Buying a House or Condo? Here’s Why You Should Have a Buyer’s Agent

February 17, 2020

Buying a home is an exciting but also nerve-racking venture these days. For many Buyers they are finding themselves having to pay over the listing price for a home they love and often rushing through the process this purchase is likely to be the most substantial investment in your life, engaging a Realtor who...

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Average Ottawa resale Home Price up 19.3% in January

February 6, 2020

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 780 residential properties in January of 2020 through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. While that’s above the five-year average for January, which is 713, it’s down 4.5 % from the 817 properties that sold in January of last year, the Ottawa Real Estate...

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BEST PRICE WHEN YOU LIST YOUR PROPERTY IN FEBRUARY

January 20, 2020

Have you been considering listing your Ottawa house or condo for sale in 2020, but have been hesitant, thinking you should wait until spring? In fact, Ottawa’s market conditions are considered “a sellers’ market” and there are several reasons why listing your property in February, March or early April could be a winning strategy. HERE ARE...

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WORKING WITH CLIENTS RELOCATING TO OTTAWA FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

January 7, 2020

As a Realtor with 30+ years of experience helping clients purchase properties in Ottawa, I regularly receive referrals from relocation agencies who assist employees coming to the National Capital area. Assisting new commers (or those returning to the city) is my specialty as I am well versed on the needs of a variety of...

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Ottawa’s Resale Housing Market-2019-RECORD BREAKING

January 7, 2020

Ottawa Resale Home Prices up 8.9 % in 2019 Ottawa’s resale housing market enjoyed a record-breaking year in 2019 in both average sale prices and the number of properties sold. In a press release looking back at our market in 2019, the Ottawa Real Estate Board reports the average resale price of a residential...

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Tis the Season

December 23, 2019

It’s that time of year when we take time to connect with family & friends and enjoy the holiday season together. As a Realtor in Ottawa for more than 30 years, it’s also a time when I go through the names in my “Rolodex” (OK, I’m dating myself) and think of how thankful...

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Why Ottawa is a great city for first-time homebuyers

December 17, 2019

Consider yourself fortunate if you live in Ottawa and have been putting aside funds towards buying your first home. For many years, Ottawa has been one of the most affordable large cities in Canada, with average resale home prices about half of what they are in Vancouver and Toronto, whether you’re looking for a...

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Don’t Feel Like Cooking Christmas Dinner?

December 16, 2019

Looking for a Christmas dinner in Ottawa without the hours of effort that go into preparing one? While many people love cooking for an annual family gathering, there are others who prefer to relax and leave the cooking to someone else. In Ottawa, as I tell my real estate clients who are...

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Ottawa Resale Home & Condo Prices Up 9 % Year-to-Date

December 5, 2019

Ottawa’s resale housing market saw a busier than usual November, with the number of sales above average for the month and properties selling quickly, partly because of continuing low inventory, the Ottawa Real Estate Board reports. In its news release on Ottawa’s market in November of 2019, the Board says its members sold 1,288 residential...

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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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