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Eating out during the work or school day is undeniably convenient. There’s no scrounging in the cupboards for something to prepare, searching for forks when you forgot yours at home, or eating cold spaghetti when the office microwave is out of order.
But what’s better than convenience? Keeping money in your wallet.
Ottawa Market Heating Up
According to the Ottawa Real Estate Board, compared to February 2016, there was an 11.2 per cent increase in the number of residential properties sold by the end of February 2019. Not only that, but an increase of the average asking price of a residential property has risen to just over $400,000, an 8.5 per cent increase from last year currently making Ottawa a sellers market.
Where Will Technology Take Us Next?
Products like smartphones and voice-command speakers used to be the stuff of Jetsons-esque fantasies. Then they became reality and altered our world dramatically. So, what’s next? Here’s a roundup of the emerging technologies.
Drones: These aren’t just for taking Instagram-worthy aerial shots. Drones offer plenty of yet-to-be-fully realized potential. They’re being explored as tools for farm crop assessment, law enforcement, and disaster relief.
Possibility of LRT Coming to Barrhaven, Kanata, and Stittsville
Talk has begun about the possibility of funding for an expansion of the OC Transpo light rail to include Barrhaven, Kanata, and Stittsville. This would be the 3rd phase of the LRT, coming only once the 1.2 billion dollar phase 2 project has been completed. Premier Doug Ford explained that in order for phase 3 to be possible, the provincial and federal governments would have to split the bill equally, however he see's the value in adding this expansion given the growth in these areas. Phase 3 would not be expected until 2025.
Kanata Community Ready to Fight back against Plans for Housing Development on Golf Course
After hearing discussions to replace the 18-hole golf course with housing on the Kanata Golf and Country Club, the residents of Kanata are ready to do whatever it takes to bring these plans to a halt. The Vice President of ClubLink, Robert Visentin argues that the costs of maintaining the course are increasing, while the amount of people golfing is decreasing, however Kanata residents have concerns of their own.
Stittsville Continues To be Strong Real Estate Market
Over the past 5 years, Stittsville has shown strong growth not only in the number of homes being developed in the community, but in the average sale price of those homes being sold. On average home sale prices have risen approximately 30% according to data from the Ottawa Real Estate Board. Home price increase are broken down as follows:
Average Home Price 2018: $487,300
Average Home Price 2013: $378,000
DND Triggering Bells Corners Building Boom
The relocation of the new Department of National Defence headquarters at the old Nortel Campus on Moodie Drive has triggered a number of property developers and business owners to take a renewed interest in Bells Corners. Currently there are about a third of the expected 10,000 employees occupying the new headquarters. Its been reported that the city has had discussions with a developer who is considering 2000 new homes for the Bells Corners area - there currently are about 3600 homes in Bells Corners.
Winter Home Maintenance Tips
Here's a few winter maintenance tips that you might not have thought of, but will help with keeping your home in top condition: