Hudak: Ontario must close the loopholes for real estate auction companies
These companies are allowed to operate with almost no oversight, and that’s risky for home buyers and sellers.
Tim Hudak is CEO, Ontario Real Estate Association. He says that outside Manitoba, Ontario is the only province that does not have ...
Posted by Kim Ziebell, Realtor® on April 28, 2022 in General
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 ...
Posted by Kim Ziebell, Realtor® on April 26, 2022 in Buying a Home
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 ...
Posted by Kim Ziebell, Realtor® on April 20, 2022 in Selling Your Home
Stunning Botanical Gardens You Won’t Want to Miss Across Canada
Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or the countryside, botanical gardens can be a wondrous, colourful, inspiring escape from routine views and commutes.
What makes botanical gardens not just regular parks are the wide array ...
Posted by Kim Ziebell, Realtor® on April 13, 2022 in General
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 ...
Posted by Kim Ziebell, Realtor® on April 12, 2022 in Buying a Home
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 ...
Posted by Kim Ziebell, Realtor® on April 7, 2022 in General
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 ...
Posted by Kim Ziebell, Realtor® on April 4, 2022 in Market Updates