New Ontario Standard Form Lease still offers some flexibility

By: Afton Maisonneuve & Michael Abrams

New Ontario Standard Form Lease still offers some flexibility

Tags: Ontario Standard Lease Form

Starting April 30, 2018, most all landlords will have to use the new Standard Form Lease (“SFL”), provided by the Government of Ontario. The new SFL provides a step-by-step leasing guide “for dummies”, written in plain language, so anyone can understand and fill it out properly. To top it off, the Ontario Government will have it available in 23 languages.   If a non-st...Read More

Homes that Sell Quicker Sell for More

By: Credit to Dannecker & Associates | Sand Diego Real Estate Market Positioning

Homes that Sell Quicker Sell for More

Tags: Home Selling

A property that is positioned well amongst its competition will always sell quicker and will net the seller a higher sales price. Research shows the first 30 days of a new listing is the most important period. If the property is positioned well, there will be a flurry of activity and the offers will often be at very close to the list price. In some cases, we sell properties above the li...Read More

Wanted: Ottawa Homes for Sale

By: Ottawa Real Estate Board

Wanted: Ottawa Homes for Sale

Tags: February 2018 Market Update

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 979 residential properties in February through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,002 in February 2017, a decrease of 2.3 per cent. The five-year average for February sales is 922. February’s sales included 250 in the condominium property class and 729 in the residential property class. “There is no doub...Read More

Low Inventory Could Leave Some Buyers Out in the Cold 

By: Leonardo Alvarenga

Low Inventory Could Leave Some Buyers Out in the Cold 

Tags: News Release, Ottawa Stats, Ottawa Housing Statistics, Home Housing News, REAL ESTATE OTTAWA

  OTTAWA, February 5, 2018 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 712 residential properties in January through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 664 in January 2017, an increase of 7.2 per cent. The five-year average for January sales is 638. “While January is typically the month we see the lowest number of listings come onto the marke...Read More

Real Estate Lawyers: Helping You Defend Your Title

By: Afton Maisonneuve, Articling Student at Kelly Santini LLP

Real Estate Lawyers: Helping You Defend Your Title

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate Lawyers RealEstating

  Real Estate Lawyers: Helping you Defend Your Title Buying a home is a complex process involving many moving parts. It’s usually one of the single most expensive transactions a person makes in their lifetime and it is important that you retain a lawyer early in the process to guide you through your home purchase or sale and ensure that the transaction closes smoothly and on time. &n...Read More

Prevent dissapointment: understand our current housing shortage!

By: Jen Alvarenga

Prevent dissapointment: understand our current housing shortage!

Tags: Sellers market, Ottawa Housing, Ottawa Real Estate, Low inventory, House shortage, Remax Hallmark, RealEstating Co, Jen Alvarenga, Leo Alvarenga, Shadi Bultaip, Ottawa Bienes y Raices, Real Estate Ottawa, ESPAÑOL

Key Takeaway: the current workings of The Law of Supply and Demand in Ottawa from the eyes of an Ottawa Real Estate Agent. In Ottawa, this years' increase in price across all property types has been like no other we've seen in recent years. We used to hear stories about bidding wars and unconditional offers in Vancouver and Toronto, however, in Ottawa that would only h...Read More

What I learned at the Ottawa Real Estate Forum (Part I)

By: Jen Alvarenga

What I learned at the Ottawa Real Estate Forum (Part I)

Tags: Ottawa, Real Estate, New Real Estate Developments, Ottawa Housing Market, RealEstating, REITs, Ottawa Government

I was fortunate to attend the Ottawa Real Estate Forum in October. This is a full day event which offersvaluable insights on the market trends, statistics, investment strategies, and opportunities in our National Capital Region.   I wanted to share my notes with you so that you too, can stay connected and up to date with where the City is headed. I’ll be putting together a second set of...Read More

5 Things to Learn from Open Houses (for both buyers and sellers!)

By: Leonardo Alvarenga

5 Things to Learn from Open Houses (for both buyers and sellers!)

Tags: BUYING SELLING TIPS

For years we used to think that open houses were not effective in selling a house. It was until recently that we started to believe in open houses. “They’re just for the curious neighbours” is what most people say. But there are plenty of reasons to attend open houses,  whether or not you are looking to buy. And why not be honest, that you’re a neig...Read More

I treat my clients' money as if it were my own.

By: Jen Alvarenga

I treat my clients' money as if it were my own.

Tags: Business

If you know a little about me or my family, you’d know that I come from a very hardworking family. My parents didn’t have half of what I was blessed enough to have. I remember when I used to go shopping with my mom when I was little: EVERY single time…she would always ask for a discount —no matter where we went, a locally owned company, a big retailer or franchise, you nam...Read More

For Sale By Owner- FSBOs (you will want to read this)

By: Leonardo Alvarenga

For Sale By Owner- FSBOs (you will want to read this)

Tags: Selling

Did you know that most people that list their homes on their own end up selling with an agent?? My question is: why not try the other way around? Hiring a Realtor costs you ZERO dollars upfront. A lot of paperwork explained, some discussion and a few signatures is all it takes! You don’t pay anything unless we succeed in selling you home….so again: why would someone do it th...Read More

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