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Welcome Spring!

After our ''timbers'', spring is our blessing. We are so full of positive energy with this beautiful sunshine & summer like weather.  Everybody I've been talking to this week is buzzing this sunshine! Welcome to the spring market & let us not forget the RE/MAX Ottawa Spring & Garden Show this week end in Ottawa...  We [...]

By | 2016-12-13T16:39:11+00:00 March 22nd, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Welcome Spring!

Real Estate in Ontario, Canada: Is it Better to Rent or Buy?

Although the Ontario real estate market has proven fairly stable in the past few years, first-time homeowners are always concerned about the advisability of investing in a house. A new home for sale in Ontario is likely one of the biggest purchases you'll ever make, and comes with a host of responsibilities like upkeep, maintenance, [...]

By | 2016-12-13T18:46:03+00:00 March 21st, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Real Estate in Ontario, Canada: Is it Better to Rent or Buy?

Historic Charm in the Ottawa Real Estate Market

Whether you look at the city skyline or peer deeper into each unique neighbourhood, it's easy to see that Ottawa real estate tells a long history of development. As one of the oldest and most established cities in Ontario (and in all of Canada), there are buildings here that date back to the 1600s. While [...]

By | 2016-12-13T18:46:04+00:00 March 14th, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Historic Charm in the Ottawa Real Estate Market

We Love ”Timber”!!

Ah the joy of spring & melting snow! The true excitement of spring is when the snow banks melt away and tulips start to appear.  Chris and I were in Casselamn this week to meet with past client and I was thrilled and surprised to see tulip sprouts in the front of their home. Melting [...]

By | 2016-12-13T18:46:57+00:00 March 13th, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on We Love ”Timber”!!

Recreational Properties in Ontario

There are few better places to kick back, relax, and enjoy the scenery than Ontario, Canada. Homes for sale in Ontario run the range of luxury townhomes in the middle of vibrant metropolitan centres to sprawling acreage in rural areas. And while those luxury townhomes have much to recommend them, there will always be a [...]

By | 2016-12-13T18:46:04+00:00 March 7th, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Recreational Properties in Ontario

Relocating to Ottawa, Ontario

Although a large percentage of our clients are buying and selling homes in Ottawa while remaining local, we do see a fair amount of families considering relocation here from another city, province, or even country. The reasons to move to Ottawa are many, and we believe that just about everyone can find their niche—and perfect [...]

By | 2016-12-13T18:46:05+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Relocating to Ottawa, Ontario

Moving to Rockland: Area Amenities and Perks

Homes for sale in Rockland have been growing in popularity in recent years. This bedroom community offers convenient access to the Ottawa centre, but still retains a small-town charm that doesn't seem to be going anywhere. In fact, because Rockland maintains its Francophone roots so well, the people and services here tend to become more [...]

By | 2016-12-13T18:46:05+00:00 February 22nd, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Moving to Rockland: Area Amenities and Perks

Retirement Properties in Rockland

People buy homes for sale in Rockland, Ontario for a variety of reasons. For some people, it's a chance to get away from the city centre to enjoy a quieter way of life. For others, the affordability of Rockland real estate means that they can get a lot more house for their money. For still [...]

By | 2016-12-13T18:46:05+00:00 February 15th, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Retirement Properties in Rockland

Ottawa Real Estate: Choosing the Right Neighbourhood

As a metropolitan centre with over 800,000 residents, Ottawa offers a sprawling, active place to live. The city regularly tops the lists of Best Places to Live thanks to a high quality of life, great city services, and a solid economy. All these great options and city size mean that it can be hard to [...]

By | 2016-12-13T18:46:05+00:00 February 8th, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Ottawa Real Estate: Choosing the Right Neighbourhood

Investment Properties in the Ontario Market

We recognize that not everyone currently looking at Ontario real estate is in the market for a new home. While residential real estate will always make up the largest percentage of real estate sales in Ottawa, Rockland, and other Ontario locations, some people look to property management as a way to generate an income. Fortunately, [...]

By | 2016-12-13T18:46:05+00:00 February 1st, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Investment Properties in the Ontario Market