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Income properties: How suite they might sound

  Do you have extra space in your home you’re not using? Or do you need an additional source of income? If you’ve been thinking about turning part of your home into an income suite, there’s some factors you should consider! Click here to see the pros and cons of building an extra unit in your home!  

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HOPE Volleyball this Saturday!

  HOPE Volleyball SummerFest’s 36th edition, sponsored by Big Rig Brewery, is this Saturday, July 14th at Mooney’s Bay! There’s lots of fun to be had by everyone. Watch the exciting games, check out the HOPE Mainstage to listen to the great lineup, all while supporting the community! Click here to download the event guide! Visit HOPE for more.  

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How to Fertilize Your Garden Organically

The Ottawa Citizen. Lee Reich, Associate Press. June 19th 2018 In gardening, whether you’re talking about pest control or fertilization, “organic” generally means natural. The word “organic” refers to “organic matter,” the linchpin of organic gardening and, traditionally at least, all good gardening. “Organic matter” is material derived from what is or was once living. Plants are most hungry for three nutrients — nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium — and organic fertilizers can supply them ...

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Condo Sales Keep Market from Over Heating

News Release July 5, 2018 The Ottawa Real Estate Board Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,070 residential properties in June through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 2,163 in June 2017, a decrease of 4.3 per cent. The five-year average for June sales is 1,914. June’s sales included 455 in the condominium property class, an increase of 11.5 per cent from June 2017 and 1,615 in the residential property class, a decrease of 8 per cent from a year ago. “The first half of 2018 has performed very wel...

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Ready for the 2018 Ottawa Bluesfest?

Looking for a fun music festival to attend this summer? Why not hit up the Ottawa Bluesfest, on until July 15th! See performers like Brett Eldridge, Foo Fighters, Blue Rodeo, Jethro Tull and many more amazing bands.  For event details, click here.  

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Happy Canada Day Weekend!

  An epic weekend of festivities awaits you as we highlight Canada Day on three official sites! Join us in expressing Canadian pride and a common sense of belonging to such a diverse country on June 30 and July 1. Fun-filled activities and live entertainment will pump up the crowd for sure! There will be something for everyone to enjoy on Parliament Hill, at the Canadian Museum of History and at Major’s Hill Park. Don’t miss out! Click here for more.  

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Why summer is a good time to move…  

Why summer is a good time to move…   School’s officially out for summer!  If you’re like us, you’re probably thinking beaches, holidays, cottages… any activity that will get us out to enjoy the warm weather…but it can also be a perfect time to move!  While there might not be as much real estate activity in July as there is in May, it may surprise you to find out that June, July and August are busy months in Ottawa real estate, especially in recent years.  The weather is fine and there are still a lot of great opportunities to buy and sell.  Stats s...

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Ottawa Public Health advising residents to take precautions during the Canada Day weekend heat wave

Shad Qadri, Councillor Serving the community of Stittsville within the City of Ottawa A special Early Notification for Extreme Temperatures has been issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada for the Ottawa area, as very hot temperatures are forecast starting Friday June 29 and for the Canada Day weekend. A heat warning is issued when the temperature is expected to exceed 31°C during the daytime and the nighttime temperature will not be cooler than 20°C or a humidex of 40 C is forecast for two consecutive days. ...

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Keys to a high-performance home

  A high performance home isn’t just energy efficient. It provides a healthier environment for you and your family. Turn your attention to durability, value and health. But how is this done? When the home is built to be air tight, you need a method of cycling in fresh outdoor air, while exhausting the warm, moist air generated in your home by living in it (especially in kitchens and bathrooms). Enter the Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) which adjusts the temperature of the outdoor air to match your home, while expelling the moist indoor air. An ...

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Events Happening in the Capital this Week

Ottawa Italian Week Festival Event Date: Jun 6, 2018 – Jun 25, 2018 Location: Little Italy, Preston Street   Ottawa Fringe Festival Event Date: Jun 14, 2018 – Jun 24, 2018 Location: 12+ venues downtown including and surrounding Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue   Ottawa Ribfest on Sparks Street Event Date: Jun 20, 2018 – Jun 24, 2018 Location: Sparks Street   Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival Event Date: Jun 21, 2018 – Jun 24, 2018 Location: Mooney’s Bay Park – 2960 Riverside Drive   Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival and Competition P...

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Buying a Home: Step by Step

Buying a Home: Step by Step  Buying a home can seem like a daunting task in the beginning. There are so many options to consider, let alone finding that dream home. You may be wondering what the main things to consider when you’re going to buy a house, and how the process works? With so much information surrounding the housing market, we’ve created a short step-by-step process to help you with all your home buying needs! Finances The daunting and confusing aspect of buying a home always lands in the finance department. Mostly because financ...

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