By: Serge Guenette

Tips for Selling at Christmas

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Selling during the holiday season can be stressful, but worth it. Holiday buyers tend to be more serious when beginning their search in the winter months and there is less competition in the market during this season. If you are considering selling now, here are six tips to follow to get your home prepared:   No. 1: Make over your home You only get one chance to make a first impression, the...Read More

Christmas Light Display

By: Serge Guenette

Christmas Light Display

Tags: Christmas, Taffy Lane

Christmas is coming and that means the city is coming to life with millions of twinkling lights to get everyone in the spirit and add some warmth to the start of the cold season. To help get you in the mood, we’ve come up with a list of must-see Christmas light displays throughout the city, and beyond. Taffy Lane in Orléans Cost: Free This stunning residents-made light display is don...Read More

Remembrance Day

By: Serge Guenette

Remembrance Day

Tags: Remembrance day

 Many today do not understand why we observe Remembrance Day. That’s a blessing, for it means the sacrifices of so many in days gone by have not been in vain, but it also means it’s vitally important for us to continue to remember those sacrifices. Without the reminder, it could be too easy to lose sight of all that we have gained — and lost. And we do still lose today. Per...Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!

By: Serge Guenette

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tags: holiday, thanksgiving, guenette real estate

Thanksgiving is more than just an excuse to gather for a big family dinner and chow down on turkey. Certainly, that can be a big part of it, but why not take advantage of the intent of Thanksgiving and take some time to be thankful? There are many ways we can show our thanks, from the simple to the extreme. One easy way that can also lead to a touching family tradition — while demonstrating...Read More

By: Serge Guenette

Fall maintenance

Tags: fall,homes,maintenance,checklist

It’s hard to believe that summer is one the way out, but Monday marks the first day of fall and the changing of the seasons is the perfect time to take care of your home’s maintenance needs. Our homes are usually our largest investment, which means it’s important to take care of them. And the best way to do that is with regular and preventative maintenance — which has the ...Read More

By: Serge Guenette

10 ways to mark Grandparents Day

Tags: grandparents day, ottawa

It’s Grandparents Day on Sunday, which means it’s the perfect time to shower attention on the special grandparents in our lives. More than gifts, what most grandparents crave is time with their grandkids. You don’t need to plan a special activity, but if you’re looking for some ideas, here are 10, many of which come right from Ottawa grandmothers:   Plan a picnic wh...Read More

Before Summer Ends

By: Serge Guenette

Before Summer Ends

Tags: Before Summer Ends, Beach Time, Alegria, Ottawa, Rafting

Summer is almost over and our regular fall routines will soon take over — for some, like those in the French school board, that starts next week! So, before the fall routines kick in and you’re out of time, why not fit in a few more of those fun summer things while you still can? Here are 5. #1. Beach time Ottawa is blessed with many great spots to swim and soak up the sun. While t...Read More

5 great ice cream shops

By: Serge Guenette

5 great ice cream shops

Tags: Great ice cream shops, Summer, Retail

5 great ice cream shops After a sizzling hot July and with more heat forecast for the rest of the summer, finding an easy (and delicious!) way to cool off is a must. And what says summer more than a yummy scoop — or three — of ice cream? Ottawa is blessed with a ton of spots to get your fix. Here are 5 of our favourites: #1: Chocolats Favoris Simple and delectable, this Quebec-based...Read More

Here’s to fair season!

By: Serge Guenette

Here’s to fair season!

Tags: Fair, summer, fun, family

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Canada Day

By: Serge Guenette

Canada Day

Tags: Canada Day

Parliament Hill may be the expected Canada Day outing, but there are plenty of other options if braving the sea of revellers is not your thing on July 1 and Canada Day weekend. Here are several to choose from. An early start: Mayor Jim Watson holds his annual Canada Day Breakfast for Seniors at the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park. While the event is free, tickets are first-come, first served,...Read More