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Sunday, April 5, 2020   /   by Vp Of Operations

COVID-19 and Real Estate

The coronavirus is impacting everyone and every business in some way and the real estate industry is no exception.  In many ways we are lucky because our shift to doing things virtually isn’t as big a leap as some businesses are facing.  For many years we’ve been able to handle most of the home buying and selling transactions electronically.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, our team is committed to keeping the health and safety of our clients and agents at the forefront of everything we do. The Ottawa Home Real Estate Team have systems in place that brings the entire home buying and selling process to our clients.  Everything from virtual open houses, live video showings with our agents, to virtual contracts and closings.
Our listing clients shouldn’t worry about canceled open houses.  We will create a digital marketing campaign that brings your house to potential buyers all without risking anyone’s health or safety.  Our agents ...

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Friday, March 6, 2020   /   by Vp Of Operations

How to Buy in a Seller's Market

If you have been to Costco in the last couple of weeks, you will notice a shortage of one particular item. All over the country, there is a low inventory of toilet paper. While the Charmin Bear might be dancing with joy over high sales,  it is a crappy situation(mind the pun) for consumers who are now running all over town to find toilet paper. So what does toilet paper have to do with real estate?

If you look up Ottawa Real Estate, you will see a LOT of information about how hot the market is. In this market, you will see houses going up for sale and being sold within days way over the listing price. The market right now is a seller's market. A hot market means that this is an ideal time to sell. Buyers have a limited range of choices, prices are higher, and multiple offers are being put in. See the similarities? The inventory of houses for sale is low, and people are running around trying to find houses for sale. With the right agent, sellers can have a very stress free tim ...

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Monday, February 10, 2020   /   by Vp Of Operations

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Ottawa

Winter can be hard to swallow, especially in Ottawa. We seem to be on day 230 this winter, and cabin fever is slowly setting in. You need out. You need some excitement in your life. You may also have forgotten that it is Valentine's Day Friday. Don't panic, we have you covered. Here are some unique ideas to celebrate Valentine's Day with your partner. 

Underneath the Harlem Moon
Since it hit 2020, I have been all about recreating the 1920's and this is exactly what I dreamed of. Celebrate Valentine’s Day speakeasy-style as we take you back to the creative wonderland of the Harlem Renaissance. You’re in for a night of entertainment celebrating many artistic disciplines from burlesque to spoken word to music and beyond! Settle in for dinner, drinks and a show with a date or your friends and get ready for a night that fuses vintage glamour with a modern sensibility all its own!
Friday, February 14th – Dinner at 6:30 PM, Show from 8 PM
Cafe Nostalgica, 601 Cumb ...

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Monday, January 20, 2020   /   by Vp Of Operations

Ottawa: The City that Fun Forgot

If you live in Ottawa, I am sure that you have heard the infamous phrase "Ottawa: The city that fun forgot." After living in Ottawa for almost five years now, I think this is a tad outdated. Sure, we don't have the big city vibe like New York and I wouldn't say we are the Vegas of Ontario, but Ottawa can still be a lot of fun.
Admittedly, Ottawa is not the first destination that comes to mind when contemplating a holiday, but this under-the-radar city has unique visual charm, hidden treasures, and an astonishing catalog of amazing places to dine, and a quirky sense of play.  So let's take you to a few of my favourite spots in Ottawa that anyone can enjoy. 
I know that when you hear the word "museum", it doesn't scream fun, but in Ottawa, there is another side to one of the museums. By day it is a spectacular place to go to learn about nature, but by night, that is when the real fun begins. On the last Friday of each month, the Canadian Museum of Nature turns into a ...

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020   /   by Vp Of Operations

Could 2020 be Your Year?

The proverb "The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the second-best time, is right now", sounds a lot like buying a home, doesn't it? 
While I do believe that this adage is true, there’s no sense beating yourself up for not buying twenty years ago. Let's get real, the 2000s were a wild time; we had much smaller eyebrows, no smartphones, and we had to go to a store to rent movies. On a serious note, even in the last 10 years, maybe you weren’t sure you wanted to set down roots, or maybe you always intended to save more for a down payment, or maybe you were still a child. Regardless of the reasons, you’ve still got the second-best option available to you now.
Alright, enough nostalgia, let's get into why it is a good idea to buy now. 
As with many first-time buyers, your primary concern may be having enough down payment. When most people think down payment, they think of 20% and the reality is that most of us don’t have 20% of the purchase p; ...

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