All Posts in Category: Buying a Home

Buyers Get a Jump on the Spring Market

April 5, 2018 Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,660 residential properties in March through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,478 in March 2017, an increase of 12.3 per cent. The five-year average for March sales is 1,339. March’s sales included 358 in the condominium property class and 1,302 in…

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How To Use Your RRSPs To Buy A Home

Using your RRSPs to buy a house is an option for first-time homebuyers who are saving for the down payment on their first home. With the many new rules facing home buyers, buying a home can seem like a daunting and stressful task. However, there are some rules designed to help out first-time homebuyers specifically,…

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How The New Mortgage Rules Will Affect You

What Are The New Mortgage Rule Changes? The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), has set new rules on mortgage lending. It’s most commonly known as the new minimum qualify rate or, “stress test” for uninsured mortgages. The new rules require that the minimum qualifying rate for uninsured mortgages be the greater of…

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What It’s Like Living in Ottawa

One thing is for sure after working in Ottawa real estate for so long, you certainly get to know the city. Ottawa, the Nation’s Capital, is home to over 900,000 friendly and diverse residents. The first thing you’ll notice is that it’s not a crowded city. Ottawa’s residents are spread out across the National Capital…

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