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Ottawa Real Estate Market is on the Rise!

2,052 Residential Homes were sold in the Month of June, compared with 2,096 sold this time in 2019. While unit sales were down 55% in April & 44% in May, June is now only down 2% of figures this time last year — We can definitely agree that Buyers, Sellers, as well as Agents are […]

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First Time Home Buyers: What You Need to Know

The home buying process is often so exciting, especially for first time home buyers, but often people forget to be informed & prepare themselves financially, which can often be daunting. We’ve outlined below what things home buyers need to prepare themselves for, that are sometimes overlooked! You May Qualify for the First Time Home Buyer […]

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How CMHC’s Recent Eligibility Rules will Impact Home Buyers in Canada

On June 4, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced that they will be implementing changes to the eligibility for mortgage insurance in response the global COVID-19 pandemic. These changes have been put in place to provide housing market stability as CMHC predicts a price drop in average housing prices in the upcoming year. Mortgage deferrals […]

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Ottawa Market Update – June 2020

Market Trends Last Month we saw the season flip from winter to summer in an instant, and we can say the Ottawa real estate market did the same! Ottawa Real Estate Board President Deborah Burgoyne explains, “Around mid-May, we started to see a restrained uptick in our numbers with monthly unit sales only 44% lower […]

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5 Easy & Budget Friendly Projects to Get Your Backyard Summer Ready!

We’re more eager than ever to get our backyards ready for summer, all we’re waiting on is the warm weather. Didn’t we have a long enough winter here in Ottawa!? To take your mind off the chilly weather, here are our favourite backyard upgrades that are on our list for summer 2020. Wall Garden Perfect […]

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Gift Guide – Mother’s Day 2020!

Despite losing track what day it is on the reg, there’s a special holiday coming up that we definitely cannot forget — Mother’s Day! Even with everything that’s going on, we still have to make our mom feel special this weekend, even if we have to drop her gift curb side rather than passing it […]

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At Home: How We’re Making the Most of It

We know the upcoming weeks can often seem daunting, but we’ve been taking this time to really dive into taking care of ourselves & wellbeing — I mean, we have the time now right?! Here are some things we’ve been doing to help keep ourselves in check while in isolation. Tip #1: Take Control of […]

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Overnight Chia Oats – Our Current Morning Ritual

If you’re in need of a little breakfast inspo these days, try out Our go-to chia oats recipe — it will keep you satisfied all morning long. This bowl is packed full of nutrients, omega-3 fats, antioxidants and fibre making it the perfect breakfast ritual to start your day! What You’ll Need: 1/4 Cup GF […]

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Looking to Support Your Community? Shop Local!

There is no better time than now to start buying local — vendors in the Ottawa area are working hard to adapt, produce & provide us with all the things we need during this time — from fresh produce, meats & poultry, our daily dose of shopping, take out & so much more! See below […]

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9 Tips & Tricks for Getting Your Home “Show Ready”

When you’re getting ready to sell your home, it can often be an emotional, and sometimes stressful journey. Preparing your home in advance before putting it up on the market can relieve some common stressors when you have it listed, and often will make you more money! Getting your home “show ready” can seem intimidating, […]

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