Tag Archives: Ottawa

Sock it to Christmas! Day #14 -updates/new locations

We’ve had a great response from Scouts in this area to our sock drive – I met with the 32nd Colony of Beavers on Tuesday evening (these are the little ones but they had collected 47 pairs of socks – … Continue reading

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Sock it to Christmas! #Day4SockDrive

Well, it’s been a very busy day of this sock  drive to get donated socks for the folks in Ottawa who most need them – homeless people and those in rooming houses and shelters or on social assistance who simply … Continue reading

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My Take on the New Mortgage Rules

I remember asking a mortgage broker pal of mine in the summer about the rumours that OFSI (the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, i.e. banks) was going to apply the stress test to purchasers who had more than … Continue reading

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Lovely surprise!

How nice to come back from a week at the lake and find this waiting in my inbox – it’s always great to have happy clients! Thanks, Dilia and Gilles! We recently purchased an investment property in Mckellar Heights. Our … Continue reading

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Flooding! What you need to do to protect your home (now and in the future) #Ottawa

Ontario is facing massive flooding at the moment; the photographs coming out of places like Rockland, east of Ottawa, and Gatineau, on the other side of the river, are astonishing. (Photos courtesy of http://www.cbc.ca) We have a lot of parts … Continue reading

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What can I buy in Ottawa for $1.5M? #RealEstate

We all know that with crazy Vancouver and Toronto real estate prices, $ 1.5M will buy you a teardown, or maybe a carriage house where you can sleep standing up. But what can that kind of money get you in … Continue reading

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What is a balanced market?

Ottawa has a balanced market right now, after several years of being a buyer’s market. Toronto, on the other hand, is a seller’s market. Consumers hear those terms bandied about all the time. What do they mean? A balanced market … Continue reading

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