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Thinking of Moving During COVID-19? Here’s What You Need To Know

Before COVID-19 the world was beginning to open up, there were roadways leading to all kinds of new opportunities, and you certainly didn’t have to think about social distancing. Because of widespread mandates to stay away from other people, limited travel, and a debilitated global market, many people have suspended or even cancelled their move [...]

By | 2020-07-20T12:18:16+00:00 July 20th, 2020|COVID19, Moving|Comments Off on Thinking of Moving During COVID-19? Here’s What You Need To Know

COVID-19 Impact on Ottawa Real Estate Market

Pandemic Shockwave The World Health Organization’s announcement of the scope and nature of the corona virus pandemic in March generally placed a freeze on all decision-making by home buyers and sellers across the country as they paused to consider the impact on their personal lives. In order to comply with new regulations regarding social-distancing, realtors [...]

By | 2020-07-20T12:17:05+00:00 July 20th, 2020|COVID19, Real Estate|Comments Off on COVID-19 Impact on Ottawa Real Estate Market

Buying a Home in Ottawa: Old Homes vs. New Homes

Searching for a place to call home in Ontario? Most people can envision the exact home that they want, right down to the ideal colour of the bathroom or the type of flooring in the kitchen. Others might know that they want to live close to the Ottawa city centre, while some families may decide [...]

By | 2020-07-20T11:30:30+00:00 July 20th, 2020|Buying a Home|Comments Off on Buying a Home in Ottawa: Old Homes vs. New Homes

4 Positive Ways You Can Use the COVID-19 Lockdown

You may have expected a list of things to do at home to alleviate boredom during the social distancing lockdown imposed by Covid-19; hobbies, family games, home entertainment, learning new skill…you know, the usual lists being produced online lately. It seems that everyone has already come up with suggestions covering every diversion under the sun. [...]

By | 2020-05-14T22:17:30+00:00 May 14th, 2020|COVID19, Family Living|Comments Off on 4 Positive Ways You Can Use the COVID-19 Lockdown

Thinking of Moving During the COVID-19 Social Distancing Lockdown?

DON’T MOVE UNTIL YOU READ THESE FIVE TIPS You’ve sold your house and are moving to an upgrade. You have retired and are moving into a retirement community. You have accepted a job transfer to a new location out of town. There are many reasons for having to move households, but now that you are [...]

By | 2020-05-14T22:22:41+00:00 May 14th, 2020|COVID19, Moving|Comments Off on Thinking of Moving During the COVID-19 Social Distancing Lockdown?

Keep Your Home Safe From Cyber Attacks During COVID-19

Hackers and scammers thrive during times of social upheaval and are taking full advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by sending emails, phone calls, texts and social media messages that contain phishing links, malicious attachments or fake information. They impersonate governments, health authorities, technical support groups, banks and other organizations in the hope of bilking the [...]

By | 2020-05-14T22:03:12+00:00 May 14th, 2020|COVID19, Home Security|Comments Off on Keep Your Home Safe From Cyber Attacks During COVID-19

Buyer’s Toolkit

Download Our Informed Home Buyer's Guide! Your Team Your Agent A successful purchase starts with the right representative. In fact, once you’ve selected the best agent to represent you, it is likely that Chris and Geneviève can recommend other professionals to join your team, taking more of the responsibility off of [...]

By | 2017-04-14T17:42:53+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Real Estate|Comments Off on Buyer’s Toolkit

Seller’s Toolkit

Download Our Informed Home Seller's Guide! Your Plan 1. Find the right representative The experience and knowledge of a dedicated real estate professional can be priceless. A good Realtor® forms a powerful team with his or her clients that makes it possible for them to have a smooth, successful, stress-free sale. [...]

By | 2017-04-14T17:47:47+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Real Estate|Comments Off on Seller’s Toolkit

Buying in the Off Season

If you’ve been thinking about buying a new home but don’t think that the cooler months make for an ideal time, you may actually benefit from changing your perspective. Though spring and summer are typically the most active real estate buying and selling seasons, house hunting in winter has its own benefits. Knowing what they [...]

By | 2016-12-13T18:46:03+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Real Estate|Comments Off on Buying in the Off Season

Buying a Home in Ontario: Old vs. New

If you're in the market for homes for sale in Ontario, you have the good fortune of opportunity and choice. Because the Ottawa city centre has long been such a hub of activity—and because all the outlying communities are booming right now—housing options range from new construction homes with all the luxuries to historic residences [...]

By | 2016-12-13T18:46:03+00:00 April 18th, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Buying a Home in Ontario: Old vs. New