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!

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2011 

The Ottawa market is stable - lots of Buyers, a good choice of properties but there's been quite a few multiple offers on homes priced under $325K.  Well maintained freehold townhouses are being scooped up and sold within days of being posted on the MLS.  Overpriced homes are still sitting on the...
03/25/2011
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Casselman is a village in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell on the South Nation River. It is a small village on the Trans-Canada Highway 417 between Ottawa and Montreal at the crossroads of Regional Road 7, about 55 km southeast of downtown Ottawa. Highway 13...
03/23/2011
Pricing your house at market value is the biggest service your real estate agent can do for you.  It might not be the price you want to hear but its market value and the price that a Buyer will pay.  There's nothing wrong pricing the property slightly over the market value but be sure that your h...
03/16/2011
Spring is here and when the snow melts it might cause some water damage to your property.  Water damage can be costly so take a few precautions.  While showing one of my listings to a potential Buyer, a beautiful side split with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms located in Casselman, On., I discovered t...
03/16/2011
Why would a real estate agent need ZEN when dealing with sellers and buyers.  As a real estate professional, you need to step into their world and appreciate what they are going through.  Listen to the essence of their answers and get clarification - ask questions like what do you mean by that. A...
03/15/2011
What a day!  As real estate professional many sellers believe that we walk into a house and we can automatically figure out the price.  Since my crystal ball doesn't work - I need to do some serious research before I can price a property unless its a cookie cutter unit and even with upgrades - Mo...
03/15/2011
Two experiences back to back that took my breath away.  I recently acquired a new Buyer and all the documentation was signed and everything was explained but this is what happened. My Buyer Agent booked some showings and the couple fell in love with property #1 - multiple offers and we were not s...
03/11/2011
Did you know that Orleans, ON has a west-end?  Orleans which is located east of Ottawa just 15 minutes from the core starting developing about some 20 years ago (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orleans,_Ontario).  The hub of Orleans was located on St. Joseph Blvd and slowly but surely builders were ...
03/08/2011
You've heard the expression don't judge a book by its cover - but that happens every day with houses.  Potention Buyers drive by a property and they either book a showing or check it off their list.  WHY?  Because if the exterior of the house isn't appealing then no one will want to see the gleam...
03/07/2011
To get pre-approved for a mortgage is the first step to purchasing a home.  Whether you are first time home Buyer or its your tenth.  Being prepared is putting your best foot forward.  You can contact your trusted Mortgage Broker and get it done.  You can either go to his/her office or do it on-l...
03/03/2011
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