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Graced with abundant parks and open space, Barrhaven real estate is one of the newest suburbs developed along the Greenbelt. The community of Barrhaven has helped fuel the rapid residential growth the area has experienced; 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. 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.

Alta Vista Ottawa Neighbourhood

Nestled in Ottawa's east end, just north of the Rideau River Valley, is the Ottawa neighbourhood of Alta Vista - an area that is rich with character and charm. If you're ready to search Ottawa area homes for sale and you want to relocate to an Ottawa area neighbourhood that caters to people of all ages and families of all sizes, then you're going to love what Alta Vista Ottawa real estate has in store for you. Boasting of beautiful parks and green space, all kinds of local resources, and conveniences around every corner, Alta Vista is a neighbourhood that you'll be sure to love.

Ottawa Tulip Festival

If you will be moving to Ottawa or relocating to Ottawa neighbourhoods this May, then  you are in luck! Starting the 6th through the 23rd, the annual Canadian Tulip Festival will be taking place. There will be over one million tulips showcasing over 50 varieties creating quite a kaleidoscope of color throughout the Ottawa community areas.

Before putting your Ottawa home on the market or listing with an Ottawa real estate agent, savvy Ottawa home sellers obtain a Comparative Market Analysis, also referred to in the real estate industry as a Home Evaluations or CMAs. You’ve probably received direct mail letters or post cards from local real estate agents about Home Evaluations. These pitches offer you a free report to tell you how much your home is worth. Ottawa real estate sellers can use our Geoff and Bobbie McGowan Ottawa Home Evaluation to figure out home pricing.

Ottawa Area Entertainment

When you relocate to Ottawa, Canada, you will find there are numerous things to do and various entertainment options to fit in with every family member's personal preferences. One of our favorite events to attend and support is the comedy scene production of BIG LAUGH'S. BIG LAUGH'S is a comedy presentation that raises funds for the local Ottawa real estate area Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. This year you can:

Chateauneuf is a community rich in history and culture, located just south of St. Joseph Blvd, north of Innes road, east of Orleans Blvd and west of Duford Drive, it is centrally located to many of the Ottawa area communities, making for quick commutes to area entertainment, shopping and dining.

Ottawa Area Resale homes sold more quickly in February

It is amazing that the first 3 months of 2011 have flown by so quickly! Here is an update on the Ottawa real estate market that many Ottawa area home sellers and Ottawa area home buyers will be excited to hear. Not only are Ottawa homes for sale staying strong, Ottawa neighbourhoods have also become extremely popular over surrounding township neighbourhoods. Reviewing our stats show that February had many more sales than January, and thus far March is on par to beat the February numbers. The following information is from an announcement the Ottawa Real Estate Board released earlier this month:

Moving to the Ottawa area is a joyful time, but it can still be very difficult on kids- especially if they are of school age, with friends, favorite teachers, and class activities that they are having to move away from.

Make Your Move To Ottawa With Children Easier

Though the move may be hard for kids in general, the part most parents dread is the drive to your new home. Unless you are staying in the same city, or an area close by, you will probably end up with more than a few hours of driving to reach your new Ottawa area real estate all the while dealing with a grumpy child in the backseat. What are parents to do? Never fear, I have a few tricks I have learned over the years as an expert Ottawa area real estate agent:

If you are moving to Ottawa from outside of the Ontario, Canada area then you may not realize how wonderful the Ottawa real estate area is for entertainment. Not only is Ottawa one of the largest city's in Canada, it is also home to amazing orchestras, plays, fine dinning, dance venues, shopping, and year around organized entertainment. You can truly find an event, club, or Ottawa community area that will nurture and grow the hobbies or interests you enjoy, from bands and plays to photography club and shopping; Ottawa has it all. You can just glance through an quick overview of the upcoming Ottawa area shows and exhibits to see if a few of the items I listed are of interest to you:

The Beacon Hill Ottawa real estate area is roughly defined as being south of Rockliffe Pkwy, north of Hwy 174, east of Blair Rd and west of Shefford Rd and Hwy 174, the neighbourhood of Beacon Hill is a lovely place to call home. Beacon Hill neighbourhood is nestled right along the shores of the Ottawa River, and is home to all kinds of great local amenities and resources. Without a doubt, those living in the Beacon Hill area have everything they need right at their fingertips.