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Why Homes Matter

Buying a home is one of our most important purchases, not only because of the financial significance, but also because of the emotional impact. A home means more to people than simply somewhere to live; it is a place that evolves with us over the years and becomes the scene of many important memories. So […]

Everything You Need to Know About Ottawa’s Greenbelt

Ottawans are lucky enough to live in a city that boasts 20,000 hectares of protected green space; the National Capital Greenbelt is one of a kind and the word’s largest publicly owned greenbelt. Since summer is finally on our doorstep, here are some interesting facts about the Greenbelt and, most importantly, tips for making the […]

Second-best April on record for Ottawa resales

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,714 residential properties in April through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 1,567 in April 2015, an increase of 9.4 per cent. The five-year average for April sales 1,568. April’s sales included 264 in the condominium property class, and 1,450 in the residential property class. […]

March Resale Market Springs Into Action

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,166 residential properties in March through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 1,200 in March 2015, a decrease of 2.8 per cent. The five-year average for March sales is 1,220. Homes are starting to sell faster, indicating that we are heading into our busy spring […]

10 Things You Might Not Know About Ottawa

Ottawa has been Canada’s official capital since the Confederation of 1867, and has since developed into one of the country’s most important political, technological and cultural hubs. If you live in Ottawa or are considering a move to the area, there is plenty of interesting information to learn about this city. Here are ten facts, […]

8 Tips For Moving With Pets

Moving can be an exciting and stressful time for everyone – including your pets. Routine and familiarity are important to animals, and you want to keep that in mind as you prepare to move into your new home. Here are 8 tips to help make moving day a relaxed and happy time for you and […]

Tips from a Glabar Park Realtor®

Affectionately referred to as “The Glabarhood,” Glabar Park is a small but friendly community in the west end of Ottawa, featuring spacious family homes built between the 1940’s and 1960’s. Welcome to the Glabarhood Located between Woodroffe Avenue to the west, Maitland Avenue to the east, Carling Avenue to the north, and the Queensway to […]

Centrepointe Homes: Finding the Right One

Centrepointe was originally miles of farmland, but was sold in the 1980’s to Minto Corporation, one of Ottawa’s largest housing developers. Since then, it has become a family-friendly neighbourhood and lively community with plenty to offer homebuyers. Community Feel Located in the west end of Ottawa, Centrepointe is unofficially bordered by Baseline Road to the […]

Extra day in leap year causes jump in sales for February

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 911 residential properties in February through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 850 in February 2015, an increase of 7.2 per cent. The five-year average for February sales is 908. The average sale price of a residential-class property sold in February in the Ottawa area […]

Resale Market Eases off In January

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 601 residential properties in January through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 626 in January 2015, a decrease of four per cent. The five-year average for January sales is 618. Residential two-storey and bungalow homes continue to have the highest concentration of buyers, with three-storey […]

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