Neighbourhood Spotlight: Qualicum – Graham Park

Situated in College Ward in Ottawa’s west end, Qualicum-Graham Park is a quiet neighbourhood with easy access to many of city amenities. Bounded by the Queensway to the north, Baseline Road to the south, and Morrison Drive and Richmond Road to the east and west, the area was formerly farm land, largely owned and cultivated […]

Summer’s Almost Here: Save on Cooling Costs

One for the pleasures of living in a northern climate is the spring ritual of turning off the furnace. As we celebrate the return of warmer, sunnier days, many of us also enjoy a slight decrease in our utility bills. More hours of daylight and more time outdoors means less time at home with the […]

Radon: Clearing The Air

Radon is a colourless and odourless radioactive gas that is released from the soil into the air as uranium breaks down naturally in the environment. It is commonly found in higher concentrations where there are high levels of uranium, granite, shale, or phosphate in the soil and bedrock. Radon can seep into your home through […]

Spring Market Continues to Blossom!

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,795 residential properties in April through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service System, compared with 1,711 in April 2016, an increase of 4.9 percent. The five-year average for April sales is 1,613. Sales activity is indicating a trend towards a seller’s market. Lower inventory, combined with increased demand, […]

Cleaning Without Chemicals

Whether you are preparing your home for sale or just performing regular cleaning and maintenance, you probably have a collection of cleaners and chemicals to help get the job done. But as more and more people experience allergies to strong chemicals and sensitivities to the powerful odours and perfumes they contains, it is worthwhile to […]