Archives for home ownership

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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Homeownership

Buying a home can be costly and add more responsibility to your plate but the results can be worth it. Investing in a property and building your credit are just tip of the iceberg. Check out the advantages of homeownership today. Learn More
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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring is finally here and that means there’s some work to be done to the interior and exterior of your home! Making sure your roof, windows, chimney, foundation and walls are in good condition and haven’t been damaged during the winter season is very important. Click here for Spring Home Maintenance tips.  
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How to Protect your Home from the Melting Snow

With the warmer weather and rain that we’ve been having, an awful lot of snow has been melting. This can lead to flooding and other damages to your property, which can be very expensive to fix. Instead, focus on preventative measures to ensure that your home won’t become damaged, instead of spending money to fix it after the fact. Click here to learn how to prevent flooding from the melting snow.  
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‘Shortage’ of homes for sale pushes Ottawa property prices up 6.8% in Q4: Royal LePage

‘Shortage’ of homes for sale pushes Ottawa property prices up 6.8% in Q4: Royal LePage The Ottawa Business Journal, online, Published January 10th 2018  Low inventory levels and a last-minute rush to beat tougher Canadian mortgage rules helped push the average price of a home in Ottawa to $442,533 in the final quarter of 2017, Royal LePage said Wednesday. The real estate firm’s latest house price survey said the average price of a home was up 6.8 per cent, year over year – four percentage points below the national average.   New mortgage rules came into effect at the start
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Mortgage math: Rates aren’t everything, don’t forget to consider term

CTV Online, Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Published Monday, February 20, 2017 6:30AM EST   OTTAWA — You shopped around for the best deal on your mortgage and weighed the pros and cons of going with a fixed-rate or a variable-rate loan, but another key factor to consider is the term.   A majority of borrowers opt for a five-year mortgage — about 54 per cent according to Mortgage Professionals Canada — but experts say homebuyers need to consider how long they want to commit to when it comes to their loan.   Click here to read the full article
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