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Our Blog 2018-02-08T21:59:50+00:00

Festival Season Continues with CityFolk’s 25th Anniversary

Ottawa's annual folk music festival is underway at Lansdowne Park running from September 12th to September 16th this year. And this one is the 25th anniversary of Ottawa's CityFolk Festival and it is sure not to disappoint. A fantastic lineup this year includes 54-40, Ani DiFranco, David Byrne, Colter Wall, Kaleo, Hozier, Tedeschi Trucks Band and even Steve Earle.  Tickets [...]

September 13th, 2018|

August 2018 Market Update

We have our monthly round up of stats for August 2018. The market is still very active as we head into the fall months. The average residential sale price is $433,684 up 3.1% over August 2017 with the amount of homes holding steady from last year at 1,188 houses sold. The average condo sale price is $276,720 up 2.2% over [...]

September 12th, 2018|

Weekly O-Train Update

We've got an update on the light rail progress! Among these construction updates, training and testing are also underway. Train testing is ongoing in the west, tunnel, and east segments of the western alignment. Frequency and speed of LRV testing has increased in the east with trains  now moving in Automatic Train Operation (ATO) mode between Blair and uOttawa Stations. Trains are [...]

September 7th, 2018|

Pool Closing Packages from Impressions Group Ottawa Inc.

Sigh...it is...unfortunately...that time of year already. It is time to start thinking about pool closing. If you book now, you can save the tax on your package with Impressions Group Ottawa, our favourite exterior home improvement company and home maintenance company. They have three packages to choose from with a range of options and prices. It is the best idea [...]

August 20th, 2018|

Artists and Businesses to Aid Poole Creek Garden

Artists will perch their easels on the banks of Poole Creek on Thursday, August 16, joining local businesses to save a community Japanese garden from bulldozers. The score of artists from Stittsville, Kanata and Manotick plan to capture their vision of the garden and its Poole Creek surroundings, then sell their paintings to raise funds for its maintenance. The garden, [...]

August 2nd, 2018|

Top Ten Places to Live in Canada

Moneysense Magazine has released their TOP 10 places to live in Canada and Ottawa ranks so well yet again! We know why Ottawa is great: great job opportunites, a low unemployment rate, the youngest demographic in Canada, green spaces, historical places and heritage preservation, great restaurants, amazing places such as the Canal, Major's Hill Park, the Gatineau Hills, wonderful museums [...]

August 1st, 2018|

Happening in Ottawa this Weekend

Festival season continues in Ottawa this weekend with some great options plus more events for the whole family! Ottawa Chamberfest - It is the 25th anniversary of this festival celebrating chamber music. This festival runs from July 26 to August 9 and there are some amazing performers this year. Marc Andre Hamelin, Ariel Quartet and Angela Hewitt to name a [...]

July 27th, 2018|

Sparks Street Revamps for More Pedestrian Traffic

One of Ottawa's most well known pedestrian malls has revamped in the hope of getting more pedestrian traffic. Located right downtown around the corner from Parliament Hill, the Byward Market, Major's Hill Park and the National War Memorial, this street should be a central hub of pedestrian traffic in Ottawa. However, this has slowed in the past decade and the [...]

July 19th, 2018|

June 2018 Market Update

We have your market update from the month of June 2018. While it seems that the market may have slightly cooled off, things are still up from last June 2017 and the market is still going strong. The average residential sale price of a home is up 3.4% from last June at $449,200 while the number of homes sold is [...]

July 9th, 2018|

NOW is the Time to Invest in Ottawa in a Rental Property

Ottawa's latest annual development report is proof of how difficult it is for renters to find a place to lay their head in our City at the moment. The vacancy rate for rentals was 3.0% in 2017 and dropped to 1.7% in 2017. Figures arrived at by CMHC say that the rental supply of apartments and houses increased only 0.9% [...]

July 4th, 2018|