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Foreclosures in Canada: Deals or Distractions?

Thursday October 8, 2015

Jeff Scullion

Foreclosure is a magic word in real estate. Real estate agents know that when you say ‘foreclosure’ people listen – they also listen when you say FORECLOSURE DISTRESSED SALES HOTLIST!!!! Most buyers think “Wow, you mean I can benefit from the misfortunes of others? Where do I sign up?” Ok, maybe that isn’t the exact […]

Grow ops in Ottawa Real Estate

Monday October 5, 2015

John Smith

Grow ops in Ottawa, everything you need to know What is a grow op anyways?   Basically it is a home that has been used for illegal indoor marijuana growing operations.  The result of these grow ops can be sever damage caused to the home, according to the Ottawa Real Estate Board “The houses undergo […]

Old Ottawa South – Neighbourhood Aerial Video in 1080p

Wednesday September 30, 2015

Jeff Scullion

Here are some aerial video shots of Old Ottawa South moving from Brewer Park to the Rideau Canal – then some views of TD Place from the Bank and Sunnyside area, and finally our streets close to Windsor Park. Looks best in full screen. Aerial Video: Old Ottawa South (OOS) is a vibrant urban community […]

What is my home worth?

Tuesday September 29, 2015

Jeff Scullion

How an agent determines your home’s value may be more subjective than you think. Then again, real estate can be a very subjective business. We often get asked about the value of a home and we find that our answers to that question can be more complicated than people expect. It isn’t enough to price […]

Ottawa Open Houses, do they actually work?

Thursday September 24, 2015

John Smith

Do they work? The simple answer, YES they do, and we love doing them! Open houses are a great way to advertise your home that alleviates pressure for both the buyer and Seller.   For the Buyer it means they can view homes with or without their Agent, at their leisure.   There is a common […]

Lowball Offers – Real Estate in Ottawa

Tuesday September 22, 2015

Jeff Scullion

Lowball Offers In a softening real estate market the idea of delivering a ‘lowball’ offer gains popularity. Some feel justified by pointing to the appearance of declining market prices or the possibility of higher lending rates in the near future while others simply feel that getting the best deal possible is just as important as […]

Brookfield Global Relocation Services Releases 20th Annual Global Mobility Trends Survey Report

Thursday August 13, 2015

Jeff Scullion

Results Reveal Key Elements for – and Potential Obstacles to – Successful Talent Mobility For information on Ottawa relocations through Brookfield Global Relocation Service please visit us here Press Release via BUSINESS WIRE- April 28, 2015 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time Brookfield Global Relocation Services (Brookfield GRS), a leading provider of global mobility services, today […]

Closing Dates in a Buyer’s or Balanced Market

Monday June 8, 2015

Jeff Scullion

Having read Andrea’s post regarding preparing for and completing a home ‘closing’ you might wonder what the trends are in relation to actually negotiating a closing date. In short, old habits die hard for sellers after over a decade of good times.  Recently we have been running into issues where sellers make assumptions about potential […]

Closing Time – Ottawa Real Estate Closings, what to expect

Tuesday March 3, 2015

John Smith

Real Estate Lawyers Many first time Buyers are surprised to hear that they must retain a Lawyer to complete the purchase of a home.  The role of the Lawyer is very important whether he or she represents you for a purchase or a sale..  Amongst many responsibilities, your Lawyer will register the transfer of title […]

Spring in Ottawa? When do I put my house up for sale?

Tuesday February 17, 2015

Jeff Scullion

As the real estate market has begun to balance out over the past few years sellers are starting to become quite strategic in terms of timing. Spring is the best market to find buyers, right? But just when is spring? It is February 15th and I’m sitting in an open house listening to the howling […]

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