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OTTAWA’S REAL ESTATE MARKET – MAY 2017

271 CARRUTHERS AV, HINTONBURG, OTTAWA - CHRIS STEEVES REAL ESTATE

 So, it’s no secret that Ottawa’s real estate market has been very hot this year, but this is pretty impressive.  The month of May 2017 set a record for highest sales volume in any single month ever! And even more…

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BYWARD MARKET LIVING

BYWARD MARKET - OTTAWA - CHRIS STEEVES

Thinking of moving to the vibrant Byward Market in Ottawa?   Here’s a quick list of why the Byward Market is one of the best neighborhoods in the city for restaurants, retail therapy/shopping, nightlife, social events, tourism, and so much…

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BASEMENT APARTMENTS IN OTTAWA

BUNGALOW FOR LEGAL SECONDARY SUITE BASEMENT APARTMENT

Basement apartments, also known as legal secondary suites or legal second units, are possibly the best real estate investments in Ottawa right now. Everywhere you turn, people around us are looking to real estate as an investment to park their…

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PHASE 2 LRT LINE IN OTTAWA

LRT STAGE 2 - OTTAWA MAP

It’s no secret that the new LRT line in Ottawa, is going to be a game-changer. For those who plan to buy this year, especially investment properties, it’s time you shift your focus towards the upcoming Phase 2 of Ottawa’s LRT…

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LEGAL SECONDARY DWELLING UNITS – OTTAWA

BUNGALOW FOR SECONDARY UNIT - OTTAWA INVESTMENT PROPERTY

Before you dive into a real estate investment, it’s very important that you are very clear about what your goals and lifestyle requirements are now and in the future.   What I always ask my clients up front is, ‘what’s…

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SELLERS MARKET FOR 2017??

OTTAWA REAL ESTATE MARKET 2017 - CHRIS STEEVES UPDATE

So, I’ve got good news for anyone who owns property in Ottawa.  The market is off to a very strong start in 2017, and looks like it’s only going to get hotter.   Yes, I think it’s safe to say that…

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LEGAL SECONDARY UNITS – OTTAWA

BUNGALOW WITH LEGAL SECONDARY SUITE - BUNGALOW CONVERSION, OTTAWA

So you want to build a LEGAL SECONDARY DWELLING UNIT IN YOUR HOME?! It’s an excellent idea, and can generate very attractive positive cashflow for many home-owners in Ottawa.  And it’s also one of my favorite styles of investment around…

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THE FUTURE OF OTTAWA

OTTAWA FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

Ottawa is moving a lot quicker than we may have anticipated.  With a ton of new developments and big plans for our future, this city is on its way to booming in many ways. For those who don’t like change,…

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WESTBORO VILLAGE OTTAWA

WESTBORO SHOPPING STRIP - RICHMOND ROAD

Westboro Village; where do I start?!    It is arguably Ottawa’s hottest, hippest, most desirable neighborhood in the entire city (Yes, I know, it’s a bold statement :-)). With a true community feel, Westboro offers a ton of local, independent businesses.  …

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HIGHER DOWN PAYMENTS FOR HOMEBUYERS??

Want to know what’s on the horizon for homebuyers in Canada?  Chris Steeves, Ottawa’s Realtor, breaks down what these new upcoming regulations will mean to Canadians. In recent news, the ‘officials’ over at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) said…

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