Ottawa, ON Real Estate News

By Roch St-Georges, Real Estate Agent | Agent Immobilier
(EXIT Realty Matrix LTD., Ottawa, ON)
In 2009 Avalon, Noting Gate and Cumberland West saw 485 homes listed on the MLS compared with 449 homes in 2008 an increase of 8%. As for sold listings Avalon, Notting Gate and Cumberland West saw 360 sales in 2009 compared to 300 in 2008 an increase of 20%. Of the 360 homes sold in Avalon, Notting Gate and Cumber West in 2009 homes had on average 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The highest having 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and the lowest having 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom the average selling price was $341,533 an increase of approx. 3.8%. Homes in Avalon are on average 29 days on the market before finding a buyer. Homes that sold in 2008 sold on average in 25 days and the average selling price in Avalon. Notting Gate and Cumberland West was $328,887 during that same year. If you are interest...
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By Roch St-Georges, Real Estate Agent | Agent Immobilier
(EXIT Realty Matrix LTD., Ottawa, ON)
In 2009 Castle Heights saw 76 homes listed on the MLS compared with 51 homes in 2008 an increase of 49%! As for sold listings Castle Heights saw 50 sales in 2009 compared to 22 in 2008 an increase of approx. 127%. Of the 50 homes sold in Castle Heights in 2009 homes had on average 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The highest having 8 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and the lowest having 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom the average selling price was $263,067. Homes in Castle Heights are on average 23 days on the market before finding a buyer. Homes that sold in 2008 sold on average in 20 days and the average selling price in Castle Heights was $257,229 during that same year an approx. increase of 2.3% over last year. Trust a neighbor! If you are interested in selling your property in Castle Heights give me...
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By Roch St-Georges, Real Estate Agent | Agent Immobilier
(EXIT Realty Matrix LTD., Ottawa, ON)
In 2009 Sandy Hill saw 92 homes listed on the MLS compared with 73 homes in 2008 an increase of 26%! As for sold listings Sandy Hill saw 61 sales in 2009 compared to 47 in 2008 an increase of approx. 29.7%. Of the 61 homes sold in Sandy Hill in 2009 homes had on average 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The highest having 10 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and the lower having 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom the average selling price was $528,244. Homes in Sandy Hill are on average 35 days on the market before finding a buyer. Homes that sold in 2008 sold on average in 33 days and the average selling price in Sandy Hill was $452,923 during that same year. If you are interested in selling your property in Sandy Hill give me a call today. 613-889-7732 Source: oreb.mlxchange Looking for a home in Ottawa? Wan...
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By Mary Caird & Dan Salhany
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
A luxury apartment in The Crystelle by Claridge Homes, this New Amethyst model offers 1115 square feet of living space.  2 bedrooms plus den, main 4 piece bathroom plus convenient 3 piece en-suite with stand up shower. Stunning hardwood floors in main areas, beautiful maple coloured oak cabinets in kitchen, & 5 appliances. Cozy main living area features sliding doors to balcony. Spacious master bedroom features large walk-in closet. Great amenities include an indoor pool, sauna, hot tub, exercise centre, party room and underground parking. Great location with shopping and transportation just foot steps away.
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By Roch St-Georges, Real Estate Agent | Agent Immobilier
(EXIT Realty Matrix LTD., Ottawa, ON)
I fell on this video today about the new Green Bin that was recently delivered to every household in the City of Ottawa. The song is called "Put It In The Green Bin" by LoudLove a local Ottawa band. Here it is below. The City of Ottawa has starting collection for the Green Bin on January 4th 2010 check the City's website to see the schedule. The Green Bin is collected every second week during the winter and every week during the spring, summer and fall. If you have any questions about the Green Bin you can call the City at 3-1-1 or you can also check them out on Twitter. Looking for a home in Ottawa? Want to sell your current home? Looking for a Home for Sale in Ottawa visit my website at www.rochstgeorges.com Direct: 613.889.7732 | Office: 613.837.0011 Wondering how much your neighbors...
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By Roch St-Georges, Real Estate Agent | Agent Immobilier
(EXIT Realty Matrix LTD., Ottawa, ON)
Yesterday the 5th of January was my birthday and below is the Exit Realty cake my family made me. I think they did a pretty good job and wanted to share their creation with you guys. I also want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year and the Best of Luck in 2010! Looking for a home in Ottawa? Want to sell your current home? Looking for a Home for Sale in Ottawa visit my website at www.rochstgeorges.com Direct: 613.889.7732 | Office: 613.837.0011 Wondering how much your neighbors sold for? | Beat Other Buyers to Hot New Listings
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By Mary Caird & Dan Salhany
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
Buying or Selling a Home in Ottawa?  First Class Service from Results Oriented Team! With www.MyOttawaRealEstate.com you get MORE.   Mary Caird and Dan Salhany bring you 45 years of combined expertise, saving you time and money with an easy transition to your new lifestyle. Call us anytime to review your options!
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Keller Williams Realty Ranked as Top Real Estate Franchise by Industry Leader and Entrepreneur Magazine! We feel very lucky to have joined the Team here at Keller Williams Ottawa Realty and we have been here for many years now.  We just wanted to share with you a little article on what landmark our company has hit over the last year!  We feel very proud to be a part of such a wonderful place, please check it out!... http://www.kw.com/kw/PressRelease.jsp?id=421&articleid=103&language=en
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By Irene Bilinski, Real Estate… It's All About You
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group Ottawa)
I love to hear from clients, I should have listened to you - I could just kick myself.  As a real estate agent (REA) I try to give as much information to my potential Buyers and Sellers as I possibly can.  I do the regular market analysis on the protertiers of interest, I research the neighbourhood for them, schools, bus routes and when I think a property is a super buy, I tell them that also.  And, when its not that great, I tell them so. Last month, a great little investment property came on the market - clean, well priced, great location, it had it all but my new investor wanted to get it at a better price.  I said to him - this one is going to go fast and if you don't move on it and bring in a price close to asking - you're going to lose it.  Well, yes, he dawdled for a few days, as...
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By Lara Kaplan, Ottawa Real Estate Questions
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
One of the Ottawa Real Estate Questions I am often getting in this current Seller's Market from Sellers is, "Can I get more money than my home is worth because it is a Seller's Market ?", well this MAY be the perception out there by some Sellers, however, despite the fact that this IS a Seller's Market , meaning that there is a shortage of homes for Sale and a good supply of Buyers, my answer to one of these important Ottawa Real Estate Questions is the same as it has always been........OVERPRICED HOMES DO NOT SELL IN ANY MARKET. The market, will still do their homework, buyers will look at comparables, and possibly a home in very good condition, well staged for sale, with a decent amount of upgrades, will most likely fetch 97% to 101% of its asking price in a good Sellers Market.Howeve...
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By Lara Kaplan, Ottawa Real Estate Questions
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
One of the Ottawa Real Estate Questions I intermittantly ask myself, is "why do I change a good formula when it is working ?  Some time ago, I started writing my blog entitled "Ottawa Real Estate Questions" and it was really good, because I was building something, brick by brick, and I was getting good feedback from my colleagues on it.However in an effort to get more traffic to my website, I consulted a social media expert who told me that there are not enough people who would type into google "Ottawa Real Estate Questions" and so I changed my formula and started blogging on 3 bedroom homes in Orleans, 4 bedroom homes in Kanata and the like.The result ? I lost interest in my own blogging ! So I have now decided, that despite popular opinion, I will forge my own way, (as I always have i...
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By Lara Kaplan, Ottawa Real Estate Questions
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
Could one of your New Years Resolutions possibly be to buy yourself a new house ? Have you even thought about what are the goals you want for yourself in twenty ten ?? emotionally, physically, spiritually, financially ? The most important thing is to set a BIG GOAL and not have a fear of failure, because everyone who succeeded did so by failing somewhere along the way, and the only way to get rid of your fear is to actually go out there and DO EXACTLY WHAT IT IS THAT YOU FEAR........only then will the fear go away...........So if you have procrastinated setting those goals, get out a piece of paper, and go grab a coffee and start writing !!! You will know when your goal is big enough when the thought of achieving it seems somewhat impossible yet at the same time fills you with a sense o...
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By Christiane Lafleur
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
It's that time of year again!? With only 1 day left until we countdown to 2011 it's only normal to start thinking about making and keeping a new year's resolution. Unfortunately it only takes a short time to discover that your good intentions fall by the wayside - "A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.". The top new year's resolutions rarely change from year to year, and in case you haven't noticed, resolution are not on your side. If you select an unrealistic resolution you are almost doomed to fail right from the start; usually due to lack of motivation, not being specific enough, being too ambitious, bringing on stress, anxiety and even depression! Below you'll find the TOP 5 New Year's Resolutions:      1- Lose weight     2- Manage debt/Save m...
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By Irene Bilinski, Real Estate… It's All About You
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group Ottawa)
As a Buyer you can either chose to purchase a new build or a resale.  When purchasing a resale you will probably use the services of a real estate representative that will look after your best interest.  Resale properties are sometimes sold by owners and it has happened quite often where a Buyer pays over market value for a property and is totally surprised when a few years later he/she tries to sell and can't make a profit.  Real Estate Agents are there to provide you with comparative market analysis about the property, advise you on the growth potential and just make sure that you are getting a good deal.  Sometimes, a good deal is the asking price and most times its less. Some Buyers prefer to purchase a new build and go directly to the Builder, select a lot and home model, slap down...
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By Irene Bilinski, Real Estate… It's All About You
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group Ottawa)
Ottawa Real Estate has been a great success this year and even as I'm writing this people are looking for homes on Christmas Eve.  Since the inventory is low here in Ottawa, when a house pops up on the market Buyers want to see it immediately and if its meets their needs - offers are presented and most of the time its multiple offers.  Multiple Offers are great and financially profitable for Sellers but Buyers beware and be sure that you are really in love with the home and it does have value before offering too much.  I had a situation the other day where my Buyer wanted to put in an offer on a 1200 sq ft town house near Centre Ottawa asking price was $375K, since there were multiple offers we did a pre-inspection; offered $383,700.00 - no conditions - and we were the second highest of...
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By Christiane Lafleur
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
I'm proud to announce that Keller Williams Realty was just ranked the #1 real estate franchise by Entrepreneur magazine's 31st Annual Franchise 500 list. How did they determine that we were #1? The most important criteria used to determine the top franchises included financial strength, stability as well as growth rate and size of the franchise system. Keller Williams Realty also made an impressive showing on the overall list, placing higher than any other real estate franchise! I am also excited to announce that Keller Williams Realty was voted the Most Recognizable Brand of Real Estate Franchises for 2009 in an industry-wide survey for the TRENDS Report. This report is published by Stefan Swanepoel, a real estate industry speaker and insider. Votes were cast by over 11,000 real estate...
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By Christiane Lafleur
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
If you're a buyer who has been looking to buy a home in Orleans you have probably come accross a Realtor who would like you to sign a Buyer agency agreement. Once you have decided to begin your home search I strongly suggest interviewing three (3) Realtors in your area - where do you find these agents? Referrals from friends and family are always best, however you can also use the internet or open houses. As a buyer you have the right to be represented by your own Realtor during your real estate transaction. Calling the number on the sign doesn't work in your best interest since that Realtor is representing the Sellers. Once you have selected your Realtor you are now ready to sign an agency agreement with him/her. By doing so you are laying out the ground rules and duties the agent is s...
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By Mary Caird & Dan Salhany
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
You don't want to miss out on this amazing opportunity!  This sensational 5 bedroom, 7 bathroom family dream home is offering over 8000 square feet of high quality, custom, open concept and detailed floor plan, located in rural Kanata.  On approx two acres of beautifully manicured/landscaped estate lot.  Hundreds of thousands spent on extras and upgrades: custom flooring, cabinetry, granite, soaring ceilings, resort like pool oaisis, lower level state of the srt home theatre area with independant bar/serving facility, and exercise studio. Please contact us anytime for a private viewing at info@myottawarealestate.com or for more information visit our website at myottawarealestate.com 27 Marchvale Dr. (Marcvale Estates) MLS# 730388
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By Mary Caird & Dan Salhany
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty)
Beautiful Custom Built Home In The Country!  Looking to relocate?  Why not relocate to Chesterville? Gorgeous Log Home wrap around porch, nestled in quiet Village fully serviced.Quality construction,3 3/4" hrdwd thru-out,attention to energy efficient/green lifestyle.Open concept,breathtaking stairs,cathedral ceiling,2 bdrms on main,master w/luxury ens,loft+4th in p/fin. bsmt.Thomasville gourmet kit w/ SS gas appliances,breakfast nook,walk in pantry, PP drawers.Deck 20x16,detatched garage 24x30. Including:riding mower,gas bbq, home theatre, and much more!   If you are interested in this property or know of anyone who is, please contact our team at info@myottawarealestate.com For More Information Please Visit http://www.MyOttawaRealEstate.com
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