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Understanding The Fall Real Estate Market

Understanding The Fall Real Estate Market   It’s no secret, the seasons play a big role in the real estate market. As fall comes around, you may feel as if you’ve missed out on the prime of the real estate market.   Although spring is typically the busiest time in real estate, the fall market […]


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Low Maintenance Curb Appeal

Low Maintenance Curb Appeal. We all want our yards to look great, but nobody wants to spend their weekends doing yard work. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance property, there are a few things you can do to make your life easier. Low Maintenance Gardening Choose easy-care plants that don’t require a lot of watering […]


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How Do Agents Determine Property Prices

How Do Agents Determine Property Prices: Breaking Down the Comparative Market Analysis on Your Property For those who have experience buying or selling real estate, the term Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) is something you may have heard about in the past. Broken down, the term refers to determining the value of a property for sale, […]


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What You Need to Know About Cannabis Legalization in the Housing Market

Legal Recreational Cannabis and the Impact on the Ottawa Real Estate Market Updated 24 April 2020 Recreational cannabis has been legal in Canada since October 2018. Saskatchewan’s implementation of the new law has been the most efficient. Ontario was the slowest; however, it is now improving the availability of cannabis products. Federal and Provincial regulations, as well as City bylaws, are continually being updated, how will this impact the real estate industry now and what will it be in the future? Keeping current on this is very important; therefore, it is wise to work with a knowledgeable, professional and trustworthy
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What can we expect from the Fall Real Estate Market in Ottawa?

In Ottawa, we talk about the Spring market and the Fall market as being the two busiest seasons to buy and sell real estate in Ottawa.  Our Spring market started earlier this year and instead of slowing down over the Summer it continued to be strong throughout the Summer months.  Throughout the year we have seen consistent growth in both listing prices and sale prices.  In June, the Ottawa residential average sale price climbed over $500K for the first time ever!  There is also great news for condominiums. Now that condo prices have bounced back, more condo sellers are deciding
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Is that House Haunted?

Stigma and Real Estate Would the fact that property is believed to be haunted affect your decision to purchase it?  If a property had been the location of an unspeakable act, would that change your opinion on it? Picture this, you’ve just found the home of your dreams and have put in an offer.  Of course you’ll want to make sure that there’s nothing wrong with the home before you firm up so who are you going to call? Ok, so it’s probably your home inspector and not the ghost-busters, however it may surprise you that according to a recent
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Having Your Home Listed Over the Holidays

If you are planning to sell your home in the next few months, it is wise to plan to maximize the sale of your home. As the temperatures are cooling and the days are getting shorter, we are starting to think of the coming fall and winter seasons.  We will also start to think of the many special holidays we will be celebrating in the next few months. The good news is that buyers who are looking over the holidays tend to be more serious.  We have put together some simple tips that will ease the pressure of having your
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Getting Ready to Sell Your Home in Winter: What You Need to Know

Selling your home in the winter Real Estate market may seem undesirable to some, but it has many overlooked advantages that actually make the cold dreary season a potential sellers-market!  One thing found is that winter buyers are generally more serious, which makes complete sense, as most people don’t find joy in dawning winter-wear and bracing cold icy roads and weather just to check out the real estate market on a lazy sunday. Additionally, with fewer properties listed for sale, the market is smaller, making it easy to stand out in the neighbourhood. Keeping up with yard work and weeding
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Home Renovations with a Great Return on Investment

Home Renovations with a Great Return on Investment We’ve all been there: “I love our kitchen, but what if we added an island?” or “our en suite bathroom is great, but it’s missing a little colour” or even “our basement is so spacious, I wonder what it would look like finished”. Sound familiar? If you can relate with any of the above questions (or have debated a slightly different tweak to your home) then you’re likely well-acquainted with the idea of home renovations and how they can truly revamp a living space (or two). But what if we told you
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Listed, Viewed, Sold! Steps in the home selling process 

Listed, Viewed, Sold! Steps in the home selling process   Selling your home is a big task, and an important one to pay critical attention to – as your house is typically your biggest asset. Ensuring that you’re ready to start this journey is key, and being as prepared as possible can ensure your house is sold for its’ top value. There are many important steps along the way when it comes to selling your house, and to take off some of the pressures, we’ve laid them out for you in this article. Find a realtor Your realtor is going to be
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