July 2012 - Ottawa trade professionals we recommend

July 2012 - Hammer Home News

As our world is becoming paperless, use trees to build our homes

What a month folks, I must say moving is not my favorite past time. It has been a crazy roller coaster of renovations, packing, settling and re-establishing my family and I into our new home and new life.  So far, we have yet to look back.

Fortunately, along this incredibly interesting path of moving and renovations we met some amazing professionals in their line of expertise.

In this  issue I want to present my “Preferred Professionals Program.” This list of folks are individuals I had the personal opportunity to work with and enjoy not only their professionalism and expertise but their highest regard for quality customer satisfaction.  If you choose any of these individuals, I am confident you will not be disappointed (but if you are let me know, I will call them myself ;)

Best Moving Company
Two Men and a Truck - Lynn Vincent 613-723-2636

Best Carpet Company
Carastan Carpets - Troy 613-729-6663

Best Painting Company
Hindley’s Painting - Anthony Hindley 613-668-9490

Best Electrical Company
Innovative Electrical Contracting - Luc 613-833-1644

Best Fence Company
ProtectAChild Fence - Andrew Lowry 613-219-0650

Best Interior Designer
The Style Counsel - Justine Owens 613-612-9397

Best Project Management
Haslett Construction - Rob Haslett 613-223-9600

Best Cleaning Company
Priced Right Ottawa - Emily or Lawrence 613-898-7362

Best Granite, Quartz and Marble Company
Granite & Marble Gallery - Orlando Xardo 613-736-6700

As the best professionals out there work mainly “by Referral” such as myself, please let them know that I sent them to you, it would be greatly appreciated!

In the meantime, if I have forgotten a few you would recommend, please send me your preferred professionals by email to rachel@rachelhammer.com.

Enjoy the rest of your summer.


Jan Bryan: Did Ottawa squeeze housing at the wrong time?
By Jan Bryan, The Gazette - July 16, 2012

Did the Harper government blunder into overstimulating a housing market that it’s now in the process of squeezing at just the wrong time?

The question springs to mind now that new numbers show Canada’s housing market showed signs of significant softness in June, with sales falling 4.4 per cent below their year-earlier level – the first such drop in a year – as the national average home price edged down by nearly one per cent.

Trivia Question
This Month's Trivia Question:
According to Feng Shui, the art of home placement, what five elements are needed in a harmonious environment?

The first five individuals to respond correctly will win a $10.00 gift card to Starbucks. Email your answers to

Last Month's Trivia Question:
What town did the Flinstones call home?

The Answer was: Bedrock...Congratulations to: Christine, Fraser, Natalie, Helen, Melanie, Marilyne and Carl for being the first to answer last month and win a $10.00 gift card to Starbucks.


Just Listed

1705 - 234 Rideau Street

Introducing to you, 234 Rideau Street, a full service condo in heart of downtown Ottawa.

This beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom and den with private balcony is a must see. Enjoy 995 sq.ft. of open concept, including granite counters, upgraded backsplash in kitchen and stainless steel appliances, comes with one underground parking space and a storage locker.


Exclusive Listing

110 Kittiwake Court

Not yet posted on MLS.  Welcome to this beautifully built Holitzner Home, Edgemount model with fourplus one bedrooms in Timbermere. This home boasts hardwood and tiled main floor, a vaulted ceiling grand room, separate dining room, open concept freshly painted kitchen with stainless steel appliances and spacious living room including fireplace.




794 Nakina Way

Popular Richcraft end unit, Bancroft model, in desirable Riverside South area.

This attractive 3 bedroom and loft "tall town" has it all!  Dark hardwood throughout the main floor, stunning upgrades in an open concept kitchen with extended breakfast bar, custom California shutters and glass cabinetry.


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Rachel Hammer, Broker
Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty Brokerage
1419 Carling Avenue, Suite 219
Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7L6
Office 613.728.2664
Direct 613.369.8314

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