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Posted on: February 24th, 2023 by Chris Scott

Buying a home can feel overwhelming for many. That’s why it’s so important to get the guidance of a great Ottawa Realtor. Our team can certainly help you navigate this stressful time and help make it enjoyable and stress-free.  

There are so many things to take into consideration when buying a house. Here are a few of the main things buyers need to think about as they search for a home. 


  • Location: The location of the house is one of the most important things to consider. Ottawa is such a spread-out city so this can be overwhelming for some clients.  You should think about proximity to work, schools, shopping, public transportation, and other amenities that are important to you. Also, consider the neighborhood and its safety, crime rate, and access to parks and other recreational facilities. A sense of community and home values are also important factors in the location. As someone who has lived all over Ottawa and sold in every area, we can certainly help narrow down the areas for you.
  • Price: The price of the house is another important factor to consider. You should set a budget and make sure that you can afford the monthly mortgage payments. Also, factor in other expenses such as property taxes, insurance, and maintenance costs. Our team will make sure that you are paying a fair price for your Ottawa home. We will search all recent sales and review them with you before submitting an offer.
  • Size and layout: The size and layout of the house are also important considerations. Think about how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need, as well as the size of the kitchen, living room, and other common areas. Also, consider if the house has enough storage space and if the layout works for your lifestyle and needs. Moving is no fun so you want to make sure your home meets your needs.


  • Condition of the house: The condition of the house is important to consider as well. Make sure to inspect the house thoroughly for any defects or necessary repairs. Hiring a professional home inspector to help you identify any issues that may not be immediately apparent. We can help line you up with the best Ottawa inspectors when the t

  • ime comes. We are well connected with other tradespeople such as septic and well inspectors or whatever is needed. 
  • Resale value: Lastly, it is important to consider the resale value of the house. You never know when you might need to sell the house, so it is important to think about its long-term value. Look at the real estate market trends in the area and think about the potential for the house to appreciate over time. As an Ottawa Realtor we are certainly going to help you in this regard. We know the
    market and can certainly help identify areas that are on an upward trend.


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