10 Easy Ways to Improve Curb Appeal when Selling Your Home

February 14, 2018

If you’ve ever sold a home, you know what it’s like to get the interior into pristine shape so that potential buyers are impressed as soon as they step inside and take their first look around. You clean, you de-clutter, you re-arrange art and accessories, you sometimes re-paint a few rooms...

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Ottawa’s Resale Market sees above-average January Sales, Low Inventory

February 5, 2018

The sales numbers for Ottawa’s resale real estate market for the first month of 2018 are in, and there is some good news if you happen to be a seller. It was a month that saw unusually low inventory, continuing a trend we’ve seen throughout the past year. The Ottawa Real Estate...

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The final month of 2017 saw better than average sales volume in Ottawa’s resale market.

January 7, 2018

Strong Condo Sales a Highlight of Ottawa’s Resale Market in 2017 As we begin 2018, I want to wish my clients all the best for the new year, and to share with you some of the good news from Ottawa’s real estate market over the past year. The final month of 2017...

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Ontario Announces New Rebate Program for Energy-Efficient Home Renovations

December 15, 2017

At a time of the year when the nights are long, the temperatures are dropping and we’re starting to think about those higher energy bills we tend to receive over the winter, the government of Ontario has announced a new program that will offer rebates to help homeowners with the...

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Ottawa Resale Market sees Impressive November Sales Numbers

December 6, 2017

I’m happy to report good news on several fronts from Ottawa’s resale market in November, including unusually strong sales numbers and average prices that again show why the Ottawa market remains such an attractive one for buyers. Though November is usually a time of year when sales start to slow down...

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Find memorable gifts at these Ottawa-area Markets

December 1, 2017

As we enter December, many people have already started shopping to get through their Christmas gift lists. As much as many people enjoy the tradition of presenting gifts to family and friends, many of us don’t love facing those clogged shopping-mall parking lots and the huge crowds making their way through...

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ARE YOU BUYING A HOME? Is a Home Inspector Necessary?

November 27, 2017

After more than 30 years as a realtor in the Ottawa area, I still love to share the excitement when my buyer clients have a “wow” moment when they walk into a house and decide that this could be the home for them. Sometimes I see it almost as soon we...

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It’s been a strong year for Ottawa’s resale housing market

November 3, 2017

Average Ottawa Home Price up 7.7 per cent over October, 2016 It’s been a strong year for Ottawa’s resale housing market, and the numbers from October of 2017 include even more good news, with an increase in units sold over the same time last year, continued strength in the condo market,...

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5 Ways a Buyer’s Agent Can Help Your Homebuying Process

November 1, 2017

In my more than 30 years as a Realtor in the Ottawa area, technology has changed a lot of things for buyers and sellers. For starters, consider the internet. If you are looking for a home today, whether it’s a condominium apartment or a traditional detached house with a lawn and garden,...

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THINKING OF BUYING AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY?

October 24, 2017

Whether you already own your home and are thinking of getting into real estate as an investment, or if you want to start with an investment property, this information will help with your planning. The points below apply to rental properties that are single homes or condos, or multi-unit properties up...

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