Monthly Archives June 2012

Centrepointe – $299,000

Bright & spacious three bedroom, three bathroom condominium townhome in desirable Centrepointe. Recent upgrades include new gas furnace, ceramic flooring in kitchen and bathrooms, and new second level carpet too! Superb location! Late October possession. Great beginnings @ 16B Millrise Lane! (more info)
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Qualicum – $539,900

Impeccably maintained 4+1 bedroom, 4 bathroom family home on a child friendly street on a mature & private fully fenced 65′ x 100′ lot! This move-in condition home features spacious principal rooms, a large kitchen/eat-in area, and a fully finished and versatile lower level! Upgrades include windows, roof shingles, master ensuite bathroom and more! Nearby parks! 30-60 day possession! Family favoured @ 99 Queensline Drive! (more info)
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CREA Updates Resale Housing Forecast

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations for  2012 and 2013. CREA’s previous forecast predicted generally stable resale housing activity in 2012, with growth in Alberta and Saskatchewan offsetting slight sales declines in British Columbia and Ontario. The revised forecast reflects a stronger than expected acceleration of sales activity in Alberta and Saskatchewan, a slightly faster than anticipated slowdown in British Columbia, and continued buoyancy in Ontario sales activity—specifically the Greater Toronto Area market.
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Lowertown – $469,000

Upgraded all brick semi-detached 2 bedroom home on a dead end street in Lowertown/Market area. This sun-filled, open concept with 10′ ceilings (approx.) floor plan features a bright and tastefully renovated gourmet kitchen w/breakfast bar, 1.5 bathrooms, 2nd level skylight, hardwood floors throughout & more! 30 day possession! Move in condition! Offers to be presented @ 3:00pm on June 26, 2012. Character and charm @ 172A Bruyere Street! (more info)
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Elmvale Acres – $409,000

Immaculate all brick bungalow on a mature and private 53′ x 100′ lot in desirable Elmvale Acres. This beautifully maintained family oriented 2+1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home features hardwood floors throughout the main level, updated windows, a fully finished lower level providing for many versatile uses, and a multi-purpose 24′ x 16′ detached garage! 30-60 day possession! Shown with pride @ 929 Hamlet Road! (more info)
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Morgan’s Grant – $299,900

Bright, open concept main level, three bedroom, three bathroom family oriented townhome on a desirable crescent. Many updates, including new hardwood flooring! Master bedroom features a large walk-in closet. Finished lower level, fully fenced oversized lot & much more! Great beginnings @ 40 Tobermory Crescent! (more info)
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Ottawa Real Estate Statistics

The Ottawa Real Estate Board reported on June 5, 2012 that unit sales in May were very strong.  An increase of 14.3% over May 2011. The average sale price increase only marginally in May to $364,077 which was an increase of 3.4% over May 2011.  This shows that the strength in the market is in the low and middle while the higher end market is softer. There was a large increase in new listings, up 21%, but because of the strong sales and the fact that some of the new listing number would be the repositioning of unsold inventory (listings
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Summer Maintenance Tips

– Test all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms/detectors – Clean range hood filters – Check and reset all ground fault circuit interrupters (GFI) – Wash the exterior of your house using ordinary garden hose pressure and a mild detergent – Have a certified chimney sweep inspect and clean chimneys – Caulk exterior joints around all windows and doors, and check all paint – Clean lint from the entire clothes dryer vent system – Check the operation and condition of attic fans and roof-mounted turbine vents – Change air conditioner filter – Refill floor drain in the basement – Clean any
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