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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 […]

Is spring in the air?

Member of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,011 residential and condominium properties in February through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service system, an increase of 11.2% compared with February 2016. The average sale price of a residential – class property sold in February in the Ottawa area was $417,374, an increase of 8.5% over February […]

Your Winter Purge

Whether you are staging your home for sale, packing for an upcoming move, downsizing, or just trying to keep clutter under control, winter is a great time to purge closet, cabinets, attics, and basements. Reducing your belongings makes it easier to keep your home clean and organized, and especially of you have a move on […]

Neighbourhood Spotlight: Centrepointe

Centrepointe is an attractive residential neighhourhood in Ottawa’s west end, within the boundaries of Baseline Road to the north; Pineview, Mapleview and Wycliffe Crescents to the south; Woodroffe to the east; and near Marble Arch Crescent to the west. Located in College Ward, in the former city of Nepean, this area provides the convenience and […]

2017 resale market off to a great start

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 667 residential properties in January through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service system, compared with 598 in January 2016, an increase of 11.5 per cent. The five-year average for January sales is 614. The average sale price of a residential-class property sold in January in the Ottawa area […]

Snow Bird Home Security Tips

Savvy travelers know that if you are heading south this winter, you will only be able to truly relax and unwind if you make sure that your home is safe, secure, and looked after while you are gone. Hiring a housesitter is a great way to make sure everything runs smoothly in your absence, but […]

Selling a home during the winter months?

While it is true that spring is often the season when home sales move most briskly, winter can be a great time of year to make your home stand out. With less competition on the market, you can use the beauty of the season to the play up your home’s cozy charm for potential buyers. […]

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