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Staging Tips - You Don't Have to Break the Bank to Get the Job Done!

You don’t have to break the bank to have your house looking as though it was professionally staged. These tips and tricks of the trade will have your house gorgeous before you can say “why hasn’t it always looked this way?!” 1) De-Clutter  - The first step in getting ready to sell is de-clutter, de-clutter, de-clutter so potential buyers aren’t overwhelmed by your stuff, but rather impressed ...

Interesting trends & home prices information

Canadian home prices hit record in MayCanadian home prices got a boost in May, hitting a record high, according to the Teranet National Bank house price index. Prices were up 0.8 per cent in May from April. Halifax, where prices had fallen in the early months of this year, had its strongest month-to-month price gain ever, with an increase of 3.1 per cent. Calgary’s prices hit a record high after four ...

Staging tips

 Staging Tips from Scott McGillivray By Scott McGillivray Inexpensive staging tips guaranteed to help you sell your home. 1. De-clutter & De-Personalize: Buyers generally want two main things out of a potential property: they want it to be roomy, and they want to be able to see themselves living in it. Neither of these things can happen if the house is... Read More     Sue ...

Cozy Bungalow in Queenswood Heights $299,000

Three bedroom bungalow with 1.5 baths, livingroom, diningroom, eatin kitchen, full basement. Fenced in backyard with deck and heated above ground pool. Close to all amenities. Diane DeCooman 613-863-7449

CMHC - Report - May 2014 Housing starts and more........

GKINSON: Are we getting complacent over housing starts?It seems we're not as intimidated by 200,000 Canadian housing starts as we used to be. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. reported Monday that May housing starts came in at a 198,300 annualized rate, the fastest pace in seven months and considerably above economists' expectations. Starts have now averaged 197,500 over the past two months, a dramatic ...

6 Easy Steps to Furnishing Your New Home

    It’s difficult to call a house a home if it lacks creature comforts. Without the right furniture and accessories a house is just an empty shell. Nevertheless, deciding how to furnish a home can be intimidating when you’re staring at blank walls. Here are six tips to help furnish your new home. 1. Take Stock Before you begin shopping for new furniture for your home, clean ...

Finally the Cold is Gone and The Market is Heating Up

Yes the May number are finally in for the Month and they show what most of us had suspected that the Late Spring is finally yeilding to a more active market. Streets and Condo Complexes have a higher than usual For Sale Signs that have popped up from the Vendors finally prepared to show and sell their homes. Herein find the broadcasted report from the Ottwa Real Estate Board that show a stronger, ...

Interesting Real Estate updates

CMHC agrees to make more mortgage information public Canada’s largest mortgage default insurer has agreed to industry demands to make more information about its portfolio public. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, a Crown Corporation that controls about 60% of the market, has released a supplemental section on its results which among other things lays out detailed information breaking ...

Mortgage interest never as easy to pay as now — as long as rates stay low, DBRS report shows

It hasn’t been this easy to pay the interest on your mortgage in almost 25 years. Credit rating agency DBRS Inc. has been tracking our ability to pay loans since 1990 and says today we only need on average 3.7% of our household disposable income to cover the interest on those loans — the lowest percentage on the books. All this comes as Canadians continue to ramp up their mortgage debt, ...

Rental Agreement (hot water tank) Registered on Title

There are several new water heater rental companies in the marketplace with a different approach to the usual month to month rental to which homeowners are accustomed. Lack of awareness can cause complications when selling a home. It would be best if purchasers could find out if such a contract exists and deal with it at the outset or conditional period rather than waiting for it to be discussed ...