Tips for buying in a seller’s market

There’s no denying that 2021 has been a year for the sellers in real estate. With almost every major city in Canada currently in a seller’s market, Ottawa included, buying can seem intimidating and nearly impossible. A seller’s market simply means that there are more buyers than sellers in that given area. In this market, …
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Can paint colours increase the value of your home?

In a seller’s market, is it still beneficial to make improvements to your home before listing? Since the market has been so hot, many sellers haven’t had to make major improvements to their homes before listing. Properties are getting sold at record prices with little to no upgrades done to them, but that doesn’t mean …
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Should I Sell My House This Summer? Laying out the Pros and Cons

In the summer, temperatures aren’t the only thing heating up. From May to September, the real estate season can be equally scorching. With the warmer weather, people being out and about, and gardens and backyards being at their seasonal best, the summer can be a popular time to buy and sell your house. But should …
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10 Tips to Help Sell Your Home During the Summer

During the year, summer is one of the most popular times to sell your home. With the warm weather, everyone is out and about and off of school, making it an ideal time for real estate moves by buyers and sellers alike. But selling your house during the summer can be challenging. Summer is also …
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The Ottawa Market: Red Hot Even During the Pandemic

With all the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, one thing is clear: the Ottawa real estate market is consistently red hot. While inventory has managed to remain low, prices have steadily increased over the last 36 months since the start of the pandemic. Houses, of course, have seen the most significant impact. Of residential housing styles, …
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4 Real Estate Tips for Those Looking for Properties in Rural areas

After the last year and a half, many Ottawans are seriously considering moving out of the city. Between the pandemic, the long-time sellers’ market, working from home, and the desire to downsize, more rural areas have become very appealing to many people. Popular locations include Manotick, Richmond, North Gower, Greely, Metcalfe,  Stittsville, and others. Of …
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Ottawa Has Become A Seller’s Market, Not a Buyer’s

The Ottawa housing market has never been hotter than today, with it highly benefiting sellers but leaving some buyers in the dust. Since prices have skyrocketed, making the process of selling a house simpler and faster while buying has become more costly.  Before the pandemic and throughout the pandemic, many buyers have found it impossible …
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New Proposed Tax Could Shake Up Ottawa Housing Market

The housing market in Ottawa could be subject to drastic change with the proposed tax on vacant homes. Enacting this tax will essentially make builders and homeowners pay a 1% tax on any vacant properties for over 184 days a year. This tax wouldn’t apply to the owner’s primary residence but rather to buildings that …
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What To Do About Your Home If You Are Getting a Divorce

Filing for a divorce is never an enjoyable or straightforward experience, but it is prevalent in Canada, where every two in five marriages end. Since it is common, it is beneficial to understand what can happen to your shared property in the event of a divorce. Although the divorce can be emotionally draining and, in …
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What is Happening With the Ottawa Housing Market?

With the pandemic beginning to wind down, Ottawa’s housing market is set to have one of the best seasons for selling! With that, the housing market is already getting off to a great start, especially with the historically low-interest rates and the housing inventory in a slump. As a result, it looks like the Ottawa …
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