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Easy and effective ways to upgrade your outdoor space When making any home improvements or investing in renovations to your property, you want to ask yourself two important questions: Will I enjoy this upgrade while I live here? Will this project add value to my home? The...

Nestled along the TransCanada Trail and the National Capital Commission Greenbelt, Bridlewood is located in South Kanata. As Bridlewood grew, the new housing development of Emerald Meadows expanded to the South to offer a variety of homes: townhomes, detached 2 storeys and bungalows, and adult...

Hello Everyone, Happy Summer! Summer is here and we are all enjoying it! The real estate market is changing, more supply and not as many multiple offer situations. The sales prices are excellent and the rental market has strength. It is a good time to buy an investment property....

Many homeowners think that expensive solar panels and smart home gadgets are the only ways your household can adopt more eco-friendly practices. However, we’re here to tell you that there are simple tips anyone can implement at home to be a little friendlier to the...

OTTAWA, July 6, 2021 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,131 residential properties in June through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 2,038 in June 2020, an increase of 5 per cent. June’s sales included 1,647 in the residential-property class,...

Morgan’s Grant is on the west side of March Road, and Shirley’s Brook and Briarbrook are situated on the east side of March Road. These neighbourhoods offer their residents the best of everything Kanata has to offer, including a large variety of homes to choose...

There are so many different ways to celebrate your dad on Father's Day. Picking out the perfect Father's Day gift and writing a sweet message in his card may be a given, but it's also important to make sure that your dad's special day is full of activities that'll...

With the summer drawing nearer and the weather getting nicer, it is a great time to get out and check out the fresh farmers produce at one of the local Farmers Markets.  Here are some of the local markets: Almonte Farmers Market In the parking lot of...

Happy Summer Everyone!  The weather has been delightful and certainly has helped preparing gardens and the exterior of homes for good curb appeal. Patience for buyers is the best advice in today's market. There are always new listings coming on, and remember to buy a less than perfect home...

OTTAWA, June 3, 2021 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,296 residential properties in May through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,342 in May 2020, an increase of 71 per cent. May’s sales included 1,779 in the residential-property class,...

When you decide it’s time to install or replace a deck surface, you may find there are more choices than you had expected. There are many new materials and installation options that have come to the market over just the past few years. For example, in...

Imagine moving to a neighbourhood that has something you really want, like a nearby golf course, more wooded areas and walking trails, or a faster commute to work. How would that impact your lifestyle? Chances are, it would have a big impact! In fact, your choice...

It’s been long predicted, but the time has finally come when whole-home systems can provide a network to allow the electronic features and fixtures of your home to talk to one another. Often a family’s first such network involves controlling and sharing subscription services for...

Regardless of whether the overall housing market is up or down, there can be fierce competition when it comes to buying a home in a desirable neighbourhood. So, if you want to live in a “hot’ area, how do you gain an advantage? Here are some...

Hello Everyone, warmer weather is coming soon! An early May update on the market. The market has been an adventure for all. The number of sales in Kanata over $1,000,000 is certainly impressive. The townhomes have a large portion of the market and have exceeded seller...

OTTAWA, May 5, 2021 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,402 residential properties in April through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 911 in April 2020, an increase of 164 per cent. April’s sales included 1,859 in the residential-property class,...

In these tough times, there are lots of women and mothers in less fortunate situations. Emergency women's shelters provide safe shelter to women and children fleeing from domestic violence have been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Operational costs for shelters are up and the...

Buying a home? How can Joan and her Real Estate Family help? Good brokers/sales representatives save you time and money. They know your community, they know what is important when buying and selling a home, and they know all the intricacies of the process, from finding a...

OTTAWA, April 7, 2021 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,285 residential properties in March through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,514 in March 2020, an increase of 51 per cent. March’s sales included 1,705 in the residential-property class,...

One of the most important and easiest ways to increase your property's value is to have great curb appeal. Below are some tips to help you get started. Have a good strategy. Choose a design with diversity, but don't clutter the entire yard with high-maintenance plants....

Kanata Lakes is popular with families and professionals, as it is centrally located in Kanata and in the district of many good schools.  A range of homes is offered from townhomes through to larger 2 storeys or bungalows and adult style bungalows....

Spring is around the corner! But with the arrival of blue skies and butterflies also comes the threat of flooding. Rapidly melting snow and frequent rain, especially on still-frozen ground, can mean more water than your home can handle. Even if you live in an...

Happy Spring Everyone!  It has been a tough winter for all of us. But as the days are getting brighter and Spring approaches it is also reassuring to hear the Ottawa senior care homes have been vaccinated. The market continues to be strong, and with continued low...

OTTAWA, March 3, 2021 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,390 residential properties in February through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,134 in February 2020, an increase of 23 per cent. February’s sales included 1,028 in the residential-property class,...

What is a deposit used for in an agreement of purchase and sale? The deposit is to make your offer binding and legal. The larger the deposit can also show to the Sellers of the property that you have a strong interest in the property and...

So pleased to support the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition If you would like to participate in the Green Heart Challenge, here is how: Make a donation to the KGPC during the month of February and help support the fight to Save Our Greenspace.  Simply print off a...

OTTAWA, February 3, 2021 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 964 residential properties in January through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 778 in January 2020, an increase of 24 per cent. January’s sales included 674 in the residential-property class,...

Is it your refuge, or do you need a change?  If you decide you need more space or different use of space start your search early.  It is important to balance the emotional and practical sides of buying a home. We need to know how much...

Why do people decide to move? Unless it’s a requirement, such as a job relocation, the research tells us that you, like many homeowners, may decide to sell at some point for one or more of the following reasons: • Your home is no longer a...

The Ottawa community is full of beautiful neighbourhoods for families which have wonderful amenities such as outdoor rinks, sledding hills, cross country skiing trails, golf courses, recreation centers, schools, daycares, churches and shopping. What is important to you and your family? Being close to parks and...

OTTAWA, January 6, 2021 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) sold 1,002 residential properties in December through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 757 in December 2019, an increase of 32.4 per cent. December’s sales included 710 in the residential...

CMHC was initially set up after World War 2 to assist returning war veterans find housing.  Its mandate since then has been expanded to assist in housing for all Canadians.  While best known as a government agency providing insurance so that people with less than...

If you are someone who prefers to buy new, loves to customize your home or perhaps appreciates being an original owner then buying from a builder is for you.  You may be temped to reach out to a builder directly but there are many reasons...

One of our local businesses that we are proud to support, Fortune Farms Maple syrup is a good welcoming gift for our Buyers and Sellers Fortune Farms (613) 256-5216 info@fortunefarms.ca Fortune Farms...

Winter Home Maintenance Checklist Tis the season to give, don’t forget your house!  Seasonal and annual maintenance can go a long way to ensure there aren’t any surprises in cold winter days as well as help to maintain the value of your home. Furnace servicing...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Our House to Your House! We will all remember 2020 as an unprecedented year. We are very thankful for where we live. As we continue to be diligent we are optimistic about the housing market with the continued low-interest rate...

OTTAWA, December 3, 2020 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,611 residential properties in November through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,284 in November 2019, a year over year increase of 26 per cent. November’s sales included 1,209 in...

  You may be wondering if it’s a bad idea to list your home for sale in the winter months because the market is slower. But with the delayed spring market pushing buyer demand into the fall, this year has proven different. In 2020, low inventory...

It doesn’t matter if it is a slow market or a busy market.  In a slow market it helps move the property. In a busy market it makes a big difference when it’s styled and staged. It changes the perceived value of the property. It’s a...

A home renovation can yield significant return on investment when done with the right research and tools. Permits Some renovations you want to do will require you to apply for a building permit, and after expect a visit from a city inspector at different stages of...

OTTAWA, November 4, 2020 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,146 residential properties in October through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,604 in October 2019, a year over year increase of 34 per cent. October’s sales included 1,665 in...

Are you looking for something sweet to make with your kids, or for your Halloween evening? Click here to check out some spooky treats & recipes!  We hope you have a fun and safe Halloween! ...

Beaverbrook originally named "Kanata" was changed when the boundaries were expanded. The large treed lots are sought after and there are top schools in this neighbourhood.  Click here to learn more about the neighbourhood of Beaverbrook! Below is a map of properties we have sold in Beaverbrook...

We are up to date on the changes in the real estate market in the Ottawa area. We have access to the newest listings as they become available. Click here to read about our buyer resources.  ...