Maintenance and repairs at Panoramic Properties

    June 28, 2024

    At Panoramic Properties, we work hard to ensure our residents love where they live. We believe that your home should be a safe, comfortable and well maintained place to live. In a residential complex, that translates to providing a well cared for and welcoming environment. We, in part, deliver that experience to our residents by making maintenance and repair easy. If something needs our attention or a little TLC, we make it easy for our residents to get the help they need in a timely manner. Read on to learn more about work orders, maintenance and who is responsible for what. 

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    Tenant screening guide: Finding ideal residents

    June 24, 2024

    Great tenants make all the difference if you’re a landlord. A responsible, respectful tenant will consistently pay their rent payments, cause minimal property damage, and ensure a smooth overall rental experience. But how do you spot ideal residents in a large pool of applicants? This guide walks you through tenant screening, helping you find the perfect fit for your property.

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    Home office hacks to maximize productivity in your rental space

    April 29, 2024

    Whether you're new to remote work or have been at it for years, it's helpful to set up an organized and dedicated workspace in your home. When your home is a rental, with limitations in terms of allowed modifications, what you can do with your space may feel constrained. Don't worry -- with a little creativity and some home office hacks, you can maximize your space and productivity. Here's how to set up a surprisingly functional home office in your rental:

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  • Surviving the move: Essential tips for a stress-free relocation

    April 15, 2024

    Because it's such a big deal, a move can inspire a mix of good and bad emotions -- the excitement of starting a new chapter, the fear of the unknown, nostalgia for the past, and the stress of the logistics of moving. If you're gearing up for a move, here are our best tips for a stress-free move. 

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  • The Ultimate Rental Guide to Finding Your Dream Home

    March 26, 2024

    Consider this the ultimate guide to finding your dream rental home and follow along as we guide you through important considerations and discussions before you say yes to the address. Make sure your next rental checks all the boxes for your wants and needs.

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  • Grocery shopping hacks: Saving money and reducing food waste

    March 21, 2024

    Together, we can tackle the world's food waste problem if we make smart choices and change our bad habits for the better. When it comes to changing habits to reduce food waste, there's a lot you can do -- especially when it comes to grocery shopping. Use these clever grocery shopping hacks to reduce food waste and save some money in the process. 

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  • Sustainable living: How to reduce your environmental impact as a tenant

    March 07, 2024

    Many individuals around the world are changing what they can about their lives and habits to protect the environment. We all live on Earth and hold collective responsibility for its future. If you’re seeking ways to reduce your environmental impact as a tenant, we have practical tips and best practices for you to adopt in your life.  

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  • The difference between an apartment vs a condo

    February 26, 2024

    Many people eventually come to a crossroads in their renting journey. They feel like they must decide between renting an apartment or buying a condo. But what's the difference between the two scenarios? Read on as we examine the key differences between renting an apartment vs buying a condo.

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  • Budget-friendly Valentine's Day gifts

    February 12, 2024

    Money is tight for a lot of Canadians right now, but most of us don’t want to opt out of celebrating holidays like Valentine’s Day. Whether you're feeling the crunch or are just trying to save money, here are some thoughtful, yet budget-friendly, Valentine's Day gift ideas.

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  • When Does It Make More Sense to Rent Than to Buy?

    January 23, 2024

    If you are a renter, chances are at least one person has told you that your monthly rent payment is equivalent to throwing your money away. Or they may have proclaimed that buying is a superior financial plan and that everyone should aspire to one day own a property. That thinking, however, is old fashioned and reflects an economic time that simply no longer exists. Yes, buying a house can be a good investment and aspirational goal. However, there are many situations and circumstances in which renting makes more sense than buying.

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  • Healthy and budget-friendly recipes

    January 18, 2024

    It's pretty hard to believe that the New Year has arrived! If you're feeling run down and ready for a change this year, changing what you eat can be a powerful step in the right direction. Here are some delicious and budget-friendly healthy recipes to make this month. 

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  • The best gyms in Ottawa

    January 11, 2024

    It's hard to fathom that the New Year has begun! If you're ready to make positive changes in your life, like getting into better shape, you're in a great city to do it! Ottawa is full of excellent fitness facilities -- there are almost too many to choose from! Here are our picks for the best gyms in Ottawa.

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  • A holiday feast that won't break the bank

    December 15, 2023

    It's the most expensive time of the year! If you're feeling the crunch, we want to help. Perfect for your holiday table, these festive recipes are affordable and feed a crowd. Make them at home to feed family or friends and enjoy the holiday season to the fullest.

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  • Our holiday gift guide

    December 04, 2023

    The holidays can be a stressful time, especially financially. Canada is feeling the pinch of inflation and the soaring costs of everyday essential items is making even financially comfortable Canadians uneasy. Short on cash this holiday season? Here are some holiday gift ideas that won't break the bank.

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  • How to downsize for retirement

    November 09, 2023

    We’re all getting older and that means that retirement is on the horizon for all of us. If it’s just around the corner for you, here are some tips to help you downsize your life for the next stage. 

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  • How to upgrade your decor on a budget

    October 20, 2023

    We know the struggle of trying to make your first time rental feel more like a home. Here are our best tips to upgrade your decor on a budget! Use them to upgrade your decor without breaking the bank this fall.

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  • Thanksgiving on a budget

    October 06, 2023

    There's no need to break the bank to feast in style this Thanksgiving! Here's how to throw a Thanksgiving feast on a budget that will feel simply luxurious. 

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  • Wallaceburg, Ontario: A Small Town with Big Appeal

    October 03, 2023

    Wallaceburg, Ontario may not currently be on your radar as a place to live or visit, but there are many reasons why it should be. Wallaceburg boasts a temperate climate, an affordable cost of living, as well as proximity to many attractions and larger cities. You can have your small-town dream without having to sacrifice big-city quality amenities and entertainment.

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  • Warm up with these seasonal fall recipes

    September 08, 2023

    You can feel it like a chill in the air -- fall is coming! As the leaves change so do our palates and we naturally gravitate towards heartier meals. If you're craving fall comfort food, here are some seasonal recipes well worth whipping up. Try them at home -- they'll warm your belly and your soul.

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  • Plan the perfect beach day in Sudbury

    August 05, 2023

    When you live in Sudbury, you can always count on a great beach destination that you don’t need to travel far to reach. In the summertime, a beach day is the ultimate staycation activity. Soak up the sun and enjoy a perfect day at the beach in Sudbury with these tips.

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  • Our summer guide to Halifax

    July 06, 2023

    Summer is finally here! If you're ready to soak up the sun and enjoy Halifax, Nova Scotia to the fullest this summer, we hope you'll use this guide to plan your adventures. From cool beaches, to sizzling dining establishments, to refreshing watering holes, to can't miss festivals -- there's something for everyone to enjoy!

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  • DIY Summer patio decor

    June 08, 2023

    Summer is patio season! If you have a patio or balcony that’s a blank slate or needs a bit of sprucing up, here are some fun DIY projects that will help you transform your apartment patio into a private summer oasis. 

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  • How to upcycle your living room

    May 25, 2023

    No matter how much we love our home decor at first, it eventually bores us. You don't need to start from scratch to make a change! If your home needs a new look, but you're on a budget and/or don't want to throw out what you have, here's how to  upcycle your living room. 

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  • Affordable long weekend fun in Ottawa

    May 12, 2023

    Here comes May 2-4, otherwise known as Victoria Day weekend and the beginning of summer! It's been a tough year for many of us, so we'll be welcoming the long weekend and warm weather with open arms. If you're ready to kick back and relax, here are some affordable and fun ways to do it in Ottawa this long weekend. 

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  • Home decor shops we love in Niagara Falls

    April 27, 2023

    Spring is here! It's a time for rebirth and a fresh start. Does your apartment need a makeover? Whether you're looking for furniture, lighting, accessories, art or bedding, these home decor shops in Niagara Falls are worth a look. Visit them for an impressive decor selection and knowledgeable staff who can guide you along your shopping journey. 

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  • Apps that help you save money

    April 17, 2023

    We get it, money is tight for many Canadians right now. It can be shockingly easy to blow through your paycheck just on the necessities of life. Saving may not even be on your radar right now, but these apps can help make it more feasible. If you want to earn, save, invest and grow your money, give these apps a try.

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  • Ways to invest money when you can't buy a house in Canada

    March 29, 2023

    Want to save your money for yourself, your children and/or retirement? Many would advise you to purchase a home as it's likely to increase in value over the long term while you live in it. But even with the recent drop in average home prices in Canada, the Canadian housing market is still out of reach for many Canadians.

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  • The best spring attractions in Niagara

    March 15, 2023

    Can you feel it? March is here and spring is just around the corner! Spring brings more than just flowers, rain and green grass! It's the perfect time to head outside and enjoy seasonal attractions, events and activities. 

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  • Budget friendly Valentine's Day gifts

    February 08, 2023

    If you're like the countless Canadians who are currently feeling the pinch of inflation, you might be looking for budget-conscious gift ideas for Valentine's Day this year. We're here to help by presenting you with some options that won't break the bank. Treat the people you love to these affordable Valentine's Day gifts. 

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  • How to feed your family on a tight budget

    January 26, 2023

    Money is tight for many Canadians this winter thanks to the current recession and inflation. The cost of groceries has also skyrocketed across the country, making it a real challenge to put food on the table for many families. If you need some help right now, here are our best tips for stretching your dollars to feed your family this winter.

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  • Eat like a king on a dime this holiday season

    December 21, 2022

    Grocery prices are very high in Canada right now. Even the Canadian government is concerned and investigating the dramatic rise. This coupled with the current recession may have left you not looking forward to the holidays this year as festive food and gifts can rack up a big bill fast. If you want to dig into an epic holiday feast on a budget this year, these recipes will come in handy.

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  • Is Aging in Place Right for You?

    December 12, 2022

    Canadians are increasingly choosing to age in place, meaning they want access to health supports and services that will allow them to live independently and safely in the comfort of their own home, for as long as possible.

    Choosing to age in place comes with benefits such as: retaining independence, receiving personalized care, and minimizing the stress of changing environments.

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  • Budget holiday gifts your family will love

    December 08, 2022

    Money is tight for a lot of Canadians, especially during the holidays. But you don't need much to make someone smile this holiday season. If you're feeling stretched financially and need some gift-giving inspiration, these great gifts are perfect if you're on a budget.

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  • DIY holiday decor ideas

    November 23, 2022

    If there's a chill in the air but warmth in your heart, the holiday season is likely upon us! It's time to settle in, get comfy and spend quality time with friends, family and loved ones at home. Cozy times call for an equally cozy atmosphere. Give your apartment a holiday season makeover with these DIY decor projects.

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  • Tips to save money

    November 09, 2022

    It's that time of the month. Your bills are paid and you're, well, broke. It's a common story with the recent rise in inflation. Luckily for you, because being strapped for cash is so common these days, there are plenty of creative ways to enjoy more for less. Here are our best tips to save money, most of which are fairly painless.

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  • How to organize your closet

    October 13, 2022

    As we grow up, we accumulate things. Sometimes a lot of things! If you live in an apartment and don’t subscribe to minimalism, you might have limited closet space. But that’s only a problem for those who don’t think creatively! Here are our best tips for how to organize your closet to help you make the most out of it.

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  • Buying vs. Renting in Niagara Falls

    October 13, 2022

    Niagara Falls, Ontario is a fabulous place to live. It's safe, convenient, fun and full of great work opportunities. If you're ready for a change of pace, this could be the perfect place to call home. How you choose to live here is worth serious consideration. When it comes to renting versus buying in Niagara Falls, here's what our research shows.

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  • Eco-friendly home decor ideas

    September 23, 2022

    Is your home in need of a makeover? Decorating and making your space feel like yours can be a lot of fun. Before you start buying furniture, consider redecorating with the planet in mind. Fast furniture is a huge environmental problem, and you can break that cycle by not buying it. We vote with our dollars, so why not make eco-friendly choices that won't break the bank or compromise your taste. Give these eco-friendly home decor ideas a try.

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  • Escape the city in Mississauga

    August 04, 2022

    Cities like Mississauga can feel like a hot concrete jungle in the summer, but Mississauga is also home to many spots where you feel like you're out of town. Here's how you can escape the feeling of the city without leaving Mississauga this summer. 

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  • Why we love living in Halifax in the summer

    July 21, 2022

    Halifax is a great city to call home all your round, but summer is a really special time here. From beaches to beer gardens, there’s a lot to love about this seaside city in the summertime. Here are 10 reasons to love living in Halifax in the summer.

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  • Tips for moving in the summer

    June 09, 2022

    Summer is an extremely popular time to move, but not always an easy time to move. Things like extreme weather (high temperatures and rainstorms etc.), plus bad traffic due to things like construction, rush hour and summer tourism can make it a real challenge. If you're planning a move this summer, here are our best tips for moving in the summer. 

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  • Good laundry room etiquette

    May 23, 2022

    Many apartment buildings feature communal laundry rooms that are exclusive for residents. Sharing a laundry facility can be a challenge in an apartment complex because doing your laundry is a fairly intimate activity. When that activity is conducted in the presence of strangers, things can get messy. As much as your neighbours' laundry room etiquette impacts you, your laundry room behaviour impacts them. Here's how to be a well mannered resident when you do your laundry in a communal laundry room.

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  • How to be a great roommate

    May 10, 2022

    Sharing an apartment? Living with roommates isn't always a bed of roses. Here's how to be the best roommate you can be and enjoy your shared space to the fullest. 

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  • How to make your apartment feel like your forever home

    April 21, 2022

    Buying a home is currently out of reach for many Canadians, with local housing costing up to 50% more than Canadians can afford in many major cities. As a result, many choose to rent an apartment for long periods of time -- even for their entire lives! When you first move in, an apartment can feel a little impersonal -- but it doesn’t have to! Here's how to make your apartment rental feel more like a forever home than a rental.

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  • How to choose your new apartment by neighbourhood

    February 17, 2022

    Where you live is sometimes more important than the actual building or home you live in. If you’re ready to make a move, we suggest that you search for a new place to call home by neighbourhood rather than by building. Find the perfect neighbourhood in your city or town to call home with this guide.

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  • DIY Valentine’s Day Decor

    February 03, 2022

    The holiday of love is just around the corner. If your heart is bursting at the thought of it, you may want to bring that special feeling home. Going all out on your Valentine's Day decor can be a lot of fun for adults and children alike. Here are some DIY Valentine's Day decor project ideas for you to help you decorate your apartment for Valentine's Day.

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  • Tips for first time renters

    January 24, 2022

    Are you looking to become a first time renter? Congratulations! This milestone moment can be an exciting time. Before you move out on your own, you’ve got a lot to consider. Get our best tips for first time renters – everything from finding a roommate to managing rent payments and more.

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