Tag Archives: Ottawa

How to be a buyer in this crazy hot Ottawa real estate market!

The Ottawa real estate market has exploded. We are down in inventory something like 40% from five years ago and around 20-27% year to year depending on the area. As a result, anything that is decent is getting snapped up … Continue reading

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Before and after – this gorgeous Hunt Club townhouse is now staged (and listed for sale!) SOLD! $ 15k OVER ASKING!

Here are some of the “before and after” shots of the lovely freehold townhouse I’ve been getting ready for sale:  it’s now active!  I listed it this afternoon around 3 PM and we’ve already had four requests for showings, so … Continue reading

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How does the mortgage stress test affect first time buyers?

I am working with a first time buyer right now, and I admit, I was a little startled when she told me that if she proceeded with a condo offer on the modest condo we were looking at (600 sq … Continue reading

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Only Two Days Left To Sock It To Christmas! #Day24 Our first sock delivery!

If you want to donate socks or buy a raffle ticket, you still have two days left (today, Tuesday, and tomorrow,  Wednesday, but only until 3:30 if you want to be in the raffle, as we’ll be drawing at 7 … Continue reading

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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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