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What is assigned condo parking?

When we’re dealing with condo sales, we need to know what kind of parking  goes with the unit.  It’s not always obvious. A detached home usually has  garage or a driveway or both. But in a condo, parking is often underground … Continue reading

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Pets in Condos – Know the rules!

A lot of condos have rules against pets, or rules that restrict the size of pets, or rules about how one has to control their pets. And sometimes, because in most rental situations, renters can’t be prevented from having pets … Continue reading

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Ottawa’s condo market – what to expect

First, the disclaimer: my views about this are my own, not those of Royal LePage, or the Ottawa Real Estate Board, or any of the professional realtor associations I belong to. I could be totally wrong. But here’s my take … Continue reading

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What the downsizers are worried about ….

I held a downsizing seminar last week in cooperation with TD Canada Trust. I was joined by real estate lawyer Mark Arbique as well as mortgage specialist Matt Nesbitt and financial planner, Sylvia Manning. About a dozen seniors attended, and we heard the … Continue reading

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Who pays to fix structural problems in a condo?

A lot of boomers want a carefree lifestyle where they can lock the door when they travel and not have to worry about shovelling snow or leaky roofs. At the other end of the spectrum are first-time buyers. They don’t … Continue reading

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Pets in Ontario condos

Sometimes a prospective buyer or renter looking at a condo will mention that they have pets. They’ve often heard that the Residential Tenancies Act prevents landlords from having “no-pet” clauses in leases (s. 14 makes these void). They assume it’s the same … Continue reading

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