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I have listed a new property at 1856 PLAYFAIR DRIVE in Ottawa.
Well maintained 3+1 bed / 2 full bath single family home in the Playfair Park community. Main level features hardwood floors, bright & large living room with cultured stone gas fireplace leads to the open concept kitchen and dining room. Dining room has patio door access to the deck where you can enjoy the gazebo, and the beautiful gardens. Kitchen features plenty of counter-space, cabinets, and views of the garden. Three...
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I have listed a new property at 116 OVERBERG WAY in Ottawa.
Welcome to Bridlewood Trails! This "Claridge Whitney" model offers 1825+ sq/ft of above grade living, 3+1 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms. Grand foyer with closet, and powder room. Open concept kitchen, living, and dining areas. Large windows provide plenty of natural light, as do the sliding patio doors off of the eating area in the kitchen. The second level primary bedroom has a spacious 3-piece ensuite, and laundry rm/walk-in...
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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...

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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.⁣


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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...

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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...

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Bring it in, buyers and sellers. I know you’re probably feeling a little anxious, scattered, and unsettled about what’s ahead. ⁣

That’s why I want you to stop, clear your mind, and take in a few affirmations that will be here for you to revisit anytime negativity makes an unwelcome appearance in your head or heart. Sound good? First, take a deep breath in and a deep breath out.⁣

 Sellers, say to yourself:⁣

  • I cannot control the outcome of this real estate journey. I can only...
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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...

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