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Real Estate Sales Representative - Keller Williams Realty Inc.
Welcome to my Blog. I will be keeping you up to date on what is happening in the Ottawa area with the Real Estate Market.
We often get calls from home buyers looking for bank repo's. Why would someone be looking for a bank repo? Because most people think that a bank repo will save them thousands of dollars. Most banks can hang on to that property much longer than you think. The banks will always try to get the most ...
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...
You bought a new house a few months ago. The completion date is TODAY! Everybody is excited but no one knows when you can get the keys to your new home. This is a question we get on a regular basis. Make sure you don't get the movers waiting at 9:00am! The keys are usually not exchanged until lat...
Spring is in the air and it's time to start looking for a new home. The following are a few of the available kitchens by C H Clement kitchen. Which one would you prefer? These stunning townhouses are being built in Morris Village of Rockland. The base price starts at $239,900 with hardwood on the...
It's cold out there today! Winter is not going away any time soon. Some of us like winter and some of us, not so much! Which one are you? If you haven't looked at your gas meter lately (like most of us) it might be a good idea to go take a look at it. It's time to remove any ice or snow on your m...
Everybody dreams of paying off their mortgage and not having mortgage payments. I know I do! We are all encouraged to pay off the mortgage a soon as possible. Great idea! But why? How does it help you? Having your mortgage paid off gives you so many options! It is certainly a good feeling to say ...
Over the past 15 years, I've seen a lot of lcients buy a home for their family. These are my top 5 mistakes you really should avoid when buying a home for your family.  Buying a home is a serious decision and you always wnat to have all the facts before making a move. This will make the home buyi...
It's time to start your home search but you're not sure if you have enough of a downpayment. Some people still think they need 20% as a downpayment to buy their dream home. Don't let that stop you! Of course if you have 20% down you will be saving on the CMHC fees and your mortgage payments will ...
Most Home buyers will need a mortgage. Let's face it, not too many people have a few hundred thousand dollars sitting in their bank account. I wish I did! So it's always a good idea to get pre-approved before shopping for your dream home. You will need to get a mortgage application filled out. Gu...
As a pet owner, you love all of your pets. Unfortunately, not every buyer loves pets as much as you do. If you have pets in your home and you are trying to sell your home, it might be a good idea to remove the pets during the showings. The pets can be a bit of a distraction during showings. The p...

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