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HOME STAGING OTTAWA – HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR HOME VALUE

  Here are Chris Steeves tips for home staging an Ottawa home.  Make it look more attractive for a quicker sale, and more money!  In today’s ultra-competitive real estate market, it’s most likely that potential buyers make up their minds…

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CARBON TAX? DO THE PEOPLE REALLY NEED MORE TAXES?

The buzz out of Ottawa this week relates to an announcement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the Liberal government will enforce a national carbon tax on provinces and territories that do not implement a provincial carbon tax or a…

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NEW MORTGAGE RULES IN CANADA – OCT. 2016

BREAKING NEWS IN THE OTTAWA MORTGAGE WORLD! The Federal Government has announced yet another important mortgage rule change in efforts to cool the housing market by implementing what they call a “stress test”. According to a recent article from CBC, the…

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TOP 10 TIPS FOR HOME BUYERS

Home Buyer tip #10: Keep Your Money Where It Is It’s not wise to make any huge purchases or move your money around three to six months before buying a new home. You don’t want to take any big chances…

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ARTHAUS CONDO & HOTEL – OTTAWA

CHRIS STEEVES OTTAWA - ARTHAUS CONDO

The Arthaus Ottawa condo & hotel is shaping up to be another stunning addition to Ottawa’s skyline. Perfectly perched above this architectural landmark, each residence offers a beautiful panoramic view of Ottawa.  The location is unbeatable, sitting about a stone’s…

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LEBRETON FLATS CONDOS – NEW DEVELOPMENT

Chris Steeves Condos - Lebreton Flats Ottawa

With Lebreton Flats being the focal point for all things Ottawa real estate right now, I thought I’d highlight a current condo development that is currently underway over there. The large-scale Lebreton development by Trinity Group is still quite a…

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COACH HOUSES IN OTTAWA

OTTAWA COACH HOUSE RULES AND LEGISLATION

For real estate investors, coach houses are a huge new opportunity that is about to open up.  What is a coach house you ask?  It’s the opportunity to build a secondary home/building on most residential lots throughout the city.  As…

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SECONDARY SUITES & HOW TO FINANCE THESE INVESTMENTS

Following the latest changes in CMHC policy has come a lot of confusion and misinformation.  Let’s get into the nitty gritty on what these changes mean and how we can use them to our advantage.  There are some opportunities hidden…

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MULTI UNIT INVESTMENTS

Real estate as an investment, can be an excellent alternative for those who are not able to withstand the volatility of the stock market.  It is also a better investment for those investors who wish to take an active role in…

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OTTAWA 2017 REAL ESTATE FORECAST

OTTAWA REAL ESTATE 2017 - CHRIS STEEVES REAL ESTATE

Chris Steeves brings you the Ottawa 2017 real estate forecast! Once again, Ottawa continues to be the slow and steady market.  We may not have had the double digit growth that some other Canadian cities saw over the past couple…

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