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Neighbourhoods to Watch in Ottawa

Whether you’re local to Ottawa, or thinking about moving here for the first time, there are so many desirable neighbourhoods to consider, depending on your specific lifestyle and needs. Here are just a few current favourites. Who knows? You may find your future home in one of them! Kanata Lakes - Morgan’s Grant You'll find...
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Thinking of Selling? These Renos will Increase Your Home Value

Summer is coming and the spring market is already buzzing. If you're thinking of selling your home at the highest value possible, now is the time to take on any projects. In this article, I'll explore some simple yet powerful renovations that can make all the difference when it comes to getting top dollar for...

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot March 2023

The March 2023 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: The number of property sales may be down 40% from those in March of 2022 however, they’ve increased by 40% over last month (February 2023) showing signs that the spring market is sprouting in Ottawa. If you’re preparing to list your property for
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ottawa spring housing market

Preparing Your Home to Sell This Spring

March is officially here, which means the Ottawa spring housing market is just around the corner. The season marks a turning point in annual fluctuations of supply and demand as many homeowners opt to sell come March and April. With that in mind, I've put together this article on getting your property ready for spring...

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot February 2023

The February 2023 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: The average days on market for a listing has decreased as the market continues to stabilize. A decrease in average sale price from February of 2022 which was the peak of the pandemic market however we did see a month over month increase
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The Role of Technology in Real Estate

The Role of Technology in Real Estate   As technology continues to advance at an unprecedented pace, it has become increasingly important for those in real estate to keep up with the latest innovations that affect the industry. However, familiarizing yourself with the ever-changing landscape of real estate technology can often be a challenge, even
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Preparing Your Home for a Spring Sale

Preparing Your Home for a Spring Sale   As a homeowner and future seller, it’s important to be aware that the real estate market will fluctuate with the changing seasons. The springtime is typically regarded as the most ideal time for buyers to begin their search due to a variety of factors, such as weather
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Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot January 2023

The January 2023 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: New year, new market as we see a slowdown in the number of sales for January and a decrease in the average sale price over January of 2022. We did however see an increase of 3% in the average sale price of a
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ottawa investment properties

So You’re Looking to Buy Your First Investment Property – Now What?

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a brochure with everything you ever needed to know about purchasing your very first investment property but were afraid to ask? I’m sure they exist out there somewhere. But I’ve tried to take the guesswork out of it for you (as well as the legwork) and placed all...

How does location influence desirability and value?

How does location influence desirability and value?   Location, location, location. You’ve heard it a thousand times when it comes to real estate, and you likely understand what it means. But which aspects of your location are of most influence when it comes to determining the desirability of your property and ultimately affecting its value?
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Should you redo your floors?

Should you redo your floors?   Floors have a dramatic effect on your home’s decor. If you think about it, they’re some of the largest surfaces inside of your home – meaning they take up quite a lot of the space, visually. Your floors serve a functional purpose too, meaning they may have taken quite
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Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot December 2022

The December 2022 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: As interest rates and inflation increase, buyers are retreating to the sidelines, taking a wait, and see approach. The seasonal slowdown for December’s resale market is in stark contrast to the active resale market that started the year off which has officially balanced
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What does a home inspector look for?

What does a home inspector look for?   Scheduling a home inspection is an often crucial step in the home buying process. No matter how nice a home looks to the untrained eye, there are sometimes nasty surprises and unforeseen costs that can easily be avoided through an inspection. During the global pandemic, it became
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Professional Photographers Make a Difference

Professional Photographers Make a Difference   Browsing listing options as a buyer can be intriguing and exciting, but it can quickly become overwhelming and exhausting. There are many options to choose from, each listing with their own set of unique benefits and areas for improvement. Buyers can’t tour them all, so what will set them
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What you Need to Know if You’re Buying Your First Home in 2023

Getting ready to buy your first home? 2023 is a great year to pull the trigger. Prices have dropped off their recent highs, and mortgage rates are still relatively low. That said, it's important to do your homework before taking the plunge into homeownership. Here are five tips to keep in mind when buying a...

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