Buying a House or Selling your Home in the Orleans / Ottawa area

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Buying or selling a home in Orleans or Ottawa? This blog will give you real estate tips, open houses in the area, listings available, and more. Real Estate... it's all about You!



SELLING YOUR HOME - FULL SERVICE / NO COMMISSION MEANS??????? How can you possibly get full service and pay no commission?  Oh yes, that might mean - we will give you the tools and you do the work i.e.  book the appointments, prepare the paperwork, pre-screen potential buyers, do the negotiations...
Home Selling in Ottawa There are many situations in which a decision is made to sell a house: 1.  You purchased a nice starter home - maybe a condo - a now you decide you want to upgrade.  What to do?  Call a couple of good real estate agents (interview 3), select the one you feel will work with ...
Home Buyers - Know your credit score Understanding Your Credit Report and Credit Score" by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada. I highly recommend you read this short but to the point publication in its entirety at the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada's web site.  The next important thing ...
Validation - we all need it.  Why are we here, what we do is it important to others, are we appreciated, do people like us, do we look good - so many questions.  Yes, you are important.  To your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, the grocery clerk, the hairdresser, the gas attendant, etc. be...
Home Staging is an art - not something that everyone can do well.  Let me explain.  Last night I did a listing presentation and the sellers were wondering why their home did not sell when previously listed. There were several factors involved:  (1) overpriced (2) no staging appeal and (3) errors ...
OTTAWA - September 4, 2009: Members of the Ottawa Real Estate  Board sold 1,216 residential properties in August through the Board's Multiple Listing Service system compared with 1,181 in August 2008. This is an increase of 3 per cent.   Of those sales, 259 were in the condominium property class,...
1498 - 1502 CYRVILLE DRIVE $979,900 Here is your next great commercial opportunity to own a centrally located property w/ multiple permited uses. Zoned IL2 - Light industrial, this property offers a large lot (125.0 ft x 183.0 ft), a home that has been converted into two 2 bdrm rentals at $850/mo...
HOME BUYERS - WHO IS YOUR ALLY?   Home Buyers - who is your ally?  There are several people that will work with Home Buyers to ensure that all their interests are protected.  Who are they?   •1.     Mortgage Broker / Banker:  This individual will review your financial situation and determine what...
How do sellers determine the asking price of their home?  For you to understand how to determine the asking price for your home, there are 3 strategies you might want to consider: 1. Overpriced - When determining the asking price for their home most sellers believe that their home is worth more t...
Cold calling is a dying art with Social Networking, mail-outs and every other form of marketing available to real estate agents.  Personally, I enjoy cold calling for several reasons:  (1)  Its a scheduled blocked time in my daily routine to get me out of my office/car/home; (2) Its a little bit ...

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