Manotick Realtor Caught Eating Bacon in Clients Luxury Home in Greely!

Modern and elegant, this special family home is loaded with extras. The contemporary main level boasts incredible 10 ft ceilings, a foyer with stunning glass chandelier, hardwood flooring and a crisp white chefs kitchen with quartz counters and handy pot filler. This home is perfect for entertaining with its large dining room, built-in speakers and a covered rear deck with sunset views. It’s not all play though; there is a bright main level den, mudroom with built-in cabinets; and convenient second-floor laundry. The wood and glass staircase that spans all three floors and upper catwalk; is in one word, sexy! Upstairs offers four bedrooms, each with their own bathroom access, and a master ensuite complete with barn door, quartz counters, walk-in shower, and freestanding tub. The 9 ft high basement is roughed in for 2 bathrooms & 2 kitchens with a separate access. Association fee $350/year includes pool, tennis court and rec centre.

Manotick Realtors Caught by Boss in Sellers Home –  Ottawa Waterfront

242 Morris Island Drive – This spectacular post & beam home is nestled atop a natural tree setting with more than 200’ of waterfront; flaunting undeveloped shorelines & islands. The unique layout offers the perfect blend of family life & entertaining. Many “wow” factors include the circular floating staircase, dreamy architectural details, Douglas Fir beams & stunning elevations – with panoramic views of the surrounding tree-tops & Ottawa River. Each of the 4 spacious bedrooms have their own impressive character with one offering a secluded loft & another with its own den, sitting area & cozy pellet stove; or optional in-law suite. 2 detached garages, with one being a car lovers dream, featuring a gym/home office & in-floor heating. Step out to a nature lover’s oasis & fall in love with all the sights & sounds; or invite the whole gang over for swimming, boating & bonfires to celebrate this incredible property.

Realtor Caught Swimming in Clients Pool  – Watch to the end! – SOLD!

REALTOR CAUGHT SLEEPING IN CLIENTS BED!!  Amazing Manotick Waterfront – SOLD!

Bloopers!

Let’s be real, we all make mistakes – and here are a few of mine.

Mixing Contemporary Touches in a Traditional Space – Part 2

Try adding just a few minor touches of contemporary decor to your traditional space, here’s how!

Mixing Contemporary Touches in a Traditional Space

Try adding just a few minor touches of contemporary decor to your traditional space, here’s how!

What Do You Put on a Floating Shelf?

Here’s a simple idea for adding style to a simple floating shelf.  Try this using different pieces of art and different sized decor pieces.

“Hey… it’s Me, Your Coffee Table, We Need to Talk”

Trust me, if you are selling your home, you need to hide the ugly tv remotes and get creative with a beautiful coffee table vignette.  Here’s how!

How to Create Balance in a Room

Have you ever walked in a room that feels off balance?  Furniture Needs Room to Breathe – Re-arranging your existing furniture this way will fix that.

How to Master the Cushion + Throw Mix – Part 2: Casual Room

Prevent your sofa from looking like a snooze-fest by adding pattern, texture, and an inviting throw into your space.

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How to Master the Cushion + Throw Mix

Prevent your sofa from looking like a snooze-fest by adding pattern, texture, and an inviting throw into your space.

Stylish Tricks to Dress up Your Coffee Table

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Condo Living

Picking a Condo that Matches your Lifestyle

While many people once shied away from condominiums, today, this home-owners option is sought out by people of all ages and lifestyles. Condominiums are popping up in all neighbourhoods, with amenities that cater to the needs of people with all types of wants, needs, and abilities. Whether you are a working professional, young family, retiree, live an active lifestyle or require accessibility accommodations, appealing features offered by many of these condominiums are making this home-buyers option an appealing and competitive one. As with the growing ma...

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Ottawa Real Estate Snapshot:  October 2019 

Ottawa Real Estate Snapshot:  October 2019 Based on information from on the Ottawa Real Estate Board November 5th, 2019 Properties Sold Total properties sold: 1,607 an increase of 16.9% over October 2018 1,211 in the residential-property class, up 15% over October 2018 396 in the condominium-property category, up 23% over October 2018 The five-year average for October unit sales is 1,319. “New listings are down, inventory remains scarce, and yet more homes changed hands this October than in the past decade and a half,” reports President of the Ottawa ...

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Condo Living – Is it right for you?

After a few flat years, the Ottawa condo market started picking up steam in 2016 and continues to be a popular choice for Ottawa buyers today. Lower inventory levels and higher prices in the residential market have helped to increase activity in the condo property class.  According to the Ottawa Real Estate Board “September [2019] sales included 436 in the condominium-property category, an increase of 26.4 % from September 2018”.  There are many advantages to owning a condo, maintenance is a big one.  Typically, condo dwellers have little or no external ...

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First Time Home Buyer Incentive – Need a Little Help?

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First Time Home Buyer Incentive – Need a Little Help?

new homeowners hold up sign for their first new buy and excitement of new life stage while pregnant With the recent federal election  there has been a great deal of discussion around the Liberal Government’s incentive for First-time Home Buyers which was effective September 2, 2019.  The Government of Canada has allocated $1.25 billion over the next three years for this program.  The incentive is designed to help first-time home buyers find an affordable home.  Finding an affordable home has proven to be a challenge for first-time home buyers and especia...

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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 co...

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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 poll by Pollara ...

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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 home listed and ready to show over the ...

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Ottawa Real Estate September 2019

Ottawa Real Estate Update: September 2019

Ottawa Real Estate update September 2019 The fall real estate market in Ottawa is in full swing with strong numbers showing no signs of a slow-down in spite of the upcoming election. Condo prices have recovered (and are moving upward) in the Ottawa Real estate market and sellers are jumping back in to take advantage. Condo sales are up a whopping 26.4% over this time last year.  With days on the market continuing to drop in both the residential and condo market, it’s a time when buyers should be ready to act quickly and sellers can take advantage of hist...

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Luxury Style on a Budget

Do you check out luxury listings on Carriage Trade and become envious of the homes that you see? Luxury homes are often the epitome of style but you can bring some of that style into your own home without breaking the bank. Using these creative ideas, any home can feel like a luxury dream home! Eliminate Clutter Luxury homes often feel spacious and airy. By eliminating the clutter in your home, you can achieve this as well. If you have a small space, avoid bulky furniture as this can make it feel crowded. Keep surfaces clear of stuff and find places to s...

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Ottawa's Most "Luxurious" Neighboourhoods

Ottawa’s neighbourhoods are diverse and most offer something for everyone. If you are looking for luxury, it’s all around us with little pockets throughout the city. Large lot sizes in rural areas and even within the city allow for beautiful large custom homes and these opportunities are popping up everywhere! Below you will find a list of some of Ottawa’s most “luxurious” neighbourhoods but it’s also important to remember that just like there are luxury homes all over, there are more moderately priced opportunities to own in these neighbourhoods as well...

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Coolest Luxury Upgrades (and what they cost!)

Luxury homes offer just that – luxury – and many of them feature a variety of amenities to make life easier and add convenience. Here are the top 10 sought-after amenities for luxury homes compiled from interviews with Royal LePage agents across the country. Just in case you’re interested in upgrading your current home, estimated costs for each item is also included. Car Lifts and Indoor Car Washes Estimated Cost – Car Lift – $2,500 to $6,000 Indoor Car Wash – $30,000+ If you have a luxury home, it only makes sense to have s...

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