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Fantastic Month July 2014 is almost Record Shattering

With a slow start to the year mostly due to the harsh winter it seems the Market has finally caught up. The numbers for July look like these as reported by the President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board. Here is what Randy Oickle has to say about the past month: Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,445 residential properties in July through the Board's Multiple Listing Service® system, compared ...

Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge NOW OPEN

It has been a long time coming, but the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge is now open!  With the ribbon-cutting ceremony taking place at on Saturday, July 13th, 2014, the communities of Barrhaven and Riverside South are now connected over the Rideau River!  The new bridge is another option for people to cross the Rideau River and will improve traffic conditions on other bridges.  ...

Are these things in Your Garage?

I came across this article today and thought maybe I wouldn't be the only one learning something new. I have at least 3 of these things in my garage: a fridge which indeed has trouble in extreme cold and heat and a pantry with canned goods which I have had for years and paper products stored in there too! Read what Woman's Day has to say about other things not to have in the garage. -Woman's Day ...

Welcome to 5026 Carlsbad Lane

Looking for a home to fit your growing family!! Welcome to 5026 Carlsbad Lane Listed by Stephen George, 613-862-0306.

Great Starter Home $208,000

Cute as a button, this two bedroom, 1.5 baths with parking. Main level features livingroom, diningroom with door to back yard, kitchen and powder room, upper level two bedrooms and full bath. The basement is finished with plenty of storage. Hardwood floors, newer furnace, central air 2011, evestrough 2013 Call Diane DeCooman 613-863-7449


Depending on your situation, the decision to renovate or not can be daunting.  However when you're thinking of selling and want to renovate, here are some tips: 1. Don't over-renovate!  Figure out what your home is worth.  You don’t need an exact number but a range.  This is where a local Realtor, like me can help.  If you have a $300,000 house, keep that perspective when you're ...

Beat the Fall Rush!

There is more good news for both buyers and sellers as confidence in real estate is at a 5 year high. "The Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index climbed to 59.2 for the week ended June 27, from 58.5 in the prior period. The percentage of respondents who believe home values in their neighbourhood will increase in the next six months rose to 44.1, the highest since the fourth quarter of 2009." (Jamie ...

The Importance of a Qualified Home Inspector

Choosing a qualified and ethical home inspector is the newest challenge facing buyers in today’s real estate market. Checking a home inspector’s Qualifications, Affiliation with a professional associations and relevant experience are important prerequisites in selecting a qualified home inspector. The critical issue is not whether the Inspections should be done, but by WHOM. Most referrals come from ...


Surprisingly, common garage dimensions have remained roughly the same since the Ford Model T began the obsession with the automobile about a hundred years ago. The T’s 134-inch length, a little more than 11 feet, is considerably shorter than the average 15-foot length of sedans now being produced. Today’s extreme is the Rolls-Royce extended-length Phantom, slightly less than 20 feet long. Throughout ...

Sandra Rinomato - How to Find a Good Realtor! Love this Lady!!

I like to watch Sandra Rinomato on the TV show "Property Virgins" - she was a role model for me when I decided to pursue my career in Real Estate.  We both have something in common, we love to educate first time buyers and help them get started on the property ladder.  The recommendations she provides in this article posted on Canada AM / CTV are ...