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

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)

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

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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00April 18th, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Buying a Home in Ontario: Old vs. New

Popular Home Features in Rockland

If you're selling or buying a house in Rockland, you'll notice that there are certain key features that make a home appealing. Because so many of the people who live here are looking for a quieter, more idyllic place to call home, they want things like larger yards, plenty of growing space for the whole [...]

By |2016-12-13T18:46:35+00:00April 11th, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Popular Home Features in Rockland

Staging a Home for the Ottawa Market

One of the best ways to sell your Ottawa home is to spend some time staging it before it hits the market. By definition, house staging is the process of decorating (or, in many instances, un-decorating) your home so that it appeals to buyers. Although you might prefer the comfortable, cluttered look of home, most [...]

By |2016-12-13T18:46:41+00:00April 4th, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Staging a Home for the Ottawa Market
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