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Every year on July 1st, we celebrate Canada Day. On that date in 1867, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada were united into a single country. This union was a result of the Constitution Act which granted Canada a great deal of independence from England. Over the course of a century, Canada gradually shed its dependence on the United Kingdom. It did not become fully independent until 1982, the same year that Canada Day became an official holiday. And now we celebrate here in the Ottawa real estate area by hosting parties, fireworks, lots of food, and tons of entertainment!

Originally settled in the early 19th century, Hunt Club's development started booming in the 1970s and is today a neighbourhood with much to offer its residents and visitors alike. Hunt Club is abounding with various public and Catholic schools, including Holy Family Catholic School and Bayview Public School; churches such as Emmanuel Apostolic Church; a local community centreLandmark Court Retirement Residence for seniors; lush parks and winding trails, recreational sites, shopping centres, grocery stores, and so much more.

The Canadian Film Institute is pleased to present the 9th Israeli Film Festival, celebrating the best of contemporary Israeli cinema. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel and the Israeli Cultural Forum (Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program, and Jewish Community Council of Ottawa/Vaad Ha'ir, Canada Israel Cultural Foundation). All films are Ottawa Area premieres!

The Ottawa Area

Ottawa home buyers who like to shop will find this is your kind of city. Whether you are looking for major department stores, discount warehouses or individual boutiques, the Ottawa real estate community has them all. There are a number of interesting shopping areas which are perfect for outdoor strolling and feature a wide range of locally-crafted, original and antique merchandise.

Ottawa Relocation with Pets

Moving can be stressful enough for us humans, but our furry family members can be especially prone to stress during a move. Pets get used to routines just like their human relatives do. But, unlike us, they are not independent. They look to us to provide them with their most basic needs. By following a few simple steps you can make your move to Ottawa  “pet friendly”.

As anyone who’s entered the Ottawa area real estate market lately knows, it’s definitely a buyer’s market right now. After all, home prices are down as are total number of home sales. That doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t still great opportunities for Ottawa area home sellers. So long as the Ottawa home seller is carrying out an effective Ottawa real estate marketing plan, it’s still possible to sell your home for the price you want in a relatively short amount of time. Continue reading to learn about some marketing strategies that we here at Ottawa Homes use to help sell your Ottawa area home.

Many Ottawa home sellers may not realize this, but most home buyers decide whether they like a home or not within the first several seconds of seeing it. That’s why it’s critically important that your Ottawa Real Estate for sale is in top condition before any prospective home buyers see your home. Below, you’ll find tips on how to prepare your home for showings.

Earth Day Ottawa Canada

Here in Ottawa, we pride ourselves on our strong sense of community.  No matter what time of year it is, you’ll find that there’s always something going on in the city that the whole family can enjoy. Earth Day is almost here!  First celebrated on April 22, 1970, many people consider Earth Day a symbol of the modern day environmental movement.  This day is all about celebrating and enjoying Mother Nature. It’s also a great holiday to enjoy with your family in the great outdoors!  Here’s a look at some of the fun Earth Day events going on around Ottawa neighbourhoods..

Gloucester History In Your Ottawa Area Real Estate Have you been looking to buy Ottawa homes for sale? If you have searched current Ottawa properties for sale, then you know there are quite a few wonderful and beautiful Ottawa neighbourhoods to consider moving to. One of...

Ottawa Real Estate Contract Contingencies

Contingencies are an important part of the  real estate transaction process that every Ottawa home seller should understand. Relatively common on the Ottawa real estate market, contingencies allow home buyers to cancel a contract without any consequences. Often times, contingencies also mean that Ottawa home buyers will get back any earnest money deposit as well after they cancel a contract. Thus, contingencies can prove to be a nightmare for home sellers because they may cause a deal to fall through at the last minute. As I’ve said before, knowledge is power on the Ottawa housing market, so today I’d like to explain to you a few different types of contingencies so that you’re prepared in the event that you encounter one on the Ottawa real estate market.