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How to Make the Most of Ottawa in the Summer

Canadian summers are hard to beat, especially when you live in the nation’s capital. With sunshine, festivals and endless greenery, there are plenty of exciting activities to fill your weekends and holidays. If you need a little inspiration, here are 5 family-friendly ways to make the most of the season. Attend a festival Summer is festival […]

Sales stay consistently hot through May heat wave

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,921 residential properties in May through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with similar sales of 1,926 in May 2015. The five-year average for May sales is 1,864. In May, 3,635 homes were listed keeping pace with listing numbers in April, but down slightly by 4.4 […]

5 Tips for Moving with Young Children

Most people move over 10 times throughout their lives, but for young children, moving often means leaving their first and only home. A child’s world is much smaller, and leaving behind familiar people and surroundings can be quite daunting. If you have a move coming up, here are five tips to make the experience more […]

Why Community Matters

In the age of technology, our community sometimes gets less attention than our Facebook friends, but research shows that community is a vital component of our health and happiness. So what exactly is community and why is it so important? What is community? The Oxford Dictionary defines community as a group of people living together […]

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 […]

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