Considering buying an Ottawa Home? Check out Neighbourhood Details on my Site

September 21, 2018

With more than 30 years of experience helping people to buy properties in the Ottawa area, I’m always excited when I find new tools to help clients in their search. So I’m happy to tell you about a fantastic new link at www.nancybenson.com that allows you to tour a variety of...

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Ottawa’s August Resale Home Prices up 3.1% over 2017

September 6, 2018

There is a lot of good news to share about the Ottawa resale real estate market in August of 2018, thanks to figures from the Ottawa Real Estate Board. Average house sale prices for the month were up 3.1 per cent over the average in August of 2017. Average condominium sale...

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WHY OTTAWA HAS SUCH A HEALTHY REAL ESTATE MARKET

August 27, 2018

These factors are why Ottawa has such a healthy Real Estate Market! When I’m working with clients who are new to Ottawa and seeking my help in buying a home, I enjoy giving them an overview of the city and why it’s such a great place to live. At the same...

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Ottawa Resale Market sees a Hot July, with Home & Condo Sales Prices up 5 %

August 3, 2018

The Ottawa resale market had a hotter than usual July, with the number of home and condo sales up substantially over the numbers in July of 2017 and average selling prices also up, the Ottawa Real Estate Board has reported. In other positive news, the number of units on the market...

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Introducing the RBC Down Payment Booster

August 2, 2018

Does it feel like it’s taking forever to save enough to buy a home? Maybe you have strong monthly cash fl ow, but are delaying your home purchase because you still don’t have a 20% down payment. If so, then the RBC® Down Payment Booster could help you achieve home ownership...

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Average Ottawa home prices up 5.2 per cent in first half of 2018

July 6, 2018

Ottawa’s resale housing market in June saw a lot of good news, including higher than average sales numbers and a continued resurgence of the city’s condo market. In the first six months of 2018, properties have also been selling faster, with a decline in the average number of days on...

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These Home Renovations Add Highest Return on Your Investment

July 4, 2018

It’s a question I hear often from real estate clients, whether they’ve purchased a property that could use updating or are living in a house they want to freshen up before they sell in a few months or few years. Which improvements, they ask, are most likely to boost their selling...

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What are Condo Fees? An Explanation

June 25, 2018

As a Realtor who has specialized in Ottawa’s established neighbourhoods for more than three decades, I work often with buyers who are purchasing a condominium unit for the first time and are new to condo living. Some are young people buying their first property. Others are older and often have lived...

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Ottawa’s May resale market sees average house, condo prices continue steady increases

June 5, 2018

The number of properties for sale in some Ottawa neighbourhoods has been at historically low levels in recent months, but there’s a lot of good news to share in the numbers from the Ottawa resale market in May of 2018. The Ottawa Real Estate Board has announced the sales numbers for...

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Selling Your House? Here’s how to Help Your Showings go Smoothly

May 25, 2018

With the days growing longer and the arrival of summer just a few weeks away, we are in what’s usually the busiest time of year for home sales, not just in the Ottawa area but in cities across North America. If you happen to be selling, and your home has recently...

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