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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RE/MAX 2018 Spring Market Trends Report

April 12, 2018

RE/MAX has released its 2018 Spring Market Trends Report: Full Report posted here. NEW STRESS TEST REGULATIONS PROMPT CANADIAN HOMEBUYERS TO INCREASE BUDGETS, RE-EVALUATE HOME FEATURES OR DELAY THEIR PURCHASE. WHILE HOMEBUYERS ARE FEELING THE IMPACT OF REGULATORY CHANGES, THE SPRING MARKET FORECASTS BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD. A recent RE/MAX survey conducted by...

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Ottawa Resale Market Sees Home Prices Up 8 % over March, 2017

April 5, 2018

There is good news to report on several fronts from the Ottawa area’s resale market in March of 2018, including increases in units sold and average prices for the month, and a decrease in the average number of days properties are on the market, the Ottawa Real Estate Board has...

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Buying Property in Ottawa’s West End? Here are Just a Few Great Attractions

March 28, 2018

As a Realtor with more than 30 years of experience in the Ottawa area, I’ve worked regularly with employees of the Department of National Defence who have been transferred from other cities. Often they have been referred to me by relocation agencies. With more than 16,000 employees working in our area,...

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Find Reno & Landscaping Tips at Ottawa Home and Garden Show, March 22 to 25

March 18, 2018

After a dark and cold winter, Spring officially arrives March 20, and we can finally look forward to longer, warmer days and seeing our frost-weary lawns and gardens come back to life. It’s the time of year when many homeowners start to think of freshening up their homes, gardens and patios,...

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Looking for Ottawa March Break Activities? Try these & more

March 9, 2018

As a Realtor with more than three decades of experience in the Ottawa area, I’ve worked often with families who are new to our region. As I help them find a new home, I enjoy filling them in on the many attractions that make our city such a great place...

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With Home Inventory Declining, Ottawa could be heading to sellers’ market!

March 7, 2018

There is potential good news for you if you live in the Ottawa area and have been considering listing your home for sale for the busy spring-summer season of 2018. The sales numbers are in for the Ottawa resale market for February, and the Ottawa Real Estate Board reports that the...

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Son or Daughter away at university? Consider Purchasing instead of Renting

February 26, 2018

If you’re at that stage or if your children will be leaving for post-secondary education in the next few years, there’s another option worth exploring: purchasing an apartment or house where they can live during their studies and which can also serve as an investment for you. For parents whose financial...

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