Keep calm and be prepared. Don’t let the next power outage catch you off guard. Here’s what you need to know to be ready for the unexpected!
With all the talk in Ontario recently surrounding scammers selling homes out from underneath real homeowners, we can understand the anxiety that many may be feeling during a time of uncertainty when it comes to title insurance. Title insurance has some nuance to it, so today we figured we would provide you with some insights […]
Finding the right home can be an exciting and challenging task. We are here to help, it’s what we love to do. Read more about how to find the home that is right for you.
Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is a beautiful and historic city with a rich culture and a vibrant community. Home to some of Canada’s most beautiful parks, parliament, and a bursting art scene, it is the ideal spot for young professionals and young families alike. Here are 10 standout facts about Ottawa that you have […]
Does your home feel more cluttered in the winter? These tips can help keep your gear organized in the winter!
Are you looking for some simple ways to add flair to your home? If so, you’re in luck! In this blog post, we’ll share five easy ways that you can add a touch of personality and style to your space. Keep reading to learn more! 1. Hang artwork that you love. One of the quickest […]
Here are three things you need to check up on before you buy a home.
What are the important things that help your home maintain its value? We answer this question with some of the top things that you should look for and consider as upgrades for your home in Ottawa.
Despite the market, now might be the time to sell your home. Find out why and when you should…
We have been talking about a return to a balanced market for a while now. What does this mean? What does it look like? Here’s what you need to know… A balanced real estate market is one where there is approximately 4 months of inventory on the market. We currently have about 2.9 months of […]
With Ottawa being right in the thick of the hottest days of the year, it can be uncomfortably hot outside. While you can find refuge from the sun inside, the Summer heat can still prove problematic whether you are inside or not. This season, beat the heat with some of our tips and tricks on […]
What does it mean to get a mortgage pre-approval? Find out what you need and how this helps your home buying experience!
Have some peace of mind this summer when you travel. Find out what you need to do at home before you leave!
What your electrical panel wants you to know!
Home staging tips for sellers. We love helping our clients prepare their home for sale and have so much success with staging homes!
Downsizing can be great! Find out why it might be the right move for you.
5 Things you should look at when buying a home
Here are some of our favourite hacks for cleaning your house this spring!
If you are thinking about buying a home and feeling discouraged about the prices of homes, you need to think about this.
TV Renos vs. Reality • BUDGET — Know your budget and stick to it. Be prepared for unexpected surprises and plan to have an additional 10-20% of the projected costs for any surprises. It is a good idea to sit down with your contractor and be realistic. Find out the things that you want to […]
So You Are A Beginner To Home Ownership So you’ve taken the leap and are now seriously looking into owning your first home. Congratulations! This is an exciting time in anyone’s life and begins the journey of building equity in a property as well as the added responsibilities that comes along with owning a home. […]
You are buying your first home, or find yourself selling and moving to a new city. Who do you call? There are many options out there for finding a Real Estate Agent and we have some thoughts on how you can find the right agent for you. The person that will guide you through your […]
If you are a homeowner, you know that your home can require a lot of maintenance and upkeep. This is especially true if you have children or pets, live in a larger home, or lack spare time. Below are 6 standout organizational hacks for your home that will help keep your home more organized and efficient. […]
A helpful checklist for your home maintenance needs.
How do I end my tenancy with my landlord? As a tenant, you are required to give notice when you are ending your tenancy. You have to give 60 days notice if you are moving before the end of your tenancy. If either the landlord or tenant want to end a tenancy before the end […]
As a new homeowner, you may have questions about your utilities. Here are some helpful resources: How do I set up my utilities? To set up your Hydro and Gas bills, contact the following utility companies before your move in date. They will guide you through the process: Hydro Ottawa https://hydroottawa.com/en/accounts-services/services/moving Enbridge Gas https://www.enbridgegas.com/residential/new-customers Hydro […]
If you own a home in Ottawa, chances are that the value of your home has gone up by a significant percentage over the last couple of years. With that in mind, it’s as good a time as ever to take the plunge and start building your real estate investment portfolio using your newfound equity. […]
Here are the reasons why you should consider selling this winter… Most people think that the spring is the best time to list your home. That is not always true. Yes, there are more buyers in the spring, but there are also more sellers, which means more competition! If you live in a neighbourhood with […]
In the fall, the days start to get shorter, the nights get colder, and children head back to school. As a homeowner, these are the signs that it is time to get your home ready for the winter. In Ottawa, our winters can be harsh, or mild. These simple things will keep your home warm […]
Decorating your home well can make all the difference in the world when it comes to the feel and flow of your space. Creating the right flow can shift your home from blasé and dull to cozy and comfortable, helping it become more inviting and open. If you are budget-conscious, sprucing up your place doesn’t […]
Your home has been listed for the last little while, and even though you’ve had some interest from time to time, you can’t seem to get an offer. What gives? Being unable to sell your home can be a frustrating and confusing experience, which can have you questioning even selling at all. Although there could […]
Now that you are on your way to a clutter free home, here are some things that you can easily say goodbye to. Spend ten minutes every day, and see if you can get through this list room by room. It feels so good to accomplish these little by little, every day. Here is a […]
Having a clean and minimalist home is very trendy these days! Whether you subscribe to Marie Kondo’s approach, The Home Edit, or any other method, it is cool to be tidy. While this may not be for everyone (we see you!), we have some tips to keep your home decluttered and help you create your […]
The Canadian market is currently red hot, and one of the best examples of this is in Ottawa, where homes are selling in days or even hours, with REALTORS® many times having to artificially slow the market. With around 3 weeks of inventory (assuming no new listings on the market) available to Ottawa buyers, vs […]
We were recently asked by some friends what renovations they should do before they sell their home. This is a question our team at LIFE REG gets asked all the time, and although there is no right answer for everyone, there are a few things to consider before you renovate your home to sell. Remember […]
You may be wondering about the Ottawa Real Estate Market and the news that keeps mentioning the “bubble”. Do we think that we are in a bubble? What does that mean for homeowners and our clients that are looking to buy or sell this year?These are great questions that we want to answer today. Ottawa […]
1456 Heatherington Road, Unit D, Ottawa Price = $325,000 Description: Welcome home to spacious condo living! No carpets throughout! This home features a large kitchen with plenty of counter space, updated cabinetry, and an eat in area. Cozy up in the living room with direct access to the private yard space. The low maintenance backyard […]
1701 Blohm Drive, Unit 13, Ottawa Price = $399,000 Description: This bright and open 2 story loft style condo is ready for you to call it home! This home is filled with plenty of natural light and is a beautiful space for you to make your own! You will love entertaining and relaxing in the […]
How does the Tax-Free Home Savings Account work? The Tax-Free Home Savings Account (FHSA) is a type of savings account that allows Canadians to save money for a down payment on their first home or to pay for home renovations. Contributions to the FHSA may be deductible on your income tax return for the year […]
In an effort to cool down the Canadian housing market and make it more affordable for Canadians, the federal government has implemented a new policy aimed at restricting foreign buyers from purchasing real estate in the country. In this blog, we will discuss what the foreign buyer ban is, how it works, and what impact […]
You might’ve heard of a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), a popular savings option in Canada that began on January 1, 2009. It allows Canadians like yourself to save and invest your money without paying taxes on growth or withdrawals. Now, there’s a new addition to the TFSA family – the Tax-Free Home Savings Account (FHSA), […]
14 Rein Terrace Price = $739,900 Description: This is the one you have been waiting for! Meticulously maintained detached home in Bridlewood, with tons of recent upgrades (see attachments.) This home is perfectly located near all major amenities, transportation, parks, and schools. Large front foyer with inside entry to garage, front hall closet, side door […]
What is Title Insurance? Title insurance is a type of insurance that provides protection against loss or damage that may occur as a result of defects or issues with the title of a property. It is a form of indemnity insurance that protects both the owner of the property and their lender. What does Title […]
88 Locheland Crescent, Ottawa Price = $555,000 Description: Welcome home to this well kept mid-unit Richcraft townhouse in Rideaucrest-Barrhaven. Enter into the foyer with inside garage entry with a large coat closet and quaint powder room. The main level is spacious with hardwood that flows from living room into the dining space. The kitchen features […]
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