Ottawa Select Real Estate Blog

10 Winter House Plants for Your Home

10 Winter House Plants for Your Home

Cold weather tends to keep some of us indoors during the long winter months. But there is some hope in battling the cabin fever that can make us feel a little blue. Houseplants are a great way to bring some fresh air and greenery into your ...

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Five Myths First-Time Homebuyers Should Ignore

Five Myths First-Time Homebuyers Should Ignore

From searching for homes to picking up your new keys on closing day, buying a home is an exciting process. Many first-time homebuyers also have the benefit of receiving advice from family members or friends who’ve already gone through the ...

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3 Ways You Can Use Your Home Equity

3 Ways You Can Use Your Home Equity

If you’re a homeowner, odds are your equity has grown significantly over the last few years as home prices skyrocketed and you made your monthly mortgage payments. Home equity builds over time and can help you achieve certain goals. According ...

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Financial tips to start off the New Year

Financial tips to start off the New Year

Make financial success a part of your New Year resolutions With the New Year now upon us, it's a great time to consider setting financial goals for yourself. Whether it's paying off debt, investing, or saving for a big purchase, many Canadians ...

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Quiet December Caps Off Tumultuous Year

Quiet December Caps Off Tumultuous Year

Quiet December Caps Off Tumultuous Year Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) sold 601 residential properties in December through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System, compared with 857 in December 2021, a ...

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10 Reasons Why Ottawa Is A Good Place To Live

10 Reasons Why Ottawa Is A Good Place To Live

Ottawa is widely recognized as one of the best places to live in Canada and regularly appears on lists of the world’s top 100 cities. Home to a buoyant economy, diverse population, and outstanding education –combined with its rich ...

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Tools and habits to stay on track with your money goals

Tools and habits to stay on track with your money goals

In recent years, financial planning has been reduced from a process to a product. The broader financial industry has offered financial plans, often on a one-time basis, and frequently as a prospecting tool. It is not enough to simply have a ...

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November Residential Resales: Expectedly Low

November Residential Resales: Expectedly Low

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) sold 846 residential properties in November through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System, compared with 1,456 in November 2021, a decrease of 42%. November’s sales ...

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Mortgage borrowing tips for homebuyers

Mortgage borrowing tips for homebuyers

November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada. To help celebrate this occasion folks at the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) have provided you with some helpful tips on how you can find your financial balance. Most Canadians have some ...

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Winterizing Your Garage for All-Season Use

Winterizing Your Garage for All-Season Use

Your garage space can be put to many uses, from a study space or a home office, to a gym or an art studio, but as the colder weather hits, it’s not always ideal to be hanging out in an uninsulated concrete room. During these chilly months, ...

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Home staging: What, why and how?

Home staging: What, why and how?

Every real estate agent knows the value of home staging when selling a property. These simple and cost-effective steps can result in a quicker sale and a higher price — two measures of success for listing agents. There’s no doubt that a ...

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7 Ways to Keep Patio Season Around a Little Longer

7 Ways to Keep Patio Season Around a Little Longer

With the arrival of fall bringing cooler nights, shorter days and busier schedules, you might be wondering how you can extend the feeling of summer fun and continue to enjoy patio season well into the autumn months. Whether you’re hosting a ...

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