Putting your house on the real estate market this spring in Ottawa? Preparation and planning are the key. We often meet with our clients and discuss the sale of their home months before they actually go live on the Ottawa MLS. Our approach is to start by sending in a Home Stager who then provides them with a 'todo list' of things to do to make their home look its best.
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Buying a home causes stress no matter what, and it’s even more difficult when choice is limited thanks to the current low inventory of homes for sale in Ottawa. The inventory – or number of homes currently on the market – is a measure of demand. A low inventory usually means greater competition and less choice for Ottawa home buyers.
The exterior of your home can give prospective Ottawa home buyers a thumbs-up first impression of your home. This first impression is critical; research shows landscaping increases your home’s value, so the more your outside is designed to appeal to buyers, the better.
Eating out during the work or school day is undeniably convenient. There’s no scrounging in the cupboards for something to prepare, searching for forks when you forgot yours at home, or eating cold spaghetti when the office microwave is out of order.
But what’s better than convenience? Keeping money in your wallet.
According to the Ottawa Real Estate Board, compared to February 2016, there was an 11.2 per cent increase in the number of residential properties sold by the end of February 2019. Not only that, but an increase of the average asking price of a residential property has risen to just over $400,000, an 8.5 per cent increase from last year currently making Ottawa a sellers market.
Products like smartphones and voice-command speakers used to be the stuff of Jetsons-esque fantasies. Then they became reality and altered our world dramatically. So, what’s next? Here’s a roundup of the emerging technologies.
Drones: These aren’t just for taking Instagram-worthy aerial shots. Drones offer plenty of yet-to-be-fully realized potential. They’re being explored as tools for farm crop assessment, law enforcement, and disaster relief.
Talk has begun about the possibility of funding for an expansion of the OC Transpo light rail to include Barrhaven, Kanata, and Stittsville. This would be the 3rd phase of the LRT, coming only once the 1.2 billion dollar phase 2 project has been completed. Premier Doug Ford explained that in order for phase 3 to be possible, the provincial and federal governments would have to split the bill equally, however he see's the value in adding this expansion given the growth in these areas. Phase 3 would not be expected until 2025.
After hearing discussions to replace the 18-hole golf course with housing on the Kanata Golf and Country Club, the residents of Kanata are ready to do whatever it takes to bring these plans to a halt. The Vice President of ClubLink, Robert Visentin argues that the costs of maintaining the course are increasing, while the amount of people golfing is decreasing, however Kanata residents have concerns of their own.