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When is the right time to buy my first home?
'I'm not sure if I'm the type of person who should own. I'm very happy renting because someone else looks after the maintenance. Its a lot of money and I'm frugal.' No doubt about it; buying that first home is a huge step. There's Read More...

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2 Story For Sale in Springridge
HARDWOOD FLOORS • 3 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story - MLS ® $302,000 - GAS FIREPLACE Springridge, Ottawa - IMMACULATE 3 BEDROOM, 3 BATHROOM FREEHOLD IN SPRINGRIDGE, ORLEANS! JUST A HOP AND A SKIP TO SCHOOLS, TRANSIT, SHOPPING AND RECREATION. GLEAMING HARDWOOD, Read More...

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PRICE ADJUSTED: 2077 BERGAMOT CIRCLE, ORLEANS in Springridge
Springridge, Ottawa - Announcing a price adjustment/reduction on 2077 BERGAMOT CIRCLE, ORLEANS, a 3 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story. Now MLS ® $302,000 - GAS FIREPLACE/FINISHED BASEMENT. Property information Read More...

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Two Story Semi-detached For Sale in Elmvale Acres
Quiet cul de sac across from the Open fields SHORT Walk to CHEO, the General Hospital and Elmvale Shopping Center. Vincent Massey P.S.; Pleasant Park P.S., Hillcrest H.S., Franco-Cite Catholique Secondaire, ... 2 story - $339,900 - Great Neighbourhood Read More...

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678 Hastings Avenue in Elmvale Acres
Elmvale Acres, Ottawa - Now $339,900 - Great location in a Great Neighbourhood!!!. Quiet cul de sac. Home faces open spaces. Walk to CHEO and General Hospital. Large principal rooms. Parking for 3 cars. Big backyard with southern sunshine exposure. Property Read More...

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Own for less than you pay in RENT! 16-266 Lorry Greenberg Drive, Hunt Club Park/South Keys
Hunt Club Park, Ottawa 16-266 Lorry Greenberg Drive, 2 bdrm, 1 bth with parking. Now MLS ® $177,000 - PRIVATE WALKOUT PATIO. Ground floor; its like living in a bungalow. Bright south facing corner unit with extra windows; separate dining room. Private Read More...

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The Longer you RENT, the LESS you OWN!
And the sooner you start to build your own equity, - the better your life. Everyone needs to live somewhere (after all this is Canada and there are 6+ months that are uncomfortable for tenting). Why would you rent? Maybe you're going to school. Maybe Read More...

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Stop Renting and Pay Yourself First!
Whats the difference between renting and owning? When you rent you pay your landlord's mortgage. When you own you pay your mortgage. And when you finish paying your mortgage you have an asset that is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars; plus when Read More...

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Do you know about Tarion?
Tarion’s Role Tarion ensures new home buyers receive the statutory warranty coverage they are entitled to under the Act. Most issues are resolved by builders without involvement by Tarion, however Tarion will intervene if a builder fails to honour Read More...

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2 Story For Sale in Avalon
Stylish 3 Bedroom Town • 3 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story - MLS ® $306,000 Avalon, Orléans - Contemporary & stylish Richcraft Charleston home close to great schools. Elegant flooring, bright, open living spaces, great kitchen with modern appliances, Read More...

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1411 Kilborn, Alta Vista, Ottawa
Grand Familyroom! • 3 bath, 3 bdrm - MLS® $489,000 - 2 Storey Detached!!! Applewood Acres, Ottawa, ON - Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in Applewood Acres (thats the heart of Alta Vista). How well is this home located? You can Read More...

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The Ottawa Spring Real Estate Market
Spring is just around the corner. Winter is taking its last breaths. Days are getting longer and warmer. And everyone is stepping out and getting reacquainted with their neighbours. And the home buying season is upon us. Corporations, Federal Government, Read More...

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CMHC - an excellent resource.
Canadians are blessed with stable banking, good government and lots of natural resources. And some excellent resources that are supplied and supported by our government and banks. Canada Mortgage and Housing is the motherlode of information on Canadian Read More...

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What's the harm in listing my property above the market value?
Have you ever heard a Seller say “Whats the harm in listing my property 10 or 20 per cent above the market value? The Buyer can always make an offer.” There are a couple of things that happen when a residential home is overpriced. First it Read More...

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Does it matter when I buy or sell?
Does it matter when I buy or sell?” This is one of the most common questions that I answer. ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ so I’ve attached a graph indicating the number of residential units sold by month (includes condominium). Read More...

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