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Easter in the Ottawa real estate area is an exciting time for all, because honestly, who doesn't LOVE chocolate and cuddly little bunnies?! I know one of our favorite family holidays is Easter because of all the fun you can enjoy outside with friends and family. The Ottawa area is so wonderful because of the many family friendly events and great outdoor weather this time of the year. If you are looking to move to Ottawa, or buy Ottawa real estate, you will be excited to learn there are many fun and delicious Easter activities for you and your family to enjoy every year!

Buying Ottawa Real Estate

It’s understandable why Ottawa home buying is often seen as an incredible daunting task by interested home buyers. After all, it’s the biggest investment you’ll ever make! As an Ottawa real estate expert, I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be as stressful if you define your home buying parameters early on. By specifying everything from the price range, square footage and Ottawa neighbourhoods you want, you’ll significantly narrow down your options and ultimately save yourself a lot of time and money. Here is a quick overview of the types of choices you should make early on in order to give yourself a great Ottawa Home Search experience:

Ottawa Home Selling

Many Ottawa home sellers can become down-trodden during the winter-time because they think that there’s no chance they’re going to be able to sell their home. After all, the summertime is generally the busiest time of year for housing markets around the country. However, the home buyers who ARE navigating the market during the winter months  are serious about finding a home. And your home for sale may just be the right fit for them. The key to optimizing your chanc of selling your home in the time you want to is staging your home for success. As an expert Ottawa Real Estate Agent, I will share the ways to prepare your home for Ottawa real estate buyers.

In a buyers real estate market, 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!

Create Ottawa Real Estate Curb Appeal

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 property 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. So if you are currently trying to sell Ottawa real estate, what are some tips you should follow?

[caption id="attachment_285" align="alignleft" width="304" caption="The Billings Estate Museum; the oldest frame building in Ottawa and a designated National Historic Site."]The Billings Estate Museum; the oldest frame building in Ottawa and a designated National Historic Site.[/caption]  

Ottawa Area Entertainment

The Billings Estate, located in the beautiful Ottawa real estate area, has yet another entertaining special event series scheduled for you and your family to enjoy. Every Friday in August, be sure to grab a blanket and bring the kids for an evening of Campfire and Storytelling at the Billings Estate Ottawa National Historic Site. The entertainment will include:

Stille Nacht In Ottawa Entertainment

Enjoy an evening of traditional and lesser-known carols from local award-winning a cappella choir, The Stairwell Carollers. The Stairwell Carollers are an a cappella Ottawa choir, who sing sacred and secular renaissance music, as well as settings of traditional and new Christmas carols and this year they will be performing for the Ottawa communities. They were the winners of the 2010 OMFA provincial competition and as a non-profit group has raised over $43,000 for local Ottawa area charities,through the sale of concert tickets, CDs and cookbooks.

Ottawa Neighborhood Santa Pet Photos

Santa is coming to Ottawa's Navan Animal Rescue Corporation on Saturday, December 17th from 1pm to 5pm with a professional photographer. Come and have your pet's or kid's picture taken with Santa at the rescue centre. Part of the proceed from your photos will go to help fund animal rescues and off-set the costs involved to find homeless pets forever homes.

The Free Thinking Film Festival was started in 2010 in Ottawa to provide an outlet for filmmakers and moviegoers alike who are looking for an alternative to the ‘alternative’.  The Film Festival has already drawn respected attention from the traditional film festival goers, and we are excited to have such a great event taking place right in our Ottawa communities!

Ottawa Real Estate

The Ottawa Community Children's Storytelling Festival is back to the Ottawa area! Come enjoy artistic story telling that will entertain, mesmerize and enrich children and adults alike. Story sessions are offered for a range of age levels and on a variety of subjects, including personal stories about growing up, folktales, and tales about friendship, magic, and even ancient India!

Ottawa Area 5th Annual Great Pumpkin Charity Ball

Join 700+ fellow ghouls and goblins from the Ottawa real estate area for the  biggest and BEST Halloween party! Net proceeds go to the