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Fixer Uppers – The Pros & Cons

Good things come to those who wait. This could not be more true when purchasing a home that requires a little more love than a move-in ready property. Learn about the pros and cons of fixer uppers from Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott. Continue Reading…
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Connect with a Real Estate Broker

Thinking about selling or buying a property? Don’t try to do everything yourself. Real estate brokers offer more than just basic market statistics, they outline comparatives and make sure you are buying/selling your home for a fair price. Learn More
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Good Home with Great Bones

House hunting can be a stressful and exciting time. You want to find something that makes you feel good about the structure and interior of the property. Here are 4 signs that the home you want to buy has ‘great bones’. Learn More
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Custom Homes in Kanata

Metric Home models are big, boasting over 4,000 sq. ft, and are loaded with upgrades. The price tag for their loft is $1.3 million. That might seem excessive but Metric’s vice-president of operations says it will be worth it! Start Right Now  
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What To Expect From A Home Inspector

It’s important to know if the home you’re planning to move into is safe and up to date. Risk reduction is worth the price but be aware that it doesn’t cover every inch and corner of the house. Get the facts about home inspectors and what they will cover beforehand. Learn More
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CMHC wants to make it easier for self-employed Canadians to get a mortgage

  Are you self-employed and looking to buy a home? The CMHC is giving lenders more guidance and flexibility on determining whether a self-employed person qualifies for a mortgage.They are implementing changes in order to make it easier for self-employed individuals to obtain a mortgage, as these Canadians tend to have a more difficult time qualifying. This is due to incomes varying and being less predictable than those with salaries/are employed by a business. Click here for the full story.  
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Skipping Home Inspections a Major Red Flag for New Buyers

When you are planning on purchasing a home, one of the most important things to have done is a home inspection. Many buyers don’t think it’s necessary, or is too expensive. But, having a thorough walk-through of the property will help pin point problems early on and save you money down the road. A home inspection will look beyond the cosmetics of the home and take a serious look at the home’s systems (HVAC, wiring, plumbing) and structural aspects, like the roof. Click here for more information on why you need a Home Inspection.  
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The Benefits of Great Credit

The benefits of great credit are endless, but Buffini compiled a helpful list of points and tips on how to increase your credit rating. Click download for more information. Download
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Looking to Buy? Spring into the Spring with a New home + Neighbourhood.

The promise of warmer weather is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to be looking for a new home. The best way to decide if an area is right for you is to explore it! Whether you’re looking for an area with the best schools, emergency services, within walking distance to museums, or has plenty of parks – Ottawa In My Neighbourhood is a great place to narrow down your search. Click here to explore your next neighbourhood.  
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