Things to do in Ottawa this Holiday Season

The holiday season is fast approaching! With Christmas decorations going up and holiday party invitations being sent out, we thought we would highlight some of the holiday festivities happening in Ottawa this season! Here are some of the best events happening in town this season: 1 .  Christmas Lights Across Canada December 1, 2021 – …
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D*vorce Isn’t a Bad Word: Navigating Uncoupling

FACEBOOK LIVE SERIES  |  THURSDAYS @ 12:30 PM  |  STARTING OCTOBER 21 It’s true. D*vorce isn’t a bad word. I think more people need to hear that. My team and I experienced – first hand – the number of couples looking to part ways rising during COVID. Broken marriages have become the pandemic’s other toll. …
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Why Curb Appeal Matters

While preparing to sell your home, you’ve likely been told that curb appeal matters to prospective buyers. While curb appeal definitely does matter, sometimes realtors and professionals don’t take the time to explain this aspect of selling to their clients. What is Curb Appeal? Curb appeal is essentially a buyer’s first impression of a home …
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How to Winterize Your Home

With the coming winter looming over our heads, it’s essential to make time to winterize your home. As we know, Ottawa winters can get pretty intense. That’s why it’s so important to understand how to prepare your home for the elements.  Here are some tips to follow when winterizing your home: 1. Clean Your Gutters. …
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The Most Walkable Neighbourhoods in Ottawa

New studies of the entire city of Ottawa highlight the most walkable neighbourhoods in the area, as the population is projected to grow to almost 3 million by 2046. In response, City Hall is focused on urban intensification instead of sprawl.  The City will be looking at how suitable each neighbourhood is to becoming a …
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3 Tips for Downsizing Your Home

Moving homes can be very exciting, as it often represents a new chapter in your life. Sometimes that new chapter comes with stress, especially when you’re downsizing. A smaller home may be right for you in your new stage of life, but that doesn’t make it easier to cut down your packing list. Downsizing doesn’t …
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6 Tips for when you have to move over the holidays

With the holiday seasons arriving, real estate transactions tend to slow down as moving over the holidays is never ideal. With unpredictable weather, countless social events and the steady flow of nostalgic holiday memories, it can be hard to want to move from your home. Here are 6 tips for when you have to move …
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Will Ottawa real estate cool down this fall?

The busiest selling months in real estate are April, May, June, and July. Usually, in the summer months, we see sales slowing down. This trend is typical in real estate markets across Canada, and Ottawa is no stranger to this trend. This Fall’s real estate market in Ottawa won’t be cool at all. In a …
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Tips for buying in a seller’s market

There’s no denying that 2021 has been a year for the sellers in real estate. With almost every major city in Canada currently in a seller’s market, Ottawa included, buying can seem intimidating and nearly impossible. A seller’s market simply means that there are more buyers than sellers in that given area. In this market, …
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Can paint colours increase the value of your home?

In a seller’s market, is it still beneficial to make improvements to your home before listing? Since the market has been so hot, many sellers haven’t had to make major improvements to their homes before listing. Properties are getting sold at record prices with little to no upgrades done to them, but that doesn’t mean …
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