Archives for Ottawa Real Estate

CMHC explores cutting red tape to make it easier for self-employed to get a mortgage

The Canadian Press – Joanna Smith Oct 2, 2017 OTTAWA — The national housing agency is exploring ways to make it easier for entrepreneurs and new immigrants to buy a home by cutting some of the red tape required to prove they can afford to pay the mortgage. “Right now, under our mortgage insurance policies, you have to be able to document income to get mortgage insurance, to a level of specificity that discriminates against new Canadians, because they can’t do that,” Evan Siddall, the CEO of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., said in a wide-ranging interview with The
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Outdoor Family Fall Activities

  Though the kids have gone back to school, evenings and weekends still provide ample opportunities for having fun.   Why not get the family together and enjoy the crisp, cooler weather? From nature walks among the fallen leaves, to bustling outdoor markets, the Ottawa region has something to entertain you and your little ones all harvest season long!   Click here to see all the ideas!
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7 Curb Appeal Tips for Fall

Make sure your house catches homebuyers’ eyes this fall with these stylish updates and landscaping ideas Highlight Your Front Door Making your front door the focal point of your home’s exterior is a good tactic no matter what time of year you decide to sell your home. During the fall, a simple wreath of fall foliage and flowers can add an inviting touch. A fresh coat of paint in a vivid red can also make your entrance stand out. Click here to see the other 6 tips!
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Fall is here – Enjoy Fall Rhapsody starting September 30

  Come and enjoy the spectacular fall colours on display throughout Gatineau Park. In addition to the popular spots in the Park’s southern sector, many other unique and fascinating places offer magnificent views — as well as being great spots to have a picnic in nature, take a walk in the woods or enjoy a bike ride. Click here for more information!  
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Don’t miss the Ottawa Fall Home Show – starts tomorrow!

Find out what’s hot in home renovation, decoration, landscaping and outdoor living One of the largest fall home shows in Ottawa, Ontario, this show features landscaping companies, remodeling contractors, interior design companies, and more … Click here for all of the details  
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Heat wave continues into Wednesday: Here’s how to stay safe

Though this extended summer may be nice for some, it still can present some risks as a Heat Warning was issued for Ottawa that will extend until Wednesday. Extreme heat can effect anyone, though the risks are greater for children, pregnant woman, the elderly, and people working outside (among others). Be safe and continue to monitor the weather as it comes. If you need advice on how to stay safe until this heat breaks, click here for an interesting resource with some great tips
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It’s fall…sort of!

It sure doesn’t feel like autumn, does it? But, nonetheless, today is the first day of fall. With this summery weather though, we really have to ask what the rest of the year is going to look like as winter approaches. Does this unusual warm weather mean we’re going to pay dearly with a cold, bitter winter? According to Environment Canada senior climatologist Dave Phillips: Not so much! “It is so Canadian to worry about winter before summery weather is even over.” Well, can you blame us? “There is going to be something for everybody. There are going to be some
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Ottawa’s population continues to increase, with western suburbs seeing largest growth in 2016

Published on: September 6, 2017 | Last Updated: September 7, 2017 5:52 PM EDT Ottawa Citizen Online by Jon Willing   Ottawa continues to welcome new resident as the population steadily climbs and developers build new homes.   Commercial and industrial space vacancies inched up last year, but developers continued to add more space to the market.   All of the latest statistics are in the City of Ottawa’s 2016 development report, which was published this week.   The City of Ottawa’s population at the end of 2016 was 968,580, up by 0.8 per cent from 2015.   Click here
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Summer’s not over yet! Here are some fun things to do this weekend!

Although the summer season is wrapping up, there are still tons of great events happening in Ottawa this weekend! Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa this weekend, from September 15-17, 2017. The Northern Lights sound and light show on Parliament Hill ends on Saturday, September 16. Head to Parliament Hill nightly before then at 9:00pm to see the final days of the spectacular presentation. FREE! Now through Saturday, October 21, grab your cowboy boots and head to the Casino du Lac-Leamy to check out their special Country themed activities! Check out cowboy dancers, country music, line dancing, a mechanical bull,
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