Blog Post Archive for 2019

  What counts as a bedroom?

What counts as a bedroom? Realtors must answer this question each time they list a property, as misrepresenting a home can have serious consequences. 

City of Ottawa by-law defines a bedroom as "a room used or designed for use primarily for sleeping." Sounds like a no-brainer, right? By-law also regulates ...

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  The Psychology of Staging a Home

When the time comes to sell your home, your Realtor may recommend staging the property before putting it on the market. It’s a lot of work to make your home look like it’s ready for a magazine photo shoot. The rewards are worth all that hard work, though, and we’ll tell you why.

 

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  Why do Real Estate Lawyers Cost so Much?

When buying a home, it's important to have a lawyer review the agreement and handle the necessary registrations. But why does this service cost so much? Is it really worth the money to hire a real estate lawyer for your purchase? 

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  Buying Investment Property in Ottawa

Have you ever considered buying an investment property? It's an appealing way to earn an income for those who enjoy the rewards and challenges of property management. If real estate prices are high in your area, purchasing an investment property in another city may be the best avenue to profitability. 

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  Before you say yes to mortgage insurance, consider a product designed to protect you and your loved ones – not your lender.

Mortgage financing is probably one of the largest financial commitments you will make in your life. It’s natural to want to protect that commitment for your family in case of death, accident or illness. All too often, people assume this protection has to come from their mortgage lender, but you ...

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