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Safe Ottawa Halloween Events to Enjoy

Regular Ottawa Halloween events – like trick or treating and Halloween parties are not advised due to slowing the spread of the infections A different kind of Halloween this year doesn’t need to put a damper on your family’s Halloween spirits. Check out these great and safe events!

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Ottawa Real Estate Market Update-Sept

The Ottawa resale market continues to perform nicely, with September posting strong sales. According to the Ottawa Real Estate Board, 1759 residential homes were sold in September, +58% from September 2019.

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How to Sell in a Seller’s Market

If you are following the Ottawa real estate market, you will know that we continue to be in an intense seller’s market. Here’s what you need to know.

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6 Reasons Why the Fall is a Great Time to Sell Your Home

Even though the spring season ranks as the top home selling period, there are enormous benefits to selling your home in the fall, especially during this unique year.

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Ottawa Real Estate Market Update-August

The Ottawa housing market experienced another high performing month in August. The Ottawa Real Estate Board reported that 1,576 homes were sold +22% from August last year.

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How COVID is Changing the Needs of Ottawa Home Buyers

There is no doubt that Covid-19 has changed every aspect of our lives, including how buyers are changing their needs because of feeling uncertain about the future.

Spring-Like Housing Market Hits Summer 2020

Not only is the temperature heating up in the nation’s capital, so is the real estate market!

Creative Ideas For Your Easter Celebration

If you’ve already purchased or own baskets and filler, you’re in good shape. If you haven’t, we have some great ideas…

2020 Housing Market Outlook

Increased consumer confidence could be a key factor affecting the housing market in 2020. . .

Taking the Stress Out of Holiday Entertaining

Have you ever felt overwhelmed while hosting or …

Staging Your Home for the Holidays

Staging your home is one of the best things you can do to ensure a quick sale. The number one mantra of a home stager is …

“Lot 7” is a lot & more!

Some people cross your path and you know they have something special. Bobbi Jo Doyle is …

Parkdale Market

As Wellington West celebrates 100 years, we would be remiss not to . . .

From Me, To You – Organic Italian Cooking From Local Woman

Vilma Salvati, a local woman, has put her many years of preparing delicious food and traditional Italian…

Come Get Your Hintonburg Mugs!

When Soca Kitchen, The Merry Dairy, Maker House and other popular local businesses place big orders, you know you’ve…

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Thinking of Selling – Why You Should Use A REALTOR®

Now that sellers have the option to list themselves, the value of using a realtor has come into question. I have worked in real estate for over 28 years…

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Prepare Your Home To Maximize Profits

You only have one chance to make a first impression so make sure your house is perfect and represents the dream home for your buyers.

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Is It Time To Downsize?

Downsizing your home can seem like a daunting task; the process of decluttering, neutralizing your home décor ready for a buyer’s eyes and letting go of sentimental items.  There are different…

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Getting Your House Ready For The Spring Market

The spring real estate market is a great time to be selling a home.  Just because your spring market doesn’t begin until April doesn’t mean you…

Creating Your Dream Escape, Inside the Bedroom

Your bedroom is your oasis, a place to unwind, unplug from devices and rest from that hectic day; whether…

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Home Staging

Planning to put your house on the market this spring? It goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as…