February 2013 - Posts

Condo Act review consumer input due by March 11th
22 February 13 11:32 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Condo Act Review: time is running out for consumer input The Ontario Condominium Act is currently in the final phases of being reviewed to determine updates to the legislation and what changes are needed. With the proliferation of condos, many problems Read More...
Home Seller Tips: Last minute checklist for listing, showing and open houses
20 February 13 09:26 AM | Gord McCormick | 98 Comments   
There seems like there are a million and one things to do to get a house ready for sale and never enough time to get everything done. Here is a list of small but potentially important little chores that can often get forgotten. Good time to recruit help; Read More...
Hot Water Tanks: 4 things 75% of us don't do!
10 February 13 06:13 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Hot water tanks are largely forgotten in the corner of the basement near the furnace and as long as they work, most of us are happy to leave them alone. However, like any mechanical device or system, they need maintenance to ensure effective and efficient Read More...
Things sellers can do to facilitate winter showings
07 February 13 08:49 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Here is a list of what may seem to be pretty obvious tips to make it easy and comfortable for a broker and their buyer(s) to visit a listed property for a private showing during the winter. I say "pretty obvious" as all these things are common Read More...
"Chilly" January continues 7 month trend in Ottawa real estate
07 February 13 05:16 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Transactions and residential average selling price dip: Ottawa got off to an even slower start than usual, posting an 11.7% decrease in the number of sales transactions in January with 602 residential and condo units being sold. The average residential Read More...
DND IRP Review could impact Ottawa real estate
05 February 13 06:14 AM | Gord McCormick | 1 Comments   
What is IRP? A recent article (Jan 29 th , 2013) in the Ottawa Citizen discusses a review being conducted by the Pierre Daigle, the DND Ombudsman in to the Military Integrated Relocation Program (IRP). This program is used to move large numbers of military Read More...

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