Ottawa Select Real Estate Blog

2022 Housing Market Predictions

2022 Housing Market Predictions

Though not predictable, you can always rely on the real estate market in Ottawa to change. Here are some predictions for the housing market in 2022. 2022 will fall just short of record-breaking "Zillow’s forecast calls for 11% home ...

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Upsize or Downsize: What's Your Best Move?

Upsize or Downsize: What's Your Best Move?

Deciding if it is time for your family to upsize or downsize is not always a clear choice. There are factors to consider that might push you to take the leap or stay put for a while longer. Whether you are thinking about upsizing so your family can ...

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Renovating your Home: Frequently Asked Questions

Renovating your Home: Frequently Asked Questions

Renovating Your Home? Check Our FAQ’s! 1. How do I pick a contractor? Ideally, you want to build the same kind of relationship with your contractor as you do with your real estate agent: one built on trust that makes you want to go back to ...

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A Guide to Buying your First Home in 2022.

A Guide to Buying your First Home in 2022.

Ready to buy your first home in Ottawa in 2022? Select Real Estate Group specialize in helping first-time home buyers like you find their dream property in Ottawa. Before you start searching for homes online, it's important to take the first step ...

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12 Tips for an Easier Move

12 Tips for an Easier Move

As exciting as it is to move into a new home, not many people look forward to the actual moving day. Whether you are moving across town or across the country, moving is stressful. Here are some helpful hints from expert movers to make the big day a ...

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April Residential Resales in a Flux

April Residential Resales in a Flux

OTTAWA, May 4, 2022 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,889 residential properties in April through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 2,394 in April 2021, a decrease of 21 per cent. April’s ...

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Debunking 7 Ottawa real estate myths

Debunking 7 Ottawa real estate myths

The scorching hot Ottawa real estate market is cooling due to increased interest rates, according to one veteran realtor. “We’re seeing sales are down across Ottawa 25 per cent,” Marnie Bennett from Bennett Property Shop Realty ...

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8 Reasons Why Real Estate is the Best Investment

8 Reasons Why Real Estate is the Best Investment

Real estate has long been considered a solid investment for many reasons. It is a relatively safe and easy way for people to build wealth beginning with a small amount of money. If you are interested in investing in real estate, I’d be happy ...

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Should You Update Your Home Before You Sell?

Should You Update Your Home Before You Sell?

Usually the answer is a resounding no, but it’s a little more complicated than that. When selling your home it’s natural to want to squeeze every last dollar you can from the buyer. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if ...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Buying Vacant Land

The Do’s and Don’ts of Buying Vacant Land

Building a custom home is hard work that is rewarded when you move into the home of your dreams. The first step is finding the perfect lot to build on. Before you purchase a lot to build on, be aware of these do’s and don’ts. Do work ...

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Will Housing Prices Drop In Canada In 2022?

Will Housing Prices Drop In Canada In 2022?

Let’s get out our crystal ball and take a look: No, they won’t drop. What housing prices will most likely do is level off a bit. We probably won’t see sky-high appreciation rates as we saw over 2020 and 2021. Instead, the rates of ...

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March Resales Indicate Strong Spring Market

March Resales Indicate Strong Spring Market

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,011 residential properties in March through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 2,274 in March 2021, a decrease of 12 per cent. March’s sales included 1,493 in ...

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Understanding Home Equity

Understanding Home Equity

Home equity…Everybody wants it, but what exactly is it, and how do you get it? Equity represents the degree of ownership an individual or entity has in an asset after subtracting any debts against the asset. To say someone shares equity in a ...

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Should You Buy and Sell at the Same Time?

Should You Buy and Sell at the Same Time?

Both buying and selling a home are equally stressful, but what about when you are trying to coordinate both at the same time? There are a lot of moving parts, and the agents involved work together to insure the smoothest possible transactions for ...

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Upsize or Downsize: What's Your Best Move?

Upsize or Downsize: What's Your Best Move?

Deciding if it is time for your family to upsize or downsize is not always a clear choice. There are factors to consider that might push you to take the leap or stay put for a while longer. Whether you are thinking about upsizing so your family can ...

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7 Tips for Saying Goodbye to Sentimental Belongings

7 Tips for Saying Goodbye to Sentimental Belongings

When I work with clients who are downsizing to a smaller home, one of the hardest chores they face is letting go of sentimental belongings they no longer have room for. Souvenirs collected during travels, family heirlooms, and your children’s ...

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