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Interior Courtyards

Interior courtyards blur the boundaries between landscape and architecture. The following photos are definitely aspirational and showcase the beauty of a courtyard.  Jennifer Weiss Architecture Stiff + Trevillion    Mesh Architectures See more beautiful homes here.     

Thinking of Selling? Get Ready for the Spring Market Now!

With spring being the busiest time for real estate, homeowners planning to put their homes on the market shouldn’t wait for flowers to bloom before getting ready to sell. Having a few months to prepare can make for a much smoother selling experience. If you’re a prospective home seller, here are five things you can do now to get ready for a spring sale: Start Packing It may sound ...

HomeOwnership Incentives

      Buying your first home is one of the largest investments of your life. Canada's Economic Action Plan introduces the First-Time Home Buyers' (FTHB) Tax Credit and the expansion of the Home Buyers' Plan (HBP) to provide you with additional benefits and help you realize your dream of homeownership. First-Time Home Buyers' (FTHB) Tax Credit The costs associated with purchasing ...

Tips to help you prepare to buy or sell your property

Everyone knows that buying or selling a property is one of the most important transactions you will ever enter into in your life. And because every transaction is unique and can bring many surprises, the OACIQ, the Organization responsible for protecting the public by overseeing real estate and mortgage brokerage practices, has compiled the following tips to help you plan and understand the process ...

Home Buyers Survey

Contrary to Stereotypes, Millennials Are All Business, Boomers Are Social Butterflies When Home Buying Canadians Want to Have Their Home, and Lifestyle Too (VANCOUVER, BC) Oct 8, 2013:  The adage "location, location, location" may need a rephrase according to the results of the CENTURY 21 Canada and RONA National Home Buyer Preferences Survey (conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights). Canadians ...

CENTURY 21 Real Estate Launches New Global Listings Website

Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership today announced the launch of the new CENTURY 21 Global Website at century21global.com. The new website will provide consumers around the world with centralized access to all CENTURY 21 property listings. The announcement was made at the CENTURY 21 International Master Franchisors Conference in Düsseldorf, Germany, earlier today. The new global website enables ...

Wow, the bank just approved our mortgage for how much?

I remember a situation from a number of years ago: One of my employees decided to dive into home ownership and buy her first house. A few days later, she came into my office walking on air to tell me that she had just been pre-approved for a $500,000 mortgage. She then described how she was able to look at far larger homes than she had originally thought she would be able to. Additionally, her bank ...

10 Questions To Ask When Choosing a Realtor®

If you are thinking of selling your home, starting the process with a great real estate sales representative is the first step to your success. When looking for a Realtor® that will work best with you, interview three to five people to get a good idea what each one has to offer. Not every Realtor® will be the right fit for your area. Here are 10 questions to help you in your Realtor® ...

Mortgage financing: Pay attention to the rules and related costs!

To calculate the price of the house you can afford, taxes, rebates and hidden expenses must be factored in     By: Kristin Kent Special to the Star, Published on Thu Apr 11 2013 “If somebody gets excited about a house they can’t afford, that’s not good"   David Larock mortgage broker When Tony Clark and his wife, Faye, started looking for a house two years ...

Comparing Ottawa to Gatineau

  Comparing Ottawa to Gatineau Advantages of Living in the Outaouais The situation that currently prevails in the real estate sector at the national level mirrors what we are seeing in the Outaouais region. Several factors increase the appeal of the Outaouais: Municipal tax rates are relatively low; New housing developments are located near urban centres; ...
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