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It's that time of year again!? With only 1 day left until we countdown to 2011 it's only normal to start thinking about making and keeping a new year's resolution. Unfortunately it only takes a short time to discover that your good intentions fall by the wayside - "A New Year's resolution is some...
I'm proud to announce that Keller Williams Realty was just ranked the #1 real estate franchise by Entrepreneur magazine's 31st Annual Franchise 500 list. How did they determine that we were #1? The most important criteria used to determine the top franchises included financial strength, stability...
If you're a buyer who has been looking to buy a home in Orleans you have probably come accross a Realtor who would like you to sign a Buyer agency agreement. Once you have decided to begin your home search I strongly suggest interviewing three (3) Realtors in your area - where do you find these a...
Over the past few weeks I've come accross quite a few first time homebuyers who are thinking of buying a home in Orleans.  For many of them, the whole process seems a little overwhelming and stressful. One of the areas I feel gets pushed aside are the buyers closing costs. Below you'll have a rev...
GRANITE MYTHS - Don't let common myths scare you away... When upgrading your home in Orleans there are a few products that are generally more utilised than others. In recent years granite has become a popular surface choice for bathroom and kitchen countertops. Some homeowners hesitate to use it ...
GUERTIN LAW - Louis Guertin Louis is an exceptional lawyer who is well-known for his outstanding client service, no surprise pricing, no-charge conversations and the personal attention he gives each client. As your Realtor I work hard to surround myself with other professionals who have the same ...
With so much talk about the new HST tax in the news how will the HST affect real estate in Ottawa? Homebuyers and sellers will have to pay an additional 8% more on legal fees, appraisals, real estate commissions, home inspection fees and moving costs. What does this mean? That the average family ...
How's the housing market in Ottawa? November was a great and successful month in Real Estate sales. Many buyers and sellers in Ottawa were all trying to get into their new homes before the Christmas holidays. There are still many multiple offer situations and a shortage of homes on the market but...
I think it's official... the christmas holidays are here and our thoughts are all turning towards decorating, baking and gift giving/getting! For most of us it's an extreamely busy time of year. In the Real Estate world it tends to slow down however if you're selling your home in Orleans during t...
I'm sure you've all seen the snowfall over the past few days which means winter is just around the corner :) Have you thought about preparing your Orleans home for winter? This is a very important key to your property maintenance and longevity of your major components interior and exterior. Below...

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