A Moose is Loose in Orleans, Barrhaven & Kanata – Ottawa’s 2012 Real Estate Market Reviewed by Neighbourhood

Aside from Moose invading our pools – this years big news in the suburbs was the real estate market.

Between government layoffs, hi-tech swings, and new mortgage rules we were all on the edge of our seats with antic-i-pation.

Here’s how it played out by area…

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The Year of the Tortoise (or who let the Hare have a nap?) – Ottawa’s 2012 Real Estate Market

Welcome to 2013, a year of new norms in real estate for Ottawa.

What is this new norm you ask?

Slow and Steady wins the race, or as the Ottawa real Estate Board tagged it “Steady as she goes”, I just decided to play on their theme a little because 2012 wasn’t a year of steady growth, it was more like the tale of the Tortoise and the Hare.

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Getting your home in front of Buyers

You’ve asked, and we’re here to answer your question: How do I get my home in front of ‘Real Buyers’?

Real estate marketing can be a confusing endeavor, from houses advertised for sale on hundreds of websites, magazines, newspapers devoted entirely to homes for sale, classified ads, billboards, street signs, banners to houses advertised moving cars, you can see houses for sale everywhere these days.

So where is the best place to advertise your house for sale…a place that will get it sold?

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Common House Selling Mistakes

Home Team Ottawa is back with some great tips when Selling Your Home in Ottawa, or rather some great tips on what to avoid. The media has been reporting doom and gloom, and while the market is slowing, an activity has dropped on many homes listed for sale the truth is homes are still selling, but only the BEST HOMES.

In today’s market make sure you’re not making one of these mistakes:

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