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

By: Ken Tripp

Winning Multiple Offers

Tags: Homes in Ottawa, Multiple offers, First Time Buyer, Home purchase Ottawa, Home Buying and Selling

Bidding war. There are no two sweeter words for a home seller, and today’s seller’s market may conjure up images of hitting the jackpot on your home by pitting buyers against each other to “win” your home with the highest bid. We’ve hear it happening in Toronto and Vancouver, where homes routinely sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars over asking price...Mean...Read More

By: Ken Tripp

top 5 tips to remember when buying a home

Tags: Homes in Ottawa, Home Buyers, Real Estate, Ottawa Homes, Ottawa Condos, Real Estate Investor, First time buyers

1-Be honest about your budget The first and most important one. You’re making a big commitment, a big investment. Most likely your biggest ever. If you do it right, you can set yourself up for success for years to come. But if you overextend yourself, reach for that house that may not make the most sense, or bank on future value..you could run into trouble. Start by making a budget and be re...Read More

By: Ken Tripp

Moving away from Ottawa? I can help..Just ask!

Tags: Moving in Canada, US, Relocation, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, Halifax

I know it's that time of year where friends and family might be considering re-evaluating their real estate needs, perhaps downsizing because the kids are going off to college, or your parents might want to go to a single level home, or you might know someone who's looking to purchase their first new home or a vacation home down south. You may simply be curious of the value of your home......Read More