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Ottawa Market Update for March 2014

The spring home buying and selling season is coming into bloom. Members of the Board sold 1,189 residential properties in March through the MLS® System, an increase of 2.5% over March of 2013. Things are heating up. The average sale price of residential properties, including condominiums, sold in March in the Ottawa area was $358,741, […]

A Bank Robbery & A Showing

It was a beautiful sunny morning in the capital. I was driving on a quiet Centertown street with a speed limit of 40km/hr. heading to show a house to a great client. As I approached the house I saw my client and waved. I checked the mirrors and went to make a three point turn. […]

The Move Will Happen!

The move of DND to the Nortel campus has a green light. The review is over and it has been formally announced that upwards of 9,000 Ottawa Military members will be moving their place of employment to the old Nortel Campus in Bells Corners.  The campus will, eventually, be renamed. The first wave (approx. 3,300 […]

Strong Network of IRP Approved Services

It has been a pleasure helping so many military families transition into and out of Ottawa. Being the Nations capital we are a very popular destination for service members during posting season.   Having the right service providers is an integral part of the house hunting process. I have been fortunate over the years to […]

Condominium vs Co-operative

Condominium vs Co-operative In the Ottawa housing market, it is more likely to find condominiums than it is to find co-operatives – but you should know the differences between them before you start to look. Condominium ownership The homeowner owns the unit and shares ownership of common elements. Condos are usually apartment buildings, but also […]

Ottawa Market Update for February 2014

I think we are all wondering if Spring will ever come or even more– if Winter will ever end! Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 870 residential properties in February through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 903 in February 2013, a decrease of 3.7 per cent. This year over year […]

Controversial Final-Move Policy Up for Review

BY KATHRYN MAY, OTTAWA CITIZEN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 OTTAWA — The final-move policy that caught Lt.-Gen. Andrew Leslie in a political snare will be scrutinized as part of a review of the federal relocation program as the Conservatives prepare to seek bids for a contractor to manage the moves of 20,000 public servants, military and […]