didn’t “do” bad news. If ever I embarked on a

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The right time to focus on your home

Hello Everyone, I wonder if you are like me, I am finding this year to be full of things to talk about and watch on TV. Elections , Financial Markets and they seem to consume a good

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How to use efficiently your dining room area

Hi Everyone, You can feel Spring in the air, is there a better feeling? The days are noticeably longer. I love this time of year, so much to look forward to. I don't think I would be

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A Wonderful Trip

Hi Everyone, The idea for this article came in some wonderful places. David and I have just returned from a Danube River Cruise. We have never done anything like that before but certainly

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Early Spring Garden Guide

There’s nothing like the early spring garden for winter-weary gardeners. Can’t wait to get back to the garden? Use this handy spring garden guide to get started. Believe it or not,

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May is Moving Time

In Montreal May was the time when everyone moved. All over the city you would see all forms of vehicles carrying all sorts of goods from one dwelling to another. It was simply “That

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A Summer of House Renewal

Hi Everyone, We have had a wonderful summer in Ottawa, long warm and sunny days. One very positive thing about living in Ottawa is the sunshine factor. We seem to get more than our

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Halloween Safety: Tips for parents and kids

Halloween can be a nerve-wracking time for parents. Many communities offer alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating, but many more do not. Unless you live in a community where

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Tips for Reducing Fall Home Maintenance and Halloween Holiday Waste

Compost is a rich, organic soil conditioner for your lawn and garden. Put raked leaves and other yard wastes in a compost bin and keep these materials out of landfills. Don't forget

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Toronto's Architecture

Hello Everyone, As I write this short newsletter it is 25 degrees Celsius in Ottawa and in late October. We have been blessed with a glorious fall and summer. This past weekend we went

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Merry Christmas Everyone

Perhaps we all have mixed feelings about this time of year. Personally I love it, but I am aware of how difficult the season is for so many people. One of the things I like is that

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House Shopping: Preparation

Are you house shopping? The process of shopping for a new house can be intimidating. Before beginning the hunt, it's best to do some preparation for the challenges that lie ahead. Whether

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New Year Resolution

Hi Everyone, We hope you had a restful and fun Holiday Season. It is always a little exciting to begin a New Year--sort of like the first day of school. Anticipation, resolutions and

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The Importance of First Impressions

Happy February, Well--we are getting close to March and that is close to April and then we are home free. Really I don't mind winter and this one in Ottawa, as well as elsewhere has

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The 2008 Real Estate Market

Hi Everyone, It has been a while since I wrote my last newsletter. Our website has had a revamp and that has been a bit of a distraction. When the idea for Lindsay TV was raised I am

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Summer vacation

Hi Everyone, It is amazing to me, I begin my 25th year in real estate this fall. I am still in the same office, working for the same company and interestingly there are still many of

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So Far, Lots of Good News Stories

2009 is shaping up to be a very interesting year for so many reasons. We have the miraculous story of the”Miracle on the Hudson”. I have remnants of a rather major fear of flying-this

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New Beginnings…

Dear Friends, Oh dear, it is the end of August already and we know what that means. Funny, I don't know about you but I love September and October, perhaps my favourite months. They

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Refresh Your Home for Spring

You don't need a calendar to know when it is early spring. You need only note the lengthening day, catch a whiff of warm air, and spot the first shoots of green poking up through the

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What To Do in the August Garden

August has a bitter sweet quality. It begins with the hottest weather of the summer where annuals at at their best, the vegetable garden is producing abundantly and the warmth of late

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New Year’s resolutions for your home

Hi Everyone, It's a new year - funny how that change from December 31st to January 1st brings new energy, hope, optimism and a resolve to try harder and do a little bit better - at

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The house we grew up in…

Hi everyone, My Mother lived in Peterborough and was a remarkable and healthy 99 year old. All that changed early in September and she passed away October 15th. My strongest emotion

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The Lindsays Fall Market Approach

The market seems a little quieter. We had a busy summer with no real break from a busy spring. So, a slowdown is to be expected. The result is an inventory of some very fine homes,

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Where did the Summer Go?

Hi everyone, I wonder if you feel as I do: “where did the summer go”? It was a sunny glorious time, but all too short. I just don’t think it is possible to experience summer the way

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Great Tips in Time for Back to School

Hi Everyone, It is hard to believe that we are in the last days of summer holidays. I wonder if the kids find the warm sunny days pass as quickly as we find they do. Somehow I think

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