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How a Professional Chef Would Remodel Your Kitchen

February 23, 2018

Watch any TV cooking show, and you’ll notice that a chef’s kitchen looks quite a bit different than what you’d find in most homes. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t have one just like it in your home! With a little remodeling, and splurging on some new items, you too ...

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Subtle Signs it May Be Time to Sell

February 16, 2018

Sometimes the reason for putting your home on the market is crystal clear. For example, you might have a job relocation and need to move. Or, you might have decided to downsize because the kids have left the nest. However, there are many other motivations to list your home that ...

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Ottawa’s decade in review!

February 8, 2018

Last year may have started with a whimper, but it ended with a bang as homebuyers in the Ottawa area awoke from a long slumber. By the fourth quarter of 2017, Ottawa’s balanced market had moved into classic sellers’ territory, complete with tight inventory levels and upward pressure on prices. ...

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Should You Rent Out Part of Your Home?

January 24, 2018

I’ve personally considered it a number of times, and likely will be doing it come the summer, but have you ever considered renting out a room to a student or renovating your basement into a self-contained rental apartment? It’s a big decision. There are many pros and cons to consider. ...

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Using Neighbourhood Data to Help Sell Your Home

January 10, 2018

Your neighbourhood has a lot of features that can help sell your home faster. Unfortunately, buyers don’t usually notice those features just by driving around. So, you need to make sure they get all the information they need about your neighbourhood. For example, say homes don’t go on the market ...

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A Strong Finish for Ottawa’s Real Estate Market in 2017

January 5, 2018

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 771 residential properties in December through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System compared with 711 in December 2016, an increase of 8.4 per cent. The five-year average for December sales is 687. December’s sales included 205 in the condominium property class and ...

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