About Serge Guenette


Throughout my career, I have always considered that the key to success is turning passion into profession. This has fueled my work ethic from day one; I believe it is the reason I quickly became one of the city’s top-producing bilingual REALTORs, and I suspect it is why people tell me my positive attitude is infectious.


My job is to listen to you; to understand your needs and priorities, and to use my expertise to help you realize your real estate goals. My objective is to provide you with the best possible advice to help you make confident and informed decisions. By following this simple formula, I have helped hundreds of individuals, families and businesses find exactly what they were looking for, and have built long-term relationships with so many homeowners.


To give you your edge in the market, I believe it is important for me to invest in personal and professional training. I keep up to date with the latest trends and techniques in real estate so that your strategy is always effective, and I am a consistent and reliable source of information.


Merging my background in internet marketing with over 20 years’ experience working with multi-unit investments and condos, residential and commercial properties, I provide unique market insight (and perspective – watch this!) and an innovative property marketing approach. As a Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE), you can be confident that when your property reaches ‘sold’, you will have gotten the best deal possible.


It would be my pleasure to meet with you and discuss your needs in either official language.


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Before the snow starts to fly, take advantage of the towns that are close to the city and the fun, family-friendly activities they offer. Gather up your gang this weekend and head out to one of these must-do adventures.


  • Camp Fortune: Located in Chelsea, Camp Fortune is the ultimate year-round adventure destination. Offering an aerial park with zip lining, mountain bike trails to explore, a mountain coaster (monorail track) through the forest to ride, and slopes for skiing and snowboarding in the winter, there is so much for the whole family to do. Lessons are available for adults and kids to learn how to safely hit the slopes. 

 

  • Parc Omega: This drive-thru park will have you face-to-face discovering some of Canada’s wildlife and it’s only a short drive to Montebello to check it out. Elk, caribou, bison, deer and more will greet you at your car in hopes of being fed carrots. Along the way, you can stop at the shops, picnic areas, hiking trails that weave through the forest, or check out the wolf sanctuary to see them in their natural habitat.


  • Fallowfield Tree Farm: Heading west to Stittsville, you’ll find the perfect year-round farm with fun for the whole family. Whether you’re still shopping for a pumpkin to keep fall alive or ready to cut down your own Christmas tree, the Fallowfield Tree Farm can help you. Wagon and sleigh rides, fresh produce, cut-your-own Christmas tree farm, and event party rooms are just a few of the activities offered at this farm!


  • Upper Canada Village: Discover how life was in the 1860s at Upper Canada Village, where you’ll find vintage buildings, farm life, trade work, mills and more. Learn about the site, experience the different transportation methods in the village and walk through a living history museum. Get ready to learn and explore.


  • Chutes Coulonge Adventure Park: A little further away from Ottawa is Chutes Coulonge Adventure Park, located in Mansfield-et-Pontefract. This park has a mix of everything; obstacle courses, canyon zip-lining and more. Walking trails throughout the park will bring you to beautiful waterfall views and artefacts from their museum. Although now closed for the season, it opens again for the Festival of Lights in December with illuminated walkways, bonfires, hot chocolate and visits with Santa.


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Made up of a collection of smaller neighbourhoods, Gloucester is an eastern Ottawa community that’s family-focused, cultural and bilingual. Recreational activities, education options, affordability and convenient access to the downtown core make Gloucester one of the more popular areas for young families to reside.

Housing & Community:

When looking to purchase a home in Gloucester, you’ll find older bungalows and free-stranding homes mixed with newer townhomes and condos. Homes with unique architecture can be found overlooking the Ottawa River and are worth taking a drive to view.

The community has bilingual elementary and high school options, access to shopping centres, health-care centres, restaurants and shops along with a quick commute to downtown — perfect for exploring the core of Ottawa.

Dining & Entertainment:

Easily accessible dining and entertainment options nearby are endless, but Gloucester also has a few must-try gems right in the community, including:

Local vibes: Crust & Crate – Fast-fired pizza pub with local craft beer
Bakery: My Choc-O-La – Loaded desserts, pastries and specialty drinks
Café: Ten Toes Coffee House – Delicious sandwiches, drinks and baked goods
Brewery: Shillow Beer Co. – Independent brewery crafting unique brews

Shopping & Events:

Place d’Orleans shopping centre is the best all-in-one stop in Gloucester. Located around the shopping centre are grocery stores, urgent care clinics, banks, pharmacies, auto shops, real estate agents and gas stations — covering all shopping needs.

If you’re looking for a creative outing with your family, check out Crock A Doodle; a pottery painting studio offering paint nights, birthday parties, ladies’ nights and more!

Outdoors:

If greenspace is a must-have on your list, Gloucester delivers. Playground parks, dog parks and recreational fields line the community, giving families several areas to picnic, burn energy and get some fresh air. Trails along the Ottawa River are also perfect for bikers, runners and walkers to take in the view and get some exercise.

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With fall now arriving, we know winter will not be far behind. That means it’s time to start

prepping your home for the cold temperatures. Inside and out, this list will give you a few

ideas of what projects to begin first.


INSIDE

Starting with the interior of your home, the focus for fall projects is safety, warmth, and

comfort through the winter season.


1. Plumbing: Check all the pipes around your home looking for leaks, blockages, or

cracks. Be sure to deal with any issues that may cause pipe freezing or bursts with the

colder weather. Call a professional if needed.


2. Heating: Having proper heat is a must for Canadian winters. Change out air filters,

check your thermostat, and if you heat with wood, stock up. You should also have

your furnace and fireplace professionally cleaned and inspected to make sure

everything is in working order.


3. Smoke detectors: House fires increase in the fall and winter as we start to heat our

homes. Test all smoke alarms monthly and change the batteries when needed.


4. Draft-proof: When windows and doors produce a draft, the furnace must work extra

hard and for longer to continue to keep things warm. Weatherstrip or caulk any areas

that are drafty to keep the heat in and the cool air out.


5. Ceiling fan: Adjust your ceiling fans to rotate clockwise. This helps draw up cooler

air that’s near the floor, forcing the warmer air near the ceiling down and making the

room feel warmer. Adjust the thermostat accordingly to lessen the use of your heat

source.


OUTSIDE

When focusing on the exterior of your home, these fall projects help prepare you for winter,

keep your landscape clean, and keep your family warm.


1. Sealing cracks: Take a walk around the exterior of your home and look for any

cracks in the foundation, near your windows or doors, on walls and on your driveway.

Seal those cracks to prevent moisture from entering your home or from getting into

your driveway where it can freeze and create larger cracks.


2. Removal of debris: Falling leaves and branches, along with dirt and other debris, can

gather around your home and on your roof. Clean out your gutters, rake and bag your

fallen leaves and pick up or cut down any branches that may cause issues over winter.


3. Preparing tools: Give your summer yard tools, like your lawn mower and whipper

snipper, a final clean before storing them away. Check your shovels, snow blower,

and ice melt buckets to make sure all are working and ready to go for the first

snowfall.


4. Lawn maintenance: Prepping your lawn in the fall can give your lawn a head start

come spring. Winterize your sprinklers and hoses to avoid bursting pipes and mow,

aerate, and spread seed on your lawn to promote healthy growth in the spring.


5. Repair: If you notice loose boards on your deck or a railing that may be dangerous,

take the time to secure and repair them now, especially in well-used areas of your

home where slipping and falling may occur.

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