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!
Home staging is a big part of the selling process — and doing it well can put your property ahead of the rest.  
In an ideal world as a home seller, a bidding war is exactly what you dream of. But is it really? Should you as a home seller walk away from a war? Does it all boil down to a gut feeling or is there a strategy involved? How can a seller maximize the benefit of a multiple bid?  An experienced agen...
This is the time of year most people who are looking for a cottage as a place to go to on weekends and for holidays, but also as a place to retire to one day. Before you start looking at cottage/land for your summer getaways, check out some of these tips below . . . What To Look For When Buying A...
Moving can be exciting and stressful at the same time. For seniors who may have spent a lifetime in their previous home, leaving memories behind and moving into new, unfamiliar place and can emotionally difficult and often, even scary.Being considerate and understanding about the worries of a sen...
Whether the security audio device was installed previously or just installed by the home owner, It was brought to our attention that some sellers are being sneaky and using these devices to find out what buyers are saying about their houses.  So, I’ve been telling buyers to keep their thoughts to...
I’m an animal lover but I can say that I’m quite uncomfortable with snakes and such.  So when I arrive at a house for a showing, I’m a little hesitant to enter the premises. A potential buyer might also be uncomfortable even though their fears might be different from mine.  Maybe they are afraid ...
We don't want you to lose the home you've fallen in love with before you buy it because like most home buyers, they haven't considered the tips below. 1.    Not checking out the neighborhood (morning, afternoon and evening & on a week-end).  The information you will gather can determine if it’s t...
Now that you are ready to sell your home, it's time to get READY!  There’s a multitude of things that need to be done but first you have to realize that selling your home is a new business venture.  This is no longer your home, this is a house for SALE! You need to make it attractive to the poten...
Sure, you could bake some fresh cookies to entice buyers while they're in your home, but if your house has one or more of the following issues, you're going to struggle...  If you’re selling a house – or are thinking about putting your home on the market – this is essential reading.Price: The mos...
1. Know whether your home is in a flood zone area.If you live in a flood zone, consider investing in flood insurance. Your homeowner's policy usually won't cover damage caused by storm/tornado-related floods.  2. Make a complete list of all your possessions, including outdoor items. List lawn fur...

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