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1895 Clark rd

Bright cozy open concept custom home this 3+1 bedroom home.   Rockland has it all, natural gas and fireplace, newer roof and windows approx 2013, enjoy the solarium in your heated 4 season solarium, this home has hardwood in all the bedrooms as well as hallway, ceramic in the kitchen and bathrooms, the living room has open ceiling to the upper level very dramatic style custom ... The ...

Ottawa market in December 2014 ... Year over year update....

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 640 residential properties in December through the Board's Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 609 in December 2013, an increase of 5.1 per cent. The five-year average for December sales is 637. The total number of homes sold through the Board's MLS® system in 2014 was 13,928, compared with 13,871 in 2013, an increase of 0.4 per cent. Residential ...

Ottawa Market Update Dec 2014

December unit sales contribute to a strong year-endMembers of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 640 residential properties in December through the Board's Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 609 in December 2013, an increase of 5.1 per cent. The five-year average for December sales is 637.The total number of homes sold through the Board's MLS® system in 2014 was 13,928, compared with ...

Try This Buyer Exercise

Seeing their house through a buyer’s eyes is one of the hardest things for a seller to do. This requires converting your mind set from thinking about your place as a home versus a house and that takes a lot of effort. Just what does a buyer see when an agent brings them to your house. Try this exercise and put yourself inside the mind of a buyer. Take a clipboard with you and go outside and take a ...

Home Staging Part 2

In part one we referenced the need to stage your home to increase its marketability. This meant: DeclutteringDepersonalizingClean, clean, cleanGenerally staged homes will sell faster and for a higher price. When you stage your home you are selling a lifestyle, you are highlighting key points that will attract a buyer’s interest in your home. At the same time your home has to be very clean and generally ...
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Spring Market- Winter projects

When one looks at the statistics it’s clear that a lot of homes go on the market every Spring. For instance the Ottawa Real Estate Board MLS statistics for March to the end of May 2014 show 8,060 homes and 2213 condos entered the market and this is not counting new homes from builders. Now that is a lot of competition! If you are thinking of going on the market this coming year you will need to have ...

Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is the first impression a house makes through anything that can be seen from the street. This includes everything from the foundation right up to the chimney. It includes not only the house itself, but the landscaping, yards, grass, fencing, sidewalks and driveway. In real estate, first impressions really do matter. This is why an agent will often park across the street from the house- ...

​CMHC fees may see increases

CMHC fee increases could add hundreds of dollars to mortgage cost CMHC is to triple the charges it makes to some financial institutions. The fee increases will be for guaranteeing loans in the mortgage-backed securities market, which the agency operates under the National Housing Act. Some experts are predicting that the hike in fees will filter down to homebuyers with the likelihood of a few hundred ...

November sales in Ottawa......

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 893 residential properties in November through the Board's Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 888 in November 2013, an increase of 0.6 per cent. The five-year average for November sales is 935. "Sales have been remarkably similar to last year overall, with units sold for the first eleven months of the year at 13,291, just slightly above ...

GOLOMBEK: When writing off moving expenses, the route you take matters

Financial Post If you move, you can write off your moving expenses on your tax return provided the distance between your old residence and your new work location is at least 40 kilometres greater than the distance between your new residence and the new work location. A recent tax case decided earlier this month focused on how the 40 kilometre distance should be measured. Full article – http://tinyurl.com/m6p8an8 ...