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Have You Outgrown Your Home?

Have You Outgrown Your Home? Why Is Our Home Getting Smaller? 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for all of us. With the arrival of COVID-19, many of us have stayed home, and the children were not at school. It has remained very stressful, even when the kids returned to school and daycare. We cannot see all our family members and friends. Sadly, there is no light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. During these worrying times, we have all spent much more time at home. With Fall’s arrival, we are moving Summer furniture, toys, and other items
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Creating an At-Home Workspace for Everyone

As a precaution sought by many to reduce any risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus during our current pandemic, remote work has become more commonplace than ever before. Thankfully, technology has afforded many of us the ability to complete our work efficiently at home rather than at a crowded office. While this has been beneficial in many ways, such as reducing emissions, saving on gas, and spending less time on a commute, many of us have been posed with the challenge of creating a workspace within our homes that not only provides privacy but also allows for us to
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Cool Family Getaways Close to Ottawa

Cool Family Getaways Close to Ottawa There are so many perks to living in Ottawa; not only is the market affordable for first time buyers and young families but there are also many great places to get away, all within a couple hours driving distance. Traveling becomes a little more stressful when you have little ones tagging along so proximity to your destination becomes an important factor. This is what makes these highlighted locations near Ottawa so great! Mont Tremblant: Mont-Tremblant was discovered by an American gold prospector, Joseph Bondurant Ryan, who landed a plane at the foot of the
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HOW TO CHOOSE A COMMUNITY THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOUR FAMILY

HOW TO CHOOSE A COMMUNITY THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOUR FAMILY There are many factors to consider when buying a home but some are specific to families. Proximity to parks, schools, recreation, and amenities may be a priority to some families. Other factors include the demographics of the neighbourhood, which a Realtor can provide you with. For example, are you looking to live closer to other young families? To start your search, ask yourself what you want from your community. Safety First You want to make sure you’re moving to a safe area where the crime rates are low, especially
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Great Toboggan Hills in Ottawa South

Great Toboggan Hills in Ottawa South Winter in Ottawa is filled with fun activities for all to enjoy, but one winter pastime easily takes the cake when it comes to fun in the snow: tobogganing! Whether you have children who enjoy holding onto one another as they race lighting speed down the hills and over jumps, racing back up to begin again, or your an adult who enjoys the adrenaline rush, fresh air, and innocent fun that this outdoor winter activity offers, it can easily be said that tobogganing, sledding, and tubing down hills is easily enjoyed by people of
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Choosing the Neighbourhood that’s Right for You

Choosing the Neighbourhood that’s Right for You Choosing a new community for your family can seem a little overwhelming; there are so many factors to consider that it can be difficult to know where to begin. Choosing the right community is a major decision and it is important to focus your search. Your Realtor can help you narrow down the choices to ensure that you make the right decision. Know Your Needs Before deciding on where you want to live, it is important to understand your family’s specific needs. Looking at your daily activities and priorities is a great place
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Hidden Gems in Richmond

Hidden Gems in Richmond Richmond, Ontario: an up and coming village just west from downtown Ottawa. Founded in 1818, this quaint community that spans the Jock River is the perfect place for anyone who’s looking to reside a little further away from the hustle and bustle of city life (not to mention ideal for those that favour the historic and economic roots that this town uniquely has to offer). From great restaurants, charming neighbourhoods, and quality schools; to animal farms, parks and wineries, Richmond has it all. And like any small town, the community of Richmond has some really great
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Hosting: Perfect Housewarming

Hosting: Perfect Housewarming After a long search, you’ve finally moved into your dream home. There’s no better time than the present to start showing off your beautiful new home to family and friends. House warming parties have been a long-standing tradition when you move into a new home, but there are so many different ways to planning a perfect housewarming. The following are some tips and tricks for you to consider during your planning. Type  First, when deciding on your housewarming plan, be sure to consider what type of party you’d like to host. Your housewarming can be anything from
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The Hidden Gems of Barrhaven, Ontario

The Hidden Gems of Barrhaven, Ontario Originally established in the 1960’s by a developer named Mel Barr, Barrhaven is one of Ottawa’s fastest growing communities. Known for its sprawling suburbs, Barrhaven has a population of almost 100,000 people. Although, the Greenbelt separates this suburb from the rest of the city, Barrhaven has its fair share of amenities including parks, schools, recreation, and shopping. It’s a community where the central focus is family and that is apparent everywhere you look!   La Porto a Casa: Ask anyone in Barrhaven where to find the best Italian food, and La Porto a Casa
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Ottawa: New Homes, New Developments

Ottawa: New Homes, New Developments Welcome to Ottawa, a city always bustling with activities and beauty. Whether you’re new to the area, or have been a long time resident, this gorgeous city offers something for everyone, in every area. As the city expands, there are lots of great new residential developments in the works to keep up with the ever-growing communities around them. Communities such as Westgate, Carp Airport, Barrhaven, Zibi Development, and Riverside South are beginning to make headway as new housing developments across the city, each with its own unique aspects that make the individual communities desirable to
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