By: Serge Guenette

Virtual travel ideas / things you can visit while still at home

Tags: VIRTUAL TRAVEL IDEAS, TRAVEL, VISIT, AT HOME

Thanks to technology, we’ve been able to stay more connected than ever as we’ve physically distanced and confined ourselves to home during the COVID-19 pandemic.   As an added bonus, even with the pandemic restricting the ability to travel, technology has also allowed cities around the world an opportunity to connect online and showcase some of their best travel locations an...Read More

By: Serge Guenette

5 DATE IDEAS TO DO AT HOME

Tags: DATE, IDEAS, AT HOME

Date nights are a great way to de-stress, reconnect and relax together while enjoying each other’s company. But having to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic means you may need to rethink your date night options.   And being together already day and night — a circumstance many of us are temporarily living — while having to follow restrictions on where and how you can vent...Read More

Hiking in Ottawa – COVID-19 edition

By: Serge Guenette

Hiking in Ottawa – COVID-19 edition

Tags: Hiking, Ottawa , COVID-19

With the rapid changes we have experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our lifestyles and physical activity levels are something that many have had to adjust accordingly. Fortunately, Ottawa has been lucky enough to be facing spring and warmer weather, allowing us all a chance to head outdoors while continuing to physically distance from others.   There have been many closures throughout th...Read More

By: Serge Guenette

Free online classes

Tags: Free online classes, social distancing, learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives considerably over the last month, forcing us to adjust to a new way of living rather quickly. Social distancing and staying at home are what we need to do to help flatten the curve and make sure those around us stay healthy.   We see articles online of people picking up new hobbies around the house to keep busy, watching more television series to di...Read More

By: Serge Guenette

Should I stay or should I sell?

Tags: best time to sell, COVID-19

Deciding whether to sell or stay in your home is a major decision and there are many factors to consider. From seasonal changes to pricing and affordability to lifestyle changes, it’s important to make sure the time is right for you and your family. We are experiencing numerous and rapid changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With businesses closing and social distancing becoming a new norm ...Read More

By: Serge Guenette

Sugar Bush Roundup

Tags: Sugar Bush, Maple Syrup

You know spring is not far off when maple syrup season arrives. Starting in February or March, depending on the weather, sugar bush operators begin extracting sap from their maple trees to make the sweet spring treat. Here in Ottawa, we are blessed by having easy access to many top sugar bush locations in the area and they love to celebrate the season. There’s nothing quite like spending ...Read More

By: Serge Guenette

5 things to do with your special someone this Valentine’s Day

Tags: Valentine’s Day, Special, 5 things to do

Valentine’s Day is almost here, which means it’s time to start thinking about what you and your special someone will do to treat yourselves on this love-filled day. Certainly, Ottawa has many delicious restaurants to enjoy, but if you’re looking for something extra, we have five unique outings that you can do with your date this Friday!   1. Relax at the Nordik Spa-Nature: ...Read More

Winterlude: What to see and do

By: Serge Guenette

Winterlude: What to see and do

Tags: WINTERLUDE, FAMILY

It’s back! From Jan. 31 to Family Day on Feb. 17, Ottawa celebrates the season with another year of Winterlude festivities. Ice skating, ice sculptures, live music, cultural performances, a full snow kingdom for the family to enjoy and so much more — this year’s Winterlude will be sure to cure the winter blues.   There are several events to see and do across Ottawa and we ...Read More

Why you should be aware of radon in your home

By: Serge Guenette

Why you should be aware of radon in your home

Tags: RADON, DANGER

Radon is a colourless, odourless gas that can be found in any home. It occurs naturally in the environment and is released into the air during the normal breakdown of uranium in rocks and soil. Once released, radon breaks down into radioactive elements that can attach to dust and other substances in the air we breathe. Why do we need to worry about radon? Outside, radon dissipates enough that we...Read More

By: Serge Guenette

Tips for Selling at Christmas

Tags: Tips for Selling at Christmas

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