Considering a Coach House? Explore the Rules and Expenses First

April 19, 2017

You may have heard or read some of the media coverage earlier this year when Ottawa’s first official coach house was nearing completion on Hartleigh Avenue in the Lincoln Fields area. It was approximately 500 square feet, or roughly the size of many new condo apartment units. Coach houses have been...

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Ottawa Real Estate Market sees near-record Sales Numbers in March

April 5, 2017

There is good news to report on several fronts in the numbers for the Ottawa Real Estate market in March, the Ottawa Real Estate Board has reported. March of 2017 saw a near-record number of resale property sales and realtors saw a lot more multiple offers during the month, partly because...

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HGTV host Carson Arthur among speakers at Ottawa Home and Garden Show March 23-26

March 22, 2017

You can stroll through 30,000 square feet of indoor gardens, you can pick up some landscaping tips from HGTV host Carson Arthur, and browse through dozens of displays by Ottawa-area renovation companies to get some ideas for renovation and repair projects, inside and out. If you're an Ottawa-area homeowner looking for...

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March break attractions in our region

March 9, 2017

Ski lessons and Stanley Cup exhibit among Ottawa-area March Break Activities As a realtor with more than three decades of experience helping people to buy and sell homes in the Ottawa area, I never tire of sharing with clients the many attractions of our region. Clients who are moving to our city...

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Ottawa Real Estate Market sees strong sales in February 2017

March 4, 2017

There is good news to report from Ottawa’s resale housing market in February. Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,010 properties through the Multiple Listing Service in February of 2017. That’s up from 908 that were sold in February of last year, the Ottawa Real Estate Board has announced. The...

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Why Ottawa is a Great City for First-time homebuyers

February 25, 2017

Over my more than 30 years as a realtor in the Ottawa area, I’ve helped many clients through the process of buying their first home or condo, and I’ve always found it particularly rewarding to see the excitement they feel at having a place they can call their own after...

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Why winter is a good time to start planning a spring-summer home sale

February 13, 2017

We’re in the midst of winter, when spring and summer can feel a long way off, but if you’re considering listing your home during the most popular home-buying season, it’s not too early now to get in touch so we can start the process and be ready. Home sellers, and particularly...

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Ottawa resale Home Market off to a strong start for 2017

February 6, 2017

Ottawa’s resale market enjoyed a strong start for the first month of 2017, with sales numbers more than 10 % above the first month of 2016, the Ottawa Real Estate Board has announced. Members of the Real Estate Board sold 667 properties in January of 2017 _ an increase of 11.5...

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Thinking of purchasing a getaway property? I can help

January 24, 2017

It’s winter in Canada, and if you’re not a big fan of skiing, clearing snow from your driveway or scraping ice from your windshields, you may find yourself  thinking of getting away to somewhere warm for a few weeks or months. For many Canadians, it’s a yearly ritual to head to...

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Thinking of downsizing to a smaller home or condo? I can help

January 15, 2017

One of the rewards of working in real estate for more than 30 years is that I’ve had the pleasure of helping many clients through the selling and buying process at different stages in their lives. In some cases, I’ve helped couples with two or three young children find a big...

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