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

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