RED DAY 2013
It`s That Time of Year Again!
Red Day is an event that is dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams` commitment to improving local communities, whether it`s through rebuilding homes, refurbishing local parks, or giving to local food shelters. Tens of... [ more
Some countries have mandatory military service for youth .Earth residents should have mandatory waste management service. Out of sight out of mind and not my backyard is the general attitude toward garbage. many people embrace Earth Day and turn off the electricity and talk about our... [ more
One of the most charming, comfortable and character filled neighbourhoods in the city, Old Ottawa South is a desirable place to call home. Close to many eclectic amenities and shops, home of the Old Ottawa South Community Association and the Mayfair Theatre as well as a wide variety of... [ more
Karen's comments on the current market.
The numbers come as no surprise and this is certainly not a doom and gloom situation. What Sellers need to be aware of and focus on are the trends and numbers in their particular neighbourhood. It is also essential that your homes stands out and a... [ more
Did you know that March is Fraud Prevention Month? Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) has some valuable fraud prevention tips to offer to protect homeowners and homebuyers from becoming victims of mortgage fraud. Mortgage fraud occurs when someone deliberately... [ more
Here's what the Ottawa Real Estate Board has to say:The article below is put out by the Ottawa Real Estate board and it does not necessarily apply to your home. Each area of Ottawa has been affected differently and if you are selling or buying it is very important to... [ more
Curious to know how the real estate marked fared through the first month of 2013? Here's the stats for real estate in January, taken from the Ottawa Real Estate Board.
Karen's comments - Inventory in Ottawa has been on the rise since January of 2012. As time passes we are bound to see... [ more
Search Your Home For Pennies and Reuse Them!
Today is the day that the Royal Canadian Mint officially stops distributing the penny to financial institutions. Even though distribution has stopped, there are still 35 billion pennies still in circulation!
So, what do we do with all these pennies ?... [ more
It's winter which means frigid temperatures, snow and ice. If you are thinking of selling your home this winter lets first look at the pros and cons to help you make a decision that is right for you.
1. Gardens, roofs, yards, pools and landscaping do not show well in January/February when... [ more
How To Choose The Best Amortization Period For You
Amortization Period: the number of years it will take you to pay off your mortgage balance in full. Balance owing is $0.00 !
Term: The period of time that your current mortgage rate and terms of your mortgage agreement... [ more
Bells Corners: A Great Place To Call Home
Hard to believe this was once a rural community surrounded by dairy farms. It is a very walkable area, with great access to the NCC and the Trans Canada Trails not to mention the variety of eateries and places to shop. From the Bohemian Kitchen;... [ more
It's hard to believe that it is actually January with the milder temperatures and rain we have been experiencing here in Ottawa. Rest assured it is not the spring thaw yet:) With January comes the dull dreary weather, the holidays are over and the credit card bills are starting to pour in.... [ more
Curious to know how the last month of 2012 did in real estate sales?
Here's the latest taken from the Ottawa Real Estate Board:
Steady as she goes for the Ottawa resale market in 2012
"Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 618 residential properties in December... [ more
On this past snowy Saturday morning (after our Friday night Keller Williams VIP work party - who planned that?) the Cayer Team hosted our first annual client appreciation party with Santa. We had live music, hot chocolate, treats, food and children ...lots of children. We all had a... [ more
Karen's Comments (her own and not reprinted from OREB)
Inventory has been rising throughout 2012 and one very important number not found here are the number of homes that did not sell.
In the past 14 days there have been 299 houses and condos expire (did not... [ more
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