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As anyone who’s entered the Ottawa area real estate market lately knows, it’s definitely a buyer’s market right now. After all, home prices are down as are total number of home sales. That doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t still great opportunities for Ottawa area home sellers. So long as the Ottawa home seller is carrying out an effective Ottawa real estate marketing plan, it’s still possible to sell your home for the price you want in a relatively short amount of time. Continue reading to learn about some marketing strategies that we here at Ottawa Homes use to help sell your Ottawa area home.

Many Ottawa home sellers may not realize this, but most home buyers decide whether they like a home or not within the first several seconds of seeing it. That’s why it’s critically important that your Ottawa Real Estate for sale is in top condition before any prospective home buyers see your home. Below, you’ll find tips on how to prepare your home for showings.

Ottawa Real Estate Selling

While it might seem like an optional cost, you should never understate the importance of an Ottawa home inspection. Interested Ottawa home buyers will frequently pay for an independent home inspection before they decide to close on a house. Home inspectors can be  invaluable because they are skilled at searching for costly and dangerous problems with your home; if they find one, it could mean the end of a possible real estate deal. Thus, it’s crucial that Ottawa home sellers prepare for that home inspection before they ever find an interested home buyer. Continue reading to learn how to ace a home inspection as an Ottawa real estate  seller.

Earth Day Ottawa Canada

Here in Ottawa, we pride ourselves on our strong sense of community.  No matter what time of year it is, you’ll find that there’s always something going on in the city that the whole family can enjoy. Earth Day is almost here!  First celebrated on April 22, 1970, many people consider Earth Day a symbol of the modern day environmental movement.  This day is all about celebrating and enjoying Mother Nature. It’s also a great holiday to enjoy with your family in the great outdoors!  Here’s a look at some of the fun Earth Day events going on around Ottawa neighbourhoods..

Ottawa Mortgage Tips and Information

Are you starting the process of buying Ottawa real estate? If you are not teamed with an expert Ottawa REALTOR, you may find that you need assistance in getting the best understanding-and deal-out of your mortgage options. Today, I’d like to share with you some tips for how to increase your chances of securing a quality mortgage.

Buying Ottawa Real Estate

It’s understandable why Ottawa home buying is often seen as an incredible daunting task by interested home buyers. After all, it’s the biggest investment you’ll ever make! As an Ottawa real estate expert, I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be as stressful if you define your home buying parameters early on. By specifying everything from the price range, square footage and Ottawa neighbourhoods you want, you’ll significantly narrow down your options and ultimately save yourself a lot of time and money. Here is a quick overview of the types of choices you should make early on in order to give yourself a great Ottawa Home Search experience:

Ottawa Home Selling

Many Ottawa home sellers can become down-trodden during the winter-time because they think that there’s no chance they’re going to be able to sell their home. After all, the summertime is generally the busiest time of year for housing markets around the country. However, the home buyers who ARE navigating the market during the winter months  are serious about finding a home. And your home for sale may just be the right fit for them. The key to optimizing your chanc of selling your home in the time you want to is staging your home for success. As an expert Ottawa Real Estate Agent, I will share the ways to prepare your home for Ottawa real estate buyers.

In a buyers real estate market, Ottawa home buyers are expecting to see an immaculate property the moment they drive up. The property should offer a jaw-dropping first impression that will make any home buyer scream STOP THE CAR – I WANT TO SEE THAT HOUSE!

Create Ottawa Real Estate Curb Appeal

If the lawn has been ignored, the flowerbeds are brimming with weeds, the shrubs are untrimmed and the grease-stained driveway is cluttered with toys, experience has taught me Ottawa property buyers will ask we keep driving; they won't even bother to take a look inside. To the Ottawa real estate buyer, it’s apparent these sellers are not serious about selling their Ottawa home anytime soon-and even if they are, it appears from the looks of the outside that the inside will be just as uncared for as well. If the yard is in this state, one can only imagine the condition of the interior of the home. So if you are currently trying to sell Ottawa real estate, what are some tips you should follow?

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Ottawa Area Entertainment

The Billings Estate, located in the beautiful Ottawa real estate area, has yet another entertaining special event series scheduled for you and your family to enjoy. Every Friday in August, be sure to grab a blanket and bring the kids for an evening of Campfire and Storytelling at the Billings Estate Ottawa National Historic Site. The entertainment will include:

New Years In Ottawa, Canada

New Years is always a fun time; reminiscing stories from the past year while welcoming in a new year with friends and family is a tradition just about everyone looks forward to enjoying. If you have recently bought Ottawa area real estate, or moved to one of our Ottawa communities, then you have a long list of exciting New Years events to bring in the new year in your new home!