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Condo sales lead the way for stellar performance in May

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,300 residential properties in May through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service System, compared with 1,919 in May 2016, an increase of 19.9 per cent average for May sales is 1,946. One of the reasons for these stellar numbers can be attributed to the condo market, which has […]

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 per cent. 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 […]

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 […]

Neighbourhood Spotlight: Glabar Park

Glabar Park is a quiet and conveniently-located neighbourhood in Bay Ward, in Ottawa’s west end. Bounded by Maitland and Fairlawn Avenues to the east and west, and Carling Avenue and the Quensway to the north and south, Glabar park is easily accessible to many of the west end’s major arteries. A variety of shopping outlets […]

Moving Tips from Frequent Movers

Next to losing a job or grieving a loved one, moving can be one of life’s most stressful experiences. So how do military families, mobile executives, and others manage to do it on a regular basis? By having systems to stay organized and reduce the stress. If you are planning a move this spring or […]

March Resale Market

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,485 residential properties in March through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service System, compared with 1,160 in March 2016, an increase of 28 per cent. The five-year average for March sales is 1,240. ‘Unit sales for March marked the second-best on record, only 13 units down from the […]

Planning for an Accessible Future

Universal or inclusive design is the idea that products and buildings should be planned and built to be useful to as wide an audience as possible, regardless of their ability or age. It is an increasingly common consideration in home-building, and one reflected in recent changes to the Ontario Building Code that increase accessibility requirements […]

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