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Is there snow on your gas meter?

January 31st, 2017
If there is, you should clear it off. This can avoid any potential issues with your gas meter. Take a few moments to take a look at it to make sure it is not covered with snow and ice. Be careful removing the snow and ice. You do not want to kick your meter or be rough with it. This could cause A LOT more issues! If you are like most people we don't walk around the house in the winter time. 

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Don't forget about the equity in your home

January 27th, 2017

When you first purchase a home, everybody tells you to try to pay down your mortgage as fast as possible. Thi is certainly great advice! But then what do you do with the equity in your home? How can you benefot from all the hard work you've put in over the past few years it took to pay ff your mortgage? Do you just let it sit there?

There are so many opportunities out there that YOU could be ...

Top 5 mistakes to avoid

January 26th, 2017

You are in the process of buying a home in Ottawa. Here are my Top 5 Mistakes to avoid when buying a home. 

Buying a home is more often than not one of our biggest financial decisions we make in our life. Make sure you are ready to move forward, know all the facts, do your research and most of al, talk to someone who has done it before. 

the top 5 mistakes to avoid are based on my experience ...

What Numbers Should You Be Calculating When Buying A Rental Property

January 26th, 2017

Going into the unknow with your first rental property may be a scary first step.  

Just like a child when they take their first step they usually have a loving parent close by to make sure that they don't fall flat on their face.  When buying your first rental property you want to make sure that taking that first step you don't fall on your face.  We want to assist you in some serious answer a ...

Do I still need 20% down to buy a house

January 24th, 2017
We hear all kinds of stories out there about buying a house. Some still think that you need the 20% of the sale price as your downpayment. You DO NOT need 20% down, however if you do it is very good as your mortgage payments will be lower and you will save on the CMHc fees. This could certainly be beneficial in the long term. 

You can still buy a home in Ottawa with only 5% down. In my opinio ...

What about my mortgage application

January 20th, 2017
Most home buyers will require a mortgage to purchase their next home. We know we need a mortgage, but what do we need to get all the paperwork ready for that mortgage application? Guy Bourque from the Royal Bank will go in details with the required information. 

Buying a home is a big decision. Having the right people on your team will make the home buying process much easier and a lot more fu ...

What do I do with my pets when there's a showing

January 19th, 2017

We all love our pets, but what do you do with your pets when there is a showing at your house? Not everybody likes pets like you do, so you always have to be very careful about having pets when selling your home. 

Selling your home in Ottawa can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you have pets. It might be an inconvenience for you however it might make the showings easier for your potent ...

When is the best time to buy a home?

January 17th, 2017

As a "potential" home buyer you might be asking yourself "When is the best time for me to buy a home?" This is a question that many people ask. There is no correct or easy answer. It all depends on YOU!

For some people, it's better to wait but for many of you, if you are thinking about the buying process, there's a good chance you are ready to move forward. Buying a house in Ottawa or anywhe ...

CMHC fees on the rise

January 17th, 2017

An article this morning in the Globe & Mail is talking about rates increasing for CMHC.

How does this affect you? If you are buying a home with less than 20% as a downpayment, you need to have your mortgage insured. This is where your extra fees come into play. They are saying it should be on average and extra $5.00 per month. The fees all depend on what your mortgage is. Find out from your ...

Clarence Creek Open House!

January 17th, 2017

We are proud to announce that this Jan 22nd, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 1070 Vinette Road in the Clarence Creek neighborhood, Clarence Creek. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent House for sale in beautiful Clarence Creek.

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Clarence Creek House for sale.

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