Tag Archives: Ottawa

What’s happening with the Ottawa Real Estate Market? # COVID-19

I’m sure you are all wondering what impact COVID-19 is having on what was a super-heated real estate market. I have some buyers waiting it out, hoping for bargains. So far we haven’t seen that. Inventory is even tighter than … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Q and A: Should I take a low offer now or wait this out?

I got this question from “Frank” on the blog and thought it was worth answering: “If you were a seller who already purchased a home in this market 90 days out, would you recommend waiting until mid-April to re-list, accept … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Q and As – will my condo price drop?

A Twitter pal asks: “my condo went up in value in recent years. Will I lose all those gains because of COVID-19?” I don’t have a crystal ball, so all I can do is give you my best guess for … Continue reading

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Best Real Estate Bloopers of 2019!

As always, 2019 saw a bumper crop of bloopers. Here are the best of the bunch! Homes came with a lot of moving parts this year: “The single garage drives right into the lower level.” And this one, in “clean … Continue reading

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SOLD FIRM!!!! Beautiful new listing – 1819 Lorraine Avenue!

I have just listed a four bedroom hi-ranch bungalow  in Guildwood Estates within the Canterbury School catchment area, close to Herongate Mall and CHEO. The address is 1819 Lorraine Avenue, MLS 1173155 and it is listed for $ 449,900.00 with … Continue reading

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My favourite condo townhouses in Ottawa for under $ 400K

Right now, if you have a budget under $ 400K, it’s hard to find a freehold townhouse. But you can find a beautiful condo townhouse (often called a “row unit”)  in a beautifully managed complex for well under $ 400K. … Continue reading

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How does LRT affect property values?

A Twitter pal asks: “How much do you think proximity to LRT stations will affect prices in the short and long terms?” Great question! The answer depends on the proximity of the property to the new station during and after … Continue reading

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#BeeSmart #BeeFriendly #SaveOurBees – why you should sign the petition!

There were photographs that circulated on Twitter recently of  verges in the UK that had been planted with wildflowers instead of grass. Here are some courtesy of the British Beekeepers Association:   Not only do these alternative plantings look stunning, … Continue reading

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Renovating an investment property – Day 30 – 298 Briston Private is now for rent!

Well, the work is done – I did a little light staging at Briston Private today and popped it up on Kijiji for rent. We’ll see what kind of response I get! I’m asking $1800/month which includes water and there … Continue reading

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Renovating an investment condo – on a small budget! Today – a new backsplash!

I took possession of my new investment condo at Briston Private on Friday and right away — literally as soon as I got the keys —  I loaded up the car with tiles and headed off to meet Alex, my … Continue reading

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