How to get to Know a Neighbourhood Where You’re Considering Buying

October 22, 2019

With more than 30 years of experience helping clients buy and sell properties across the Ottawa area, I’ve developed a good instinct for helping buyers find a home and a neighbourhood they’ll love, just by listening to them carefully when we first meet. Sometimes I am working with buyer clients who already know the city...

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Ottawa Average Resale Prices Up 8 % in September

October 4, 2019

Ottawa’s resale real estate market enjoyed a booming September, even with inventory continuing to be lower than usual. The number of properties sold in September of 2019 reached a 15-year high.  Average sale prices were up 8 per cent for residential-class (non-condo) properties and 9 per cent for condominium properties over the average price in September...

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September 16, 2019

If you need a reminder of what a sound investment real estate can be, consider the good news in the Ottawa Real Estate Board’s report on sales for the month of August 2019. Buyers who purchased a house or condo just a year ago have seen an average sale price increase in August up...

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Ottawa Resale Prices up 11.8 % in August

September 5, 2019

Ottawa’s resale real estate market enjoyed a hot and busy August, with average resale prices up by more than 11 % for residential homes and condo units. Sales volume was also up 9.5 % over the number of properties sold in August of 2018, the Ottawa Real Estate Board reports in its...

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Tips for Selling Your Home in the Fall

September 2, 2019

The summer months are nearing an end, and with it comes an end to the busy spring-summer season for selling homes. But if you’ve been thinking of selling, there are many reasons to consider listing your property in the fall. It’s true that most couples with children will try to purchase a new home in the spring...

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First-time Homebuyer? Here’s how your RRSP can Help

August 12, 2019

For young people who dream of buying their first home, one of the biggest challenges is raising the thousands of dollars they need for that down payment. As a Realtor in Ottawa for more than three decades, I’ve met many young people who tell me they want to buy, but even after saving carefully, they...

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August 9, 2019

4 Reasons Why It’s a Good Time to Buy Your First Ottawa Home...... I have found that while many of my prospective buyers who are keen to buy their first home or condo. (or those wishing to get into the market for investment purposes) they are having second thoughts as they’re a little nervous...

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Ottawa House Prices up 10.4 % in July

August 7, 2019

The Ottawa re-sale housing market had an unusually busy July, with our region seeing its highest sales volume for the month in 15 years. July also saw an upsurge in new listings for the first time in 2019, the Ottawa Real Estate Board reported in its news release on sales for the month. The average...

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Tips on Purchasing a Home in Ottawa’s Fast Market

July 23, 2019

You’ve found the house of your dreams in your favourite Ottawa neighbourhood, and you want to put in an offer. Before you’ve even filled out the papers, you’re picturing your family enjoying summer evenings on that beautiful back patio under the trees. But will you be ready to compete with other...

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Ottawa House Prices up 7.6 %

July 5, 2019

First Half of 2019 sees Ottawa House Prices up 7.6 % The average price of a resale residential home in Ottawa in June was $500,716 _ an 11.4 % increase over the average price in June of 2018, the Ottawa Real Estate Board says. In its announcement of sales numbers for June of 2019 in...

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