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Why a REALTOR®?

Maybe you’re buying a home for the first time. Or maybe you’re selling your old home to move to something new. Whether buying or selling, you’re involved in an intricate process requiring many specialists. One of these specialists might be…

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Understanding Agency Relationships

When working with a REALTOR®, it is important to understand who the REALTOR® works for, and to whom is the REALTOR® legally obligated. The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) requires REALTORS® to disclose Agency Relationship to a potential client at…

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Pitfalls to avoid when buying a home

#1   Putting every last cent into a downpayment Hold on just a second. Tempting as it is to pour all your savings into a home, it may not be the best idea with today’s crazy prices. “For our parents,…

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Condo Purchases – Bonus! Sign Here! (Be careful…)

Ottawa is experiencing somewhat of a condo glut at the moment. Inventories are high, construction projects have been cancelled or scaled back (by some of the city’s most recognized builders), and there are bargains to be had. And enticements. Based on…

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Using a Buyer Agent – A No-Brainer

Buying a new home is a huge undertaking, and surprisingly, many buyers enter into this process without  using a licensed Realtor. It happens all the time, especially with new condominium purchases. Buyers are attracted to marketing campaigns, fancy sales offices and…

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Little Italy – A Changing Landscape

  Here I sit in my home office at 95 Beech Street, one of the few warehouse loft conversions in Ottawa. Since I face south, I can see condo projects under development – Soho Champagne, the Ashcroft student residence next…

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Blogging About…

  Welcome to Michael’s blog! Here’s where I get the chance to share thoughts and observations (mine and others) about what’s going on in the Real Estate market – locally, provincially and nationally. It also gives me an opportunity to provide a sense of…

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