Ottawa buys up Washington

Just noticed on a local real estate blog that the Canadian government is taking advantage of the US real estate downturn to go on a little shopping spree in town — to the tune of one house and five condos apparently. This 4 bdrm/4bath 3,515 square foot house in leafy upper North West for $1.475 million had been assessed at over $2 million. And how could Ottawa resist: it’s located on Quebec Street.