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5 Home Security Tips to Protect Your Home While You’re On Vacation

5 Home Security Tips to Protect Your Home While You’re On Vacation

You’ve bought a new home, and now it’s time for your first vacation! You might have questions about what to do to secure and safeguard your home while you’re away. We’ve put together a few tips for you below so you can relax and enjoy your holiday. Home Security Tips...

Ottawa Residential Sales Decline in July

Ottawa Residential Sales Decline in July

Ottawa's real estate market has slowed down this month. With a decrease of 21% in home sales and sellers turning their attention to summer vacations, the market is finally beginning to stabilize. At MacDonald Property Group we realize that these market conditions are...

Packing List For The First Night in Your New Home

Packing List For The First Night in Your New Home

You're moving! Do you have the right packing list? Picture this. You’ve finally arrived in your new home, with your packed, sealed and labelled moving boxes. You pull out the box of kitchen essentials, congratulating yourself on your organizational skills. Now, if you...

Northeast Barrhaven Spotlight: Barrhaven East & Longfields

Northeast Barrhaven Spotlight: Barrhaven East & Longfields

Interested in what Ottawa neighbourhood has the best value for your money? It’s time for another neighbourhood spotlight. We’re heading to Northeast Barrhaven to explore the two neighbourhoods of Barrhaven East and Longfields. Our goal is to help make your home search...

What You Need to Know Before You Renovate Your Kitchen

What You Need to Know Before You Renovate Your Kitchen

If you’re selling your Ottawa-area home and wondering whether to renovate the kitchen before putting it on the market, we have some good news: Kitchen renovations typically offer one of the highest returns on investment. But not all improvements are created equal - so...

71% Increase in Homes Sold in May 2021 vs May 2020 Despite Lockdown

71% Increase in Homes Sold in May 2021 vs May 2020 Despite Lockdown

Even with a lockdown in both May 2020 and 2021, Ottawa's current real estate market looks quite different. Compared to May 2020, there was a 71% increase in homes sold in May 2021. For details on May's activity, we are sharing the OREB’s May report (see below). At...