They say a picture speaks a thousand words. That’s certainly true in real estate. Sure, property descriptions are incredibly important, but photos are essential. Since the vast majority of people view listings online, the photos chosen can mean the difference between a buyer becoming interested in your property and booking a showing or moving on to the next listing. Continue reading to learn about how to prepare for your home's close-up and what to expect during the process.Continue Reading
Ottawa has many historical buildings that give us a glimpse in to the past of our Capital City. We often hear of their histories and successes, but much less of the spooky tales and sometimes unsavory pasts that many of these buildings also hold. In celebration of Halloween this weekend, enjoy learning about 9 historical locations in Ottawa with some very haunted and scary stories to tell!Continue Reading
When you suffer damage to your home or its contents, you expect your insurance company to help you out. Your home is most likely your biggest investment and damage done to or loss of your home can be emotionally, and possibly financially devastating. Most home insurance plans do a good job of supporting you and your home through repairs, however, it’s a good idea to review your policy with your insurance advisor and find out exactly what is covered and what is not. For example, you don’t want to discover that your policy will not cover the cost of repairing the damage caused by a flood in your laundry room after the flood has occured. Continue reading to learn what home insurance covers and what you should look for in a home insurance plan.Continue Reading
Have you ever wondered what happens to your mortgage when you decide to sell your home? Selling your home is a massive undertaking and what to do with your mortgage is just one of the many questions you have to ask yourself as a home owner when making preparations to move. You generally have four options in regards to what to do with your mortgage, depending on the type of mortgage you have, the terms and conditions, the current market, and what your prospective Buyers want to do. Continue reading to learn more about each option.Continue Reading
Imagine you’ve dreamed of living in a particular neighbourhood, perhaps for years, and then, when you're finally ready to make a move, you find out that the area is highly competitive and buying there is definitely a challenge.
A disappointment? Not necessarily.
It can be intimidating to try and buy into a neighourhood like that. On one hand, it's the type of area you'd love to call home. After all, there are good reasons why it's so popular. On the other hand, you might be discouraged by the competitiveness and prices. There is actually a lot you can do to buy into a popular neighbourhood, even in competitive situations. Continue reading to see some of our top tips for getting into your dream neighbourhood!Continue Reading