Latest Ottawa Real Estate News & Tips

Ottawa’s Winter 2021 Real Estate Market Update

In many ways, these are still very unusual times; and the real estate market is no exception. Now that we are well into 2021, it’s a good time to take a look at the real estate market in Ottawa...   Read more >

5 Ways to Add Some Fun to the Selling Process

Add fun to the selling process! When you think about selling your property, do you dwell on the possible work and stress involved? You're not alone. Many homeowners share the same concerns. But i...   Read more >

Ottawa’s 2020 Real Estate in Review

After a very unprecedented year, let’s take a look back at the market trends leading up to the end of 2020. Last month, Ottawa’s real estate market maintained its resilience in spite of...   Read more >

What’s the “Lifestyle” Score for your Home?

In the business world, a phrase that’s often used is ROI or Return On Investment. It refers to the regular gain (or loss) you’re getting from a particular asset relative to its cost. When it...   Read more >

Buying a Home that Needs Some Work

When you’re shopping for a new home, you probably want the property to be as “move in ready” as possible. That way, you can... well... just move in! However, there are a lot of fantastic p...   Read more >

Ottawa’s Fall 2020 Real Estate Market Update

As we enter the final quarter of 2020, Ottawa’s real estate market is trending very positively, despite the strange times we all find ourselves in. According to the Ottawa Real Estate Board, t...   Read more >

Feeling Cool about Selling in November or December?

If you need to sell your home in the next month or two, you might be worried. After all, aren’t spring and summer the ideal seasons to list your property? If you list in November or December, you...   Read more >

Prepare Your Home for Fall 2020

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, these fall maintenance tips can come in handy. Winter can be tough on roofs, so fall is a great time to ensure your roof is in prime condition. Make su...   Read more >

The Current State of Real Estate in Ottawa

Since the pandemic, there’s one question I hear often: “What is the state of the real estate market right now?” It’s a good question. Luckily, the answer is a positive one for both sel...   Read more >

Your Perfect Summer Getaway, at Home

You’ll probably have lots of time to spend in your backyard with friends and family this summer, so here are some tips to help make it your own little getaway. Last month I suggested doing...   Read more >

Preparing for Ottawa’s Spring Housing Market

While many consider spring the traditional time of year for cleaning, it is also the best time to sell your home. With the cold and snow of winter finally gone, many buyers come to life in the spri...   Read more >

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 >