Ottawa is a great place for real estate investors. You can find top-quality investment properties at great prices, and the market has been improving steadily for years. The Ottawa real estate market is also one of the most diverse in the country, with properties ranging from large apartment buildings to single-family homes, from older buildings to new construction. Ottawa has seen an influx of foreign investment in residential real estate, with many developers and investors targeting the capital as...
Need to sell your house fast? Not a problem, I've helped many clients sell their home quickly (and for top dollar, of course!)
Here are some tips I give my clients to speed up the selling process:
-Major repairs are out but do what you can. Clean, declutter, and focus on curb appeal.
-Price your home just below market value to stir up buyer buzz.
-Choose the all-cash offer to ensure a quick and easy closing.
-Be flexible on terms and price. Hold firm to your request for a quick closing.
The appraisal came in low. Now what?
First, don’t stress. There are lots of things you can control in the buying process, but one you can’t? Where that appraisal comes in. Take a deep breath and remember, an appraisal is good — it’s there to keep you from overpaying on a home.
So what to do when the number is punier than your purchase price? Here are your options:
- Appeal it.
- Ask for a second appraisal.
- Negotiate the purchase price with the seller.
- Find more cash...
Fixer-uppers are NOT for the faint of heart!
Before pouring your hard-earned cash into a fixer-upper, ask yourself:
- Do you have the patience of a saint? Labor shortages and supply chain issues are causing even minor home repairs to drag on and on. Patience, flexibility, and time to wait best be your best friends.
- Do you have the time and capacity? Taking on a fixer-upper is incredibly exciting, but it can also be all-consuming. Ask those who know you best their thoughts about your...
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. - African proverb
If my two choices are alone or together, I’m always betting on together. Together makes the journey half as hard, twice as good, and infinitely more meaningful at the destination.
This week, stand tall, be brave, but don’t go it alone. Lean into your “together,” see the people cheering you on, and go farther than you ever dreamed you could!
Thank YOU for all of your support and allowing...