A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022

Monday Jan 3rd, 2022

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The State of real estate market in 2022

A Return to 'Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022 Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in a buying frenzy that led to a record number of home sales and a historically-high rate of appreciation, as prices soared by a national average of 19.9% year over year. There were signs in the second quarter that the red-hot housing market was beginning to simmer... [read more]

10 Ways to Give Back to Our Local Community This Holiday Season

Sunday Nov 28th, 2021

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  This year has demonstrated, perhaps more than ever, the importance of our family, friends, neighbors, and community. It truly “takes a village” to keep a community functioning effectively, whether that’s by keeping our waterways clean, feeding the hungry, teaching our kids, or supporting small businesses.   With the holidays right around the corner, December offers the perfect opportunity to give back to the place we call home. You might want to focus your... [read more]

‘Tis the Season: 5 Reasons Why Winter is a Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home

Monday Nov 1st, 2021

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  It’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter months.   This is generally considered the “offseason” in real estate. Many sellers mistakenly believe that the cold weather will keep buyers away and that no one is looking over the holidays. Unfortunately, many real estate professionals perpetuate this myth by advising their clients to “wait until the spring” to list their... [read more]

How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market

Tuesday Aug 10th, 2021

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How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Ottawa Real Estate Market

  If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes selling for record highs,1 the appraisal process—historically a standard part of a home purchase—is receiving more attention than ever.   That’s because some sellers are finding out the hard way that a strong offer can fizzle quickly when an appraisal comes in below... [read more]

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

Tuesday Aug 10th, 2021

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Could Ottawa Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line.   Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. Low home inventory and high buyer demand have driven home prices to an all-time high.1 This has given an unexpected financial boost to many homeowners during a challenging time. However, for some renters, rising home prices are making dreams of homeownership feel further out of... [read more]

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