Recently, the city’s planning department provided a report on demographic and economic changes in the city. I think this information is very insightful and very valuable for anyone who is considering relocating here and wants to learn more about the area. So today, I’m going to give...

Canadian home sellers saw home prices rise between the months of January and February, a new report from the Canadian Real Estate Association said. Evidently, home sales prices increased 0.3 percent in February, suggesting a slight rebound after some Canadian cities were hit particularly hard by...

Living in the Ottawa area has so many benefits and perks. The amenities of numerous transportation options throughout the many Ottawa neighbourhoods, as well as the many parks, schools, museums, librarys, YMCA loctions, resturants, and big city night life, make Ottawa a wonderful place to...

There’s no denying it: First impressions matter immensely when it comes to showing your home on the local Ottawa housing market. In fact, it’s generally believed that home buyers decide whether they like a home or not within the first seven seconds! To ensure that your home's  first impression on potential home buyers is positive instead of negative, continue reading for tips on how to stage your home for showings.

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! 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 home 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.