Ottawa, ON Real Estate News

By Mary Caird & Dan Salhany
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
2 Story For Rent/Lease in Orleans Village   Renovated Orleans single home 4 rent • 3 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story "Detached" - $1,699 CAD Monthly Orleans Village, Orléans  -  Available Dec. 1st $1699.00 heat and hydro are extra, includes 5 appliances. Renovated 2 storey single family home 1550 sq. ft. ,main floor laundry and family room, fireplace plus garage. 3 large bedrooms, walk in closet, luxury ensuite double sinks, hardwood , tile floors, freshly painted. New windows, roof, doors. c'air means low utilities. Private fenced yard, quiet street, walk to Walmart. Contact Mary Caird, Broker Keller Williams Ottawa Realty 613 797-1010.
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By Mary Caird & Dan Salhany
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
Single Story For Sale in Avalon • 3 bath, 3 bdrm single story - $309,900 258 Rustic Hills Avalon, Orléans  -  Spectacular Semi-detached Home in mint condition built by Brigil. This Impeccably maintained and spacious home features Tile Entry w/Convenient Inside Access to Garage, hardwood floors in the main hall, living room and dining room areas. Ceramic floors in the foyer, kitchen, eating area, powder room, main & ensuite baths. Large kitchen with island offer generous counter space and ample cabinets. Bright & Spacious Eat-In Kitchen, living room with a cozy gas fireplace, 3 good size bedrooms, master with 5 piece ensuite (soaker tub and seperate shower) & walk-in closet! Finished basement for your enjoyment which also feature tons of storage. Move in condition!
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By Mary Caird & Dan Salhany
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
Multiplex For Sale in Ottawa OUTSTANDING INVESTMENT PROPERTY ALL BRICK BUILDING WITH 6-2 BEDROOM UNITS.  3 STORAGE GARAGES AT BACK, INDIVIDUAL METERS.  MORTGAGE MUST BE ASSUMED, FAVOURABLE LONG TERM RATE PROVIDES PEACE OF MIND WHILE YOUR MONEY IS HARD AT WORK. Outstanding investment property!
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By Mary Caird & Dan Salhany
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
With an estimated population of approximately 100,000 and only a handful of medical and urgent care clinics, the current health model for Orleans is not adequately supporting the needs of the community. Thankfully, that is destined to change and the East end will have better access to health care services than ever before. The solution is a newly developed plan called the Orleans Family Health Hub. The health hub will offer comprehensive medical services all in one location and closer to patients' homes. An Orléans Family Health Team would integrate primary care services, like visits to family physicians, but also function as a care connector to connect patients to the services they require such as day surgery, cancer assessment or dialysis treatment. Phil McNeely, local MPP for Orleans...
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By Mary Caird & Dan Salhany
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
625 Simoneau Way,  Orleans/Fallingbrook,  MLS# 749222,  $283,500 Don't miss out on this great opportunity to own this 3+1 bedroom 2 bath home is Fallingbrook!  Main lvl features open concept living/dining room,tile floor throughout, spacious kitchen w/eat-in,newer cabnitry, patio doors that lead you to 16x 12 back deck area. The fully finished large basement features the 4th bedroom, & laundry room w/ washer & dryer. Large fully fenced yard, surrounded w/ mature trees!
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By Mary Caird & Dan Salhany
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
2 Story For Sale in Westboro Come live in Westboro! 2 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story "Semi-detached" - MLS® $324,900 Westboro, Ottawa  -  Spectacular semi detached home in the heart of Westboro! Gorgeous updated hardwood throughout spacious & bright living space, updated windows'2000', roof '2005', oil tank '2003' & both bathrooms. Updated kitchen featues tile backsplash, new counter & sink, 3 appliances along with stainless steel hood fan. Lane way has been resurfaced featuring beautiful front interlock. Bright rec-room features convieniant 3piece bathroom
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By Christiane Lafleur
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
We are now entering the final year for the City of Ottawa's Trees for Tomorrow program. Have you had the chance to register and take part in Ottawa's goal of planting 100,000 trees by 2010?! If not this is your chance to help out our environment and make a difference. Registration for this year's delivery is now open and to celebrate their final year residents who have previously received a tree through the Trees for Tomorrow initiative will now be eligible to receive a second tree! Right now the City of Ottawa is scheduling deliveries in the Spring (May/June) and Fall (September/October); Following your registration, you will be sent a delivery notification letter in the mail about 1 month prior to your delivery. This letter will indicate the approximate delivery week. A potted tree re...
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By Lara Kaplan, Ottawa Real Estate Questions
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
One of the Ottawa Real Estate Questions I am being asked in the last few days by people wanting to buy 3 bedroom homes in Ottawa is "is the 5% minimum downpayment going to change to 10%?" Well the answer is that there are TALKS about this happening but it has not happened yet. What has happened/changed however is the following:- •1)       PURCHASING A PRIMARY RESIDENCE - No downpayment changes for home buyers purchasing for their primary residence, they can still do 5% downpayment.  •2)       The qualifying rate to make sure clients can afford the home will now be the 5 year fixed rate regardless if they take a shorter term with a lower rate or not they must qualify on the 5 year rate.  Not a major change.  •3)       REFINANCING - This is where the 10% change is in effect, the maximum r...
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By Mary Caird & Dan Salhany
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
History books worldwide document the intelligence, tenacity, and spirit women have demonstrated over the years in their long uphill battle to achieve landmark accomplishments politically, socially, and economically. Women of 2010 exhibit an ever increasing fiery determination and continue to surpass old boundaries, break traditional molds, and challenge the stigmas associated with femininity. Since the early 1900s, organizations and governments in many countries have been celebrating the momentous achievements of women every March with "International Women's Day." International Women's Day is about celebrating the accomplishments of women of the past and of the present. It is also a time to come together and raise awareness and support for women in less fortunate circumstances around th...
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By Mary Caird & Dan Salhany
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
215 Paseo Pvt.  MLS# 748849   $312,900 Open concept 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath upper unit Executive Terrace home in Centrepointe. This nearly new home built in 2009 backs onto premium park area with quick occupancy available! 6 appliances and parking spot included.  2 master bedrooms each featuring independent en-suites. Walking distance to Baseline Transit Station, College square, Library, City of Ottawa, Pharmacy, Restaurants and more! Please contact us at info@yourottawarealestate.com!
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By Lara Kaplan, Ottawa Real Estate Questions
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
One of the Ottawa Real Estate Questions I often get asked is the question of TIMING in real estate.Everyone wants to "time the market".But by the time you time the market, it is often too late. Well, I would like to talk about this a little, as just the other day ,I ran in to an old friend who I had not seen or heard from for a couple of months and it led me to think about the issue of TIMING.And how the decisions that we make in our life can sometimes be the right decisions but at the WRONG TIME, or the RIGHT TIME, but the wrong decision.Hmmmmmmmm.............food for thought INDEED......... These two things need to converge in order to have a most successful end result and outcome. TIMING AND DECISIONS."It's in the Moment of your decisions that your destiny is shaped "(Anthony Robbins...
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By Kristy Morrison
(Capital Home Staging & Design)
                           BEFORE                                                            AFTER Well some of you may know of my puple house transformation! Here finally is the second guest bedroom. Essentially this space is rarely used and since I did not want to redecorate again when we decide to move I’ve decided to “Stage to Live”. I took all of my staging principles and applied them to this room so when it comes time to sell I’m A-OK! I’m sure with time my own storage items will creep its way into this space so it’s a good thing I’m a professional stager! The room was decorated by the previous home owners (now you can really see why this house was on the market for 6 months!!) The wall paper, older décor & really scary dolls everywhere (probably only an issue to myself because of...
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By Mary Caird & Dan Salhany
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
From 1-3 yesterday at the Ray Friel Centre in Orleans, the Dan Salhany and Mary Caird Team at www.MyOttawaRealEstate.com were there to join in on the community skate.  Check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvIik3LPJZU
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By Christiane Lafleur
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
How's the housing market in Ottawa? A Great Start to 2010 for Ottawa's Housing Market. I honestly have to say that being a Realtor in Ottawa is so rewarding and challenging - When I selected my career I wanted something that embraced the 2 above words. I don't like working behind a desk 24/7 and doing the same old thing everyday. I also love giving back to the community and helping people through one of the biggest investments they will probably ever make. I'm happy to report Ottawa Real Estate has experienced another great month! According to the Ottawa Real Estate Board president Pierre de Varennes the total number of home sales in January was 713 compared with 529 in January 2009, an increase of 34.8 per cent. "These numbers are more in line with what we might expect for a typical Ja...
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By Mary Caird & Dan Salhany
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
Every year the debate regarding Ottawa's budget begins in early December and community representatives hammer out finance details until the end of January. It is a long and drawn out process that can sometimes leave the public feeling a little out of the loop, wondering if their needs and concerns are given due attention during the deliberations. This blog post is a little update for the Orleans community that our City Councillor, Bob Monette, represented our best interests with integrity and vigor.     After the budget was released on January 28, Monette addressed the Orleans community to reassure the public that during the debates he argued against the proposed $3 million in cuts to OC Transpo routes, and with the cuts put back in the budget he ensures that Orleans will continue to pr...
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Sure it can be inconvenient to be a landlord, but you'll always find me smiling on the 1st of the month! The only real regret I have is that I didn't become a property investor in my twenties.  I've been looking at a lot of Centretown Ottawa investment properties lately and it struck me that there are more and more smart, young investors... and the tenants appear to be older than their landlord! Is it a hands-on business degree of sorts... you betcha'! Marketing, purchasing, negotiating, project management, labour relations, law, finance, economics... it's starting to look like my old curriculum. Many of the popular television shows make it appear easier than it is by leaving out key elements. On the other hand, many people are afraid of the proven wealth-building strategy that property...
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By Mary Caird & Dan Salhany
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
Yes, let the best Realtor win.  I have been one for 25 years and I can't tell you how many times I have heard from a grateful client, "You could never pay me enough to do what you do.  The evenings, weekends, overhead, no salary, no pension must be a killer".  Well truth is, the going may be more than tough for the average agent who sells less than 6 homes a year.  I have always been committed to providing an above average service at a fair price which my clients find to be excellent value for a positive end result... so business is very good.  That having been said, I would love to see my industry drop the "bumbling part timers" who are giving us all a bad wrap.  Giving access to our MLS is a travesty of grave proportion that will only serve to prove how a lawyer's role is grossly bein...
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By Mary Caird & Dan Salhany
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
MyOttawaRealEstate.com are Keeping you informed on what's happening in the Canadian Real Estate Market. Look forward to monthly videos and updates that will keep you on the cutting edge of the real estate world. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NP7D8nKFeI  
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By Mary Caird & Dan Salhany
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
The Promenade, dubbed "masterpiece living," is new to the neighborhood and wants to invite you to join them this Thursday, February 11th, at their open house. Enjoy the entertainment and complimentary refreshments while you tour their new establishment. Tours will be available from 2 - 6pm and will showcase some of The Promenade's elegant senior suites, appealing retirement residences and modern condos. If you would like to be added to the guest list, call 613-451-1414. The Promenade is located on 110 Rossignol Cres., near the serene Petrie Island, at 10th Line and the North Service Rd.  
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By Lara Kaplan, Ottawa Real Estate Questions
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
One of the Ottawa Real Estate Questions I often get asked is , "so , what's happening in the market ?" Well , to answer this most commonly asked of all the Ottawa Real Estate Questions let me advise you that 2010 is expected to be a fantastic year for both Sellers and Buyers. We are experiencing a SELLERS MARKET OF NOTE, with a shortage of homes for sale and a huge demand from buyers due to lowest interest rates in 70 odd years in Canada.The Banks are talking a 0,5% increase in interest rates by September, if at all.This is still negligible.  However there is preliminary talks by the banks that the 5% minimum downpayment may increase to 10%...........so get into the market whilst you still only need to invest 5% of your own money down. There is also speculation that the amortization per...
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