Latest Ottawa Real Estate News & Tips

Virtual Open Houses in Ottawa

These changing times have had an immeasurable impact on all Canadian industries, and real estate is no exception. The need for physical distancing and stay-at-home protocols make conducting busines...   Read more >

COVID-19 and Ottawa Real Estate

I would like to take the time to express my wish that you are all well and are finding ways to get through this. It is a strange and challenging time for us all. As many of you may now know,...   Read more >

Getting a DIY Renovation Done On time and On Budget

Two of the biggest stressors for DIYers are projects that cost too much or take too long. Unfortunately, there’s no sure way to guarantee that one or the other (or both) won’t happen. But there...   Read more >

What if your Ideal Home Isn't Available?

Imagine you're looking for a new home. You have a list of all the features you want, just like you would have a grocery shopping list. However, when you explore the homes currently on the market, n...   Read more >

Why a Condo Might Be the Right Move

If you are thinking of buying property this year, either as your home or as a rental unit, it could be worth your while to seriously consider a condo. There are some definite benefits to pur...   Read more >

Why You Should Buy Your New Home in the Winter

While the prospect of dealing with a big move during a snowstorm seems scary, buying a new house during the winter isn’t as much trouble as you might think. In fact, there are real advantages in...   Read more >

Your Credit Score, Your Mortgage Rate, and You

The concept of a “credit score” or “credit rating” can be confusing for anyone, especially those preparing to purchase their first home. It’s important to know how your credit score might...   Read more >

How to Keep Warm (and Save Money) by Winterizing Your Home

Winter is fast approaching, and all the wind, snow, and freezing temperatures that come with it can have some undesirable effects on your home. Taking the time right now to get your home winterized...   Read more >

Do You Want Ottawa’s First Time Home Buyer Incentive?

If you’re looking for your first home, you’ve probably heard of Ottawa’s new First Time Home Buyer Incentive (FTHBI). It’s marketed as a way to help you pay for your first mortgage. Bu...   Read more >

The Best Deals for First-Time Home Buyers

With Ottawa’s new First Time Home Buyer Incentive (FTHBI), there’s a lot of confusion about what are the best incentives for new home buyers. While the FTHBI has too many downfalls to rec...   Read more >

9 things to know before insuring an older home

Older homes have character. We love them because of their charm, and unique style. But they can come with extra baggage. Equipped with the right answers, you can make insuring your older hom...   Read more >

Buying a home? Things to know before calling your insurance company

It’s finally time for one of the last chores when buying your new house: getting insurance. But surprise, surprise: this is often a very frustrating call. And it may actually take several c...   Read more >