Archives for Ottawa neighbourhoods

Neighbourhood Snapshot : Carlington is an Ottawa Community to Watch

When you buy a home, it’s more than just the house itself, you’re really buying into a lifestyle, and becoming part of a community.  The Ottawa and surrounding area has a lot to offer and there may be “hidden gems” that you hadn’t considered.  We’re excited to introduce a new series of blog posts dedicated to giving readers the inside scoop on some great Ottawa neighbourhoods, starting with Carlington!  Welcome to Carlington! Nestled in the heart of the city, Carlington is a community to watch. This neighbourhood has lots of amenities along with easy access to the Queensway making travel
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Looking to Buy? Spring into the Spring with a New home + Neighbourhood.

The promise of warmer weather is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to be looking for a new home. The best way to decide if an area is right for you is to explore it! Whether you’re looking for an area with the best schools, emergency services, within walking distance to museums, or has plenty of parks – Ottawa In My Neighbourhood is a great place to narrow down your search. Click here to explore your next neighbourhood.  
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This Important Element Often gets Overlooked when Buying a Home

Ottawa Citizen, Stephen Moranis, Postmedia News 08.15.2016 It’s the most common hazard that home buyers overlook: disagreements between homeowners that can turn entire neighbourhoods into war zones. These can happen anywhere, of course; but they’re especially common in tonier, wealthier communities, where people are more inclined to lawyer up, and where small contrarian disputes can escalate quickly.   These conflicts end up becoming embarrassing, upsetting and expensive, occasionally leading some residents to consider selling and moving on. So much for that friendly block party.   It’s a shame. The neighbourhood you once thought was charming and peaceful becomes the one
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House prices climb 7.4 per cent in May as Ottawa market strengthens

JAMES BAGNALL, OTTAWA CITIZEN Published on: June 2, 2017 | Last Updated: June 2, 2017 7:26 PM EDT   Real estate agents are finally getting a taste of spring — at least in some parts of the city. The average price for residential properties in Ottawa sold in May jumped 7.4 year over year to $436,600, the Ottawa Real Estate Board reported Friday. It’s the second month in a row that has seen prices increase in excess of seven per cent, suggesting Ottawa’s real estate market is strengthening in favour of sellers. Certainly agents are seeing multiple offers for new
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Ottawa in line for another solid year!

Yet another reason to be optimistic about living in our nation’s capital! The economic outlook is looking strong with Canada’s 150 celebrations around the corner and the federal government going on a hiring spree, which is expected to grow the Ottawa-Gatineau work force by 2.5% Click HERE for the full CBC article with quotes from Alan Arcand, the associate director for the board’s Centre for Municipal Studies. What does all this mean for the real estate market in the greater Ottawa area or, more specifically, your neighbourhood? Is now the right time to buy or sell? Contact me and I’ll
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Winter Celebrations!

Yes, winter is cold (sometimes too cold) and the snow or freezing rain can make commuting a hassle. And, I know, most people sit at work daydreaming about laying on beach, soaking up the rays, and sipping on their drink of choice. It’s rare that winter would creep into our fantasies as we dream about our perfect get away. I get it. But, winter is one of the best times to be in our beautiful city! There are so many great festivals and celebrations of Canadiana that have the ability to capture our imagination, and make us realise how lucky
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