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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Ottawa Re-Sale Home Prices Up 4.2 % Over April, 2017

May 3, 2018

It was a strong April for Ottawa’s re-sale real estate market, which experienced unusually strong sales numbers and increases in average prices, according to the latest numbers from the Ottawa Real Estate Board. In a news release, the Board reports that its members sold 2,032 residential properties in April of 2018...

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Considering Buying a Condo unit in Ottawa? Read this Condo Primer First

April 27, 2018

In my more than 30 years as a Realtor in Ottawa, one of the biggest changes I’ve seen has been the boom in popularity of condominium projects over the past 15 years or more. If you’ve driven or walked neighbourhoods such as Westboro, the ByWard Market or Centretown in recent years,...

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Spring cleaning in Ottawa? These Organizations Take Your Unwanted Goods

April 14, 2018

APRIL...... the days are longer, the weather is warmer, and it’s the time of year when many homeowners get around to doing their major spring cleaning, from the basement to the garage. It’s a great idea, once or twice a year, to do an intensive de-cluttering and either hold a garage...

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