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Real Estate Sales Representative - Keller Williams Realty Inc.
Welcome to my Blog. I will be keeping you up to date on what is happening in the Ottawa area with the Real Estate Market.



It's cold out there today! Winter is not going away any time soon. Some of us like winter and some of us, not so much! Which one are you? If you haven't looked at your gas meter lately (like most of us) it might be a good idea to go take a look at it. It's time to remove any ice or snow on your m...
Everybody dreams of paying off their mortgage and not having mortgage payments. I know I do! We are all encouraged to pay off the mortgage a soon as possible. Great idea! But why? How does it help you? Having your mortgage paid off gives you so many options! It is certainly a good feeling to say ...
Over the past 15 years, I've seen a lot of lcients buy a home for their family. These are my top 5 mistakes you really should avoid when buying a home for your family.  Buying a home is a serious decision and you always wnat to have all the facts before making a move. This will make the home buyi...
It's time to start your home search but you're not sure if you have enough of a downpayment. Some people still think they need 20% as a downpayment to buy their dream home. Don't let that stop you! Of course if you have 20% down you will be saving on the CMHC fees and your mortgage payments will ...
Most Home buyers will need a mortgage. Let's face it, not too many people have a few hundred thousand dollars sitting in their bank account. I wish I did! So it's always a good idea to get pre-approved before shopping for your dream home. You will need to get a mortgage application filled out. Gu...
As a pet owner, you love all of your pets. Unfortunately, not every buyer loves pets as much as you do. If you have pets in your home and you are trying to sell your home, it might be a good idea to remove the pets during the showings. The pets can be a bit of a distraction during showings. The p...
THIS is one of the biggest questions we get as Realtors. Many people are afraid to pull the trigger and make a move! It is a very difficult question to answer on the spot. There are so many variables, however if you are thinking about it, there is a good chance you are ready now! If you are not s...
The home buyers are starting to look for their new home. Today CMHC has announced that effective March 17th, 2017 the fees to purchase a home will be increasing. Based on the Globe & Mail article, they are saying this should only be a $5.00 per month increase.  When you think about it, this small...
Let's take a look at this beautiful property and see what it has to offer.232 Eliot - Open House this Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 2 pm to 4 pmBeautiful and well maintained 3 bedroom townhouse located close to all amenities.The main floor boasts hardwood floors, ceramic in the foyer, kitchen & all...
It's the beginning of 2017 and like every year your bank or mortgage company will be sending out your mortgage statement. Most people will glance at it, be amazed at how much interest they paid in the last year and file it away or simply throw it out. This is an important document that you should...

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Welcome to my Blog. I will be keeping you up to date on what is happening in the Ottawa area with the Real Estate Market.