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January 30, 2015

"Canada’s housing market is already seeing the impact of falling interest rates, with nearly half of Canadians telling a new survey that they are planning to buy a home in the next five years and more than 15 per cent saying cheaper mortgage rates will allow them to ma...

January 29, 2015

"The city has announced plans to give a facelift to an area between Rideau Street and Laurier Avenue.

 

The plan is part of the larger redevelopment of several ongoing projects between Rideau to the north, Laurier Avenue to the south, Colonel By Drive to the west and Wal...

January 27, 2015

"Canada’s major banks are heading into a renewed mortgage price war in the wake of the Bank of Canada’s surprise decision to cut interest rates.

 

Mortgage brokers reported that Royal Bank of Canada dropped its five-year fixed rate for qualified borrowers to 2.84 per cen...

January 27, 2015

"An Ottawa company is taking advantage of the dip in the commercial real estate market to convert part of an office building off Elgin Street into new rental units.

 

District Realty is renovating the top five floors of its building at 169 Lisgar St., which is separ...

January 26, 2015

"Some cities are just easier to live in than others.

 

Global consulting firm ECA International came out with a list of the most livable cities around the world for North Americans.

 

The ranking objectively evaluates a bunch of factors that contribute to the overall...

January 21, 2015

"OTTAWA - The looming threat of sliding oil prices forced the Bank of Canada to drop its trend-setting interest rate Wednesday, a surprising move that shows just how much the country's economic outlook has soured in a matter of months.

 

The central bank, which nudged it...

January 21, 2015

"The city wants to save your corner store — and hear from you before planners put the final touches on an innovative zoning amendment that could see micro-retailers pop up in residential neighbourhoods.

 

Almost 60 corner stores are grandfathered into established urban c...

January 13, 2015

"The City of Ottawa has opened its 57 approved sledding hills. Outdoors enthusiasts are invited to sled while weather and hill conditions permit, and to keep personal safety in mind while sledding.

 

 

Alda Burt Park - 1895 Smyth Road

Small local hill, parking provided at...

January 13, 2015

"Real estate agents in the city sold 640 properties in December, 31 more than in the same month a year earlier and three units above the five-year average, the Ottawa Real Estate board said Wednesday.

 

Overall numbers for the year were up slightly, with the 13,928 homes...

January 13, 2015

"Regardless of the doomsayers pointing to low oil values and potential market overvaluation, the luxury real estate market in Canada is not suffering, and Sotheby’s International doesn’t think it will in 2015. 

 

The high-end brokerage released its semi-annual Top-Tier R...

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