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Ottawa is truly beautiful in the fall. The leaves on the trees turn from green to breathtaking shades of russet, ochre and crimson, while the crisp fall air provides a refreshing change from the humidity of summer. Fall is a time of transition, and this...

As we look forward to a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend in the beautiful city of Ottawa, we decided to put together a list of all the reasons we are thankful to be living in our Nation’s Capital. Ranked the best place to live in Canada by...

For many first-time homebuyers, purchasing a house can come with a range of complex emotions. It is not a decision to be taken lightly, least of all because it is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make. One of the best things...

There are a number of energy-saving methods and behaviours that can easily be implemented within your home environment. The benefits of these are twofold: they will save you money on utilities and will help to protect the environment. Whatever drives your decision to start reducing...

Your relationship with your partner will experience many exciting milestones: your first kiss, moving in together, getting engaged, having children… But one of the most important steps in your relationship will be buying a home together and getting your first mortgage. A home will likely...

If this is your first time getting a loan or mortgage, the process can seem overwhelming. To make it simpler, we've broken the process down into five easy-and important-steps:   Determine a borrowing budget You'll want to be realistic about what amount you can borrow based on your...

Whether you have just moved into your first home and need to put together a kit of cleaning supplies, or your existing tools need an update, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of the most important and essential cleaning tools to keep your home tip...

Are you downsizing to a smaller home this year? Perhaps your children have flown the nest, or maybe you’re finding it difficult to maintain such a large home -- either physically or financially. Whatever the reason, there are a few things you should take into...

Are you a newcomer to Ottawa? Welcome! We love this city, and are pretty certain you will love it too. Whether you enjoy adventuring outdoors or prefer to stay within city limits, Ottawa has something fun to offer everyone. If you haven’t visited our fair...

Is the interest rate a major factor in any mortgage-making decision?  Absolutely. Is the interest rate the only thing that matters when choosing a mortgage? I don’t believe so.   The (un)importance of rates Just as the ‘price’ of your next major purchase – say a car – is...