Ottawa: Where to Commemorate Remembrance Day
The National War Memorial will be the site of the largest commemoration of Remembrance Day in Ottawa, but there are many other functions throughout the city.
Click here to see the full list of ceremonies.
November Real Estate & Mortgage Update
Leaves may be falling, but the real estate market is not
News Release November 2nd 2017, OREB
“As we enter the 3rd quarter of the year, we continue to see the resale market outpace last year’s performance, which was also a stellar year,” says President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board.
Click here for the full News Release.
Keeping You Safe on Halloween
The night is quickly approaching when the streets will be filled with ghosts and goblins, not to mention princesses and fairies. As always, there are a few important Halloween safety guidelines that should be observed to ensure the night runs smoothly.
Click here for spooktacular safety tips.
Kemptville – Charming newly renovated 1860s solid brick home
Charming newly renovated 1860s solid brick home located on a large corner lot in Old Town Kemptville. This 2-storey, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home has been extensively renovated including gutting the brick portion of the home and installing new framing, insulation, electrical, duct work, drywall, and trim on both floors and new hardwood and tile floors on the main floor; making a nice marriage of the old and the new! A large eat-in kitchen makes for quick mealtimes and has easy access to the rear yard backing onto Barnes Creek. The large mature trees, flower gardens, planter boxes and a garden shed give it a real rural feel. A single detached garage and two car driveway provide ample storage and parking space; so take advantage of this Old Town Kemptville location that is within walking distance to many amenities. Neatly tucked into this quiet mature neighbourhood, you’re only minutes from the Hwy 416 and 40 minutes to downtown Ottawa. This unique home and property could be yours to enjoy!
The Role of a Realtor – Buyers
Buying a home is one of the largest, and most expensive, decisions you will ever make. You want to make sure that you have covered all your bases in order to avoid any costly mistakes. One of the best ways to avoid any potential pitfalls on the road to home ownership is to talk to someone who knows that road well, and no one knows it better than a realtor. Hiring a realtor means that you have an expert at the entire house buying process there to help you through each step, and means less stress and trouble for you. It may even help you save some money. Here are some of the things that a professional realtor can offer you.
When you find an established realtor, they will have knowledge of the area you are looking to buy in, and will provide you with market statistics to give you an idea of what a home like the one you are looking for will cost in the area you have chosen. A good realtor will spend time learning what your needs and wants are, and will use that information to look for homes that that match what you are looking for. Your sales representative will also let you know where you might need to compromise, and provide advice about what you can realistically afford. Realtors also provide buyers with information about comparable homes and what they have sold for in the area, giving you detailed information on trends that you can use both to educate your purchase and to plan for the eventual possibility of selling your home, thereby protecting your investment.
Your realtor’s assistance goes beyond simply finding a home that you want to buy. A realtor’s job also includes interacting with sellers and other realtors. Their network of contacts means they may know about houses that are going on the market before they are actually up for sale, which can provide a buyer with an advantage in the case of preparing an offer. Once you have chosen a house you want to buy, it is the realtor who will contact the seller and begin negotiations. Your realtor will work to get you the best price possible for the home, and will also handle all the necessary forms and paperwork involved in making an offer. Your realtor will also handle negotiations involving things like getting a home inspection done, and can recommend and connect you with other professionals like carpenters and electricians if any repairs or modifications need to be done to the house.
One of the most valuable things a realtor brings to the house-hunting process is experience. An experienced realtor knows every step of the process. They can take care of small but vital details you might otherwise miss, watch for potential problems with either the process or the home itself, and make sure all the necessary legal necessities are properly taken care of.
A good realtor brings a depth of home buying knowledge and experience that most people will never be able to match. Buying a home is a big investment, it is worth having every potential advantage, and that is something that a skilled realtor can provide. When you hire a buyer representative in most cases the seller pays the commission so the many services they provide are available at no cost to you, it’s a win-win!
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The Role of a Realtor – Seller
Selling your home is a big decision, and an emotionally charged one. It can also be a long process, and has many complicated steps to follow in order to ensure everything goes smoothly. Although it is possible to handle all this yourself, it adds stress onto an already stressful time, and can lead to mistakes that cost you thousands of dollars. In order to avoid these risks, many people choose to hire a realtor to sell their home. As in most things, having an expert on call to help you can lead to much better results than you could achieve by yourself. Realtors offer many services to house sellers, and we will discuss some of those below.
One of the greatest tools that a realtor brings to your house-selling is their knowledge. Part of a realtor’s job is to track changing trends in the housing market in your area. A realtor will know how the market is faring, when good times to sell are, what the price trends are in your area, and whether there are any competing houses that are currently for sale in your neighbourhood. Having this information can be extremely helpful when it comes to making important decisions about selling your house, from when to sell, how much to charge, and what selling points to focus on. The more information you realtor has, the better your choices will be, and the smoother your sale will be.
A good realtor will provide you with important information to help you make informed choices when it comes to your selling your house. This is not all that a realtor does though. Just as important a task is getting people interested in your home. Realtors will take charge of getting your house listing posted on house-hunting websites and realtor sale lists, as well as having photographs taken that will put your home in the best possible light. Your realtor can also provide advice on how to stage your house to make a good impression to potential buyers, and then host and advertise open houses in order to draw prospects in to see your home in person. In order to buy your home, people need to be aware that it is for sale. That’s something a realtor can help with.
Once you have people who are interested in buying your home, you need to close the deal. This process can include any number of offers and counter-offers, then lots of paperwork which must be handled correctly. A realtor can help keep this process smooth, and make sure nothing gets missed or filled out incorrectly. With a transaction the size of a house sale, you want to make sure nothing goes wrong. Having someone who is experience and knows the ins and outs of the business, and knows the common mistakes to avoid, can be very helpful in making sure everything goes right. A realtor can provide that experience and expertise.
With a transaction the size of selling a house, you want to make sure that all your bases are covered and no mistakes are made that could cost you thousands of dollars. Realtors can do that and more, and are a wise investment to make sure your house sells quickly, for the amount you want, and with no additional headaches.
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