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Aerial Media Marketing in Real Estate, it’s time to raise expectations.

Thursday May 5, 2016

Jeff Scullion

Gimmick or Gamechanger? Whether it’s the same old McHouse in the suburbs, another condo in the same building again and again – or it’s an executive listing, there’s always a place for aerial marketing and sellers are starting to demand it. Here’s why:   When you are selling an expensive condo at Lansdowne Park, does […]

Welcome to the MATRIX – Your backdoor into Ottawa’s real estate market.

Monday March 28, 2016

Jeff Scullion

Matrix is our new system for inputting data for MLS listings and creating searches for our clients. Yes, this is a blog post about our new data management system however it is definitely worth noting some of the new tools and features we now have at our disposal. Make sure that your real estate professional […]

Handy Ottawa Winter hacks for your car, home and sanity!

Wednesday January 27, 2016

Andrea Madott

It may look like the end is near with these balmy winter days we’ve had lately in Ottawa but realistically, we still have a couple of months to go, at least.  February can be bleak so what better time to re-evaluate how we are handling the winter “blaghs”.  Here’s a handy list of Winter hacks […]

Calendar of Holiday Events in Ottawa

Tuesday December 1, 2015

Andrea Madott

  Happy December 1st!  Not sure what to do in Ottawa this month approaching the holidays?  The “City that fun forgot” has a tonne of holiday themed events and just plain fun activities for the whole family.  Whether you want to take in a play or musical at the NAC, check out a Christmas Craft […]

Top 10 Renovation Musts for Sellers in Ottawa

Friday November 27, 2015

Jeff Scullion

Any home renovation can be quite costly – are you spending your money where it counts? There are a number of sites that talk about potential renovation return on investment but the reality is that the desirability of certain renovations varies depending on the market location and common buyer priorities. We have worked with many […]

The Suburban Fall Maintenance Survival Guide – 8 Tips

Tuesday November 17, 2015

Jeff Scullion

Newer homes need love too – make sure you check on the following before the snow starts to fly: Humidifier I’m surprised that most fall maintenance lists don’t include this one. Your furnace likely has a humidifier attached to it – and the setting control is usually on the furnace as well. It is pretty […]

Land Transfer Tax in Ontario

Thursday November 12, 2015

Andrea Madott

Land Transfer Tax is a Provincial tax paid by purchasers when acquiring Real Estate.  The tax is paid on the closing date as part of the purchase and sale process with your Lawyer.   The Tax is based on the purchase price of the home.  Additionally, first time home Buyers are eligible for a rebate of […]

NOTICE: Hwy 417 Queensway Closure This Weekend OCT24th-25th 2015

Friday October 23, 2015

Jeff Scullion

  “Honey, I’m on the Queensway and it’s taking a bit longer than usual…” Sounds like a good weekend to stay close to home. Drivers have been advised to find an alternate route as a section of Hwy. 417 between Rochester St. and Metcalfe St. will be closed for the Kent Street Rapid Bridge Demolition and […]

Say it ain’t so! Fall Through Deals. Why Real Estate transactions sometimes fall apart.  

Thursday October 22, 2015

Andrea Madott

  We have previously discussed some of the fundamentals of Real Estate in this blog.  When to list a property for sale, Open Houses and Negotiations.  So what about once an offer is accepted?  This stage of the transaction is known as the conditional period and not every conditional deal will firm up, some, unfortunately […]

#OTTNEWS Fire @ Somerset W & Percy St. October 21st 2015

Wednesday October 21, 2015

Jeff Scullion

Aerial footage of the damage just as the smoke cleared. Very sad to see more businesses fall victim to fire in Ottawa. These images were shot just after the firefighters were able to get the fire under control. Several residential tenants lost their homes – and we lost the Daily Grind, Middle East Bakery and […]

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