Growing up in rural New Brunswick allowed me something that has been difficult to experience now that I live in the “big city”…….the experience of star-gazing! I could wander into the fields, and except for...

Tis Fair Season!

Old Home Week! It was the magical fair in Woodstock New Brunswick that we all looked forward to each year. In our household, because my father showed horses and always went in the parade, it...

https://www.evansteamottawa.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Untitled.png The first time that I went to Upper Canada Village was about 15 years ago at Halloween. I am not a huge lover of “Disney-world-ish” spots….and feared that this might be one. It was NOT. ...

We are on top of things this year! Planning ahead for many exciting events with both Discovering Ottawa and Tasting Ottawa. We have booked our annual private shopping evening with our favourite local store, Grace...

We have a market update for you for Ottawa’s real estate market for the month of June 2019. We are still seeing that it is a seller’s market and it will be interesting to see...

In today’s real estate market, buyers have a variety of different options: single detached homes, semi-detached homes, town homes, new construction, resale homes and condominiums.   There has been a growing trend towards the purchase of...

Festival season in Ottawa is already in full swing! With the Canadian Tulip Festival over, and somewhat chilly, we hope for better weather for the numerous upcoming festivals that will take us right into autumn....

May was another busy month for Ottawa real estate. Some say that the market will become a bit more balanced next year but nothing is certain. We feel that if you have a place to...

Winterlude is officially over but that doesn’t mean our City is without great events this week! Check them out below: Writing Killer Web Content – Head down to Impact Hub on Slater Street to learn...

The Ottawa Real Estate board’s recently released statistics show that home buyers are still actively searching for properties and home inventory remains low coming in to 2018.   Sales were up over 7% (year over year)...

The lineup for Ottawa’s favourite music festival has been released and pre-sale begins tomorrow, Thursday February 15 at 10:00 am. Regular tickets will be available for purchase the next day at 10 am. Running for...

The weather mayyyy not be the greatest this week with a load of snow currently coming our way, but it’s no excuse to not take in one of the many great events going on in...

January saw Ottawa’s real estate market split very distinctly between condos and residential resales. While there was a rise in condominium sales, residential sales slipped from last year. However, prices were distinctly different between the...

Winterlude 2018 is Here!

It’s that time of year again! January is FINALLY over and February starts with Ottawa’s favourite event…Winterlude! This year we celebrate the 40th year that this festival has taken place. There are lots of events...

The city may be frozen right now but we are due for some warmer weather this upcoming weekend. Our City has lots going on this week and upcoming weekend so be sure to check out...

Yes…it’s true! A new public high school has been approved with a budget of $37.4 million from the provincial government. The news dropped on Friday to the relief of much of Stittsville’s population as the...

Kanata Market Update

We are halfway through January, just beginning the New Year and the real estate market all over Ottawa is booming. We will see more and more houses come on the market as the spring nears...

Homeowners tend to think that winter is a really tough time to sell their homes and it some instances we understand why. It’s cold out, people don’t want to go out looking, most people don’t...

Overall throughout the city, house prices rose 7.2% last year with the majority of the momentum being found in the west end and the best bargains being found in the east end. This is not...

Magic of Lights – Takes place all through the holiday season. Magic of Lights is comprised of festive and vibrant LED lighted displays celebrating the joy of the holidays. A “drive through” experience from the comfort of your...

Sale prices of homes, both condominium and residential, have been on a gradual incline for the past decade but this year in 2017 we saw a huge jump from $370,833 in 2016 to an average...

We are changing our blog format for our posts about events. Instead of posting on Friday we are going to post early in the week to give you a chance to plan ahead. Therefore, we...

Magic of Lights – Takes place all through the holiday season. Magic of Lights is comprised of festive and vibrant LED lighted displays celebrating the joy of the holidays. A “drive through” experience from the comfort of your...

The Ottawa Riverfront, walking trails, shopping, parks, GREAT schools, the Queensway Carleton Hospital, Kanata Hi-Tech Corrider…oh and the new DND headquarters. NO WONDER the selling prices of homes have soared in the narrow band stretching...

We enjoyed ourselves so much last night at our annual wreath making event with Carp Garden Centre! Great food, good wine and so many laughs…an of course the most beautiful wreaths. We so look forward...

Happy December!! Lots to do in Ottawa this weekend! Santa Claus Parades – Check out the link for a list of all the Santa Claus and Christmas light parades happening around town! Story of the...

There is lots to do in Ottawa this weekend so pick any of the below and enjoy! December arrives next week so be sure to get out with the family and enjoy the city before...

We attended a seminar late last week that was completely about radon gas and what WE and YOU need to know. It was very enlightening. What we learned: Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas...

Our Next Event! Discovering Ottawa with Carp Garden Centre SOLD OUT Christmas IS truly around the corner! One of our most popular events of the year is just around the corner too! Join us on...

Happy Weekend! Here’s our round up of the best events in the city this weekend. Our favourite picks this weekend are the Goulbourn Museum’s Christmas Market to kick off the holiday season and the annual...

Remembrance Day is this Saturday so of course that will top the list of important events in our City this weekend. Please remember to take a two minutes of silence at 11:00 am on Saturday...

New rules coming into effect on January 1, 2018 will reduce purchasing power and refinancing capibilities. It is a highly anticipated move by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. New qualifying rules will...

We have an update on Ottawa’s real estate market and its trends for this past month of October 2017. We are still seeing an increase in the average sale price and the days on market...

It’s officially November and we change our clocks back this Sunday. So yes…Christmas is just around the corner! We have some great holiday themed events happening this weekend in Ottawa plus so many others as...

We are nearing the end of October but there is still plenty going on in the City as we wind down the last few weeks of autumn. The World Remembers – Taking place at the Government...

For our fur babies it’s so important to know where we can take them as we run errands, meet friends for coffee or even go out for dinner…and of course all of the best spots...

The World Remembers – Taking place at the Government Conference Centre at 2 Rideau Street and having begun Wednesday, this will run for a full month until November 11. To mark the centenary of World War...

The World Remembers – Taking place at the Government Conference Centre at 2 Rideau Street and having begun Wednesday, this will run for a full month until November 11. To mark the centenary of World War...

Have you been thinking about selling this year but have been too busy with the kids going back to school, cleaning up from the summer etc? Well now is the time to get your house...

Health and Charity’s Gala for CHEO – Health and Charity throws this event in support of CHEO tonight beginning at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Canadian Golf and Country Club. Tickets are $45...

We here at Evans Team Ottawa have long been regulars at La Cucina. Carole often visits for both lunch and dinner and enjoys their gluten-free options and says their bruschetta is the best in town!...

This weekend’s weather is supposed to be absolutely gorgeous so be sure to get out and enjoy one of the many amazing events that Ottawa has to offer before the chillier weather gets here. A...

August 2017 Market Update

August brought us a continuation of our busy year and we don’t sense that the fall will slow down. There was a new record for the number of units sold in August, the number of...

Fall is a time for getting those last few outdoor projects done before the onslaught of winter. Cleaning and organizing the garge can most definitely be on this list. It is a task that can...

The weather is certainly getting cooler but it is still supposed to be beautiful tomorrow and Saturday with full sun. Get out and enjoy some of the events Ottawa has to offer before the rain...

Whether you want to admit it or not, the fall season is just around the corner. This is the perfect time to do some gardening to prep your garden for a beautiful start next year....

It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful weekend, full of sunshine in our city. Don’t miss the opportunity to get out and enjoy one of the many events happening in our city as...

There is a mixture of sun and rain this weekend but there are lots of events to keep you busy in an sort of weather. Arboretum Music Festival – Taking place today starting at 6:00...

The market continues to be booming here in Ottawa throughout July and it does not appear to be slowing down for August or September either. We have experienced a raise in both average house price...

It looks like the weather is going to turn around this weekend so get out and enjoy one of the many events Ottawa has to offer as festival season starts to wind down. Latin Sparks...

It’s the long weekend! Take advantage of these events in Ottawa this weekend. The Spartan Sprint – Taking place Saturday and Sunday, this race is 3 to 5 miles with 20 obstacles to conquer on...

What are you doing this weekend? Ottawa has lots planned for you! Mayofest 2017 – A celebration of all good things that summer brings us. Join the celebration from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. Taking place...

We have all heard the great news that Ottawa, yet again, has been named the best place to live in Canada by Money Sense Magazine. The rankings take into account economic situation, weather, arts and...

It may be calling for rain and thunderstorms but there are still plenty of events going on throughout the city for you and the family to take part in! Ottawa Craft Beer Run – Taking...

Make sure to head out and enjoy one of Ottawa’s top events this weekend before the rain comes back again next week! Latin Sparks Festival – Canada’s biggest Latin dance festival happens this Saturday bringing...

The market is still going strong and was busy throughout May. Here are your monthly stats for your Ottawa Real Estate Market. We look forward to a busy June! In the residential market 2300 units...

The weather is looking slightly better for the weekend so it’s a great opportunity to step out and enjoy some of the great events that are taking place in our city this weekend. Doors Open...

Don’t miss out on Doors Open Ottawa this weekend June 3 and 4th. Every year, the city holds this festival to celebrate our City’s beautiful built architecture. During the first full weekend in June, over...

It’s Ottawa Race Weekend this weekend so there are lots of events surrounding this. Here are our top picks for events taking place in Ottawa this weekend. Venus and Adonis – Running tonight and tomorrow...

Our city is known for its amazing festivals and the season has begun, getting kicked off by Tulip Festival which saw over 1 million visitors this year. We thought we would provide you with a...

It seems that spring is finally here! Lots to do this weekend for FREE….or almost free….in our beautiful city. Tulip Festival – The Canadian Tulip Festival begins this weekend and runs until May 22nd with...

The sun is finally shining and amongst other events, there is the Canadian Tulip Festival kicking off this weekend. Head out and enjoy many FREE events in our beautiful city this weekend. Tulip Festival –...

The Ottawa Real Estate Market continues to blossom as the season continues. We have the latest stats for you here: 1,795 residential properties sold through the MLS system which is 4.9% up from April 2016,...

Don’t let the rainy, cold weather keep you housebound all weekend. There are plenty of free events to enjoy throughout the city this weekend. Fleurs de Villes – Bayshore Shopping Centre will host the Canada’s premier...

The warm weather has finally arrived! Lots to do this weekend in Ottawa so be sure to check out one of the FREE, or almost free events going on this weekend. Jazz Microfest – Three...

The weather is warming up for the weekend so head out and enjoy one of many free events our City has to offer this weekend! Concert to Celebrate Canada’s 150th – Taking place tonight at 6:30 at...

Well…it is snowing….again. Don’t despair, temperatures are supposed to soar this weekend so get out and enjoy one of the FREE events our City has to offer this weekend. Fibre Fling 6 – The 6th...

‘Tis the season…for real estate! March 2017 brought the season roaring in for this year! Here are the latest statistics on the real estate market for Ottawa. As always, if you have any questions at...

It’s a bit of a quiet weekend in Ottawa for our first weekend in April…for FREE events that is. The JUNOS however have arrived and there are a lot of events surrounding the awards that...

There are lots of FREE events (or almost free) this weekend in Ottawa and here is our round up of them: Genealogy: Back to Basics  – The Ontario Genealogical Society is hosting two events on...

This weekend is supposed to be full of sunshine and there are lots of indoor and outdoor activities for you to enjoy! Vernissage for Sue Adams’ Metaphor – Taking place from 3 pm to 6...

We are so blessed to have so many talented people among our clients and supporters. Barbara Bond, an author, is one of them. She has just released another book that we are happy to share...

Another chilly weekend awaits us here in Ottawa with lots of FREE events for the weekend and next week! Youth Sports Expo – Taking place at the Bell Sensplex in Kanata, this event only costs $5.00....