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Things to do in Ottawa this Weekend!

  Summer fun in Ottawa continues this weekend!   Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa this weekend, from August 18-20, 2017.   Click here for the list!

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Do It Now! Tips To Get Ready For Back-To-School

Move over, summer–a new school year is coming! With the start of school, families face new organization challenges. School bells ring–and so do early-morning alarm clocks. Paper piles swell as hand-outs and homework stream into the house. Shorter autumn days bring a hectic round of sports, activities and events, and calendars fill with cryptic notes. Can the holidays be far behind? Get organized now for the best school year ever! Use these ideas to prepare your home and family for the busy days ahead. Read the full article here

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Making your home secure before vacation time

Now that there are only a couple of weeks left in summer, you may be thinking of squeezing in another vacation. The last thing you want to do while enjoying a week at the cottage is worry about the shape of the home you’ve left behind. Lose that stress by taking a few steps to make sure you are protected while you’re away from home. Here’s an article from Mike Holmes posted in the National Post August 4, 2017 with tips

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Condo sales drive the Ottawa resale market in July

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,530 residential properties in July through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,490 in July 2016, an increase of 2.7 per cent. The five-year average for July sales is 1,446. “The Ottawa resale market continued its steady pace into mid-summer, with condo sales really bolstering the market this past month,” says Rick Eisert, President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board. “We’ve actually been seeing this positive trend since February. The condo market had been in a slump for the past few ye...

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Why Ottawa’s housing market steers a steady course

“People continue to buy and build homes in Ottawa, with more focus on the higher end of the market. We might not see the storm surges in pricing that Toronto does, but the market remains healthy and robust.”   Click here to read the full article (John Clark, published online at renx.ca 2017-07-27)

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There are lots of great events taking place in our city this weekend!

La Machine invades Ottawa this week! Check out the larger-than-life dragon and spider that will roam Ottawa streets this weekend, as well as all the other fun activities on offer. Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa this weekend, from July 28-30, 2017. From Thursday, July 27 to Sunday, July 30, catch La Machine’s Long-Ma (the dragon) and Kumo (the spider) as they roam the streets of downtown Ottawa in a mixture of static scenes and walkabouts. Make sure to consult the schedule as well as be aware of road closure information. Visi...

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Rain got you down? Escape the Diefenbunker!

Looking for something different to do with all the rainy weather? The Diefenbunker and Ottawa’s premier escape room company, Escape Manor have partnered to launch the World’s Largest Escape Room. The experience will run Thursday through Sunday evenings and reside within the 100,000 square foot facility. This elaborate endeavor will be themed around espionage…     Click here for full details!

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40 Summer Home Staging Tips For Sellers

First impressions have a significant impact on the buyers decision-making process.  Prepare your home for its future occupants. Use the following tips to stage your home to perfection and get more buyers interested in closing the deal on your home this summer. Click here to see the tips

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