Explore Orléans, ON
By Roch St-Georges, Real Estate Agent | Agent Immobilier
(EXIT Realty Matrix LTD., Ottawa, ON)
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The suburb of Orleans saw a total of 115 bungalows sell in 2018. This is a decrease of 4.9% over 2017. Bungalows have become quite popular as Ottawa's population is ageing and a large portion of people are looking for property types that could support them in the later years of their life. Elderly buyers or buyers with mobility issues will favour bungalows over 2 storey or other types of properties that have stairs.The suburb of Orleans continues to grow with lots of new constructions happening South of Innes Road. However, new home builders tend to focus their attention on single family homes and freehold townhomes that yield a higher return on their investment. This leaves buyers fighting to pick up the existing inventory of bungalows already built.The large majority of bungalows in O...
By Roch St-Georges, Real Estate Agent | Agent Immobilier
(EXIT Realty Matrix LTD., Ottawa, ON)
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In this digital world, buyers are using the web to shop online. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has said that Realtors® are also focusing on the web to market their listing. 91% of Realtors are using social media to some extent in their business. NAR also states that 51% of buyers found their home online. Photography plays a big role in promoting property listings online. Hiring a professional photographer to take these pictures can go a long way in getting viewings from potential buyers.Differentiate yourselfIn 2018, most real estate agents are using some type of photography to promote their listings online. We've even seen a rise in video walkthroughs were, from the comfort of their home, the buyer can be guided through the house and have a better understanding of the floor...
By Roch St-Georges, Real Estate Agent | Agent Immobilier
(EXIT Realty Matrix LTD., Ottawa, ON)
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Ottawa's real estate market has seen a strong year. The average price of a residential-class property in Ottawa has increased by 6.6% year over year. This increase is led by a 7.4% increase in prices of two-storey single-family homes. The graph below shows the price increase since 2005.If you are contemplating buying or selling a property in Ottawa in the coming months and would like to discuss your plans call Ottawa real estate agent, Roch St-Georges at 613-889-7732.
By Roch St-Georges, Real Estate Agent | Agent Immobilier
(EXIT Realty Matrix LTD., Ottawa, ON)
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When talking about design trends we often talk about the colour of the year. In 2019 this colour is the Nightwatch Green.Be prepared to see this shade of green in magazines, on websites, restaurants and shops as well as people homes. Nightwatch Green is a strong and dark colour so it must be used wisely and it is recommended to not overdo it. Painting small sections of the room or perhaps buying accent pieces that showcase this year's colour is best.Have a look below at some websites and magazines using the Nightwatch Green shade.Interested in selling your home and want advice on staging? Call Ottawa real estate agent Roch St-Georges to discuss your real estate needs.
By Jean Richer, Straight Talk on Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
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Stunning Townhome for sale - Rockland 69 Nathalie Street Video   This is a beautiful home, ready for you to move in and enjoy. Located on a cul-de-sac makes it the ideal location for the family. The main level boasts an open concept kitchen with upgraded 36" cabinets to the ceiling & crown moulding, upgraded stainless steel appliances, bright dining room and large family room. Gleaming hardwood on the main floor, ceramic in the foyer, kitchen and all bathrooms complete the main level. The 3 bedrooms upstairs are good size, large master bedroom with plenty of closet space and good size bathroom with double sinks. The lower level is fully finished, an ideal space for the teenagers or that needed extra living space. You also get the laundry room plus storage space. The nice back yard is al...
By Steve Sicard, Always putting your needs first!
(Keller Williams Solid Rock Realty)
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  Does your spouse like to practice the drums in the evening? Does your teenager like to play video games, with the volume turned up high? Are there other sources of noise you'd like to minimize?         There are many ways to soundproof areas of your home to reduce noise. Here are some ideas:     Furniture placement. Surprisingly, where you place furniture can dramatically reduce incoming noise. For example, a bookshelf covering a third of a wall can muffle sound from an adjoining room by 25%.     Noise harmonization techniques. Soft music, air fans, and other sources of rhythmic noises can actually reduce the unpleasantness of incoming sounds.     Area rugs. Adding an area rug, even on top of existing carpeting, can significantly reduce noise coming from the floor below.     Acoustic ...
By Irene Bilinski, Real Estate… It's All About You
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group Ottawa)
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There are many single men and women that are ready to purchase their first home and that could be a condo, townhouse or even a detached home. One of my buyers is just 21 years old and has already purchased his first investment property.  His goal is to own 3 properties by the age of 30 and then using some of the equity from his investment properties he wants to purchase his personal home. Its important that when you start looking for a property whether its for investment purposes or to live in that you have a few people on your side.  A good real estate agent will introduce you to a mortgage broker or two and a detailed oriented home inspector and many other resources that you will require.  You must be very comfortable with your real estate agent, interview a few.  Work with someone wi...
By Irene Bilinski, Real Estate… It's All About You
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group Ottawa)
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When you are ready to put your house on the market you MUST do everything required to make your property attractive to as many home buyers as possible.  You only have one opportunity to make a good first impression.  The first opportunity might be when they see it on MLS; or when they drive by or when they book a showing. On MLS, the property should be photographed by a professional and the pictures should be clear and bright; showing off the best features of your home; no one is interested in the counch or your big screen t.v.  They want to see the appliances, the fireplace, the flooring, the kitchen cupboards, the bathrooms. When they drive by they would like to see a nice front garden, an attractive front door, maybe a new mailbox, no garbage on the lawn, no weeds, the driveway fresh...
By Irene Bilinski, Real Estate… It's All About You
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group Ottawa)
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  BUYER BEWARE!   Last week, I was contacted by a very nice couple who were being transferred to Ottawa and wanted to purchase a new home.  They did their homework and were so happy that all they needed to do is to view the location and have me (their real estate agent) review the paperwork and its a done deal.   So, off to the site we go, and first thing that strikes me is that there are hydro towers running just behind the Buyers property.  So I point this out to them and they say “that’s OK doesn’t bother us”.  I said no, but are you thinking of potential resale.  They said – no its OK.  Then while looking at the model home, I noticed that there was a planned and approved transit way behind the property line – WAIT A MINUTE – I tell my Buyers did you know about the transit way – No w...
By Irene Bilinski, Real Estate… It's All About You
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group Ottawa)
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Open House Sunday March 24 2-4pm...461 Princess Louise......$362000   Pride of ownership  in this Urbandale 3+1 bedroom home. Large front porch invites you into the foyer that welcomes you with ceramic & hardwood thruout the main level.  Renovated spacious kitchen has upgraded cabinets, wood burning fireplace, large island & patio door to the landscaped & fenced yard.The upper level features a large master with 4pc ensuite & 2 closets, 2 other good size bedrooms & main bath finish this floor. The lower level completes this home with a large family room, 4th bedroom, full bath, computer area and storage. For more info go to www.irenebilinski.com
By Irene Bilinski, Real Estate… It's All About You
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group Ottawa)
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Buyers' Beware still holds true and if you choose to represent yourself or use the agent working for the seller - you are NOT being looking after your best interests. 1.  Remember the agent representing the seller is under contract with the seller to do what's in the best interest of the seller.  2.  The lady or gentleman working at the builder's sales office is paid by the builder - yes, they will be very helpful but remember they are not working for you. Its in your best interest to have the assistance of a Buyers' Agent (Sellers and Builders pay the commission). Things that your agent will do for YOU! 1.  Research what other similar properties have sold for. 2.  Research what kind of development plans are in the works for your neighborhood in the future. 3.  Is your street likely to ...
By Irene Bilinski, Real Estate… It's All About You
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group Ottawa)
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You want to save some money and decide to list your biggest investment via a For Sale by Owner  system.  You are still responsible for the showings, marketing, open houses, preparation of offers (lawyers charge for this service), negotiation, inspections, fulfillment of financial condition, and distribution of documentation.    Here are reasons why you should hire a professional Realtor. 1.  We know the market value of properties - its not the price that properties are posted but the actual sold price.  2.  Comparables - hardwood flooring, carpeting, laminate, upgraded kitchens, bathrooms, yards, basements, furnace, a/c, roof, windows, etc. 3.   Pre-approve potential buyers before they enter your home. 4.  Follow up with potential buyers. 5.  Hosting your Open Houses; cold calling in ne...

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