By: Sean Tasse

April 2021 Market Update

Tags: Market Update

Even with the lockdowns in April, we still saw another record month in Ottawa real estate. There were roughly 3200 new residential listings in the city and just under 2500 transactions. The average sale price for a home was $743,204 and a condominium was $427,145. If you’re waiting for the market to cool down, you might be waiting a while yet!    There’s been a lot of talk in...Read More

By: Sean Tasse

Local Business Spotlight:
Mint Hair Studio

Tags: Shop Local

This past year has been a challenge for businesses that have been forced to close during the lockdowns. We feel it’s important to highlight some of the local businesses who continue to work hard for us, despite the necessary restrictions during this stay-at-home order. This week, we had a chat with Kristen, owner of Mint Hair Studio in Ottawa’s Hintonburg neighbourhood. For many peopl...Read More

By: Sean Tasse

Question and Answer Time

Tags: Q & A

We’ve had many buyers reach out over the last couple of months with some interesting and pressing questions about recent stories in the media. So we thought we’d tackle a few of the most common questions here today.     Q: There was a story in the paper about some buyers offering $400k over asking and still missing out on the house. What’s up with that?    A: ...Read More

By: Sean Tasse

March 2021 Market Update

Tags: Market Update

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: the Ottawa housing market is on fire and there are no signs of things cooling down anytime soon.   While it may seem to buyers that there aren’t many properties on the market, we actually sold 50% more houses this past March than we did in March 2020 (granted, last March was the beginning of the pandemic). Ottawa had just shy of...Read More

By: Sean Tasse

Looking to buy? Here's why you should choose us!

Tags: Buying a Home

Happy Easter, friends! The new lockdown measures have certainly dampened the mood, but we will all get through this together. The good news is, houses are still selling. Ottawa’s market is expected to thrive well into the spring/summer season.      If you’re thinking of buying or selling this spring season (or if you know someone who might be looking for a real estate ag...Read More

By: Sean Tasse

Looking to sell? Here's why you should choose us!

Tags: Selling Your Home

  Welcome to the second week of March, friends! As many of you already know, the real estate market tends to be busiest from March until July. Last year, however, the pandemic threw a wrench into many of our plans, and the market has been hot and wild ever since!   If you’re thinking of selling this spring season (or if you know someone who might be selling), then read on to...Read More

By: Sean Tasse

Get the Inside Scoop from Mortgage Broker, Anita Malik!

Tags: Mortgages

Looking to purchase your first home? An investment property? Or maybe you’d like to take advantage of the low interest rates and refinance your house? Check out our interview below with our friend and mortgage broker, Anita Malik!     Q: Let's start with the basics: What does a mortgage broker do and how might your job differ from someone working at a bank?    ...Read More

By: Sean Tasse

January 2021 Market Update

Tags: Market Update

Well, what can we say about Ottawa’s housing market other than: hot, hot, hot!     Anyone who is sitting on the sidelines waiting for the market to level out might find themselves waiting for a long, long time. There are no signs of things slowing down as inventory is still drastically low compared to the number of buyers. People are buying fast and buying well over asking.   ...Read More

By: Sean Tasse

Giving Back to the Community

Tags: ottawa boys and girls club

Our team is grateful for the continued success of our business; however, we understand that many people in our community struggle as the pandemic and the associated lockdowns continue. As a result, we want to give back to different charities within our community, and we challenge you to do the same!     This month, we are donating to Ottawa’s Boys and Girls Club. The Boys and Girls...Read More

By: Sean Tasse

To Reno or Not to Reno: That is the Question

Tags: real estate, homebuyer, reno project

While many homebuyers are looking for that one perfect house, there are also brave souls who find the ugliest house and make it their own. There are certainly upsides (many, many upsides) to buying a turnkey home, but the payout for buying a fixer-upper is also plentiful. What makes a good reno project? 1. The house you’re already living in. This may seem obvious, but there are many ways y...Read More