By: Ken Tripp

Why use a Full Service Realtor?

Tags: homes in ottawa, first time homebuyer, ottawa condo, ottawa home, mortgage

Why Use a Full Service Realtor®? The decision to buy or sell a home is a big one; there is so much to think about and do! A home is likely the largest investment you will ever, or have ever, made in your life and it’s important to have someone you can trust to make the process as smooth as possible and offer expert advice. The Ken Tripp Team offers full service support which ensures th...Read More

By: Ken Tripp

Should I list during the holidays/winter?

Tags: ottawa home, ottawa condo. for sale, home sale in winter, condo sale in winter

  As we are quickly approaching the holiday season, one of the top frequently asked questions about selling a home is “should I sell my home during the holidays?”  Depending on who you discuss this topic with, you’re going to receive mixed opinions.   Some people will say you should absolutely not list your home during the holidays and should wait u...Read More

Monthly Update for November 2018

By: Ken Tripp

Monthly Update for November 2018

Tags: market update, ottawa, ottawa homes, ottawa condos, ottawa for sale, ottawa mortgage, new home buyer

Halloween has not Scared Away Home Buyers “October’s sales are truly indicative of the fast-paced market we have experienced for much of 2018,” points out Ottawa Real Estate Board President, Ralph Shaw. “In some pockets of the city, listings are not lingering on the market. Year-to-date average Days on Market (DOMs) are down 14% from 45 to 39 days for residential homes and...Read More

Thinking of selling? Now may be the time...Why you should list your home during the holidays:

By: Ken Tripp

Thinking of selling? Now may be the time...Why you should list your home during the holidays:

Tags: Ottawa home for sale, Ottawa Homes and Condos, Ottawa Mortgage, New Home Buyer, Home for Sale

Thinking of selling your home, but not sure if you should list now or wait for the spring? Contrary to popular belief, selling your home during the holidays and winter months can be both easier and more profitable than waiting until the spring. Here are a few of the reasons why: 1. People who look for a home during the holidays are serious buyers. They know they're in a time crunch and ...Read More

By: Ken Tripp

Top 10 Tips for Investing in Real Estate

Tags: Invest Ottawa, Ottawa Homes, Ottawa Condos, Real Estate Investing

Like many people, you may be thinking it’s time to consider investing in real estate as a way to build your portfolio and have tenants help you grow your wealth. There are pros and cons to investing in real estate, but if you do, here are 10 things to know.   1. CASH FLOW IS KING Nothing else matters before this. If it doesn’t cash flow on day one that you own it, (or the first da...Read More

By: Ken Tripp

7 Tips to get your home ready for the Fall

Tags: Homes in Ottawa, Home for sale Ottawa, Condo for Sale Ottawa, Fall Season Ottawa, Home Tips

Top 7 Tips for getting your home ready for the Fall  1. Fertilize Your Lawn According to most lawn care experts, fertilizing your lawn in fall will protect it over the winter and help it green up faster come springtime. This is especially important in areas with hot and dry summers since grass tends to stop growing under such extremes. Dosing your lawn with fertilizer in autumn will tri...Read More

By: Ken Tripp

Ottawa Real Estate Market Update for October 2017

Tags: Ottawa, Homes for Sale, Condo for sale, Ottawa Homes and Condos, Market Update

Ottawa Real Estate Highlights September 2017 “ STEADY SEPTEMBER CONTRIBUTES TO STRONG THIRD QUARTER FOR 2017” It’s hard to believe that the fall real estate market has arrived, but here we are in October!  If you’ve been following Ottawa real estate this year you’ll know that it’s been a record breaker, particularly with the number of sales yea...Read More

By: Ken Tripp

Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Tags: Kanata, Ottawa, Westboro, Barrhaven, Orleans, Stittsville, Home for sale, Home for Sale Ottawa

Fall. Arguably one of the most beautiful times of the year! The weather has cooled and the leaves have begun to change, reminding us that winter isn’t all that far away. Before the snow flies, our homes need a little TLC in order to ensure our warmth and safety over the months – yes, months – of winter. We’ve prepared a few tips on where to begin and what to...Read More

By: Ken Tripp

Selling in the Summer..

Tags: Ottawa Homes, Ottawa Condos, New Home Ottawa, House for sale, Condo for sale, investment property, new home buyer, mortgage rates

Selling in the Summer Selling your home in summer? It can be grueling to prepare a house for sale in the summer heat but many experts believe that summer is one of the best times to sell a house. Why?… People are out and about! Summer holidays mean that people have more time to devote to buying a home and, for parents of school age children, moving in the summer off...Read More

By: Ken Tripp

best. month. ever. wow, ottawa

Tags: Ottawa Home for Sale, Ottawa Condo for sale, For sale by owner, Ottawa Real Estate, Ottawa Real Estate Market

  There's no other way to put it...May was spectacular. The month of May is always a strong month for buying and selling, but this May was the best month EVER in Ottawa. 20% better than last year, and showing no signs of slowing down going into June. Average sale price was 436K for homes and 270K for condos.  Almost 60% of the houses sold were between 300 and 500K, and condo s...Read More