Buying a home in Ottawa Tag

Are you downsizing to a smaller home this year? Perhaps your children have flown the nest, or maybe you’re finding it difficult to maintain such a large home -- either physically or financially. Whatever the reason, there are a few things you should take into...

Are you a newcomer to Ottawa? Welcome! We love this city, and are pretty certain you will love it too. Whether you enjoy adventuring outdoors or prefer to stay within city limits, Ottawa has something fun to offer everyone. If you haven’t visited our fair...

Is the interest rate a major factor in any mortgage-making decision?  Absolutely. Is the interest rate the only thing that matters when choosing a mortgage? I don’t believe so.   The (un)importance of rates Just as the ‘price’ of your next major purchase – say a car – is...

After a long cold winter, we are finally slowly emerging into the sunshine like butterflies from a chrysalis. The past few days of warm weather and sunshine may have you looking out into your backyard with a critical eye. How did your deck manage through...

This month we're continuing our exciting new online series in order to help you get to know our team of brokers! By hearing stories from our brokers in their own words, we hope to give you an insight into the real people behind our dedicated...

    You can easily find gorgeous home décor and useful storage solutions (i.e., storage bins), but it’s harder to find a combination of the two. Areas where home organization solutions are needed are often areas that will also be on full display to guests so, ideally,...

  Spring is upon us, and with the fresh spring air (and hint of warmer weather) typically comes the cleaning bug. Is your goal to clean smarter this year? Throw open those windows, turn on your fans and use these brilliant tips to tackle spring cleaning...

  The long awaited and anticipated interest rate announcement was released from the Bank of Canada this afternoon. As many expected, the Bank of Canada raised the interest rate to 1.25% - the highest level since 2009. A strong Canadian economy, as demonstrated by a positive...

  Finding and purchasing your first home can be both thrilling and frightening all at once—thrilling because you’re taking a major step toward independence, and frightening because of the added responsibility that step means.   Buying a home is easily one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll...

Did you know you can easily finance purchases related to home ownership (i.e., renovations or home repairs) by using your home as a borrowing tool?   A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) is a loan secured against the equity of your home. Because you’re using...

Now that December is finally here, we’re eagerly looking forward to the holiday season and to celebrating with friends and family. However, before we know it, snow will blanket the ground and we’ll be undercover for the next few months. Whether you’re a fan of...

If you are buying your first home, congratulations! This is an exciting milestone in your life, but it can also be a stressful one. Buying a home will likely be the most expensive purchase you will ever make and securing financing to make the transaction...

Protecting your home today means that you need to have an efficient home insurance coverage in place and a dependable house maintenance routine. The insurance will cover the short-term unanticipated repairs like roof leaks, while the maintenance routine will prevent long-term surprises. If a roof is...

Answers to some fundamental questions that most home owners want to sell a house usually ask. Selling a home? There are many questions to be answered before you sell home. The first thought that comes to you is that you can do it yourself. You could...

In the last years, the mortgage domain has been through a series of changes and this has made it difficult for home owners to make the right decisions. Today, they are so many lending products that people have to understand their options clearly before reaching...

The housing market is finally heading in the right direction with interest rates going down. Getting a house is more difficult than what it used to be however and it can be stressful, particularly if you are a first time buyer. Finding a house and...