As some of my longtime real estate clients know, when I’m not busy helping people to buy or sell properties in the Ottawa area, I am often involved with another passion: equestrian show jumping.
While those two activities might not seem to have much in common, I’ve found they can often overlap, thanks to the network of contacts I’ve made across Canada and abroad in real estate and show jumping. I’ve found many times that a friend or professional contact I’ve made in one field can directly or indirectly help a friend or client from another.
I have been a realtor in the … (0 comments)

real estate: Considering a Coach House in Ottawa? Explore Rules & Expenses First - 04/24/17 07:42 AM
You may have heard or read some of the media coverage earlier this year when Ottawa’s first official coach house was nearing completion on Hartleigh Avenue in the Lincoln Fields area. It was approximately 500 square feet, or roughly the size of many new condo apartment units.
Coach houses have been permitted by the city of Ottawa since last fall.
If you’re not familiar with the term, a coach house is a modest detached residential unit built on the lot of an existing home or adapted from an existing structure, such as a detached garage. It’s a permanent structure with a foundation, along … (1 comments)

real estate: RENTED***** 255 STROGET PRIVATE - 01/25/17 01:00 PM
255 Stroget Private
Cite, Ottawa, Ontario
Backing onto a ravine, there are no rear neighbours and peaceful nature trails right at your back door. Close proximity to schools and shopping as well as great access to public transit. Finishes include hardwood flooring, custom blinds on all windows (to be installed), upgraded cabinetry, oversized kitchen, storage room off of garage, and main floor family room with walkout to rear garden. Flexible possession available!


real estate: We’ve changed stationery BUT business as usual for Nancy Benson - 08/25/16 09:50 PM
We’ve changed the stationery but it’s business as usual for Nancy Benson and Associates
You might have noticed a new logo on our website and our office stationery, but as we head into the fall season, I’d like my clients to know that it’s been business as usual at Nancy Benson and Associates since we became part of the RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group a few months ago.
If you missed the exciting news, we announced in May that Keller Williams Ottawa, with two offices and nearly 300 agents, had decided to merge with RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd and would now operate under the … (0 comments)

real estate: Ottawa Real Estate Market Enjoys Record-Setting June for Re-Sales 2016 - 07/06/16 10:58 PM
The Ottawa Real Estate market enjoyed a spectacular month for re-sales, with June of 2016 setting a new record in properties sold, not just for June but for any single month, the Ottawa Real Estate Board has announced.
It’s not clear yet what led to the record numbers, but members of the Board sold 1,985 properties through the Multiple Listing Service system. That’s compared to the 1,691 properties that sold in June of 2015, representing an increase of 17.4 %.
It’s also well above the five-year average for the month of June, which is 1,717 properties, the Board says.
Those numbers are not just … (0 comments)

real estate: Exciting News-RE/MAX & sales rankings-Ottawa Real Estate - 07/04/16 12:15 AM

I’m happy to share some exciting news with clients about our new RE/MAX team and its sales rankings on the Ottawa Real Estate market.
In May, I first shared with clients the good news that my team at Nancy Benson and Associates, which had been part of Keller Williams Ottawa Realty, is now officially part of RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group. This was because Keller Williams Ottawa, with two offices and nearly 300 agents, decided to convert their Ottawa offices to the RE/MAX brand.
RE/MAX has been the leading real estate organization in Canada for more than 20 years, and the network is … (1 comments)

real estate: Ottawa Real Estate Sales above average in May, OREB Reports - 06/07/16 05:52 AM
 The Ottawa Real Estate Market enjoyed sales that were above average for the month, the Ottawa Real Estate Board has reported.
Members of the Board sold 1,921 residential properties in May through the Multiple Listing Service. The five-year average for May sales is 1,864. The number of properties sold in May was only five properties shy of the number sold in May of 2015, the Board says.
The number of units sold in May were up 207 over sales in April, and the numbers increased in both the residential and condominium property class, says Shane Silva, President of the Real Estate Board.
“As the … (0 comments)

real estate: Buying your first home? CREA offers Homebuyer’s Road Map to prepare - 01/22/16 05:37 AM
Canadian Real Estate Association offers Homebuyer’s Road Map to help prepare  
If you’re thinking of entering the real estate market and buying your first home, whether it’s a traditional detached residence or a condo apartment with a panoramic view of the city, it helps to do some reading and preparation in advance to become acquainted with the entire process.
First-time buyers often find there is more to learn about the process than they were expecting.
As a realtor with 30 years of experience, one of my roles is to help my clients prepare and know what to expect along the way. If I’m … (0 comments)

real estate: Meet Ron Zeitlin, Sales Representative with Nancy Benson & Associates - 12/11/15 02:26 AM
 I’d like you to meet a new member of the team at Nancy Benson and Associates: sales representative Ron Zeitlin, who loves to share his passion for Ottawa with clients who are looking to buy or sell in the area.
Ron has lived in Ottawa since 1994, when he and his wife Tracie (an early childhood educator), moved to the area from Montreal, their hometown.
“Ottawa seemed like a great place for a married couple to raise kids, start a business, and buy our first home,” says Ron, who decided to pursue his passion for real estate following a career as a wedding and portrait … (1 comments)

real estate: A strong November for Ottawa Real Estate market! - 12/07/15 07:55 AM
Ottawa’s real estate market had good news on all fronts in November:  overall sales numbers were better than average for the month, condo sales continue to be strong (the total number of condos sold for 2015 has now surpassed the 2014 numbers) and the average sales price for all properties has remained steady, the Ottawa Real Estate Board has reported.
In a press release looking at sales numbers for November of 2015, the Board ( says its members sold a total of 990 residential properties in November through the Multiple Listing Service. While that’s down slightly from October sales (that’s typical as … (0 comments)

real estate: Good news for Nancy Benson team & Keller Williams Ottawa Realty - 10/28/15 06:38 AM

 Good news for Nancy Benson  team and Keller  Williams Ottawa  Realty in 2015 sales numbers
There are some great results to report from the housing market so far in  2015, not just for my team but also for Keller Williams Ottawa, and we  all owe a big thanks to our clients for the successful year.
In a recent newsletter, Keller Williams Canada reported sales figures and rankings for  its Canadian offices, looking at the period from January to the end of August of 2015. There was a lot of good news for Keller Williams Ottawa.
My team _ Nancy Benson and Associates _ made … (0 comments)

real estate: SOLD! 20 Sutcliffe Terrace "Longfields"Barrhaven - 05/01/15 04:34 AM
Stylish custom designed 3 bedroom home with an open concept and flair. Enjoy rich hardwood floors on 2 levels, recently installed berber carpet on stairs and professionally chosen colors through out. Custom kitchen with pull outs, pot lighting throughout main floor and a gas fireplace. 2nd floor with 3 bedrooms and enlarged bathroom with deep soaker tub/shower. Fully finished basement with additional full bathroom & lots of storage.

real estate: Selling a rental property? Some things you should know - 09/08/14 12:28 AM
As anyone who has sold a property knows, there’s a lot to do and a lot to remember when you’re selling real estate.
You need to keep your home looking its best and you have to keep on top of all the appointments for scheduled showings, so that you have the unit ready and in pristine condition for visits by prospective buyers and their agents.
The selling process can have additional complications when you are selling an investment property and you currently have a tenant, whether it’s a house or a condo that you rent to others or a basement or attic apartment in … (3 comments)

Nancy Benson, Award Winning Agent | Buy |Unique Homes| Sell (RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group, Brokerage)

Nancy Benson

Award Winning Agent | Buy |Unique Homes| Sell

Ottawa, ON

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RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group, Brokerage

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