Real Estate Resources

Poor Credit Mortgages in Ottawa

In Canada, your credit score is an important aspect of your financial identity — and it can mean the difference between being approved and rejected for many different types of loans and banking services. One type of loan that can be difficult to get when you have poor credit is a mortgage. This means that…

Mortgage Advisors in Ottawa

If you’re looking for a mortgage loan in Ottawa — or anywhere in Canada, for that matter — you might be daunted by the wide variety of options available to you. Bank mortgages are often the most straightforward option, but even these types of mortgages come in a variety of durations and structures. If you’re…

Alternative Mortgage Lenders in Ottawa

So you’re looking to buy real estate in Ottawa, but for any number of reasons, you’re unable to get a traditional mortgage from a bank, credit union, or trust. What to do? Just because you’ve been turned down by “A” lenders doesn’t mean you’re out of luck as far as a mortgage is concerned. This…

Buying a home of your own

So you’ve decided you want to stop paying rent and buy your first home. You’re not alone. With interest rates at their lowest in decades, many people have discovered that mortgage payments can be significantly lower or at least comparable to the rent they are currently paying. Making the decision to become a homeowner is…

Choosing the Right Neighborhood

When buying a home, the neighbourhood you select will not only play a pivotal role in your family’s life, but in the resale value of the property. One person’s ideal neighbourhood however may vary greatly from another’s. But, regardless, there are some needs and wants that generally do not change. The distance from your new…

Home Owners Primer

New homeowners often find there’s more to keeping up a house than cutting the grass and clearing snow from the driveway. Tools To start with, a new homeowner needs to have on hand a ‘basic tool kit’. A number of basic tools are a must C a metal hammer, screwdrivers with a variety of heads,…

Real Estate Terminology

The one thing about participating in the real estate market that confounds most consumers is the terminology and jargon that must be learned. But, as with any business, in order to be successful as a buyer or seller, it is necessary to become familiar with certain concepts and words. The real estate business is somewhat…

Bathroom Makeovers

Today more and more homeowners are directing their energy and creativity towards redecorating the bathroom. Be it the family bath, or the master ensuite, the primary focus is on increased luxury comfort and convenience. Many homeowners are looking for new ideas to make their existing bathrooms larger. Get the most from your space Redecorating a…

Creating More Closet Space

For most people the ideal closet is the size of a room with ample space to hang clothing, lots of shelves to tuck and stash away things — a place where you can walk around and assess all your personal belongings. In reality, most people’s closets fall well short of this ideal. And few of…

Does Your Home Need a Tune-Up?

Just like you take a car for regular tune ups to ensure it continues to run smoothly, your home also needs some special attention. There’s a lot more to keeping up a house than cutting the grass and clearing snow from the driveway. Ensuring your home “looks” good and is in proper working order, not…