Tim McLean

Tim McLean

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 John DeVries Ltd., Brokerage*
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  • 444 Hazeldean Road
    Ottawa, ON K2L 1V2
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Tim's Tips in detail

Despite sharp declines in the number of real estate listings across Ottawa, the average price for residential homes sold in October increased only modestly compared with a year earlier while condominiums fetched only marginally more than they did in October 2017.

The Ottawa Real Estate Board calculated Monday that its agents were involved in the sale of 1,059 residential homes last month for an average $449,000 each, up 5.7 per cent year over year.  Board members also had a hand in selling 324 condominiums for an average of $271,350, up just 0.6 per cent from the same month a year ago.

This meant there were still 3,088 active residential listings at the end of October, down 17.5 per cent year over year, and 860 condominiums, down a remarkable 34.5 per cent from October 2017.

Normally a shrinkage of this sort in available listings would push up prices significantly. But that hasn’t happened in Ottawa, at least not across the city as a whole.  Nevertheless some markets did see significant price hikes last month.  For instance condos sold for an average $405,190 in the downtown core, up 13 per cent from a year earlier while in the east, the average price for a condo was $300,000, up nearly 15 per cent over the same period.

In sharp contrast, condos in the western and southern districts sold for an average $302,800 and $223,100 — down 9.9 per cent and 4.8 per cent respectively.

Enjoy other great articles in the Ottawa Sun.

Inventory is tight in certain price points and various area of the greater area of Ottawa

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Great Listing Photos: https://www.buffiniandcompany.com/assets/documents/products/cap/2017/canadian/RMMK_September_C_eReport.pdf

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Maintain Good Credit :https://www.buffiniandcompany.com/assets/documents/products/cap/2017/canadian/RMMK_April_C_eReport.pdf 

More - Tim's Tips


Moving -  Checklist


Two Months Prior to Moving Day:

❑ If you are using a mover, get a few estimates from moving companies.

❑ If you are moving yourself, get costs from at least two truck rental companies.

❑ Create a floor plan of your new home for furniture and appliance placement.

❑ Make an inventory of your household goods and begin to remove clutter (start with basement, attic, garage, and other storage areas).

* Start a file for all of your moving paperwork (estimates, receipts, etc.).

❑ Arrange to transfer school records.

❑ Get your new home ready: contact painters, carpenters, plumbers, roofers, etc., so your home is ready when you arrive. Remember to change the locks on all the doors in your new home.


Six Weeks Prior to Moving Day:

❑ Obtain and fill out post office change-of-address cards.

❑ Make arrangements for storage if necessary.

❑ Ask your doctor or health plan provider for referrals, and obtain all medical records.

❑ Clean all closets and drawers.

❑ Start using foods and cleaning supplies that won’t be moved.


Four Weeks Prior to Moving Day:

❑ Schedule disconnection of all utility services at your old home, and connection of services at your new home. Be sure to disconnect the day after you leave and connect the day before you arrive. If you have “last month” deposits with services, such as the telephone company, request your refund.

❑ If you are moving yourself, reserve a rental truck.

❑ If you are packing yourself, obtain packing materials and start packing items you won’t need after you arrive at your new house.

❑ Arrange for cleaning and repair of furniture, drapes and carpeting.

❑ Check with your insurance company to see how your possessions are covered during transit. ❑ Collect your important records: gather personal and family records (including medical and dental), veterinary and school records, legal and financial documents, birth certificates, passports and insurance documents.


Three Weeks Prior to Moving Day:

❑ Properly dispose of items that cannot be moved, such as flammable liquids.

❑ Prepare auto registration for transfer (if moving to another state).

❑ Make child-care arrangements for moving day.

❑ Hold your moving sale. © 2012 Buffini & Company. All rights reserved.


Two Weeks Prior to Moving Day:

❑ Arrange for disposal of anything not sold at your moving sale.

❑ Return any borrowed items (including library books) and retrieve any loaned items.

❑ Cancel newspaper delivery.

❑ Notify any creditors of your move.

❑ Transfer prescriptions and be sure you have an adequate supply of medications on hand.

❑ Assemble a file folder of information to leave for the new owner of your home.

❑ Change your address –


One week before your move, send change-of-address cards to everyone who will need to contact you.

❑ Pick up laundry.

❑ Pack a travel kit: Put aside critical items like a checkbook, credit cards, personal phone book, ID, flashlight, keys, toiletries, tools, paper plates, cups, towels, travel alarm clock, aspirin, bandages and games for the kids. Also, pack a suitcase with clothing and other personal items.


One Day Prior to Moving Day:

❑ Disconnect and prepare major appliances for the move.

❑ Set aside anything that will travel in your car so it will not be loaded on the truck.

❑ Pack a box of items that will be needed first at the new house. Clearly mark this box “Load Last”.

❑ Obtain cash or traveler’s checks for the trip and to pay the movers.

❑ Confirm arrival time of your moving van/truck. ❑ If moving yourself, dismantle beds and other large furniture. Moving Day:

❑ If using a mover, be sure someone is at the old house to answer questions.

❑ Note all utility meter readings.

❑ Read your bill of lading and inventory carefully before signing. Keep this paperwork in a safe place.


Delivery Day:

❑ Check your belongings carefully and note on the inventory paperwork any damaged items.

❑ On an interstate move, be prepared to pay the driver before your possessions are unloaded. ❑ Supervise unloading and unpacking.

❑ Be prepared to pay your mover with cash, certified check, or traveler’s checks unless other arrangements have been made in advance.


Oh, by the way®…


Charities I support


With the support of my clients, I'm proud be able to give back to our local community. Each year, I donate money to charities that mean so much to me.

Help make Ottawa a better place.  

Easter Seals Camp Merrywood - Perth, Ontario - Charity Organization ...

Ottawa Blues Charity Classic

Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

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