Staying in Touch – October Newsletter

Staying in Touch – October 2023

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Happy October & Thanksgiving!

The streets are active again with children on their way to and from school. Its hard to believe we are into October and our neighborhoods are starting to show off their brilliant colors!

Just as the seasons change so does the real estate market in Ottawa. The market has more supply and we are now in a more balanced market. We have returned to a more traditional market where market value plays a big role in attracting purchasers and marketing homes.

It is a good time to start educating yourself to the market, our open houses have been active and an excellent way to chat and inform yourself. Whether you’re thinking of selling/purchasing within the next couple of months, a year or the next couple of years, it’s important to make a plan. Make your list of what you need to do, it is amazing how many times our clients have said this takes a lot longer than they thought. You should have three complete action lists: Required items, deferred items and future maintenance items, which is important to track over the lifetime of your investment.

Lately we have had inquiries from out of town buyers and local residents about purchasing an investment property for their children to live in while going to university or starting off their careers. This is an ideal way to build equity for the future. Navigating the real estate investment landscape can be complex, that’s where we can help.

Many of you have probably noticed new construction in or close by to your home. Purchasing new construction can be an exciting time, however it can feel overwhelming. There are so many builders, neighbourhoods and options that the choices may become confusing. We have extensive knowledge and experience of the new home industry having worked many years with a number of the areas top builders. We represent your best interests, and it’s the builder who pays for our services, not you.  Click here to learn more about buying new home construction.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – for the month of October, your generous donation will be matched to make twice the impact. Click here to learn more about ways you can offer support.

This month we’ve included:

  • Update on the Ottawa market and Mortgage information on  Mortgage Portability
  • Articles: “Maximize Your Garage Space this Fall“, “Selling Your home in the Fall” and “Determining the Market Value of Your Home”
  • Market news and Upcoming community events including The Ottawa National Women Show.

We are always grateful for your referrals of family and friends. Feel free to contact us with any questions and follow us on our social channels!

Enjoy Thanksgiving and October with family and friends and we thank you for your continued trust.

Joan, Victoria & Luc

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