June 2014 - Summer Guide: things to do in Ottawa

June 2014 - Hammer Home News

Dear Friends,
 
Summer is finally here, and I hope you are enjoying it so far.  The real estate market had a steady start this year, with a little lull during the election period. Now that’s all over, things are really beginning to pick up and the spring market we have been waiting for has finally arrived!
 
I thought of taking a moment this month and sharing with you a few sites to find out what’s happening this summer in Ottawa. If you are not from the city, come for a visit.
 
Summer Fun Guide
This very resourceful website offers a guide to everything you need, from fishing to the arts. 
http://www.summerfunguide.ca/ottawa-region.html
 
Trip Advisor
Trip Advisor is always a great tool in getting a better look at the attractions in Ottawa.     
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attractions-g155004-Activities-Ottawa_Ontario.html
 
Ottawa Tourism
Loaded with hotel and main attractions throughout the city,    very busy website, offers discounts, accommodations and events.  h
ttp://www.ottawatourism.ca/en/visitors/
 
Ottawa Festivals
This is an interactive site designed to showcase all the wonderful festivals Ottawa has to offer this summer. 
http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/festivals-events/
 
Have a great summer and hope to see you soon!

 

Sincerely,



Rachel Hammer

 


Spring Buyers Have Come Out Of Hibernation

Ottawa, June 4, 2014 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,792 residential properties in May through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 1,797 in May 2013, a decrease of 0.3 per cent. The five-year average for May is 1,765.

“Looking at the units sold this year in comparison to last year, there is only a difference of five units. April was a bit slow for the Ottawa market, but it appears that with the great weather in May, buyers have come out of hibernation,” explains Randy Oickle, President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board. “May sales are up 26.2 per cent from April – or 372 units. The inventory on hand continues to grow, and prices remain stable.”


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Feature Listings
356 West Ridge Drive

Bright 4 bed home on a corner lot. Many upgrades in the home, including granite foyer, hardwood in living room and dining room, and ceramic tiles in kitchen and bathrooms.!

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2 Queenston Drive

Welcome to 2 Queenston Drive in beautiful Richmond. Enjoy this bright premium corner lot home with a breathtaking backyard. 3+1 bedrooms offers a spacious feel with all the perfect upgrades already completed.

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313 - 808 Bronson Avenue

Luxury condominium centrally located near Carleton U, Glebe, 417 and Dow's lake. This one bedroom plus den with underground heated parking was built by the one of the best..

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This Month's Trivia Question:
 
The Ontario election happened this month.  How many seats did the Liberals, Conservatives and NDP win respectively.

The first five individuals to respond correctly will win a $10.00 gift card to Starbucks.

Email your answers to 
rachel@rachelhammer.com
.

Only one winner per household will be awarded a gift card and all previous winners must wait a minimum of 30 days before being able to win this trivia question.

Thank you and good luck!

 

 
Last Month's Trivia Question:
 
Which home am I currently listing above has a garage for the car enthusiast? Give me the address only please.

The Answer was: 607 Latour Crescent

Congratulations to: Amy P., Deo M., Joe N., Marilyne W., Zbigniew M.,  were the first to correctly answer last month and win a $10.00 gift card to Starbucks.
 
 

Rachel Hammer, Broker
www.rachelhammer.com


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