5 THINGS EVERY FIRST-TIME SELLER SHOULD KNOW

By: Serge Guenette

5 THINGS EVERY FIRST-TIME SELLER SHOULD KNOW

Tags: Sellers, Real Estate, First Time

If you’ve never sold a home before, navigating the process can seem daunting. As a first-time seller, there are several things you should know before your home goes on the market. From understanding how the market works to preparing your home for listing photos, it’s important to know what works best to maximize the price you can get and minimize the time it will take.    H...Read More

Top Ottawa picnic spots

By: Serge Guenette

Top Ottawa picnic spots

Tags: Ottawa, Picnic spots, Social distancing, snack, food, outdoors

If you’re looking for a summer pastime that allows you to social distance with your friends and family while still enjoying the outdoors, picnicking is the way to go. Whether it’s a quick thrown-together basket of snacks to enjoy or a cooler with a full spread of food, picnics are an easy activity that don’t take a lot of planning to make happen. Ottawa is full of green spaces t...Read More

Great Dog Parks

By: Serge Guenette

Great Dog Parks

Tags: dog, park, dog park, great

Ottawa’s dog parks are a great way to get out, get some exercise and let your pup socialize with other dogs. If you’ve been feeling house-bound this summer, a visit to an off-leash dog park will let you continue to practice physical distancing while enjoying the outdoors. Here are five to try.   1. Bruce Pit Dog Park: Located in Nepean, the Bruce Pit Dog Park has a large off-lea...Read More

5 gardening chores to tackle

By: Serge Guenette

5 gardening chores to tackle

Tags: 5, gardening, chores, tips

Gardening is a great active pastime to boost overall mood and reduce stress — something we’ve all needed throughout the pandemic. What with being quarantined in our homes for the last few months, it has helped to embrace our own outdoor spaces and backyards, giving us some time to finally put in the work to create a new garden space (or spruce up an old one).   But over time, and ...Read More

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