Tips on Reducing Winter Heating Bills

November 18, 2019

With winter heading our way, the days are getting colder, darkness arrives earlier, and our hydro bills can increase over the season as we keep our homes warm and comfortable. According to Hydro Ottawa, heating our homes accounts for up to 60 per cent of the typical family’s energy use. So it makes sense to...

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TWO GOVERNMENT INCENTIVES FOR FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS

November 14, 2019

With the recent re-election of the Liberal Government, it will be interesting to see if there are any changes to two programs designed to assist first-time buyers with the cost of purchasing their first home. Some financial experts have questioned whether the programs achieve the goal of helping young first-time buyers to get into the...

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Ottawa Resale Market Sees Hottest October in 15 years

November 5, 2019

Fall is sometimes the season when home sales start to slow down a little from the busy spring-summer market, but Ottawa’s hot resale housing market has just seen its busiest October in 15 years, with the number of properties sold up more than 15% over October of 2018. Average resale prices were...

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Electric Vehicles: A Q&A for Property Buyers

November 4, 2019

It’s not a subject that comes up every day when I’m helping a client buy a house or condominium unit in Ottawa, but with the increased concern for the environment, I’m expecting to meet more and more buyers who have purchased an electric vehicle or are considering one. These buyers will be looking for...

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