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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!

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..

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.

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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.