Own an Investment Property? Know the Rules before You Rent

June 4, 2019

It can be a great way to earn extra income, but if you’re considering purchasing an investment property in Ontario, it’s important to brush up on the provincial laws that you must follow before and after you sign that lease. Over my more than three decades as a Realtor in Ottawa, I’ve helped many clients...

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Ottawa House Prices up 7.4 % April 2019

May 3, 2019

The average sale price for Ottawa houses was up 7.4 % in April of 2019 and the average sale price for a condominium unit was up 14.3 % over the average prices in the same month in 2018, the Ottawa Real Estate Board has reported. The Board has just released the...

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MPAC Assessment vs Market Value

April 29, 2019

Assessment vs Market Value:  a Guide As a Realtor who has helped hundreds of Ottawa clients buy their first homes over the past three decades, I sometimes hear from those clients after they receive their first MPAC Assessment Notice in the mail. What are these assessments and what do they mean? The notices are issued by...

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April 16, 2019

For 30+ years as  Realtor I have been giving investment advise to those in Ottawa and from other parts of the world  who realize how affordable it is to live here!  Whether I have clients purchasing an investment for their University aged children or moving to Ottawa for their retirement Ottawa offers a great quality...

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Ottawa House Prices up 7.2 % over March of 2018

April 3, 2019

The Ottawa resale real estate market in March saw inventory continuing to be low and average sale prices up for residential homes and condominium units, the Ottawa Real Estate Board has reported. In a press release comparing sales numbers from March of 2019 with the numbers from March of 2018, the Board says...

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Hoping to Sell your Home this Spring? Start Preparing Now

April 2, 2019

You might not know it as there is still lots of snow in Ottawa, but spring has officially arrived! In the resale real estate world, that means we are entering the busiest time of year, particularly for sales of family homes. While condominium units can sell at any time of year,...

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February Market sees Average Ottawa House Sale Price up 8.6 %

March 5, 2019

There were sales numbers to cheer in Ottawa’s resale housing market results for February, with strong numbers and good news for both sellers and buyers. The number of properties sold was above average; sale prices for condominium units and houses were up; and the number of days on...

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Here’s Why Ottawa is “the right place for real estate”

March 3, 2019

As a Realtor in Ottawa for more than 30 years, I often find myself working with clients who are new to our city and have asked for help in buying a home. I always look forward to serving as a tour guide for these buyers. As we search for properties, I give them...

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Ottawa Resale Real Estate Market Posts Hot January Numbers

February 5, 2019

The temperatures in Ottawa were unusually frigid, but January of 2019 proved to be a hot month for sales in our region’s resale real estate market, with the highest sales volume we’ve seen in many years. Sales numbers were up in January for both condominium units and residential-class properties compared with January of 2018....

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Q&A:Nancy Benson chats about Ottawa’s Real Estate Market

January 31, 2019

Q&A: Nancy Benson chats about Ottawa’s Real Estate Market and why Winter can be a good time to list Happy new year, everyone! As we are still early in 2019, I thought it would be a good time to offer an overview on the Ottawa resale real estate market, including...

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