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FEBRUARY Rowe Report Newsletter

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Dear Michele,


Treat yourself to French Chocolate Truffles. Scroll down for the recipe.

''The world today is hungry not only for bread but hungry for love; hungry to be wanted, to be loved ... ''- Mother Teresa

This month's Newsletter focuses on Home Improvements and Decorations.

Do something special for your home this month.


Hiring a Contractor
hiring a contractor

Whether building a new home or renovating an old one, choose your contractor carefully. Start by writing your project down, including a floor-plan sketch. Ask friends, family and neighbours about good and bad contractors. Select several contractors and arrange to meet with them.

How to Make a Small Room Appear Bigger
make a room look bigger

Small rooms are the bane of the home decorator. How do you achieve a pleasing look that doesn't feel cramped and claustrophobic? Short of building an addition or knocking down walls, you are limited to a few, but effective, decorating tricks that create the illusion of space.

The Appeal Of Stainless Steel
appeal of stainless steel

How did a material once relegated to the cold confines of commercial kitchens become the hottest trend in kitchen decorating? By getting the word out that it is extremely durable, hygienic, and water and heat resistant. Not to mention that it possesses eye- grabbing appeal.

This month's recipe: French Chocolate Truffles
chocolate t ruffles

A simple, sweet appetizer to make ahead. An elegant chocolate to serve with Cabernet

24 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, use a good quality chocolate, 2 cups walnuts, toasted and ground fine, 1-14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla, dash of salt, Chocolate Sprinkles, Shredded coconut, Walnuts, finely chopped

Cut the chocolate into small pieces; place in a medium sized pan over low heat, stirring constantly until melted; do not let it burn.

Stir in ground walnuts, condensed milk, vanilla and salt, blending well. Cool approximately 5 minutes.

Roll into small balls the size of a walnut, and dip into chocolate sprinkles or coconut or nuts as desired. Mix and match them for a beautiful presentation. Place on a cookie sheet and refrigerate until set.

Makes approximately 60

Wine suggestion: Port

Introducing FISBO the DOG
fsbo the dog

For those of you who are not familiar with the 'FSBO' term, it simply means For Sale By Owner (FSBO) a term that is used to refer to real estate, usually residential homes, which are being sold by the owner without the help of a real estate agent or broker.

Starting next month, I will feature FBSO related topics such as :

  • The Secret to Negotiations for FSBO Sellers
  • Open Houses for FSBO Sellers
  • What If You Get An Offer?
...and much more.

Watch for the Adventures of FISBO the dog in next month's Newsletter!!

Complimentary Home Evaluation
Before you sell a home, it is crucial that you know your home's true market value in today’s ever- changing real estate market.

Wonder how much it might be worth? You can find out with my complimentary Comparative Market Analysis.

You can reach me at the office at 733-9100 or email me at

Office: (613) 733-9100
Complimentary Staging

If you choose to list your home with me, this coupon entitles you to a 2 hour complimentary staging by KW Design Inc. For more information about home staging, click the link below or give me a call at the office at (613) 733-9100 or email me at I encourage you to share this offer with friends and family.



Royal Lepage Performance Realty | 1500 Bank Street | Suite 201 | Ottawa | Ontario | K1H 7Z2 | Canada


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Michèle Rowe
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