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How Much of Your Income is Needed to Buy a Home

Ever wonder how much money you would have to put aside to afford a house in Ottawa, Rockland or anywhere in Canada? Right now, the Canadian housing market is on the tail end of a buying and selling frenzy. The seller’s market had dominated throughout the global pandemic, forcing prices to reach astronomical heights. In [...]

By |2021-08-16T11:48:56+00:00July 16th, 2021|Real Estate|Comments Off on How Much of Your Income is Needed to Buy a Home

An Inside Look into the Ottawa Housing Market

An Interview with Chris Blenkiron and Genevieve Landry of RE/MAX Hallmark Excellence Group Realty Inc.   Can you reflect on the housing market over the last 6 months? Genevieve: "The market has been very ‘hot’, it’s been heavy on buyers and buyer agents. Budgets have needed an increase and we have seen properties selling super [...]

By |2021-07-19T17:55:07+00:00June 30th, 2021|Real Estate|Comments Off on An Inside Look into the Ottawa Housing Market

10 Essential Tasks to do Before You Move

Download Our Moving Checklist Congratulations, you are well on your way to getting the keys to your new home! The prospect of moving can be both an exciting and anticipated change, yet the reality for most is that the process of moving remains a stressful event. With this in mind, it only makes [...]

By |2021-07-28T04:58:31+00:00May 29th, 2021|Moving|Comments Off on 10 Essential Tasks to do Before You Move

12 Simple Budget-Friendly Upgrades for your Home

If a complete remodel is not in the cards for some residents of the Ottawa & Clarence-Rockland area, there are plenty of ways to transform the face of your property on a budget. Perhaps one or more of the simple (and budget-friendly) suggestions could potentially give your indoor and outdoor space a lift this spring: [...]

By |2021-05-04T01:45:07+00:00April 30th, 2021|Family Living, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 12 Simple Budget-Friendly Upgrades for your Home

Renovations to Increase your Quality of Life (and Property Value) this Spring

The Spring Revamp  It’s springtime once again and there certainly has been no shortage of “revamping” since the beginning of COVID-19. We’ve all had to change our plans, schedules and lives to better suit the world as we know it today. One trend gaining momentum in Ottawa & Clarence-Rockland area, amidst the pandemic commotion is [...]

By |2021-05-01T20:56:09+00:00April 19th, 2021|Family Living, COVID19|Comments Off on Renovations to Increase your Quality of Life (and Property Value) this Spring

Why Ottawa Home Offices Are More Important Than Ever Before

In 2020, many people in the Ottawa & Clarence-Rockland area, made the shift to remote work. Even before that, the appeal of having a space in the home to do work from home had a massive appeal. There are many reasons why someone would want to portion out a section of the home for business, [...]

By |2021-04-15T23:25:56+00:00April 15th, 2021|COVID19, Family Living|Comments Off on Why Ottawa Home Offices Are More Important Than Ever Before

Real Estate Agents Near Me? (And 9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Agent in Ottawa)

Whether you are buying or selling your home in Ottawa, Orleans or Rockland, you want someone you can trust to make the experience as smooth and easy as possible. Anything short of that might be a total nightmare. Real estate agents are kind of like hair stylists, in that sense. You give them the ideal [...]

By |2021-03-16T12:15:39+00:00March 16th, 2021|Real Estate|Comments Off on Real Estate Agents Near Me? (And 9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Agent in Ottawa)

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