Loving Your Lifestyle

Whether you are new to Ottawa, or have lived here for your whole life, you know that Ottawa is one happening place to live! From the numerous family friendly activities and park events, to night life and mixers, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Relocate to Ottawa

Moving can be a stressful, yet exciting time of your life. If you happen to be moving from far away to your new home in Ottawa, then you may be feeling a bit more stress than you would like, but do not worry, the RE/MAX Ottawa real estate team is here to help make your move to our area smooth and easy with our Ottawa Relocation Guide.

Graced with abundant parks and open space, Barrhaven can claim to be one of the newest suburbs developed along the Greenbelt.  The Barrhaven Town Centre retail complex provides residents a combination of big box stores and a variety of other commercial establishments, including Re/Max Affiliates Realty Ltd!  Indicative of sizable growth experienced in Barrhaven, many smaller shopping malls now dot the landscape and local businesses now offer a wide range of services to Barrhaven real estate residents.  High-tech employers began a migration in the area in the 1990s as highlighted by corporations like JDS Uniphase and Nortel. Recently, the RCMP announced Barrhaven as the new home of their National Headquarters. The lifestyle Barrhaven offers to singles and families is one that offers something for everyone.

There’s no denying it: First impressions matter immensely when it comes to showing your home on the local Ottawa housing market. In fact, it’s generally believed that home buyers decide whether they like a home or not within the first seven seconds! To ensure that your home's  first impression on potential home buyers is positive instead of negative, continue reading for tips on how to stage your home for showings.

Ottawa home buyers are expecting to see an immaculate property the moment they drive up. The property should offer a jaw-dropping first impression that will make any home buyer scream STOP THE CAR – I WANT TO SEE THAT HOUSE! If the lawn has been ignored, the flowerbeds are brimming with weeds, the shrubs are untrimmed and the grease-stained driveway is cluttered with toys, experience has taught me Ottawa home buyers will ask we keep driving; they won't even bother to take a look inside. To the Ottawa real estate buyer, it’s apparent these sellers are not serious about selling their Ottawa home anytime soon-and even if they are, it appears from the looks of the outside that the inside will be just as uncared for as well.  If the yard is in this state, one can only imagine the condition of the interior of the home.

There are few places that are better to be during the holidays than Ottawa Canada. During the fall and winter times of the year, the air is brisk and refreshing. Lovely, fluffy white snowflakes blanket our area further into the season. Some other cities might dream of it, but our Ottawa real estate communities truly morph into a winter wonderland.