Welcome to Canada Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the Northern part of the continent of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and Northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles) in total, making it the world’s second-largest country by total area and the fourth-largest country by land area. As a new comer to … Continue reading

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Realtors (real estate agent) these days not only need to know you at a personal level, become experts in their local market area and get involved in the community but also they need to be good at using social media networks where more and more people spend time every day. There is no question that the power of person to person and voice to voice communication are the most important … Continue reading

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Kanata Stittsville; The West End The West End of Ottawa is a prime location for real estate in terms of living, investment or simply to keep an eye on! I went to a session on Kanata, Stittsville Development & Transportation news recently and the presenters Councillor Wilkinson representing Kanata North, Councillor Hubley representing Kanata South and Councillor Qadri representing Stittsville shared very exciting news about the development of the three … Continue reading

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Forecasting 2015 Housing Market in Ottawa As we all know predictions are not easy, especially for the future, but we can certainly go through some stats to find out how the market has been doing in the near past, to figure out how this year might turn out for Ottawa. Mortgage and interest rate cut Let’s look at the mortgage picture first, the average five-year mortgage rate in Canada is … Continue reading

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2014 has been a great year. There are things to be thankful for always; health, family, and the bread and butter on our tables. May our lives be filled with meaningful people, events and causes in 2015 and beyond. Today, I just wanted to share a couple of things that make any holidays, traditional or cultural events more joyful and easy. 1. Its not just about the rest, it is … Continue reading

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People may not know this, but when you plan to purchase a new builder home, you can also use a real estate agent, the service does not cost you. In fact the agent will be representing you and will watch for the best interest & needs of yours. At the end of the transaction it will be the builder who will pay the commission to the agent, thus making it … Continue reading

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Fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety. Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

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The old man winter is coming soon, and since the weather has changed in early September here in Ottawa, most people are probably thinking (although one does not want to) about ways to winterize their homes. Here are 10 tips to get your home ready for the winter: 1. Clean your gutters September onward would be the best time to clean up all the tree branches, leaves or toys that … Continue reading

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Here are some back to school tips for parents preparing their little ones: 1. If you are planning to shop for children, perhaps hit the Internet and look online for deals before you head out to the brick and motar stores. Check out sites like RetailMeNot for coupons, etc. For example you can save 30% off Old Navy and also when shopping online, choose retailers that offer such deals as … Continue reading

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Recently, a friend of mine was asking me about the process of hiring a real estate agent, and I thought it would be a great blog post! Here are some of the questions that people tend to ask me and my colleagues about buying and selling especially in terms of commissions and remuneration. Please note, I have already written other posts on various points that are discussed in this post. … Continue reading

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