Monthly Archives July 2012

Penney Prud’homme

“A huge “thank you” for your help in selling my house. You carry out your profession exceedingly well. You made the experience for me a real plus in which there was trust, respect, and success. You are a man of honour.”
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Blossom Park – $186,000

Begin here in this cozy multi-level 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom condominium apartment. This home features hardwood floors in the living & dining rooms, a wood-burning fireplace, a private second level balcony, 5 appliances, and more! 30 day possession available @ 301-1589 St Bernard Street! (more info)
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McKellar Heights – $835,000

Challenges comparison! Exquisite and unique multi-level three bedroom townhome with sun-filled and versatile living spaces, and a private elevator too! This executive family home boasts over 3,000 square feet plus a feature packed roof top terrace. Quality finishings! Move-in ready! Immediate possession! Sunsational @ 805 Kingsmere Avenue! (more info)
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Hunt Club – $995,000

Impressive 4 bedroom executive home located on a child friendly street, backing on a golf course! This meticulously maintained open concept family home features spacious principal rooms w/a main level den, a 4 season solarium, a large kitchen/eat-in area overlooking the family room, a fully finished & versatile lower level, and so much more! The private & picturesque rear yard is a special treat for R & R. Elegance and comfort @ 38 The Masters Drive! (more info)
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Weekly tip – Tighten a screw hole

Holes sometimes get too large to hold in a screw. Here’s the solution! Soak a cotton ball in ordinary white glue, stuff it into the hole, and let it dry for 24 hours. Then try your screw.
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Barrhaven – $329,900

No rear yard neighbours! Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom end unit townhome on a quiet & child friendly crescent in a desirable area. This beautifully landscaped family home features main level 9′ ceilings, hardwood floors, a finished lower level, redesigned kitchen, and so much more! Nearby schools & parks! Family fun @ 114 Whetstone Crescent! (more inf0)
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Ottawa Real Estate Statistics

The statistics are based on sales figures released by the Ottawa Real Estate Board on July 5th and include sales of both houses and condominiums in the Greater Ottawa Area. The facts: # of Sales (1,660) –  decrease 3.4% Avg. Sale Price ($352,800) – down .1% Days on Market = 35 days New Listings – increase 1.3% Inventory Absorption Rate –  4.7 months Sales-to-Inventory Ratio – 26%  (Seller’s Market) The Ottawa Real Estate Board reported a decrease in unit sales in June by 3.4% from June 2011. June sales were down from an very strong month in May but are
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Protect Yourself Against Real Estate Fraud and Identity Theft

What is real estate fraud? There are many different types of real estate fraud, but the two that consumers should be aware of are mortgage fraud and title fraud. Mortgage fraud occurs when an individual intentionally provides inaccurate, fraudulent or incomplete information to a lender in order to secure a mortgage that they might not otherwise be granted. This could include anything from an individual claiming to have a higher income than they actually have to providing falsified proof of identification or a falsified appraisal of the property. Title fraud occurs when a fraudster assumes the identity of an individual
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Knob and Tube Wiring in Residential Homes – Insurance May be Denied

The Electrical Safety Authority has received an increasing number of questions about the safety of knob and tube wiring. In particular, purchasers or owners of older homes are finding that many insurers will not provide or renew coverage on such properties. In some cases, the insurance companies are requiring a total replacement of this wiring prior to providing insurance coverage. Knob and tube wiring, more recently referred to as open wiring, was a wiring method used in the early 1900s to 1940s in the residential sector. Over the years wiring installation practices have changed in the residential sector and knob
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