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Buyer’s Toolkit

Download Our Informed Home Buyer's Guide! Your Team Your Agent A successful purchase starts with the right representative. In fact, once you’ve selected the best agent to represent you, it is likely that Chris and Geneviève can recommend other professionals to join your team, taking more of the responsibility off of [...]

By | 2017-04-14T17:42:53+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Real Estate|Comments Off on Buyer’s Toolkit

Seller’s Toolkit

Download Our Informed Home Seller's Guide! Your Plan 1. Find the right representative The experience and knowledge of a dedicated real estate professional can be priceless. A good Realtor® forms a powerful team with his or her clients that makes it possible for them to have a smooth, successful, stress-free sale. [...]

By | 2017-04-14T17:47:47+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Real Estate|Comments Off on Seller’s Toolkit

Buying in the Off Season

If you’ve been thinking about buying a new home but don’t think that the cooler months make for an ideal time, you may actually benefit from changing your perspective. Though spring and summer are typically the most active real estate buying and selling seasons, house hunting in winter has its own benefits. Knowing what they [...]

By | 2016-12-13T18:46:03+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Real Estate|Comments Off on Buying in the Off Season

Buying a Home in Ontario: Old vs. New

If you're in the market for homes for sale in Ontario, you have the good fortune of opportunity and choice. Because the Ottawa city centre has long been such a hub of activity—and because all the outlying communities are booming right now—housing options range from new construction homes with all the luxuries to historic residences [...]

By | 2016-12-13T18:46:03+00:00 April 18th, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Buying a Home in Ontario: Old vs. New

Popular Home Features in Rockland

If you're selling or buying a house in Rockland, you'll notice that there are certain key features that make a home appealing. Because so many of the people who live here are looking for a quieter, more idyllic place to call home, they want things like larger yards, plenty of growing space for the whole [...]

By | 2016-12-13T18:46:35+00:00 April 11th, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Popular Home Features in Rockland

Staging a Home for the Ottawa Market

One of the best ways to sell your Ottawa home is to spend some time staging it before it hits the market. By definition, house staging is the process of decorating (or, in many instances, un-decorating) your home so that it appeals to buyers. Although you might prefer the comfortable, cluttered look of home, most [...]

By | 2016-12-13T18:46:41+00:00 April 4th, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Staging a Home for the Ottawa Market

Finding the Right Rockland Real Estate Agent

One of the reasons Rockland homes for sale are so popular is that they offer a chance to enjoy a quieter, more community-oriented way of life—but still within reach of the Ottawa city centre. Because the focus here is on family, the great outdoors, and the kinds of neighbourhoods where people know and enjoy one [...]

By | 2016-12-13T18:46:03+00:00 March 28th, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Finding the Right Rockland Real Estate Agent

Welcome Spring!

After our ''timbers'', spring is our blessing. We are so full of positive energy with this beautiful sunshine & summer like weather.  Everybody I've been talking to this week is buzzing this sunshine! Welcome to the spring market & let us not forget the RE/MAX Ottawa Spring & Garden Show this week end in Ottawa...  We [...]

By | 2016-12-13T16:39:11+00:00 March 22nd, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Welcome Spring!

Real Estate in Ontario, Canada: Is it Better to Rent or Buy?

Although the Ontario real estate market has proven fairly stable in the past few years, first-time homeowners are always concerned about the advisability of investing in a house. A new home for sale in Ontario is likely one of the biggest purchases you'll ever make, and comes with a host of responsibilities like upkeep, maintenance, [...]

By | 2016-12-13T18:46:03+00:00 March 21st, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Real Estate in Ontario, Canada: Is it Better to Rent or Buy?

Historic Charm in the Ottawa Real Estate Market

Whether you look at the city skyline or peer deeper into each unique neighbourhood, it's easy to see that Ottawa real estate tells a long history of development. As one of the oldest and most established cities in Ontario (and in all of Canada), there are buildings here that date back to the 1600s. While [...]

By | 2016-12-13T18:46:04+00:00 March 14th, 2012|Real Estate|Comments Off on Historic Charm in the Ottawa Real Estate Market