As part of a Greenbelt Initiative, the city is providing a variety of financial options for homeowners, including putting green landscaping on their homes, buying or leasing a solar roof or installing solar panels on their property.
It is also providing green landscaped property owners with an incentive to use it for green lawns, gardens and trees.
The initiative is part of the city’s Greenbelt Strategy and is aimed at providing homeowners with the options to be financially responsible for their green spaces.
But it is also being used by many homeowners who are concerned about green belt upkeep and who are looking to save money on the mortgage.
“It is a very complicated issue,” said Rob Scott, who has owned his property since 2006.
“It’s not just for homeowners.
It’s also for people who are in a lot of debt and are looking for a quick way to save a little bit of money.”
Scott said he would like to see a system that includes all green belt options including landscaping.
“I want to be able to get rid of the lawns.
I want to get a solar panel,” Scott said.
“I want it to be a little bigger than I have.
And I want it done as quickly as possible.”
But homeowners who feel the need to save on the green belt have found ways to do it.
“A lot of homeowners have taken out green lawn insurance and installed solar panels in their homes,” said Scott.
“That’s really helping to keep their property in shape.”
Scott said he recently installed a solar array in his yard.
“My kids play outside every day and they see the sun, so I want my kids to see the green grass,” he said.
Scott said the solar panels will cost him $20,000.
“But the solar is very low-cost compared to what it would cost to do a full greenbelt,” Scott added.
But for many homeowners, there is a cost to the greenbelt, and they are looking into other options to help pay it off.
“We’re not trying to be super green, we’re just trying to save some money,” said Jill Guevara, who lives in the area and is looking to reduce her mortgage.
“The landscaping, the greening up of my yard is really a cost of living thing.
So it’s really easy to see that.”
Guevaro said the only other option she is looking at is purchasing a solar system on her property.
She said she has also looked at installing solar in her basement, but she said it is not as affordable as it could be.
“If you look at the costs of installing a solar panels, it would be like buying an entire house, and that’s expensive,” Guevalar said.
The Greenbelt initiative is a way to give homeowners more options to pay for their homes.
The city is also offering incentives to homeowners to make their green belt their priority.
“There’s a lot more that can be done to make sure homeowners are financially responsible in their green belts,” said Greenbelt Director Karen Stirling.
“We have incentives in place for homeowners who can pay for green landscaging and other greening.
We’re really excited about the Greenbelt.”
The Green Belt Initiative is the city of Ottawa’s first Greenbelt Program, and is a collaboration between the city and the community.
The City of Ottawa is committed to being the most affordable community in Canada for homeowners to own their homes and to provide green lawn services, and the Green Belt initiative is one of several initiatives to promote that goal.
“This is a first step to help homeowners save money and have the ability to buy green landscap for their property,” said Mayor Jim Watson.
“This will help create an even greater sense of community and support for the green spaces.”
The City of Toronto is also participating in the initiative.