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  • Ottawa Home Real Estate Team w| Keller Williams Integrity Realty Blog

    Monday, November 26, 2018   /   by Kerri McNulty

    How long can I stay in my home?

    Having to choose between downsizing or moving to a retirement residence is very difficult for all concerned. What is the right option for myself or my family member.....how do we decide?? There are a number of things that you can do to start the process.

    Make sure to try and listen to your family members needs and wants! There are so many options as to what can be done - downsize to condo or bungalow, or sell and move to with a family member or retirement home. Moving to a retirement home allows you to age with dignity as long as it offers both retirement, assisted living and memory care wards. Every case is different, it is an emotional time for everyone involved. 

    At #OHREALE we have a staff member who will listen to you and offer advice and suggestions without any judgement. We care about you and your family. We can also be the ones to help you deal with your family if this is a personal request. We work with a variety of companies who will assist with everything from Ren ...

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    Tuesday, May 01, 2018   /   by Kerri McNulty

    This is why your house isn't selling!

    You Have a MARKETING Problem if…

    Few people are making appointments to see your home.
    The photos are terrible or non-existent.
    There is minimal information on your MLS listing: no room measurements, no captivating description of your home.
    Your agent’s website gets 50 visitors a month and she thinks online marketing means having your house on realtor.ca

    You Have a PRICING Problem if…

    You’re getting lots of showings and no one is making an offer.
    You’ve received offers from a few Buyers and they are all clustered around the same price (and it’s not your asking price).
    The market has declined since you listed your house for sale and you haven’t adjusted your price to reflect the new reality.

    You Have a SHOWING Problem if…

    Potential Buyers can’t get in to see your property when it’s convenient for them.
    You’ve restricted appointment times to 15 minutes with a 12-hour notice period
    You’re home ...

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    Tuesday, May 01, 2018   /   by Kerri McNulty

    5 questions to ask before spending any money

    Getting ready to put your house up for sale? Here are 5 Big Questions you should ask yourself before you open your wallet or take out that credit card.
    1. Who’s your Buyer?
    What’s important to them? Different things matter to different Buyers and it’s important that you and your agent have a good sense of your target Buyer before you start prepping your house for sale. First-time Buyers, downsizers, investors, contractors, flippers all have very different needs – and there’s no sense spending $15,000 on a new kitchen if your buyer is just going to tear it all out and gut the house.
    2. What kind of ROI can I expect to get?
    It’s easy to spend money on the wrong things and despite what you see on HGTV, many renovations won’t pay back. That $20,000 bathroom upgrade may only add $10,000 to the price…and combining the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms to make a big master suite might actually be taking value away from your home. Always talk t ...

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    Saturday, December 02, 2017   /   by Kerri McNulty

    How to Buy a Second Home

    How to buy a second home
    By Poonkulali Thangavelu • Bankrate.com



    David Sacks/Getty Images
    If you have been toying with the idea of buying a second home, now could be a good time to take the leap. Interest rates are still low, and home prices are rising but within reach.
    Ready to buy a vacation home? 
    Scouting the market
    One way to start the search for a second home is to find a real estate agent who is familiar with your desired location. This partner could fill you in on aspects such as weather and traffic patterns, help you evaluate the location and amenities of a property and provide information about comparable sales.
    And, with an eye to the long-term value of the property, the agent could fill you in on historical prices and how comparable sales have fared, as well as resale prospects. Factors that tend to have a positive impact are proximity to a major metropolitan area, ease of access and availability of four-season amenities.
    If you've already ...

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    Friday, December 01, 2017   /   by Kerri McNulty

    Now is a Great Time to Sell Your Home

    Have you been thinking about selling???? Now is definitely the time to do so - Below are some local statistics:

    Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,243 residential properties in October through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,214 in October 2016, an increase of 2.3 per cent. The five-year average for October sales is 1,165.

    The leaves may have fallen but the market sure has not....






    Summary – Sales by Housing Type


    Category
    Q3-2017
    Q3-2016
    Year-over-year percentage change


    Single Detached
    2,731
    2,763
    -1.2


    Townhouse/row
    1,102
    1,059
    4.1


    Apartment
    529
    463
    14.3









    Summary – Median Price by Housing Type


    Category
    Q3-2017
    Q3-2016
    Year-over-year percentage change


    Single Detached
    $395,000
    $370,000
    6.8


    Townhouse/row
    $314,900
    $299,000
    5.3


    Apartment
    $275,000
    $245,000
    12.2





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