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Selling A Home That Needs Work

Before putting a home on the market, most sellers undertake some repairs and renovation projects to make the property more attractive to buyers; a fresh coat of paint, a thorough cleaning, replacing a cracked window or a wobbly door knob. Sometimes, however, there is a big project, such as a new roof or an overdue […]

Condo sales drive the Ottawa resale market in July

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,530 residential properties in July through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service System, compared with 1,490 in July 2016, an increase of 2.7 per cent. The five-year average for July is 1,446. Year to date, there have been 10,825 properties sold on MLS compared to 9,771, an 11.8 […]

Condos: Questions to Ask Before You Commit

Condo ownership is attractive in Canada’s current hot housing market because condos tend to be less-expensive than single detached homes; condo buildings often offer attractive amenities; and maintenance responsibilities are shared among residents. Owning a condo unit can be a less-intimidating first-step toward home ownership, a great way to downsize, or an appealing option for […]

Ottawa resale market proves strong in first half of 2017

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,162 residential properties in June through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service System, compared with 1,985 in June 2016, an increase of 8.9 per cent. The five-year average for June sales in 1,818. Interestingly, there were 46 units sold over $1 million in June, and 171 unit over […]

Condo sales lead the way for stellar performance in May

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,300 residential properties in May through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service System, compared with 1,919 in May 2016, an increase of 19.9 per cent average for May sales is 1,946. One of the reasons for these stellar numbers can be attributed to the condo market, which has […]

Neighbourhood Spotlight: Qualicum – Graham Park

Situated in College Ward in Ottawa’s west end, Qualicum-Graham Park is a quiet neighbourhood with easy access to many of city amenities. Bounded by the Queensway to the north, Baseline Road to the south, and Morrison Drive and Richmond Road to the east and west, the area was formerly farm land, largely owned and cultivated […]

Summer’s Almost Here: Save on Cooling Costs

One for the pleasures of living in a northern climate is the spring ritual of turning off the furnace. As we celebrate the return of warmer, sunnier days, many of us also enjoy a slight decrease in our utility bills. More hours of daylight and more time outdoors means less time at home with the […]

Radon: Clearing The Air

Radon is a colourless and odourless radioactive gas that is released from the soil into the air as uranium breaks down naturally in the environment. It is commonly found in higher concentrations where there are high levels of uranium, granite, shale, or phosphate in the soil and bedrock. Radon can seep into your home through […]

Spring Market Continues to Blossom!

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,795 residential properties in April through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service System, compared with 1,711 in April 2016, an increase of 4.9 per cent. The five-year average for April sales is 1,613. Sales activity is indicating a trend towards a seller’s market. Lower inventory, combined with increased […]

Cleaning Without Chemicals

Whether you are preparing your home for sale or just performing regular cleaning and maintenance, you probably have a collection of cleaners and chemicals to help get the job done. But as more and more people experience allergies to strong chemicals and sensitivities to the powerful odours and perfumes they contains, it is worthwhile to […]

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