By: Joey Grimm

Aug 2017 - Ottawa Real Estate Market Update

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate Market

The following is what the Ottawa Real Estate Board reported on how the Ottawa Real Estate Market performed in the month of August 2017... "OTTAWA, Sept. 6, 2017 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,538 residential properties in August through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,481 in August 2016, an increase of 3.8 per cent. The five-year av...Read More

By: Joey Grimm

Kanata

Tags: KANATA HOMES FOR SALE, KANATA REAL ESTATE, KANATA REALTOR

  Kanata is one of the largest suburbs of Ottawa, Ont and sits about 22 km southwest of downtown Ottawa.  Its population as of 2016 was approximately 119,000 with 45,000 households.  Kanata also is home of many High Technology companies such as BlackBerry, Nokia, Ford Motor Company, Amazon, Mitel, Cisco to name a few. Kanata also has the Canadian Tire Center which is the home are...Read More

By: Colleen Lyle

Stittsville

Tags: Stittsville Homes For Sale, Stittsville Real Estate, Stittsville Realtor

  Stittsville is a fast growing community on the west end of Ottawa in the former township of Goulbourn.  Stittsville is immediately to the southwest of Kanata, and about 31 km (19 mi) west of downtown Ottawa . Approximately 26,000 people make Stittsville home today.  Stittsville has small town charm, hosts a number of annual events such as Canada Day, and Parade of Lig...Read More

By: Joey Grimm

Energy Efficiency Ratings For Resale Homes

Tags: Energy Efficiency Rating, Resale Homes

Having an Energy Efficiency Rating for resale homes is an interesting idea. Everyone loves buying a home that has just had new windows and doors done but not too many think about how much insulation is in the attic, or whether those appliances are too old as long as they look good. Listing your home for sale in Canada could soon mean that you not only list how much your home costs to buy but tha...Read More

By: Joey Grimm

Ottawa Housing Starts Up 95% In July

Tags: Ottawa Housing Market

The following is an interesting article in the Ottawa Business Journal that talks about how Ottawa Housing Starts are up 95% in July, and how Ottawa Homebuilders are diversifying their construction projects. Click image to read more ...   Thinking of Buying or Selling a Home in Ottawa?  Talk to Us Today! ...Read More

By: Colleen Lyle

July 2017 - Ottawa Housing Market News

Tags: Ottawa Housing Market

        Source=Ottawa Real Estate Board Condo sales drive the Ottawa resale market in July August 3, 2017 Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,530 residential properties in July through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,490 in July 2016, an increase of 2.7 per cent. The five-year average for July sales is 1,446. “Th...Read More

By: Colleen Lyle

Buying A Home In Ottawa - The Importance Of Neighborhood

Tags: Ottawa Home Buying, Neighborhoods

CHOOSING THE RIGHT OTTAWA NEIGHBOURHOOD IS AS IMPORTANT AS CHOOSING THE RIGHT HOUSE! There are many factors to consider when selecting a neighborhood in Ottawa that is the right one for you. Below are just a few of the many factors - You may think of others that are important to you - please add them to your list.   It is important to scout the neighborhood you are considering moving to &...Read More

By: Joey Grimm

6 Factors To Consider When Buying An Older Home

Tags: Buying Older Homes

You need to pay special attention if you plan to buy an older home, as they can come with some unexpected surprises.  No one wants to buy a new home only to find out that they have some unwanted residents, such as mice, termites, or bats. Older houses are also notorious for having old plumbing systems, which can cause leaks and moisture problems, or potentially hazardous materials such as l...Read More

By: Colleen Lyle & Joey Grimm

What is the difference between a Client and a Customer in a Real Estate Transaction?

Tags: Client vs Customer

Buying or Selling a Home in Ottawa - Difference between A Client vs A Customer So you are thinking about buying a home in Ottawa?  You find one that you like and call up a Realtor to arrange for you to see it.  The Realtor may discuss a Buyer Representation Agreement with you and in doing so outline the difference between a real estate “Client” and a real estate “Cu...Read More

By: Colleen Lyle & Joey Grimm

Getting Frustrated With Your Home Search

Tags: Ottawa Homes For Sale

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