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Ottawa in Autumn: 5 Ways to Celebrate the Season

Not ready to say goodbye to summer? We hope this list of fun fall activities makes the transition a little easier. With beautiful scenery and plenty of local events, autumn is one of the best seasons to be an Ottawan. See the Leaves. Canada’s fall foliage is unparalleled. Even residential streets are transformed into an […]

5 Ways to Make a New House Feel Like Home

Moving into a new house is an exciting occasion and the chance for a new beginning. At the same time, a new house may not instantly feel like home. It takes time to settle into your new surroundings and make a place your own. Here are five of our favourite tips to speed up the […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

UTILITY SHUT-OFF….JUST IN CASE

Natural Gas: Because there are different gas shut-off procedures for different gas metre configurations, it is important to contact your local gas company for any guidance on preparations and response regarding gas appliances and gas service to your home. When you learn the proper shut-off procedure for the metre, share the information with everyone in […]

Home Security

Home security inspections allow community members to take an active role in making their homes less susceptible to criminal activity. Based on proven crime prevention principles, residents learn how to make their homes safer. At your request, police representatives visit your home (house, condo, apartment, etc.) to provide a safety audit -assessing ways to make […]

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