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It’s That Time of Year: Test Your Home for Radon!

It just so happens that November is Radon Awareness Month in Canada and the timing could not be more perfect. We are all spending more time in our homes than ever before and the colder months are the ideal time of year to test for radon in our homes, ensuring that our families are safe. Radon is an invisible [...]

November 2nd, 2020|

Exploring Ontario Distilleries

Exploring being limited this time of year, we can explore what is being distilled right here in Ontario. Corn, Rye, Wheat, Barley, Milk, Apples, Grapes, Oats, fruits and crafting all sorts of tasty others to mix craft cocktails.. North Of 7 Distillery | Ottawa Shop Vodka, Gin, Rum 40%/57%/spiced, Whisky, White Dog (unaged grain spirit) Dairy Distillery [...]

April 13th, 2020|

Royal star-gazing at the Diefunbunker

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 the occasional interrupting neigh of a horse, be able to dream a child’s dreams with only the light from the stars and moon interrupting the [...]

September 20th, 2019|

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 was also a time of work….polishing harness …which by the way….is hard work and NO FUN!! But it was a memory. This is the [...]

September 18th, 2019|

Chose your own adventure this long weekend by Boat or Horse

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.  It is amazing that just one hour and 12 minutes away is all that it takes to go back in time in history hundreds of years!  [...]

August 30th, 2019|

Save the Date! Discovering Ottawa & Grace in the Kitchen

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 in the Kitchen for November 26 6:30 to 8:30 pm. As always, the store will close down to the public and invites guests of Carole [...]

July 24th, 2019|

June 2019 Market Update

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 how that plays out for the summer months. For Residential sales, the number of sales is up 2% from last June to a total of [...]

July 9th, 2019|

Want to Buy a Condo, but Not Sure How it Works?

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 condominiums.  However, many buyers are not familiar with how condominiums work. When a buyer purchases a condo, he or she acquires ownership of the specific [...]

June 26th, 2019|

A Guide to Ottawa’s 2019 Festival Season

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. Do you have a favourite or one that you absolutely will not miss?? Let us know! Ottawa Italian Week Festival - June 6 to June [...]

June 11th, 2019|

May 2019 Market Update

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 sell and are considering selling, now is the time so please contact us to Home For Sale Real Estate Sign and Beautiful New House. [...]

June 10th, 2019|