keller williams: My top 7 tips to getting your house ready to sell - 04/11/17 12:13 PM
The Ottawa Real Estate market is heating up! If you have been thinking about getting your house ready to sell, you might want to hurry up. We are seeing more and more listings coming on the market. We are also seeing more buyers out and about looking at homes and putting offers on listings. 
We went to see a house over the weekend and my clients liked it. The house was listed 3 days prior to our visit and the listing agent advised me that we had competition. Four offers were already on the table. They were waiting for our offer. We … (1 comments)

keller williams: New semi-detached townhome for sale - - 03/27/17 08:33 AM
New Townhomes with an Affordable Price!
The exterior stone sets the tone for the uncompromising quality and finish of these units. Young families will enjoy these New Townhomes with gleaming hardwood floors to the quality ceramic floors in the entrance, kitchen, and all bathrooms, to the large baseboards and the lifetime roof – all are standard in these beautiful units. Five quality appliances are also included to make buying easy and worry-free.
The main floor boasts beautiful hardwood floors, ceramic in the large foyer, kitchen and bathrooms, an open concept kitchen and many options to choose from. Five (5) appliances are also included in … (2 comments)

keller williams: Where is the semi-detached home? - 03/20/17 07:38 AM
The following picture might not look like much but don't worry! They are working hard at preparing the property in order to get our wonderful semi-detached homes ready for you. There are only 4 units going up and one of them is already SOLD. If you are thinking about it, I wouldn't wait too long. We normally see them sell quickly once the construction starts. 
These beautiful semi-detached come with hardwood on the main level, no need to spend on this upgrade. We also have ceramic in the entrance, the kitchen and also the bathrooms. Another great feature of our homes is … (1 comments)

keller williams: Spring is here and so is our brand new model home! - 03/20/17 05:53 AM
If you are looking for a brand new townhouse in the Rockland area, then you must come visit our brand new model home! We just opened up the doors at 2321 Marble Crescent. It has been cleaned and the furniture should be here soon! 
The current base price (which can change at any time) is now $239,900. This includes hardwood floors on the main level and ceramic in the entrance, all bathrooms, and kitchen.  You also get 5 appliances included in this price. You get to select white, black or stainless steel appliances at no extra charge. 
Additional information on these beautiful townhouses can be found … (2 comments)

keller williams: Part two of the 10 commandments of buying a home - 03/16/17 04:23 AM
And here is the second part of our tips of what NOT to do after you have firmed up on your transaction. Some of these home buying tips do apply for when you are in the home buying process. You have worked hard to buy your new home, now make sure you won't have any issues on your closing day! 
Feel free to share this video with anyone who is looking at buying a new home! If you missed our first part of the 10 commandments, you can see it here.
In the meantime, if you want to stay up to date with more … (3 comments)

keller williams: The 10 commandments of buying a home - 03/14/17 06:54 AM
It's time for your new home purchase. You have already purchased your home, you have your mortgage approved and you are just waiting for the closing day. Here are a few things you should NEVER do before you take possession.
You have to make sure that you do not affect your credit score before taking possession. This could seriously affect your mortgage approval. Here are the first 5 commandments of what not to do when buying a home in Ottawa. 
And here is "Part 2" of the 10 commandments. 

keller williams: Getting ready for Sunday? Two open houses in Rockland - 03/11/17 07:41 AM
It is a cold day in Ottawa!! Tomorrow looks like it will be a little warmer. It will be a great day to be searching for your new home. We have 2 beautiful homes for you to visit tomorrow (Sunday).
The first one is located at 232 Eliot in Rockland. This beautiful 3 bedroom townhouse is located in the heart of Rockland, close to all amenities. Ideal for the young family. A beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The main floor also has hardwood, bright spaces, a powder room and large entrance. The second level has 3 good size bedrooms as well as … (1 comments)

keller williams: What if you can't get a conventional mortgage? - 03/10/17 06:32 AM
Sometimes getting a conventional mortgage might not be possible. Before throwing in the towel and giving up, you should get a second opinion. In some situations, it's better to go with an Alternative Mortgage Solution than not buying your new home. It might not be for everybody, but in may cases, it is. 
Find out how an Alternative Mortgage Solution could help you get into your new home sooner than later. At the end of the day you could possibly be saving money. Guy Bourque from the Royal Bank explains a little more in details how this option could help you.
It's always … (2 comments)

keller williams: Where to begin to prepare your home for the Ottawa Real Estate market - 03/07/17 06:26 AM
Like many people, you are preparing your home for the Real Estate market. Today's buyers are a lot more informed and prepared when they start their home search. Some statistics say that over 90% of the buyers start their search online. We all know that great pictures are needed to showcase your home but what should you do before the pictures are taken? 
Which is the most important part of your home to spend time and money in order to get the most return on your investment? Is it the inside of your home or the outside? 
 It's always a good idea to get … (2 comments)

keller williams: February 2017 Ottawa Real Estate Stats - 03/04/17 09:29 AM
The Ottawa Real Estate Board has just released the statistics for February 2017. The numbers are looking very good, this early in the year. We see the average prices and number of transactions increasing over last month and last year. How does YOUR house stack up?
If you would like a more detailed analysis of what the market is doing in your area, make sure to give us a call. We would be happy to help you! 

keller williams: Why are "great" pictures so important when selling your home - 03/02/17 09:47 AM
Spring is just around the corner. You are preparing your house for the Real Estate market. All the hard work and effort that goes into getting your home ready for the market should not go un-noticed. Too often we seen people selling their homes with terrible pictures. In today's day and age pictures should be stunning! Why do sellers accept mediocre pictures?

If you know someone who is thinking of selling their home, make sure you talk to them about getting amazing pictures! 
For more tips on buying or selling your Ottawa home, make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

keller williams: HOT new listing in Beacon Hill - 02/24/17 12:07 PM
A HOT new listing hitting the MLS system tomorrow. Here is a sneak peek at this beautiful 3 bedroom home! Bright kitchen, large dining room and living room with plenty of natural light coming through. The second level has 3 bedrooms with a large master bedroom. The lower level is fully finished with tons of storage space. Let's take a look and see! 
 Call today for your private viewing! This one won't last long! 

keller williams: Brand new home, taxes not assessed - what to do - 02/21/17 09:47 AM
It happens to a lot of people. They buy a brand new home from the builder. Everybody is excited about the new home. You get to meet with the builder to choose all of your options, from the kitchen cupboards, to the flooring, the carpet, the hardwood, some room layouts, a finished basement, to the brick colors and everything else that comes along! These are VERY exciting times as a home buyer! 
Once you move into your new home it's even more exciting! You have a brand new home that has been designed just for you! 

One thing to remember is that in … (0 comments)

keller williams: Open House on Marble Crescent February 19th - 02/18/17 11:43 AM
You are invited to our open house on Sunday, February 19th from 2-4pm.
Come visit our beautiful townhouses in Rockland. Our starting price is $249,900 and the homes include hardwood on the main floor, ceramic in the kitchen, foyer and bathrooms. We also include 5 appliances in our price. These beautiful townhouses can still be customized to your specifications. There are many options to choose from. 
The other nice option is that the eavestrough are also included in our price. The front and back yard are sodded (no need to try to grow grass) and the driveway is paved.
Here are a few of the kitchens … (7 comments)

keller williams: Warmer weekend - time to look at homes - 02/17/17 08:26 PM
The weather in Ottawa seems to be getting a little warmer! Looks like the weather will be perfect to start looking at homes. Why not add our Open house to your list of possibilities. 
We are hosting an open house on Sunday at 2321 Marble in Morris Village. These brand new homes have a lot of nice features that are standard. Hardwood on the main floor, ceramic in the kitchen, foyer and all bathrooms, AND you also get 5 appliances included in our price. 

Address: 2321 Marble Crescent
Date: February 19, 2017
Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm

Follow the signs off Laurier Street (near the church) and … (2 comments)

keller williams: Oh where oh where did my contractor go? - 02/16/17 07:12 AM
We hear the stories all the time. I hired a contractor, gave them a big deposit, they came in and did a bit of work, then asked for more money and then.... nothing!! The "contractor" can never be reached again. You are out of money with a messy house and nothing is being done. 
There are even television shows that talk about how contractors take the money and run. In my experience, not every contractor is like that. There are many great ones out there. You just need to be able to ask the right questions. 

Make sure you ask the right … (0 comments)

keller williams: You don't need a realtor, your lawyer can do the same thing - 02/13/17 02:19 PM
I was at a party the other day and I overheard someone say "Why did you hire a Realtor? All the Realtors do is put it up and MLS and that's it, you can just use a lawyer instead."
I was actually VERY surprised to hear someone say that. This person is someone who does work in the Real Estate industry! It would be interesting to hear from a lawyer to see if they would be able to do the things we do as Realtors. I agree, we all need the lawyers for the transactions but I have never seen or heard … (1 comments)

keller williams: Can Social Media help with the sale of your home? - 02/09/17 07:35 AM
Selling your home requires a lot of effort.  Most Realtors will put your home on the MLS system and do some other types of advertising. Why and how can social media help sell my home? We all know that a lot of people are on Social media sites to browse and search.
Is having your home advertised on Social media worth the time? Let's look at the numbers:
- Facebook has over 1.86 billion active users
- Instagram has 600 million users
- YouTube is the second largest engine
- Twitter has over 500 million tweets per day
- SnapChat has 100 million active daily users … (1 comments)

keller williams: Ottawa Real Estate Stats are out for January 2017 - 02/08/17 06:45 AM
The Ottawa Real Estate Board just released the stats for January 2017. It looks like January is off to a very good start. We have 11.5% more transactions than last year. If you are thinking of buying a home, this is a great time to get into the market. A lot of people are putting their house up on the market now, so it gives you a bit more of an advantage as many home buyers are waiting for the "Spring Market". Why wait, this is a great time to start your home search, you never know, your dream home might … (0 comments)

keller williams: Are mortages confusing? Not if you talk to the right people - 02/03/17 11:04 AM
Buying a home in today's market has a lot of steps. Getting a mortgage is one of those steps. Where do you start? Who do you talk to? Is doing research online sufficient? And these are just a few of the questions we get asked very often. 
Why not talk to someone who does this for a living. You can talk to a Real Estate Agent or a Mortgage Broker to get all your questions answered. Specially when it comes to mortgages, there are so many questions that often go unanswered. 
Keep you to date with more tips for buying or selling a … (0 comments)

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